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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday NOVEMBER 29th 2011

Swingin' the New Year Saturday, DEC 31st is Swingin' the New Year at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!  Tickets are now on sale for this grand celebration!  Earlybird Discount -- Buy your ticket TODAY OR WEDNESDAY (before November ends) and save $1/Ticket!  Tickets will be available at this Wednesday's Gulfport Casino Swing NightGroups of 10+ -- Call 727-669-7830 for reserved table(s), deluxe chocolates, and a group discount of $2/ticket!  New! -- Reserve an Alcove for any size group (no minimums).

For this year's celebration, by popular demand, we're returning to the highly successful formats of 2009 & 2010 (1000+ people in attendance each year), with music by a collaboration of Tampa Bay's best swing DJs... AND we've lowered ticket prices by $5/ticket!

Swing Time & Swing Gang present...
Swingin' the New Year!
Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Swingin' the New Year

Music,  Dancing  &  Celebration!   9pm-1am
Swing Dance Lesson:  8-9pm (no partner needed)
Doors Open 7:30pm

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

Groups of 10+ get $2/Ticket Discount!
$1/Ticket Earlybird Discount 'til end of November on General Admission Tickets
Reserve Alcoves for ANY SIZE group (NO MINIMUMS)
General Admission Tickets & Reserved Seating Tickets Available

TICKETS (General Admission):  $18/in advance -or- $22/day of event  (+ $1 Coliseum surcharge)
TICKETS (Reserved Seating):  $18.99/in advance  (+ $1 Coliseum surcharge)

Securely Online at www.TampaBaySwing.com
By Phone at 727-669-7830 or 727-773-0064
In Person at Coliseum Box Office:  535 4th Ave N, St Petersburg (10am-4pm M-F, 727-892-5202)
In Person at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night:  WED's  6-11pm

The spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance and an unparalleled 15,000 square foot oak dance floor!  The St. Petersburg Coliseum is located at 535 4th Ave. N., St. Petersburg FL 33701.

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 and to reserve your table(s), phone 727-773-0064 or 727-669-7830 to purchase 10 or more tickets.  Parties reserving VIP Alcoves (alcoves provide anywhere from 0 to 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 727-773-0064 to reserve an alcove.  The Coliseum balcony, with its spectacular view, seating for up to 150, plus its own private bar and dance floor, is available for a large group reservation or sponsorship; contact us for balcony info.

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.

Purchase Tickets      Map & Directions      More Info     

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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.

Map & Directions     Dance Lessons     More Info


Sea Swing Sensation 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!


Mark your calendars... + watch this schedule as it's updated in the upcoming weeks!

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

Dec 21, 2011 (Wed): Special Event at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night

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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