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Swing Time Newsletter — Friday SEP 3rd 2010

Start THIS TUESDAY,  September 7th
Lindy Hop I      ALL THAT JAZZ      Lindy Hop II
Tuesdays in St. Petersburg...  Last Chance in 2010!
Register Now! -- Reserve Your Place

All courses at 1st Dance Studio
5098 66th St N, St. Petersburg

Lindy Hop I  (7-8pm)
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!

All That Jazz  (8-9pm)
Learn Collegiate Shag, Balboa, Big Apple, and 1920's Solo & Partner Charleston!

Swing Time is gearing up to dance and perform at the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic, happening Fri Nov 19 and featuring the best swingin' jazz bands from across the USA!  Join us!  Expand your repertoire (beyond the usual East-Coast Swing and Lindy Hop).  Learn 5 new dances -- Collegiate Shag, Balboa, Big Apple, and 1920's Solo & Partner Charleston -- that go great with swinging jazz music and that you can use to tear up the dance floor at the festival and at your usual swing-dance stomping grounds!

Lindy Hop II  (9-10pm)
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!

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!

Join us TONIGHT -- Friday September 3rd for Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom featuring the swingin' roots & rockabilly of THE CADILLAC BOMBERS!  CD Release Party! -- Get your autographed copy of the Cadillac Bombers' brand new debut CD for just $10!  This band is hot -- rising stars of the national rockabilly scene -- and they 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!

Swing Time!

Swing Time! presents a night with...
The Cadillac Bombers
TONIGHT -- Friday September 3rd
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  -OR-
$21 Admission includes Autographed CD!

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

Join us next Wednesday, September 8th for the Gulfport Casino Swing Night featuring 2 dance lessons, swingin' music & dancing, and great all-around fun for all ages!  Learn 20'S-STYLE PARTNER CHARLESTON 6-7pm next Wednesday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  After that, join in the Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm, then Dance 8-11pm.

CHARLESTON is the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson topic every Wednesday in September at the Gulfport Casino Swing NightWhy learn Charleston?  Take all of the swing-dance moves you can possibly imagine, and half of them will be Charleston moves.  So to get good at swing, you have to get good at Charleston!  Swing Time offers the best Charleston classes, designed for beginning to advanced dancers.  Try these out and kick your dancing up a couple of notches!  All lessons are FREE, with paid admission to the dance.  No partner is needed.  Come any week, or take all four for the full experience!  Topics are:
   Sep  8 - 20's-Style Partner Charleston  (very cool, fun & versatile dance)
   Sep 15 - Side-By-Side Charleston & Variations  (now we're swingin')
   Sep 22 - Mixing Charleston & East-Coast Swing  (mixing it up using a familiar dance)
   Sep 29 - Kick-Away, Traveling, & Free-Style Charleston (now we're gettin' serious!)

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

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

Every Wednesday in SEPTEMBER, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is Charleston
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

Mark Your Calendars!

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

Sep  3, 2010 (Fri): Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
                    DEBUT CD RELEASE PARTY
                    featuring  The Cadillac Bombers
                    Hot Swingin' Roots & Rockabilly

Oct  1, 2010 (Fri): Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
                    10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
                    featuring  Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo
                    + Jack & Jill Dance Contest w/ $100 Cash 1st Prize!

Oct 27, 2010 (Wed): Special Event at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night
                     HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL 
                    Tampa Bay's Best Halloween Dance Party... 9 Years Running!

Nov 12, 2010 (Fri): Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
                    1940's USO SWING DANCE
                    featuring  The Ten O'Clock Band
                    Florida's Leading 18-Piece Big Band!

Nov 24, 2010 (Wed): Special Event at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night
                    PRE-THANKSGIVING BASH
                    Live Music by  Band T.B.A.

Dec  3, 2010 (Fri): Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
                    featuring  Band T.B.A.

Dec 31, 2010 (Fri): SWINGIN' THE NEW YEAR! at the St. Petersburg Coliseum
                    Grand New Year's Eve Celebration for All Ages!

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