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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday JAN 18th 2010

LINDY HOP Courses & Dance Teams START TOMORROW (Tuesday) and Thursday!   Register now to reserve your space!   Lindy Hop I and Lindy Hop II and Dance Team I -- Swing Rueda start Tuesday (Jan 19) at 1st Dance Studio in St. Petersburg.  For experienced Lindy/Swing dancers, starting Thursday (Jan 21), we're offering an exciting new dance choreography, At the Hop, as part of our brand new 1950's Dance Team!  Check out the course and team descriptions online, then join us for the new sessions!  This will be your LAST CHANCE BEFORE SUMMER on many of these courses....  Register now!

Join us this Wednesday, January 20th at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for Blues Dance 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.  Blues Dance Lessons: 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 them all for the full experience!  Topics are:
      Jan 20 - Creating a Groove: Musicality, Stomps, and Stretch
      Jan 27 - Putting It All Together: Make Your Dancing Stand Out
STUDENT SPECIAL -- Show school ID, pay your $7 admission, and receive a Free Pass good for any upcoming Wednesday!  (details below)

Friday, February 5th is Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, featuring Tampa Bay's most exciting swingin' act, Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!  (details below)

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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!

Register Now! -- Reserve Your Place
8-Week Courses Begin Tuesday JAN 19

All courses at 1st Dance Studio
5098 66th St N, St. Petersburg
All courses instructed by Sam & Carleene

Thursdays,  Jan 21st - Mar 11th, 2010,  7-9pm
8-Weeks Training,  16-Hour Series
Guaranteed Performance Opportunities!

Featuring Swing Time's brand new & original
"At the Hop" Routine!
Choreographed Intermediate-Level Routine
mixing Lindy Hop & East-Coast Swing
+ Cool Aerials, Dips, Tricks, Slides & More!

Intermediate-Level Lindy/Swing Skills Required

Swing Time!

 Swing Time! 
at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
featuring Tampa Bay's Most Exciting Swingin' Act...
Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!
Friday,  February 5th,  2010

Friday, February 5th, 2010, at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom is Swing Time! ...featuring live & swingin' music by Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!  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.  Doors open 7:30pm.  All ages are welcome!

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

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

$11 Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Parking

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

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

Every Wednesday in January, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is Blues Dancing
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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