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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday OCT 25th 2010

      This Wednesday, OCT 27th... Halloween Costume Ball!  Put on your best costume and get ready to swing!  Experience Tampa Bay's Best Halloween Dance Party... nine years running!  TWO dance lessons: Wicked Partner Dancing 6-7pm and Shim Sham (with Special Zombie Styling!) 7-8pm.  Dance 8pm 'til the midnight hour to the Ultimate Halloween Swing/Dance Music Mix!  At 10pm, join the Costume Parade & Contest, with $250+ worth of cash/prizes for Best costumes, plus prizes for Scariest, Hottest, Funniest, Swingiest, and Most Original!  The Ball features loads of Chocolate, Candy, & Trick-or-Treats; Door Prizes; a Monster Shim Sham (this time, we'll capture it on video); a Steal Dance Mixer; plus Special Halloween Decor & Atmosphere!  It all happens at the fabulously haunted Gulfport Casino.  Just $7 admission includes EVERYTHING, and all ages are welcome!  (details below)

      BONUS LESSON PREVIEW (6-7pm Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night):
            NovBlues Dancing with Keith & Megan
            DecWest-Coast Swing with John & Tina

      Friday, NOV 12th, at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom... In honor of Veteran's Day, Swing Time presents our 6th Annual 1940's USO Swing Dance featuring the 18-Piece Ten O'Clock Big Band!  ADVANCE TICKETS are on sale now!  WWII-era civilian or military attire is encouraged(details below)

      Friday, NOV 19th, join Swing Time at the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic's Swing Dance.  Dance to the best swingin' jazz bands from across the USA!  (details below)

      NEW YEAR'S EVE PREVIEW:  This year's Swingin' the New Year promises to be the best New Year's Eve celebration ever!  Thanks to sponsorship from Helinger Advertising (thanks, Charlie!), we're adding live music in a huge way to this wildly successful celebration!  We've lined up one of the world's top bands, a powerhouse of swing, Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band!  Check out the newly updated Swingin' the New Year web site, check out the band's impressive bio, and get ready for Tampa Bay's biggest-ever swingin' celebration, happening at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!  Stay tuned... tickets go on sale soon!

      UPDATES:  See the bottom of this newsletter for a newly updated Calendar of Swing Time events.  Visit www.SwingTime.info for full event info, including a complete list of Swing Time Dance Classes from now through year-end.


Halloween Costume Ball

 Swing Time's 9th Annual 
 HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL! 
at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night
This Wednesday,  October 27th

This Wednesday, October 27th, put on your best costume and get ready to swing with all sorts of exciting characters!  It's Swing Time's 9th Annual Halloween Costume Ball at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  The Ball starts with TWO dance lessons: Wicked Partner Dancing 6-7pm and Shim Sham (with Special Zombie Styling!) 7-8pm; no partner needed for either lesson.  Starting at 8pm, dance 'til the midnight hour to the Ultimate Halloween Swing/Dance Music Mix... that's right! -- all Halloweeny music, all the way to midnight!  The Halloween Costume Ball features a Costume Parade & Contest with hundreds of dollars worth of cash and prizes for the best costumes, plus prizes for Best, Scariest, Hottest, Funniest, Swingiest, and Most Original costumes!  The Ball features loads of Chocolate, Candy, & Trick-or-Treats; Door Prizes; a Monster Shim Sham; a Steal Dance Mixer; plus Special Halloween Decor & Atmosphere!  Gulfport Casino's vintage waterfront grand ballroom is smoke-free and provides a full bar and free parking.  Just $7 admission includes EVERYTHING, and all ages are welcome!  Experience Tampa Bay's Best Halloween Dance Party... nine years running!  The Gulfport Casino is located in the St Petersburg FL area at 5500 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707.  For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info or click the following links:  Lesson...  Map & Directions...  More Info


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1940's USO Swing Dance

In honor of Veteran's Day...  Swing Time!  presents...
1940's USO Swing Dance
at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
featuring the  18-Piece Ten O'Clock Big Band!
Friday,  November 12th,  2010

