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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday NOV 9th 2010

Join us this Wednesday, NOV 10th, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for Blues Dance Lessons 6-7pm with Keith & Megan, followed by Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm with Sam & Carleene, then Dance 8-11pm!  Just $7 includes EVERYTHING and Students Get 2-for-1 Admission!  (details below)  ...Bonus Lesson Preview (6-7pm WEDs): DEC = West-Coast Swing with John & Tina

      This 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!  WWII-era civilian or military attire is encouraged.  (details below)  ...Save $3 -- Purchase your Advance Tickets securely online now!  OR, get your Advance Tickets in person this Wednesday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.

      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)  ...Advance tickets are just $12 in advance, which saves you $6 off the at-the-door price!  Advance tickets for the Jazz Classic will be on sale this Friday at Swing Time's 1940's USO Swing Dance.

      Wednesday NOV 24th -- the night before Thanksgiving -- is Swing Time's annual Pre-Thanksgiving Bash at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, featuring the hot swingin' roots & rockabilly of The Cadillac Bombers!  This huge swing-dance party is always one of the biggest Wednesday Swing Nights of the year, attracting not just locals but out-of-towners who are home for the holidays.  (details below)

      Friday DEC 3rd at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom is Swing Time!  ...live music & dancing with the St. Pete Blues All-Stars!  The All-Stars are a jumpin' 7-piece band featuring Liz Pennock on boogie-woogie piano, Dr. Blues on guitar, Mike Delaney on sax, Kim Harpo on harmonica, Jon Puhl on guitar, Don Cox on Bass, and Dennis McCarthy on drums.  Get ready to swing!

Swingin' the New Year Friday DEC 31st is Swingin' the New Year at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum, a grand celebration that promises to be the best New Year's Eve ever!  We've lined up one of the world's top bands, a powerhouse of swing, Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band!  Tickets are on sale now!  Group discounts and reserved VIP Tables & Alcoves are available for parties of 10+.  See www.TampaBaySwing.com for full information and reservations.  Make plans now for Swingin' the New Year, Tampa Bay's biggest-ever swingin' celebration!

See bottom of newsletter for a Calendar of Swing Time events.
Visit www.SwingTime.info for full event & class info.


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!
This Friday,  November 12th

This Friday, November 12th... 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


RECENT PHOTO ALBUMS

Photos - 10/27/2010 Swing Time's 9th Annual Halloween Costume Ball @ Gulfport Casino Swing Night
Photos - 10/01/2010 Swing Time's 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Gulfport Casino

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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 Gulfport Casino events between now and the festival; enter the prize drawing for your chance to win!


Pre-Thanksgiving Bash

Pre-Thanksgiving Bash
at the GULFPORT CASINO SWING NIGHT
featuring...  The Cadillac Bombers!
Wednesday,  November 24th,  2010

With Thanksgiving on Thursday, the weekend starts Wednesday night, when Swing Time hosts a special evening of live music and swing dancing... Wednesday, November 24th, 2010, join in celebration at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for Swing Time's Pre-Thanksgiving Bash!  This huge swing-dance party is always one of the biggest Wednesday Swing Nights of the year, attracting not just locals but out-of-towners who are home for the holidays.  The Bash features the hot swingin' roots & rockabilly of The Cadillac Bombers!  It starts with a Blues Dance Bonus Lesson 6-7pm, followed by Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm, then Live Music & Dancing 8-11pm.  All ages are welcome, no partner is needed, and it all happens in the spectacular waterfront ballroom of the Gulfport Casino!

The Cadillac Bombers are a hot new six-piece outfit, rising stars of the international rockabilly scene!  Not your typical rockabilly band, 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!  The Cadillac Bombers are a hot commodity at concerts, dances, road shows... wherever they play!  In fact, they recently played the Citrus Bowl alongside the likes of Snoop Dogg, Sublime with Rome, Royal Crown Revue, and Reverend Horton Heat.  The band just released their debut CD and they've booked their first European tour!  At prior Swing Time appearances, The Cadillac Bombers rocked the house to rave reviews by dancers all around!  Experience the band for yourself at the upcoming Swing Time event!

The Gulfport Casino is one of the world's best ballrooms, offering up social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting.  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 Cadillac Bombers,  8-11pm
Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm w/ Sam & Carleene (no partner needed)
Blues Lesson 6-7pm w/ Keith & Megan (no partner needed)

*  All Ages  *  No Partner Needed  *
Huge Dance Floor -- One of World's Best!
Beautiful Retro-Era Waterfront Dance Hall

Admission $10 (includes 2 Free Lessons!)
(free passes & student specials not accepted on band nights)
Full Bar  ~  Prize Giveaways  ~  Smoke-Free  ~  Free Parking

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


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

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

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!

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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