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Swing Time Newsletter — Thursday DECEMBER 29th 2011

Swingin' the New Year

This Saturday DEC 31st is the biggest swing-dance event of the year!  Join us for that spectacular swing-dance party & celebration, Swingin' the New Year at the St. Petersburg Coliseum!  (details below)


Alcoves -- Sold Out...  Swing Time Section -- Sold Out...  Dance Floor Seats -- Sold Out
Only 13 tickets remain on tables next to the dance floor...
Reserved Seats are selling out!  Get them while they last!


ADVANCE TICKET DEADLINE 11:59pm TONIGHT! (Fri 12/30)  Save $4 per ticket if you buy them before midnight tonight.  After midnight, tickets may be purchased at day-of-event pricing.


Can you buy a ticket at the door?  Yes, you can.  General Admission tickets and seating will be available (at day-of-event pricing) at the door the night of event.


Advancing Your Swing is the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson topic every Wednesday in January at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Learn Cool Moves, Footwork Variations, Multiple Turns, Dips, Leans, and more!  Add style to your swing dancing.  Become a better leader or follower, and get asked to dance much more often!


Swing next Wednesday JAN 4th at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Join us 6-7pm for Advancing Your Swing lessons ...followed by Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm ...then Dance 8-11pm!  Just $7 includes EVERYTHING and Students Get 2-for-1 Admission!  (details below)
 


Swingin' the New Year


Swing Time & Swing Gang present...
Swingin' the New Year!
GRAND NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION FOR ALL AGES
This Saturday, December 31st, 2011
at the  ST PETERSBURG COLISEUM


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


NEW FOR THIS YEAR'S CELEBRATION:
Groups of 10+ get $2/Ticket Discount!
Reserve Alcoves for ANY SIZE group (NO MINIMUMS)
General Admission Tickets & Reserved Seating Tickets Available


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

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)


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.


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     


PRE-CRUISE KICKOFF DANCE PARTY -- ALL DANCERS INVITED!


Saturday JAN 14th 2012, Swing Time hosts a pre-cruise kickoff dance party at the Tampa Airport Marriott (where out-of-town dancers will be staying).  All dancers, whether cruising or not, are invited to come dance, meet and greet, and have fun at this pre-cruise mixer!  This is your chance to dance with swing enthusiasts from California, Florida, and beyond who are sailing the next day on the Sea Swing Sensation / Lindy Hoppers of the Caribbean dance cruise!  The party runs 8pm to midnight.  Join us!  (Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details.)

 

Sunday JAN 29th 2012, the Carrollwood Cultural Center hosts an afternoon Big-Band Swing Dance & Concert with live music by the Sounds of Swing Orchestra.  Dancing starts at 2pm.  Swing Time opens the event with a Dance Lesson 1-2pm.  Tickets are $10-$14.  Visit the link above for tickets or more information.  The Carrollwood Cultural Center is located at 4537 Lowell Rd, Tampa, FL 33618; Phone 813-269-1310.

 


Sea Swing Sensation Cruise


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 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, so we recommend booking ASAP.


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!


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


GULFPORT CASINO SWINGS! -- Every WEDNESDAY


Every Wednesday in JANUARY 2012, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic is Advancing Your 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

 


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


   EVERY WEDNESDAY: 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!


Jan 14, 2012 (Sat): Special Event at the Tampa Airport Marriott
                    PRE-CRUISE KICKOFF DANCE PARTY


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