Tampa Bay's Swing Dance News Current Issue Past Issues Current Website

SUBSCRIBE to Swing Time's Weekly Email Newsletter

Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday JUN 1st 2010

This Friday, June 4th, experience the hot swingin' roots & rockabilly of The Cadillac Bombers, LIVE at the Gulfport Casino!  Not your ordinary rockabilly band, The Cadillac Bombers bring a diverse mix of sounds & instrumentation, from bass to banjo, guitar to washboard.  Since half the band members are longtime swing dancers, not only do they know their dance music, but you've probably danced with someone in the band!  Join us this Friday!  (details below)

Sam & Carleene perform "At the Hop" at the Swing Dance USA Championship Showcase, last Saturday 5/29/2010 at the St. Petersburg Coliseum.  (See the video!)  We'll be teaching this original Swing Time choreography starting Tuesday July 6th in our upcoming 8-week course series at 1st Dance Studio.

Balboa Lessons start this Wednesday, June 2nd at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night and continue every Wednesday in June!  This Wednesday, June 2nd, in the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson, learn the Balboa basics and fundamentals plus how to travel and turn in Balboa.  The remaining Wednesdays in June, we'll spend the first 15 minutes reviewing/reinforcing the basics, and cover a different theme (set of related moves and steps) each time.  Anyone can start or jump in any week; but take all five weeks for the maximum benefit.

 SCHOOL'S OUT FOR THE SUMMER Special starts this Wednesday...  Attention Students, and Teachers Too!  Just flash your school ID at the door at this Wednesday's Gulfport Casino Swing Night, pay your $7 admission, and receive a Free Pass good for any upcoming Wednesday!  The Gulfport Casino Swing Night starts with a Balboa Bonus Lesson 6-7pm followed by a Swing Dance Lesson 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.  (details below)

Registration is now open for Swing Time's summer 8-week dance courses, which start Tuesday July 6th at 1st Dance Studio in St. Petersburg.  Summer offerings are Lindy Hop I and Lindy Hop II and "At the Hop" (Choreographed Lindy/Swing Routine).  Check out the course descriptions online, then join us for the new sessions!  Register now to reserve your space!  (details below)

Friday, June 25th, Swing Time's Dancers perform at the Dancers4Cancer benefit at the St. Petersburg Coliseum.  This event features live music by Terry & the Pirates, plus lots of dancing and more!  Come out, dance, and support this great cause... all proceeds benefit the Gulfcoast Oncology Foundation.  (details below)

Can't see the images below?  Can't click the links?  Please enable images & links in your email program!

Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino -- Please Enable Images in Your Email Program

Swing Time! presents...
The Cadillac Bombers
This Friday, June 4th
LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom

Live Music & Dancing w/ The Cadillac Bombers,  9pm-12:30am
Swing Dance Lesson (no partner needed),  8-9pm
Dance Exhibition at Intermisson
Doors Open 7:30pm

All Ages  &  Smoke-Free
Friendly Social Atmosphere
Beautiful Waterfront Grand Ballroom
One of the Best Dance Floors Anywhere!
Prize Giveaways
Full Bar

$11 Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Parking

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.  For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info on the web, or click the links below:

Band Info       Dance Lesson       Map & Directions       More Info


Lindy Hop II  (7-8pm)
The Ultimate Intermediate Lindy Hop Course!

"At the Hop" Routine  (8-9pm)
Choreographed Intermediate-Level Lindy/Swing Routine!

Lindy Hop I  (9-10pm)
Comprehensive Beginning Lindy Hop Course!

Register Now! -- Reserve Your Place
8-Week Courses Begin Tuesday JULY 6

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

Dancers4Cancer -- Please Enable Images in Your Email Program

Dancers4Cancer Sock Hop
Friday, June 25th, 7-11pm
St. Petersburg Coliseum  (535 4th Ave N)
Benefit for the Gulfcoast Oncology Foundation

Dancers4Cancer is a Sock-Hop-style fundraiser created to honor and remember our loved ones affected by cancer.  Please help this incredible cause and join in a fun night of dancing and laughing with a live band!

Tickets are $25 in advance -or- $30 at the door... purchase tickets online now.  Private Alcoves (holding 24 people) are available for $600, and Sponsorships are available from $100 to $5000.  All funds raised go directly to assist economically challenged cancer patients throughout Pinellas County, through the Gulfcoast Oncology Foundation.  For more info, visit Dancers4Cancer.com or contact Cheryl Altman at 727-424-6945.

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

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

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.

Map & Directions     Dance Lessons     More Info

GET THE SWING NEWS Delivered to Your Email

© All contents of this web site (www.SwingNews.com) except where otherwise stated are Copyright 1998-2019 Retro Production Company with all rights reserved