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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday MAY 8th 2012

This Wednesday MAY 9th, learn West-Coast Swing 6-7pm with special guest instructors, John Henning & Tina Castle, at the GULFPORT CASINO SWING NIGHT  ...followed by Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm with Sam & Carleene  ...then Dance 8-11pm!  Just $7 includes EVERYTHING and Students Get 2-for-1 Admission!

This Friday MAY 11th, Swing Time presents ROCK'n'ROLL FRIDAY NIGHT featuring THE IMPACS, live at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom... kicking off our 2nd-Friday-of-each-month live-band dance!  For anyone who's never seen The Impacs, let me just say they are the real deal.  Last time they played for us (August last year), it was an exciting time with hundreds of dancers swinging the night away ...and the band was amazing, with such incredible talent and energy!  It was the first time I've seen a band play an entire evening -- 3+ hours straight -- without taking a break!  Be sure to catch The Impacs live this Friday!  --Sam

Mother's Day (this Sunday MAY 13th), the Carrollwood Cultural Center hosts an afternoon Big-Band Swing Dance & Concert with live music by the Sounds of Swing Orchestra.  Purchase advance tickets and Mom gets in free!  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.

Friday JUNE 1st... Teen Swing Dances continue the 1st Friday of each month at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom!  The dances are open to teens ages 13+.  Please spread the word about this exciting new dance opportunity for area youth! (details below)

Upcoming Bonus Lessons: (6-7pm Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night)
    May 2012 - West-Coast Swing
   June 2012 - Lindy Hop
   July 2012 - Collegiate Shag


Friday,  May 11th,  2012
Swing Time! presents...
LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
featuring Original Rock'n'Roll Stars...

Swing Time!

Original Rock'n'Roll stars, THE IMPACS, formed in 1961 and rocked the USA from Florida to California!  In addition to their own hits, The Impacs became well known for their faithful renditions of other artists hits... so much so that The Impacs backed the great hit-makers of 1957-1964 as part of that famous traveling roadshow, Dick Clark's Cavalcade of Stars!  Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, Jan & Dean, The Coasters, Ray Stevens, The Everly Brothers, and many more... when these artists came to Florida, The Impacs were their band!  The Impacs recorded three albums and 13 singles on Dick Clark's Cameo/Parkway Records, King Records, and two of their own labels.  Now celebrating their 50th Anniversary, The Impacs return to the same Gulfport Casino where they played teen hops in the early 60's to capacity crowds!  Get ready to rock and roll!

Doors Open:  7:45pm
Swing Dance Lesson + Learn The Stroll:  8-9pm  (no partner needed)
Live Music & Dancing:  9pm-Midnight
Hula Hoop Contest!  Prizes to Winners!
Admission $12; buy tickets at the Door
Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Parking!
Prize Giveaways
All Ages Welcome!

The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is one of the world's top dance destinations, offering social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting.  It features a huge dance floor, a full bar, and a smoke-free atmosphere.  It's located in the St. Petersburg, Florida area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport FL 33707.

For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info or click the links below:
Lessons       Map & Directions       More Info

Friday,  June 1st,  2012
at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom

Friday, June 1st, 2012, Swing Time & City of Gulfport present a TEEN SWING DANCE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom!  The dance is open to teens ages 13 and up, and no partner is needed.  It features a Dance Jam & Contest, with prizes to the winners.  Retro swing attire is encouraged, but any appropriate dressy attire is welcome.  Doors open 7pm, followed by a Swing-Dance Lesson at 7:15pm, and dancing 8-11pm.  Admission is $7.  Door prize giveaways happen throughout the evening.  Snacks and soft drinks are available for purchase.

The Gulfport Casino Ballroom has hosted Teen Dances since at least the 1950's, and it's one of the world's top dance destinations, featuring a huge dance floor and a spectacular beachfront setting!  It's located in the St. Petersburg, Florida area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.

Art Walk -- Parents who are dropping off their teens should visit Gulfport's Art Walk festival, happening on the sidewalks of Beach Blvd 6-10pm, walking distance from the Gulfport Casino...  restaurants, vendors, arts & crafts, street musicians, the beach... Gulfport has it all!

For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info or click the links below:
Map/Directions       Info for Parents       Web Page

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