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Swing Time Newsletter — Thursday NOVEMBER 17th 2011
This Wednesday NOV 23rd -- the night before Thanksgiving -- is Swing Time's annual Pre-Thanksgiving SWING Bash at the Gulfport Casino, featuring live & swinging music by the St. Pete Blues All-Stars! 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. And the band is not to miss... one of my all-time favorites, and one of the best to have ever played a Swing Time event! Expect a variety of awesome music, from fast to slow, and great for dances ranging from East-Coast & Lindy to West-Coast & Blues! (details below)
Tomorrow (Friday, NOV 18th), 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)
Saturday, DEC 31st is Swingin' the New Year at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum, a grand celebration for all ages! Tickets go on sale soon. Mark your calendars, and stay tuned for details!
JAN 15th-22nd 2012, the Sea Swing Sensation Lindy Hoppers of the Caribbean dance cruise sails out of Tampa with stops in Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, & Isla Roatan! Join Swing Time and 100+ swing dancers from California, Florida, and elsewhere for the cruising and dancing experience of a lifetime! The entire ship is selling out, so the longer you wait, the more you'll pay. Don't miss the boat... register today! (details below)
SUNCOAST DIXIELAND JAZZ CLASSIC
SWING DANCE FRI NOV 18 AT SHERATON SAND KEY
Swing Time is gearing up to dance and perform at the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic, happening NOV 17th-20th and featuring the best swingin' jazz bands from across the USA! Join us for the Swing Dance on Friday NOV 18th, 7pm-midnight, at the Sheraton Sand Key! The swing-dance lineup is huge, featuring 5 bands playing the main ballroom (Jake's): Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Dave Bennett & the Festival All-Stars, Cornet Chop Suey, Wally's Warehouse Waifs, and Clarinet Clambake. Tickets to the Swing Dance are $18 and can be purchased at the door Friday. (Student Tickets are just $10 and provide admission to the entire weekend Festival!) This is going to great fun!
GULFPORT CASINO SWINGS! -- Every WEDNESDAY
Every Wednesday in NOVEMBER 2011, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is Blues Dancing
(featuring Special Guest Instructor, Keith Johnson!)
Every Wednesday in DECEMBER 2011, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is Foxtrot
(Social Foxtrot for Swing Dancers, featuring Special Guest Instructors from Let's Dance!)
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.
LINDY HOPPERS OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA SWING SENSATION DANCE CRUISE ...Daily Classes ...Nightly Dances ...World-Class Instructors ...Super Crew of Lindy Hoppers from CA & FL! January 15th-22nd 2012, the 2012 Sea Swing Sensation, a 7-day Caribbean swing-dance cruise, sails out of Tampa with stops in Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, & Isla Roatan! Join 100+ swing dancers from California, Florida, and elsewhere for the cruising and dancing experience of a lifetime! We (Sam & Carleene) will be teaching daily classes on the cruise, as will top instructors from CA. Check out the cruise and sign up at www.SeaSwingSensation.net.
WHAT's THE COST & DEADLINE? For current rates and registration, call or email Brenda, our swing-dancing travel agent & organizer, at BookWithBrenda@aol.com or 562-217-1371. If you're looking for a cabin mate to save $, just let Brenda know and she'll match you up with another dancer. The entire ship will likely sell out soon, so we recommend booking the sooner the better.
Last time Swing Time participated in a cruise (happens about once a decade) was seven years ago on an equally worthy embarkation, for Frankie Manning's 89th Birthday party ...and that one was a blast! We hope you'll join us for the Sea Swing Sensation!
UPCOMING SWING TIME EVENTS
Mark your calendars... + watch this schedule as it's updated in the upcoming weeks!
EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night!
Nov 23, 2011 (Wed): Special Event at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night
Live Music by St. Pete Blues All-Stars
Jump/Swing/Boogie Woogie/Chicago Blues; 7-Piece Band!
Dec 21, 2011 (Wed): Special Event at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night
CHRISTMAS SWING-DANCE PARTY
Dec 31, 2011 (Sat): SWINGIN' THE NEW YEAR! at the St. Petersburg Coliseum
Grand New Year's Eve Celebration for All Ages!
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