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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday AUG 18th 2009

Hi Everyone,

This Wednesday, August 19th, join us at the Pinellas Park Auditorium for Swing Time's Summer Sock Hop!  (The Gulfport Casino will be closed that night, one Wednesday only, for floor renovation.)  We have an incredible lineup.... Learn the Madison, the Stroll, and three other fun dances from the 1950's in our 6-7pm dance class!  Learn to swing 7-8pm.  Dance 8pm to midnight!  The night features a Hula Hoop Contest, a special On-Stage Swing-Dance Performance, plus Free Root Beer Floats!  1950's attire is encouraged!

Swing this Friday, August 21st in Tampa with Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano

The following Wednesday, August 26th, Swing Night resumes at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, with Charleston Lessons 6-7pm (learn the Charleston Lines -- danced to "Sing, Sing, Sing" -- along with many cool Charleston step variations), followed by Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm, and Swing Music & Dancing 8-11pm.  Admission to Wednesday Swing Nights is just $7, which includes 2 Free Lessons and great all-around fun for all ages!  No partner is needed.    SCHOOL'S OUT SPECIAL -- FINAL WEEK -- 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!  Charleston Lessons -- More Info

Friday, September 4th is Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom featuring The Venturas!

Thursdays Starting September 10th, Swing Time will offer 7-week courses and practice sessions at First Dance Studio in St. Petersburg.  The schedule is 7-8pm: Lindy Hop II (course), 8-9pm: Dance Team I (practice/training session), 9-10pm: Lindy Hop I (course).  Stay tuned for full details.

See you this Wednesday at the Pinellas Park Auditorium and Friday at Centro Asturiano!


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Swing Time's
This Wednesday AUG 19th
at the Pinellas Park Auditorium
7690 59th St N, Pinellas Park
1950's Attire Encouraged!

Bonus Lesson 6-7pm: Fun Dances of the 1950's!
The Stroll, The Hand Jive, The Bunny Hop, The Hokey Pokey,
and introducing... The Madison!

Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm
Dance 8pm-Midnight!

Hula Hoop Contest!
Special On-Stage Swing-Dance Performance
Admission $7

All ongoing Gulfport Wed promos (Free Passes, School's Out Special, Birthday Admissions) accepted

The Pinellas Park Auditorium is the perfect atmosphere for a Summer Sock Hop.  (It hosted regular Friday night teen dances all the way back to 1956 -- Check out the photos!)  The auditorium features 2500 square feet of hardwood dance floor, plus plenty of free parking in the surrounding city parking lots.  Directions: The Pinellas Park Auditorium is located at 7690 59th St N in Pinellas Park.  From I-275, take exit 28 and go west on Gandy Blvd; continue over US 19 onto Park Blvd.  When you pass the railroad tracks, turn right onto 59th Street N.  The Auditorium will be ahead on your left.

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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!

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

Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
Friday,  September 4th,  2009
featuring...  THE VENTURAS
Exceptional Talent w/ Hot Vocals

Friday, September 4th, 2009, is Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, an exciting evening of live music and swing dancing, featuring the hot swingin' sounds of The Venturas!  Kicking off the event is a group swing-dance lesson, 8-9pm (no partner needed).  Then it's time to swing, with live music & dancing, 9:00pm-12:30am, plus a dance exhibition at intermission!

A favorite of Bay-area swingsters, The Venturas have also made a big impression on the Florida music scene, receiving rave reviews from press & fans alike, playing for tens of thousands of people, winning Best Band awards, and recording four CDs!  Each time they've played Swing Time, the band has put on a smash performance for a huge audience of fans.  And each time they've played, people have remarked that it's been an incredible night of dancing, music, and all-around fun!

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.


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

Dance Exhibition at Intermission

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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