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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday MAR 23rd 2010

This Wednesday, March 24th, learn to Shim Sham 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)

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

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

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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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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]

Swing Time presents... BLUES BASH!

Friday, April 9th at the
Pinellas Park Auditorium
7690 59th St N, Pinellas Park, FL
featuring... Julie Black & the Angel for Blues Band!

Special 2-Hour Blues Dance Workshop before the Party
with Blues Dance Instructor Dan Rosenthal
+ Dan's Final Going-Away Party... Don't Miss It!

Live Music & Dancing 8:30pm to Midnight+
Blues Dance Workshop 6:30-8:30pm

Admission $8 after 8:15pm (Live-Band Dance)
Admission $12 before 8:15pm (Workshop + Live-Band Dance)

THE BAND:  Get ready to dance to the sensational sounds of singer, Julie Black, and the Angel for Blues band!  This band kicks butt and plays a nice mix of tempos from slow to fast, which means you'll be able to Blues, West-Coast, Lindy, Swing, etc....  Since this is a Blues Dance, expect a lot of fine blues grooves!

THE PARTY:  This is Tampa Bay's first-ever Blues Dance Party NOT held at someone's house or at a bar... so the focus will be on great live music & dancing!  This will also be Dan Rosenthal's final going-away party before he heads out to Philly the next day, so don't miss it!  We've lined up the area's finest blues band to play for the evening, plus DJ Will will spin between band sets and late into the night.  The Pinellas Park Auditorium provides great dance floor, stage, and ambiance for the party!

THE WORKSHOP:  Blues Dance instructor, Dan Rosenthal, has traveled all over studying and dancing the blues, teaching, and winning competitions.  He shares his expertise in this fun 2-hour workshop that offers something for all levels of dancers.  The workshop consists of two 1-hr classes as follows:

Class 1: Sunday School: Jukin', Ballroomin', and the Basics...  So you've never done Blues?  Perfect!  You're a veteran Blues dancer?  Swell!  This 1-hour class will take you quickly through the basics and give you an overview of Blues styles to dance to pretty much any song.  We'll talk about connection, musicality, and creating a groove, as well as some advanced concepts.

Class 2: Cool Moves, Slow Drag, and Solo Vocab...  This class presents a buffet of cool moves to play with while working on connection and musicality.  No move will be too complicated for a beginner, but each move will also allow more skilled dancers to work on advanced concepts.  Each move or pattern taught will highlight a specific area of connection or musicality; solo movement will give both leaders and followers a chance to shine.

Gulfport Casino Swing Night -- Please Enable Images in Your Email program

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

On Wednesday, March 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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