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Swing Time Newsletter — Friday MAR 4th 2011

TONIGHT -- Friday MAR 4th -- is Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, featuring... all the way from New York City, the one & only George Gee Swing Orchestra!  Catch this incredible band at this spectacular venue -- TONIGHT ONLY!

Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom

TONIGHT -- Friday,  March 4th
Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
featuring... all the way from New York City... the one and only...
GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA!

TONIGHT -- Friday, March 4th -- Swing Time presents... all the way from New York City... the one and only George Gee Swing Orchestra!  Happening live at the spectacular Gulfport Casino Ballroom, the event starts with a group swing-dance lesson, 8-9pm (no partner needed), followed by live music & dancing, 9:00pm-12:30am.  Doors open 7:30pm and all ages are welcome!

George Gee and his Swing Orchestra have been at the forefront of the swing revival since before it even started.  The favorite band of swing legend, Frankie Manning, they headlined all his major birthday celebrations, providing the live swinging sounds for thousands of joyous dancers from across the world!  George Gee formed his swinging big band during his college days in 1980, and has never looked back. A few years later, the band was in huge demand across the tri-state NY/PA/NJ region, and was a frequent performer for the New York Swing Dance Society.  Fast forward to today, and the George Gee Swing Orchestra has a mammoth resume that includes hundreds of appearances at top swing clubs & societies, lindy exchanges, dance camps & weekends across the USA; major concert appearances and music festivals around the globe; powerful "Battles of the Big Bands"; television appearances including being the first big band to play on MTV; audio recordings; and private engagements too numerous to mention... they were even summoned to perform for rocker Ozzy Osbourne's 50th birthday party in Beverly Hills!

Swing Time is Florida's Premier Swing Event, held the first Friday of every 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 to the George Gee Swing Orchestra  9:00pm-12:30am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed)  8:00-9:00pm
Doors Open  7:30pm

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

Tickets:  $20/day of event... buy them at the door
Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Parking

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


GULFPORT PARKING GUIDE for 1ST FRIDAYS

Gulfport is a popular place on the first Friday of every month.  Not only is Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino, but all the waterfront restaurants, clubs, and shops are open, AND the Gulfport Art Walk is happening 6-10pm on the sidewalks up and down Beach Boulevard.  SO, you can't just drive up to the front door of the Casino and expect to snag your favorite parking space.  However, there are THOUSANDS of free and available parking spaces nearby, all within short walking distance of the Gulfport Casino.  You just have to know where to look. So print this guide and try, in this order.... Read more.


Next Wednesday MAR 9th, learn BALBOA!  Join us at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for Balboa Lessons 6-7pm, followed by Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm, then Dancing 8-11pm!  Just $7 includes EVERYTHING and Students Get 2-for-1 Admission!  Balboa is the ultimate cool swing dance;  impress your friends... impress yourself... learn it Wednesday!  (details below)

Saturday MAR 26th, Swing Time performs at Ducky Goes Retro -- a Sock Hop themed benefit happening 6-10pm at the Garden Club (500 Sunset Drive, St Petersburg) and sponsored by All Children's Hospital Guild Beach Branch.  Tickets ($50/person or $75/couple) include wine & beer, catering by Carrabba's, open dancing, music & entertainment by Swing Time, prizes, plus live & silent auctions.  Come out and support this great cause... all proceeds benefit All Children's Hospital.  Visit the above link for tickets.


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

GULFPORT CASINO SWINGS! -- Every WEDNESDAY

Every Wednesday in MARCH 2011, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is Balboa
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!

Mar  4, 2011 (Fri): Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
                    featuring the  George Gee Swing Orchestra!
                    LIVE from New York... World-Renowned 8-Piece Big Band!


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