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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday AUGUST 21st 2012

Use 'em or lose 'em...2nd Friday Sock Hops have been discontinued...1st Friday Teen Swing Dances have also been discontinued...they were both fun while they lasted!


Learn 1920's-Style Partner Charleston & Solo Charleston 6-7pm this WED August 22nd at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Then it's Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm, followed by Dancing 8-11pm.  Just $7 includes EVERYTHING and Students Get 2-for-1 Admission!  Is your birthday coming up?  Celebrate Your Birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

Friday September 21st, Swing Time's 12th Anniversary Celebration happens in a huge way LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom!  We're bringing, all the way from New England, Swing Legends, Eight to the Bar!  This all-ages celebration features a Jack & Jill Dance Contest at band intermission with $100 Cash 1st Prize!  Doors open 7:45pm, followed by Swing Dance Lesson 8-9pm (no partners needed), then Live Concert & Dancing 9pm-Midnight!  The Celebration includes Anniversary Cake, Door Prizes, and a full cash bar; parking is free.  General Admission Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of event; Reserved Seat Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of event.  Tickets are available now online -or- in person Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.


1ST 100 RESERVED-SEAT TICKETS ONLY $12 EACH -- SAVE $8/TICKET -- WHILE THEY LAST!  Tickets go on sale this WED AUG 22nd at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for our FRI SEP 21st 12th Anniversary Celebration!  Don't ever sit?  We're also selling the first 100 General Admission tickets for only $10 each...Save $5 a ticket!  These offers are valid only at Wednesday's Swing Night WHILE THESE TICKETS LAST!  These offers are NOT valid for internet purchases.


Wanna cruise?  Next year's Sea Swing Sensation dance cruise leaves January 20th 2013 out of New Orleans with stops in Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel!  This week-long cruise brings together swing dancers from California, Florida, and Louisiana, with pre-cruise dancing the night before in New Orleans!  Deposits are due ASAP; $250 refundable deposit reserves your spot, and prices run as low as $751 all-inclusive (which includes the cruise fare, dance fee, taxes, port fees, and gratuities).  Call Brenda (our lindy hopping travel agent and cruise coordinator) at 562-217-1371 to reserve your space, if you're looking for cabin mate, or for more info.

 Swing Time's 
 12TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! 
Friday,  September 21st,  2012
at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
featuring New England's Swing Legends...
EIGHT TO THE BAR!


Click Here to purchase ADVANCE TICKETS
Want Seating?  We highly recommend you purchase advance tickets now!


Eight to the Bar is a pioneer of the modern swing resurgence, together for 35 years and recording 12 albums!  The band swings with a jump jive, jump blues, and boogie woogie sound that inspires dancers wherever they go.  The band is known for the vocal harmonies created by their two female singers and backed by boogie-woogie piano, sax, and an all-star rhythm section.  Eight to the Bar plays about 200 events each year, including prestigious shows, venues, festivals, and dances across the globe!  They love to perform for swing dancers!  They've appeared in concert with Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer, Roy Orbison, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Robert Cray, and Neil Young, to name a few.  And a fun fact for the road... Eight to the Bar's sax player, Collin Tilton, was a collaborator of superstar, Van Morrison, playing sax and flute on the multi-platinum Moondance album!  Last time they played Swing Time, they rocked the house at the Gulfport Casino, with many dancers naming them their favorite new band!  Catch Eight to the Bar LIVE, in this rare Florida appearance, at Swing Time's 12th Anniversary Celebration!


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 rich history, a grand dance floor, a full bar, a smoke-free atmosphere, and free parking.  The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is located in the St. Petersburg, Florida area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.


For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info on the web, or click the links below:
TICKETS           Dance Lesson           Map & Directions           More Info
 


SPECIAL TICKET INFORMATION

For the 12th Anniversary Celebration, tickets and seating work differently than your usual Gulfport Casino event.  Half of the available tickets will be RESERVED SEAT tickets, and the other half will be GENERAL ADMISSION (Dancing Room Only) tickets.  Reserved-Seat tickets buy you a seat at a table, and these tickets are sold on a best-available basis, meaning the earlier you purchase your tickets, the better (closer to the action) your seats will be.  You can even choose your own table (from those still available) if you buy a full table of 10 tickets.  General-Admission tickets admit one person to the event, on a dancing/standing-room-only basis, meaning no seat and no table are provided.  This is perfect for dancers who dance all night, or people who like to go around the hall and socialize.  There will be areas for General Admission ticket holders to congregate, mingle, enjoy a drink, and set down drinks, dance shoes, etc.  There will also be a huge dance floor open for dancing!  If you want to sit, however, buy a "Reserved Seat Ticket" instead.



Upcoming Bonus Lessons: (6-7pm Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night)
    AUG 2012 - Charleston
    SEP 2012 - Triple-Time Swing



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