Friday, November 12th, 2010... at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom... In honor of Veteran's Day, Swing Time presents our 6th Annual 1940's USO Swing Dance!  WWII-era civilian or military attire is encouraged.  The Ten O'Clock Band, Florida's Leading 18-Piece Big Band, will be decked out in their Army Air Corps khaki uniforms and they'll be swingin' for all the dancers, 9:00pm-12:30am.  The event starts with a free group swing-dance lesson, 8-9pm (no partner needed).  The evening includes prize giveaways, plus WWII-era decor and atmosphere.

The Ten O'Clock Band brings the big-band experience to Swing Time.  When people speak of "the big bands", this is what they mean -- five saxes, four trumpets, four trombones, plus piano, bass, guitar, drums, and vocals.  The band's bold & brassy sound will fill the grand ballroom, with minimal need for amplification, letting participants experience the classic days of swing as it was meant to be played, heard, danced to, and otherwise enjoyed.  Exciting soloists, excellent musicianship, and great coordination as a unit have earned the band rave reviews from dancers as well as fellow musicians across the Bay area!

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.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Live Music & Dancing w/ The Ten O'Clock Band,  9pm-12:30am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed),  8-9pm
Doors Open 7:30pm

All Ages  &  Smoke-Free
Exciting Social Atmosphere
Beautiful Retro Waterfront Ballroom
Huge Floating-Wood Dance Floor
Prize Giveaways
Free Parking
Full Bar

Tickets:  $12/in advance  -or-  $15/day of event
Purchase Advance Tickets securely online at www.SwingTime.info
-or-  in person Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night

For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info or click the links below:
Tickets     Map & Directions     Lesson     Band     More Info


SUNCOAST DIXIELAND JAZZ CLASSIC
SWING DANCE FRI NOV 19 AT SHERATON SAND KEY

Swing Time is gearing up to dance and perform at the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic, happening November 18th-21st and featuring the best swingin' jazz bands from across the USA!  Join us for the Swing Dance on Friday November 19th!  The swing-dance lineup is phenomenal... playing the main ballroom (Jake's) at the Sheraton Sand Key are the following five bands.  Tickets to the Swing Dance are $12 in advance or $18 day of event and can be purchased from the web site above.  (Student Tickets are just $10 and admit one to an entire day and night of the Festival!)  This is going to be a huge amount of fun!
      Mighty Aphrodite:  All-Female 7-Piece Jazz Band from Western US/Canada
      Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band:  Powerhouse of Jazz & Swing; Set a Swing Time attendance record in 2005
      JB Scott's Swingin' Allstars:  8-Piece Swing & Jazz Band out of Jacksonville
      Cornet Chop Suey:  Hot Ensemble from St. Louis
      Yerba Buena Stompers:  Traditional Dixieland Band from Across USA
Swing Time will give away one free ticket to the Jazz Classic's Friday Swing Dance at all of our Wednesday Gulfport Casino Swing Nights between now and the festival; enter the prize drawing for your chance to win!


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GULFPORT CASINO SWINGS! -- Every WEDNESDAY
 Exciting 2010 Format -- Bonus Lessons, Student Discounts & More! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 27th, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is Wicked Partner Dancing
Every Wednesday in NOVEMBER, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is Blues Dancing
Every Wednesday in DECEMBER, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is West-Coast Swing
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


UPCOMING SWING TIME EVENTS
Mark Your Calendars!

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

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  The Cadillac Bombers
                    Hot Swingin' Roots & Rockabilly

Dec  3, 2010 (Fri): Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
                    featuring  The St. Pete Blues All-Stars
                    Jump/Swing/Boogie Woogie/Chicago Blues; 7-Piece Band!

Dec 31, 2010 (Fri): SWINGIN' THE NEW YEAR at the Spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum
                     GRAND NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION FOR ALL AGES! 
                    Live Music by  Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band
                    A Powerhouse of Swing!  One of the World's Best Bands!!


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