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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday NOV 29th 2010

This Wednesday DEC 1st, West-Coast Swing Lessons begin (6-7pm with John Henning & partner) at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night! ...followed by East-Coast Swing Lessons 7-8pm with Sam & Carleene, then Dancing 8-11pm!  Just $7 includes EVERYTHING and Students Get 2-for-1 Admission!  (details below)

      This Friday DEC 3rd, join us for 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)


We've reserved a big block of 100+ tickets for Swing Time regulars for Swingin' the New Year with reserved seats & tables near the dance floor, and will be selling these at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night this Wed DEC 1st and at Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino this Fri DEC 3rd.  So if you'd like to hang with the Swing Time crowd, just buy any ticket(s) this Wednesday or Friday.  If you want a specific table for your group, call 727-669-7830.

WANT AN ALCOVE FOR YOUR PARTY?  Alcoves are your own private party within a party, and they can seat 20-28 people.  They're available online or by phone at 727-669-7830.

More Info / Purchase Tickets -- www.TampaBaySwing.com -or- 727-669-7830

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 swing bands to deliver a powerful musical mix ranging from Big Band to Sinatra.... We're talking about 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)

Ticket sales are in full swing for Swingin' the New Year at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!  All tickets provide reserved seats.... Get the best seats in the house, while they last!  The best seats and alcoves are selling fast, so get yourself or your group together and purchase those tickets, the sooner the better!  Select your own seats right now, using our state-of-the-art online ticketing & reservation system!

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

Swing Time!

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

This Friday, December 3rd 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.


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


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

Swingin' the New Year!
Friday, December 31st, 2010

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!


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

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

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

Every Wednesday in DECEMBER 2010, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is West-Coast Swing
Every Wednesday in JANUARY 2011, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is Advancing Your Swing
Every Wednesday in FEBRUARY 2011, 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!

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
                    Live Music by  Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band
                    A Powerhouse of Swing!  One of the World's Best Bands!!

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