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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday APR 6th 2010

Join us this Friday, April 9th at the Pinellas Park Auditorium for Swing Time's Blues Bash!  (details below)

This Wednesday, April 7th, add Charleston moves & style to your swing dancing at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Charleston 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)

Friday, May 14th is the Swing Time! SOCK HOP at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom...  1950's Attire Encouraged!  Dance Lessons 8-9pm, Dance 9:00pm-12:30am, Doors Open 7:30pm...  Hula Hoop Contest, Special Treats, Dance Show & More!  Stay tuned for more info!

CHARLESTON BONUS DANCE LESSONS happen every Wednesday in APRIL, 6-7pm, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Learn:
      * How to dance Charleston and dance it well
      * How to dance 20's-Style Charleston & Swing-Style Charleston
      * How to dance all the major Charleston Moves & Variations
      * How to dance Partner & Solo Charleston
      * How to mix Charleston into your Swing Dancing (East-Coast & Lindy Hop)
      * How to dance the Charleston Lines ("Sing, Sing, Sing")

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Swing Time presents... BLUES BASH!
Live-Music BLUES DANCE PARTY

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

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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.  No partner is needed.  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.


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GULFPORT CASINO SWINGS! -- Every WEDNESDAY
 Exciting 2010 Format -- Bonus Lessons, Student Discounts & More! 

Every Wednesday in APRIL, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is Charleston
Every Wednesday in MAY, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is West-Coast Swing
Every Wednesday in JUNE, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is Balboa
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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