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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday MAR 16th 2010

Friday, April 2nd is Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, featuring The Juke Joint Kings!  Make plans now to attend!  (details below)

Join us for St. Patty's Swing Night this Wednesday March 17th at the Gulfport Casino!  Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in swingin' style with great music & dancing, Shim Sham & swing dance lessons, plus decor, special drinks, prizes & festivities!  Oh, and don't forget to wear green!  Learn to Shim Sham this Wednesday, March 17th and next Wednesday, March 24th at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Shim Sham Bonus Lessons happen 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!  (details below)

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Registration is now open for Swing Time's new 8-week dance courses.  Register now to reserve your space!  Lindy Hop I and Lindy Hop II and "5 Months" (Choreographed Lindy Hop Routine) start Tuesday, March 30th at 1st Dance Studio in St. Petersburg.  Check out the course descriptions online, then join us for the new sessions!  You must register in advance to reserve your place.  (details below)

Friday, April 9th, Swing Time presents the Blues Bash! ...happening at the Pinellas Park Auditorium.  The Blues Bash features a 2-hour workshop on Blues Dancing, 6:30-8:30pm, taught by blues instructor, Dan Rosenthal.  That's followed by live music & dancing, 8:30pm-Midnight, to the sensational sounds of singer, Julie Black, and the Angel for Blues band!  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for full details.

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Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
Friday,  April 2nd,  2010
featuring...  THE JUKE JOINT KINGS!

Friday, April 2nd, 2010 is Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, an exciting evening of live music and swing dancing, featuring the hot & jumpin' rhythms of the The Juke Joint Kings!  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.

The Juke Joint Kings are a hot five-piece jump/blues outfit, complete with piano, vocals, harmonica, guitar, bass & drums.  Band members are music veterans with well over 100 years of professional experience between them.  Different members have played with or opened for a who's who list of blues/musical greats, including Etta James, Koko Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland, Marshall Tucker Band, Luther Allison, Lonnie Brooks, Albert King, Son Seals, Rock Bottom, Ronnie Earl, Hubert Sumlin, and Mighty Joe Young.  The Juke Joint Kings know how to swing, and are bringing it live to the upcoming Swing Time!

Swing Time is Florida's Premier Swing Event, held one Friday each 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 Juke Joint Kings,  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:
[Map & Directions]     [Lesson]     [Band]     [More Info]


Lindy Hop I  (7-8pm)
Comprehensive Beginning Lindy Hop Course!

"5 Months" Routine  (8-9pm)
Choreographed Intermediate-Level Lindy Hop Routine!

Lindy Hop II  (9-10pm)
The Ultimate Intermediate Lindy Hop Course!

Register Now! -- Reserve Your Place
8-Week Courses Begin Tuesday MAR 30

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

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 Exciting 2010 Format -- Bonus Lessons, Student Discounts & More! 

On Wednesdays, March 17th & 24th, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is Shim Sham
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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