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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday NOV 22nd 2010

This Wednesday NOV 24th -- the night before Thanksgiving -- is Swing Time's annual Pre-Thanksgiving SWING Bash at the Gulfport Casino, featuring the hot swingin' roots & rockabilly of The Cadillac Bombers!  With Thanksgiving on Thursday, the weekend starts Wednesday night... join in celebration!  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 is Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom  ...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!  (details below)

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!  (details below)

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


NEW PHOTOS! -- 1940's USO SWING DANCE

       
Photos - 11/12/2010 Swing Time's 6th Annual 1940's USO Swing Dance @ Gulfport Casino

Photos are now up from Swing Time's 1940's USO Swing Dance!  Get downloads and prints + more photos of this event at Robyn Haynes' BluEggPhoto.com.  Support Robyn's continued photography at our events by ordering your favorites.  All ordered photos are four times the size (and prints will be 4x the quality) that you see here; AND all orders come without the text/watermarks, so you'll get the entire photo.  Robyn is available for hire for portraits, photo shoots, and special events.

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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


Swing Time!

Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
Friday,  December 3rd,  2010
featuring...  ST. PETE BLUES ALL-STARS!

Friday, December 3rd, 2010 is Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, an exciting evening of live music and swing dancing, featuring the St. Pete Blues All-Stars!  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.  Doors open 7:30pm and all ages are welcome!

St. Pete Blues All-Stars are a 7-piece jump/blues/boogie/swing band featuring Boogie Woogie Hall-of-Famers, Liz Pennock on piano and Dr. Blues on guitar.  They're joined by blues veterans, Mike Delaney on sax, Kim Harpo on harmonica, Jon Puhl on guitar, Don Cox on upright bass, and Dennis McCarthy on drums.  The All-Stars each have decades of experience playing locally and touring internationally, playing prestigious events, clubs, and festivals too numerous too mention.  Renowned for musical expertise in their own bands, the All-Stars came together a couple of years back to bring their first highly acclaimed show to the Palladium Theater.  Since then, they've provided two successful encores, and now they're bringing their act to Swing Time!  So get ready to dance and swing to music ranging from the Chicago Blues of Muddy Waters and Little Walter, to the Jump Blues of Big Joe Turner and Louis Jordan, to the band's own boogie-woogie infused compositions!

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/ St. Pete Blues All-Stars,  9pm-12:30am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed),  8-9pm

Doors Open 7:30pm

All Ages  &  Smoke-Free
Friendly Social Atmosphere
Beautiful Waterfront Ballroom
Huge Dance Floor
Prize Giveaways
Full Bar

$12 Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Parking

For more info, phone 813-840-3715, visit www.SwingTime.info on the web, or click the links below:
Map & Directions       Lesson       Band       More Info


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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


Swingin' the New Year

Swingin' the New Year!
GRAND NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION FOR ALL AGES
Friday, December 31st, 2010
at the  ST PETERSBURG COLISEUM
featuring  BILL ALLRED'S CLASSIC JAZZ BAND!

New Year's Eve -- Friday December 31st 2010 -- Swingin' the New Year, a grand New Year's Eve celebration for all ages, happens at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum, and features the world-renowned Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band!  The evening includes live music, dancing and celebration 9pm-1am, plus an intro swing-dance lesson 8-9pm (no partner needed); doors open 7:30pm.  The celebration features a midnight countdown & balloon drop, dance performances, a vintage fashion photo shoot & contest, party favors & chocolates, prize giveaways, free parking, and a full cash bar with champagne bottles and toasts available.  The St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance, a smoke-free atmosphere, and an unparalleled 15,000 square foot oak dance floor!  Dress to impress! ...New Year's and vintage attire are encouraged.  The St. Petersburg Coliseum is located at 535 4th Ave. N., St. Petersburg FL 33701.  Swingin' the New Year is produced by Swing Time and Swing Gang, and sponsored by Helinger Advertising.

Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band is a powerhouse of swing, a band that's currently enjoying world-wide acclaim as one of the most talented and versatile in the industry.  This 8-member ensemble creates a jazzed-up, full-throttle, big-band sound by combining a 5-piece horn section (doubled up on the trumpets & trombones) with a superb rhythm section and outstanding vocals.  In 2010, Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band celebrates its 20th Anniversary!  Highly active on the jazz festival circuit, the band regularly plays some of the most prestigious festivals and venues in the world.  The band has toured four continents and recorded thirteen albums!  They enjoy frequent air-play on the nation's leading jazz radio stations.  This has earned them an ever-growing base of followers, plus an international fan club of over 1500 loyal members!

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Dancing & Music + Celebration!  9pm-1am
Live Music by Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band!
Swing Dance Lesson:  8-9pm (no partner needed)
Doors Open 7:30pm

Midnight Countdown & BALLOON DROP
Vintage Fashion Photo Shoot & Contest!
Dance Performances
Full Cash Bar w/ Champagne Bottles & Toasts Available
Party Favors  ~  Noisemakers  ~  Chocolates  ~  Prize Giveaways
*  All Ages  *  Smoke-Free  *  New Year's Decor  *  Free Parking  *
Dress to Impress!    New Year's and Vintage Attire Encouraged

NEW FOR THIS YEAR'S CELEBRATION:
No Surcharges Anywhere (except Ticketmaster)
$2/Ticket Discount for Groups of 10+
All Tickets Provide a Reserved Seat!
Reserve an Alcove with Just 4 Tickets Upfront!

TICKETS:  $24/in advance -or- $29/day of event;  Purchase Advance Tickets:
Securely Online at www.TampaBaySwing.com
By Phone at 727-669-7830 or 813-579-4645
In Person at Coliseum Box Office:  535 4th Ave N, St Petersburg (10am-4pm M-F, 727-892-5202)
In Person at  Gulfport Casino:  WED's  6-11pm  -or-  Gulfport Casino:  FRI 12/3  7:30pm-12:30am

Group Discounts & VIP Reservations:  Group discounts and Reserved VIP Alcoves & Tables are available for parties of 10 or more, with complimentary deluxe chocolates included!  To receive your group discount of $2/ticket, phone 727-669-7830 or 813-579-4645 to purchase 10 or more tickets (all tickets provide reserved seating) or visit our swing-dance events to get your tickets in person.  Parties reserving VIP Alcoves (alcoves provide 20-28 seats) may arrive early to custom decorate their alcoves, and may contact us for custom seating arrangements, reserving multiple adjacent alcoves, etc.  Click here or phone 727-669-7830 or 813-579-4645 to reserve an alcove.  The Coliseum balcony, with seating for up to 150 plus its own private bar and dance floor, is also available for a large group reservation or sponsorship.

Food & Drinks:  You may bring your own food to this event, or purchase a variety of snacks from the Coliseum's snack bar (everything from popcorn to ice cream to coffee).  For drinks, the Coliseum will run a full cash bar, with beer, wine, mixed drinks, soft drinks, bottled water, and champagne.  No outside beverages are allowed into the Coliseum, and no coolers are allowed.

For more info, visit www.TampaBaySwing.com or click the links below:
Purchase Tickets      Band Info      Map & Directions


UPCOMING SWING TIME EVENTS
Mark Your Calendars!

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

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  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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