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Swing Time Newsletter — Sunday JANUARY 8th 2012

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

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!


Saturday JAN 14th  at  Tampa Airport Marriott

Next Saturday JAN 14th, 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, with a dance lesson 7-8pm.  Admission is $8.  It'll be held in the Grand Ballroom West on the lobby level of the Marriott.  Join us!

Parking & Directions:  Carpooling is recommended to save on parking.  The Tampa Airport Marriott is located inside the terminal at the Tampa International Airport.  So head to Tampa International Airport and follow signs to the Marriott.  Use the hotel's parking lot.  Show us your parking ticket when you buy your dance admission and we'll give you a voucher for $3 off the $6 parking fee (so parking will cost a net $3 per car).  Note that you could instead park in airport parking, but it'll be more expensive and you won't get the $3 off. 


In memory of Glenn Hall...

"Sam - It's Dianne Schiller and I was wondering if you might announce that funeral services were held for Glenn today [12/28] at the Bay Pines Military Cemetery in St. Petersburg.  Glenn passed away on December 15 and was an avid dancer here at the Casino for many years as well as a member of the swingdance troupe with Dianne, performing at many functions in Florida.  Thank you."

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

  ...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 at www.SeaSwingSensation.net.  For current rates, availability, and registration, call or email Brenda, our swing-dancing travel agent & organizer, at BookWithBrenda@aol.com or 562-217-1371.  We hope you'll join us for the Sea Swing Sensation!

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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


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

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

Jan 14, 2012 (Sat): Special Event at the Tampa Airport Marriott

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