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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'S NEW
TUESDAY 8-WEEK COURSES
Register Now! -- Reserve Your Place
8-Week Courses Begin Tuesday JULY 6
All courses at 1st Dance Studio
5098 66th St N, St. Petersburg Map
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 Instructors: Sam & 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 SWINGS! --
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.
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