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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday JAN 5th 2010
Join us tonight -- Wednesday, January 6th -- for the
Gulfport Casino Swing Night!
(If you attended "Swingin' the New Year", be sure to use that free pass you were handed
when you arrived, because it's good tonight only!)
BLUES DANCE LESSONS START TONIGHT!
Blues Dance instructor, Dan Rosenthal, has traveled the world over studying and dancing the blues.
Now he shares his expertise on this exciting form of social dancing at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!
Come any week, or take all four for the full experience! Topics are:
Jan 6 - Three-Course Meal: Blues Basics, Connection, and Sweet Moves for Dessert
Jan 13 - Learnin' the Moves: Blues-Tango Fusion, and Solo Vocabulary
Jan 20 - Creating a Groove: Musicality, Stomps, and Stretch
Jan 27 - Putting It All Together: Make Your Dancing Stand Out
Blues Dance Lessons 6-7pm are followed by Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm (taught by Sam & Carleene) 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! (details below)
Friday, January 15th, 2010 is Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino featuring internationally renowned piano superstar, Mitch Woods, & his Rocket 88's! Tickets are now on sale for this major event. Purchase Your Advance Tickets Securely Online Now or get them in person this Wednesday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night. (Note: January's Swing Time event will be held Friday, January 15th, instead of the usual first Friday.) (details below)
New LINDY HOP Courses & DANCE TEAMS -- All Levels! Registration is now open for Swing Time's January-March Lindy Hop courses and dance teams! Tuesdays, starting January 19th, at 1st Dance Studio in St. Petersburg, we're offering Lindy Hop I, and Lindy Hop II, and Dance Team I -- Swing Rueda! For experienced Lindy Hoppers / Swing Dancers, on Thursdays we're offering an exciting new dance choreography, At the Hop, as part of our brand new 1950's Dance Team! Check out all the new course and team descriptions online, then join us for the new sessions! You must register in advance to reserve your place. (details below)
SWINGIN' THE NEW YEAR / PHOTOS: A huge thank-you goes to all who attended
last week's Swingin' the New Year celebration at the St. Petersburg Coliseum,
and to all the staff, volunteers, and dancers who helped make it happen.
With 1100+ dancers in the house, we did indeed set a new attendance record,
making it the biggest swing-dance event in modern Florida history!
We look forward to many years of swingin' to come! Below are links to preliminary
photos & videos from the event. Please support our photographers by ordering prints of your favorites.
Robyn Haynes' Photos
Dave Jervey's Photos
Johnny Torrey's Photos
Swingin' Katz's Video
SWINGIN' THE NEW YEAR PRIZE DRAWING WINNERS: If your name appears below, you won a prize package of three free passes to swing dances around town. Also, the top four names below win a grand gift box of chocolates, cookies, and/or truffles! Joanne Masher, Leslie King, Pam Goebel, Lorie Gorneault, Stephen Craft, Paul DeCosmo, Chris Smith, Elaine Lennan, Diana Lawless, Jim Sutton
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SWING TIME'S NEW TUESDAY
Lindy Hop II (7-8pm)
The Ultimate Intermediate Lindy Hop Course!
Dance Team I (8-9pm)
First-Level Performance Dance Team!
Lindy Hop I (9-10pm)
Comprehensive Beginning Lindy Hop Course!
8-Week Courses Begin Tuesday JAN 19
Register Now! -- Reserve Your Place Today
All courses at 1st Dance Studio
5098 66th St N, St. Petersburg Map
All courses instructed by Sam & Carleene
GULFPORT CASINO SWINGS! --
Exciting 2009 Format -- Bonus Lessons, Student Discounts & More!
Every Wednesday in January, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is
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.
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