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Swing Time Newsletter — Friday JUL 31st 2009

Hi Everyone!  Next Friday, August 7th is Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom featuring the dual-sax jump swingin' blues of The Steve Arvey Band!  Next Wednesday, August 5th, join us for the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, with Charleston Lessons 6-7pm, followed by Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm (no partner needed), and Swing Music & Dancing 8-11pm.  Every Wednesday in August, the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson topic will be Charleston!  Admission to Wednesday Swing Nights is just $7, which includes 2 Free Lessons and great all-around fun for all ages!    SCHOOL'S OUT SPECIAL EXTENDED! -- for All of August -- Attention Students, and Teachers Too!  Just flash your school ID at the door at this Wednesday's Gulfport Casino Swing Night, pay your $7 admission, and receive a Free Pass good for any upcoming Wednesday!  Our next event in Tampa is Friday August 21st's Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano.  Read on for full event details plus a full calendar of events.  See you next Wednesday & Friday at the Gulfport Casino!  --Sam

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Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
Next Friday,  August 7th
featuring the Dual-Sax Jump Swingin' Blues of...
The Steve Arvey Band!

Next Friday, August 7th is Swing Time! ...at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, featuring the dual-sax jump swingin' blues of The Steve Arvey Band!  The event kicks off with a group swing-dance lesson, 8-9pm (no partner needed), followed by live music & dancing, 9:00pm-12:30am.  Prize giveaways happen at band intermission, and all ages are welcome!

The Steve Arvey Band is a dual-sax-infused combo that jumps & swings the blues!  Fronted by blues great, Steve Arvey, on vocals and guitar, the band also includes two saxophonists on tenor & baritone sax, plus bass player and drummer.  The band serves up a mix of swingin' originals and covers influenced by musical styles ranging from New Orleans R&B, to 50's & 60's Rock'n'Roll, to Soul, Jazz & Blues.  At their prior Swing Time appearances, The Steve Arvey Band gave incredible performances and was a huge hit with dancers!

Steve Arvey is a master of the blues, whose musical career has spanned over three decades.  He's toured and performed all over the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, at thousands of venues, clubs, events, and festivals.  He's played prestigious blues festivals too numerous to mention, each time beating out hundreds of competing acts to secure a performance spot in the festival's lineup.  In fact, Steve holds the record for the most consecutive appearances -- 7 years in a row -- at the world-renowned Chicago Blues Festival!  A veteran of the Chicago blues scene, Steve has played with musical greats Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Clearwater, Jimmy Rogers, Homesick James, and Honeyboy Edwards, to name just a few.  In fact, Steve's music career started when he was a student at the University of Florida, where his band regularly backed none other than blues legend Bo Diddley!  Steve Arvey has recorded five CDs, his music has received airplay at blues radio stations across the USA, and he maintains a busy touring schedule across three continents!

Swing Time is Florida's Premier Swing Event, held the first Friday of every month in Tampa Bay at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom.  The Gulfport Casino is located in the St. Petersburg area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport FL 33707.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Live Music & Dancing w/ The Steve Arvey Band,  9pm-12:30am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed),  8-9pm

Doors Open 7:30pm

All Ages  &  Smoke-Free
Friendly Social Atmosphere
Beautiful Waterfront Ballroom
Huge Dance Floor
Prize Giveaways
Full Bar

$11 Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Parking

For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info on the web, or click the links below:
[Band Bio]     [Dance Lesson]     [Map & Directions]     [More Info]


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GULFPORT CASINO SWINGS! -- Every WEDNESDAY
 Exciting 2009 Format -- Bonus Lessons, Student Discounts & More! 

Every Wednesday in August, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic will be Charleston!
Bonus Lessons are yours FREE! ...with paid admission to the event.

Bonus Lesson 6-7pm
Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm
Swing Music & Dance 8-11pm

*  All Ages  *  No Partner Needed  *
Huge Dance Floor -- One of World's Best!
Beautiful Retro-Era Waterfront Dance Hall

Admission $7 (includes 2 Free Lessons!)
Students get 2-for-1 Admission!

Full Bar  ~  Prize Giveaways  ~  Smoke-Free  ~  Free Parking
Celebrate Your Birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

The Gulfport Casino is one of the world's best ballrooms, offering up social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting.

Map & Directions     Dance Lessons     More Info


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Swing Time!  at  Centro Asturiano  in  Tampa
Friday AUGUST 21st 2009
Friday SEPTEMBER 18th 2009
Swing Music & Dancing,  9pm-1am
Swing Dance Instruction,  8-9pm
Admission $7     Prize Giveaways!

ALL AGES WELCOME
Fabulous Vintage Grand Ballroom
Huge Floating-Wood Dance Floor!
Exciting Social Atmosphere


Admission includes Free Lesson
( No Partner Needed )
Free Gated Parking
Smoke-Free Events
Full Bar
Centro Asturiano

Centro Asturiano is located at 1913 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa FL 33602 (at the corner of Palm Ave. & Nebraska Ave. in Ybor City).  For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info on the web, or click the links below:

Map & Directions     Dance Lesson     More Info


UPCOMING SWING TIME EVENTS
Mark Your Calendars!

Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom:  First Friday of every month, with Swing Dance Lesson 8-9pm, Live Music & Dancing 9pm-12:30am, Dance Show or Contest at Intermission.  Upcoming Events & Bands:
      Aug  7 (Fri): Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino w/ The Steve Arvey Band
      Sep  4 (Fri): Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino w/ The Venturas
      Oct  2 (Fri): Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino 9th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION w/ Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo
      Nov  6 (Fri): Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino 1940's USO SWING DANCE w/ 18-Piece Ten O'Clock Big Band!
      Dec  4 (Fri): Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino w/ Speak Easy

EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night!
SCHOOL'S OUT SPECIAL EXTENDED! -- for All of August -- Attention Students, and Teachers Too!  Just flash your school ID at the door at any Wednesday's Gulfport Casino Swing Night, pay your $7 admission, and receive a Free Pass good for any upcoming Wednesday!

Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano in Tampa:  One Friday each month, with Swing Dance Lesson 8-9pm, Music & Dancing 9pm-1am.  Upcoming Events:
      Aug 21 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano in Tampa
      Sep 18 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano in Tampa


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