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Swing Time Newsletter — Thursday OCTOBER 25th 2012

This Wednesday, October 31st, put on your best costume and get ready to swing with all sorts of exciting characters!  It's Swing Time's 11th Annual Halloween Costume Ball at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  The Ball starts with a one-of-a-kind dance lesson: Shim Sham (with Special Zombie Styling!) 7-8pm; no partner needed.  Starting at 8pm, dance 'til the midnight hour to the Ultimate Halloween Swing/Dance Music Mix... that's right! -- all Halloweeny music, all the way to midnight!  The Halloween Costume Ball features a Costume Parade & Contest with $500+ worth of Cash & Prizes for the Best, Scariest, Hottest, Funniest, Swingiest, and Most Original costumes!  The Ball features loads of Chocolate, Candy, & Trick-or-Treats; Door Prizes; a Zombie Shim Sham; a Steal Dance Mixer; plus Special Halloween Decor & Atmosphere!  Gulfport Casino's vintage waterfront grand ballroom is smoke-free and provides a full bar and free parking.  Just $8 admission includes EVERYTHING, and all ages are welcome!  Experience Tampa Bay's Best Halloween Dance Party... eleven years running!


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.


Dance Lesson -- Free with Admission!       Map & Directions


Need a Halloween Costume? ...Hairstyle? ...Paint?  Visit Buffalo Gal Vintage.  From now through Halloween, enjoy Buffalo Gal's Halloween Slasher Sale!  Special Guests at Buffalo Gal...This FRI 10/26 Azania Opio gives winning Halloween hairstyles... This SAT 10/27 Tawney's Artful Bodies joins Azania with professional face and body painting.  Buffalo Gal Vintage is open 11am-6pm Tue-Sat and is located at 911 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL.  Phone 727-290-8468.


New Orleans Swing Cruise — Last Chance!  The ship is filling up, so get your reservations in now to avoid missing the boat!  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!  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 a cabin mate, or for more info.


Mark Your Calendars: (Special Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night)
    WED OCT 31st 2012 - Swing Time's 11th Annual HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL
    WED NOV 21st 2012 - Pre-Thanksgiving Swing Bash w/ ST PETE BLUES ALL-STARS


Upcoming Bonus Lessons: (6-7pm Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night)
    NOV 2012 - Blues Dancing
    DEC 2012 - Foxtrot



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