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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday JULY 3rd 2012

Tonight (WED July 4th)...NO DANCE...Gulfport Casino is closed for the City's Independence Day Celebration.

This FRIDAY July 6th... Teen Swing Dance at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom!  Open to teens ages 13+.  This new dance is catching on with young folks across Tampa Bay, with last month setting a new attendance record!  With schools out for the summer, Friday's dance will be off the charts...spread the word!

TWO EVENTS NEXT WEEK...2-EVENT SPECIAL!  Attend both and save.  Buy your tickets to Wednesday July 11th's Gulfport Casino Swing Night and Friday July 13th's SOCK HOP featuring THE IMPACS at the same time (on Wednesday July 11th at the door) for just $15 total — SAVE $4!  You must buy your tickets on Wednesday though; no discount tickets will be available for purchase Friday.

Next WED July 11th, swing at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, with COLLEGIATE SHAG Lessons 6-7pm featuring special guest instructor, Forrest Outman, followed by Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm with Sam & Katy, and Dancing 8-11pm!  Just $7 includes EVERYTHING and Students Get 2-for-1 Admission!  Enter the prize drawing to win a free admission to Ken Walters' 15th Annual Celebrate Sinatra!  Is your birthday coming up?  Celebrate Your Birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

Next FRI July 13th, Swing Time presents... SOCK HOP @ Gulfport Casino w/ original rock'n'roll artists THE IMPACS!  During their reign as Florida's top rock'n'roll band, The Impacs recorded 3 albums and 13 singles on labels including King Records and Dick Clark's Cameo/Parkway Records.  In early 1962, The Impacs were drafted to become members of Dick Clark's Cavalcade of Stars.  This touring show featured all of the hit makers of 1957-1964.  The Impacs became known for their own show AND for their ability to faithfully duplicate the hits for other artists.  Artists including Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Jan & Dean, Ray Stevens, The Everly Brothers, The Coasters, and many more requested that Dick Clark provide the services of The Impacs to back them up when they toured the Southeastern USA!  Today, The Impacs bring the party to the Gulfport Casino!  Experience the excitement on Friday July 13th!  Special Bonus: Take the 8pm dance lesson to learn the '50's partner dance THE BOP!

Upcoming Bonus Lessons: (6-7pm Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night)
    JUL 2012 - Collegiate Shag
    AUG 2012 - Charleston

SAT July 28th is Ken Walters' 15th Annual CELEBRATE SINATRA!  One of Tampa Bay's premier parties, this black-tie optional affair happens at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 East 7th Avenue in Tampa.  (See Jim Webb's Video #1 and Video #2 from a prior Celebrate Sinatra!)  Celebrate the life and music of Frank Sinatra with dancing to the sounds of Tom Tiratto's 17-piece big-band orchestra with Ashley Locheed and Paul Phillips.  In addition, the Latin Lovers perform in the Copa Room.  The event runs 8pm-1am and features passed hors d'oeuvres by Bernini, complimentary signature vodka martinis the first hour, a cash bar, and valet parking.  Celebrate Sinatra recreates an era of style and sophistication.  Join Swing Time and a who's who list of Tampa Bay personalities for this grand celebration!  Reserve your admission now.... Admission is $50 if purchased by July 24th; $60 after or at the door.  Visit www.CelebrateSinatra.com or phone 813-251-0500 for tickets or more information.

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