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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday JUN 21st 2010

Time is running out to sign up for Swing Time's Summer 8-Week Dance Courses -- Register now to reserve your space!  Starting 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!  (details below)

This Wednesday June 23rd, summer swings at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Join us for a Balboa Lesson 6-7pm, a Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm, and Swing Music & Dancing 8-11pm.  In the 6-7pm Balboa Lesson (every Wednesday in June), we'll spend the first 15 minutes reviewing/reinforcing the Balboa basics, and cover a new theme (set of related moves and steps) the remaining 45m; anyone can start or jump in any week.   SCHOOL'S OUT FOR THE SUMMER Special...  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!  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)

This 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)

Friday, July 2nd is Swing Time's Pre-Independence-Day Celebration at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, featuring Tampa Bay's most exciting swingin' act, Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!  Mark your calendars, and don't forget to dress up in red, white & blue!  (details below)

Saturday, July 31st, one of Tampa Bay's premier annual parties -- Ken Walters' 13th Annual Celebrate Sinatra -- happens at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 East 7th Ave in Tampa.  This black-tie optional affair celebrates the life and music of Frank Sinatra, with dancing to the sounds of Tom Tiratto and the 13-piece Joe Stagi Orchestra.  In addition, Lisa Casalino and Paul Phillips perform with the Latin Lovers in the Copa Room.  The event runs 9pm-1am and features passed hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and valet parking.  Make plans now to attend... visit the above link for tickets or more info.

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Swing Time!

 Swing Time! 
at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
featuring Tampa Bay's Most Exciting Swingin' Act...
Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!
Friday,  July 2nd,  2010

Friday, July 2nd, 2010, at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom is Swing Time's Pre-Independence-Day Celebration ...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, plus a dance exhibition at intermission!  Doors open 7:30pm, all ages are welcome, and everyone's encouraged to dress in red, white & blue!

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 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/ Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo,  9pm-12:30am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed),  8-9pm
Dance Exhibition at Intermission
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


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

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