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Swing Time Newsletter — Friday SEP 25th 2009

FOX 13 to feature Swing Time! ...YOUR CHANCE TO BE ON TV ...Free Swing Dance!  Fox 13 is featuring Swing Time in advance of our 9th Anniversary Celebration!  They want us to put on a swing dance for the Morning Show to be broadcast live throughout the morning on Fox 13!  So this Tuesday, September 29th, 7AM-9AM (yes, that's AM in the morning), all dancers are invited to the Gulfport Casino for a free swing dance!  Please arrive early (doors open 6:30am) and enjoy the free doughnuts, refreshments, coffee and juice!  Dress to impress; swing & vintage attire are encouraged.  We'll have general swing dancing, a mini lesson, a Shim Sham, a Dance Jam, Charleston Lines, and all the usual fun stuff.  Bring your best moves and tricks for the dance jam!  Fox will broadcast us live throughout the 7-9am Morning Show, including five teasers and three 2-3 minute segments!  All are invited, so be there!

Next Wednesday, September 30th, is the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, with Triple Time -- Advancing Your Swing Lessons 6-7pm, 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.   STUDENT SPECIAL!  Show school ID, pay your $7 admission, and receive a Free Pass good for any upcoming Wednesday!

Next Friday, October 2nd -- is Swing Time's 9th Anniversary Celebration at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, featuring live & swingin' music by Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo, plus a Jack-&-Jill Dance Contest at intermission with $100 Cash 1st Prize!  Make plans now to attend, and read all about it below!

Friday, October 16th is the next Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano in Tampa.

See you next week -- three times dancing -- at the Gulfport Casino!  --Sam

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Swing Time! 9th Anniversary Celebration

 Swing Time's 
at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
featuring Tampa Bay's Most Exciting Swingin' Act...
Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!
Friday,  October 2nd,  2009

Friday, October 2nd, 2009, at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom is Swing Time's 9th Anniversary Celebration, featuring live & swingin' music by Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!  The Celebration includes hours of live music & dancing (9:00pm-12:30am), a group swing-dance lesson (8-9pm; no partner needed), anniversary cake, prize giveaways, and a dance contest at intermission with $100 cash first prize!

Get ready to jump... get ready to rock... get ready to swing! ...with Tampa Bay's most exciting swingin' act, Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!  This talented & energetic band features sax, drums, bass, and Charlie himself on guitar, harmonica & vocals.  The band is a hot commodity, recently backing doo-wop & rockabilly legends, The Coasters, Rosie Flores, and Wanda Jackson!  Whether it's uptempo & jumpin' or low down & gritty, these guys deliver a huge and varied repertoire of dance favorites... along with the power, the sound, and the excitement that'll pull you up out of your seat and get you onto your feet!

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/ Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo,  9pm-12:30am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed),  8-9pm
Doors Open 7:30pm
Dance Contest at Intermission -- $100 Cash 1st Prize!

Lucky 13 Dance Contest

All Ages  &  Smoke-Free
Friendly Social Atmosphere
Beautiful Retro Waterfront Ballroom
Huge Floating-Wood Dance Floor
Anniversary Cake
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:
[Map & Directions]     [Lesson]     [Contest]     [Band]     [More Info]

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 Exciting 2009 Format -- Bonus Lessons, Student Discounts & More! 

Every Wednesday in September, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic will be Triple Time -- Advancing Your Swing!
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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