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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday JUN 28th 2010

This Wednesday, June 30th, join us at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for Balboa Lesson 6-7pm, Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm, and Swing Music & Dancing 8-11pm SCHOOL'S OUT SPECIAL June-August...  Attention Students, and Teachers Too!  Just flash your school ID at the door at 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!  (details below)

This 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!  Join us for the celebration and dress up in red, white & blue!  (details below)

Next Tuesday, July 6th, Swing Time's Summer 8-Week Courses get swinging at 1st Dance Studio in St Pete.  Only 8 days left -- Register now to reserve your space!  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!  (NEW! Full details below)

Next Wednesday, July 7th is POSTCARD NIGHT at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Celebrate the arrival of the new Swing Time postcards -- bring your address book and write someone and we'll mail it free!  Whether it's friends, family, coworkers, or anyone you think might be interested in swing dancing, just write them a note (ie "Having a blast... Wish you were here!") and drop your postcards in the box at the front desk.  We'll provide the postage and mail them for you anywhere in the U.S.A!  Know troops overseas?  We'll also mail the postcards for you to any APO/FPO U.S. military address.  Learn the Shim Sham!  Next Wednesday's Gulfport Casino Swing Night features Shim Sham Lesson 6-7pm, Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm, and Swing Music & Dancing 8-11pm!

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!
This Friday,  July 2nd

This Friday, July 2nd, 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

Swing Time's 8-Week Courses -- Please Enable Images in Your Email program


Register Now! -- Reserve Your Place
8-Week Courses Begin Tuesday JULY 6
All courses at 1st Dance Studio
5098 66th St N, St. Petersburg

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

Swing Time's Lindy Hop I course is Tampa Bay's most comprehensive introduction to Lindy Hop!  Unlike those "free" classes you might have taken, we start from the very beginning and build on that foundation, week after week, for eight weeks!  We allow lots of time in class for practice, to ask questions, and for personal interaction with the instructors.  After eight weeks of classes and practice, you'll not only know your first 10 Lindy Hop moves, but you'll be dancing the dance!

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

We call Lindy Hop II "the ultimate intermediate lindy hop course" because there's no other course of study that even comes close.  Mastering Lindy Hop II will bring your lindy hopping on par with intermediate-level lindy hoppers across the globe.  You'll learn fast lindy hop techniques, gain expertise in all major lindy-charleston variations, get a foundation for swing aerials, and learn lots of cool moves to boot!  So get ready to challenge yourself and kick your dancing up a notch with Lindy Hop Level 2!

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

"At the Hop" is an exciting and challenging intermediate-level Lindy/Swing choreographed routine, done to 1950's mega-hit song "At the Hop".  This routine is great for team AND one-couple performances, and it's a Swing Time original choreography.  Learning the moves in the routine will greatly expand your dance skills, to say the least.  This is the same exciting routine Carleene & Sam entered at Swing Dance USA!  (Take a look!)  The team version of "At the Hop" is also very cool and we hope to have a team of dancers capable of performing it... perhaps this New Year's Eve at the Coliseum!

About the InstructorsSam & Carleene have traveled the U.S.A. dancing and studying with the major instructors and legends of Lindy Hop.  Now they bring this expertise to you in the Lindy Hop I & II courses!

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

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

Wednesday, JUNE 30th, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is Balboa
Wednesday, JULY 7th, 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.

Map & Directions     Dance Lessons     More Info

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