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Swing Time Newsletter — Friday NOVEMBER 30th 2012
This Saturday DEC 1st, the
Carrollwood Cultural Center hosts a
Big-Band Swing Dance & Concert with live music by the Sounds of Swing Orchestra.
Dancing starts at 7:30pm. Swing Time opens the event with a
Dance Lesson 6:30-7:30pm. Tickets are $11-$16.
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.
FOXTROT LESSONS start this Wednesday DEC 5th
at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night! Every Wednesday in December, 6-7pm,
it's Social Foxtrot for Swing Dancers, featuring Special Guest Instructors from Let's Dance!
...followed by Swing Dance Lessons with Sam & Katy 7-8pm ...then Dance 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!
DISCOUNT DEADLINE DECEMBER 10TH —
Purchase Tickets Now
securely online to SAVE $5 and secure the best seats!
Tickets are $24 if purchased by December 10th, or $29 after December 10th, plus $1 Coliseum surcharge.
SWING TIME SECTION —
We've reserved a central block of 90 of the best seats in the house for Swing Time regulars, and are selling these
Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Nights,
while they last! So if you'd like to hang with the Swing Time crowd, get your ticket(s) on Wednesday!
This Wednesday 12/5 will be your LAST CHANCE to save $5 on tickets in this section.
Tickets in the Swing Time Section are available exclusively to dancers who attend (and purchase them in person at) prior Swing Time events.
ONLY 6 ALCOVES REMAIN —
Free Alcove SuperSpecial...Save $155!
Monday December 31st 2012 —
Swingin' the New Year,
a Grand New Year's Eve Celebration for All Ages, happens at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!
This has become Tampa Bay's biggest annual swing-dance event!
It features the 20-Piece Swingin' the New Year Orchestra,
an allstar big band with vocalists, Lorri Hafer, Ron Pond, and Emily Gail!
The evening includes live music, dancing and celebration 9pm-1am,
plus an intro swing-dance lesson 8-9pm (no partner needed);
doors open 7:30pm. The celebration features a midnight countdown &
balloon drop, a vintage fashion photo shoot & contest,
party favors & chocolates, prize giveaways, free parking, and a full cash bar
with champagne bottles and toasts available.
The St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance, a smoke-free
atmosphere, and an unparalleled 15,000 square foot oak dance floor!
Dress to impress! ...New Year's and vintage attire are encouraged.
Swingin' the New Year
is a Swing Time and Swing Gang production, sponsored by
GULFPORT CASINO SWING NIGHT
Holiday Christmas Dance Party! — Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Celebrate the Christmas season at Wednesday December 19th's
Gulfport Casino Swing Night
with refreshments, lights & decor, plus we'll mix in the best of swingable holiday music!
The whole City of Gulfport, especially the waterfront/Casino area, will be beautifully decorated for the holidays,...
and wait 'til you see the Casino itself, with beautiful lights and festive decor both inside & out!
Join us for this holiday dance celebration!
The Gulfport Casino is one of the world's best ballrooms, offering up social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting
Foxtrot Dance Lesson 6-7pm
Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm
Swing Music & Dance 8-11pm
Admission $7 (includes 2 Free Lessons!)
Students get 2-for-1 Admission!
JAN 20th-27th 2013,
the Sea Swing Sensation
dance cruise sails out of New Orleans with stops in Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel!
Join Swing Time and dancers from California to Florida for the cruising and dancing
experience of a lifetime, with pre-cruise dancing the night before in New Orleans!
THE SHIP IS SELLING OUT, so register ASAP! 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.
FEMALE CABIN MATE WANTED —
Want to go on the swing cruise but need someone to split a cabin?
We have another female dancer in the same boat.
Just reply to this email and we'll put you both in touch!
Make plans now to attend Tampa Bay's biggest annual swing-dance event!
Swingin' the New Year!
GRAND NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION FOR ALL AGES
Monday, December 31st, 2012
at the ST PETERSBURG COLISEUM
Swingin' the New Year Orchestra!
20-PIECE ALLSTAR BIG-BAND
featuring vocalists Lorri Hafer & Ron Pond & Emily Gail
Live Music & Dancing + Celebration! 9pm-1am
Swing Dance Lesson: 8-9pm (no partner needed)
Doors Open 7:30pm
Midnight Countdown & BALLOON DROP
Vintage Fashion Photo Shoot & Contest!
Party Favors ~ Noisemakers ~ Chocolates ~ Prize Giveaways
Full Cash Bar w/ Champagne Bottles & Toasts Available
* All Ages * Smoke-Free * New Year's Decor * Free Parking *
Dress to Impress! New Year's and Vintage Attire Encouraged
NEW FOR THIS YEAR'S CELEBRATION:
All Tickets Provide a Reserved Seat!
Groups of 10+ get $2/Ticket Discount!
Rent an Alcove for $99 (holds up to 28 seats; tickets not included)
Swing Time Section —
We've reserved a central block of 90 of the best seats in the house for Swing Time regulars,
and will be selling these on
Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Nights,
while they last! So if you'd like to hang with the Swing Time crowd, get your ticket(s) this Wednesday.
Tickets in the Swing Time Section are available exclusively to dancers who attend
(and purchase them in person at) prior Swing Time events.
TICKETS: $24/by DEC 10th -or- $29/after DEC 10th (+ $1 Coliseum surcharge)
Purchase Advance Tickets:
Securely Online at www.TampaBaySwing.com
By Phone at 727-669-7830 or 727-773-0064
In Person at the
Gulfport Casino Swing Night, Wednesdays 6-11pm
FREE ALCOVE SuperSpecial -- Save $155!
Buy 28 tickets and get $2 off per ticket plus a Free VIP Alcove with 28 reserved seats and deluxe chocolates included!
You must buy all 28 tickets in ONE transaction over the internet or phone (727-669-7830).
Act now while alcoves last! Only 6 Alcoves remain.
Group Discounts & VIP Reservations:
Group discounts and Reserved VIP Alcoves & Tables are available for parties of 10 or more,
with complimentary deluxe chocolates included! To receive your group discount of $2/ticket
with deluxe chocolates at your table (or alcove) on New Year's Eve, just purchase 10 or more tickets in one transaction
(all tickets provide reserved seating). If you purchase 10 or more tickets online, your group discount will be applied automatically.
Parties reserving VIP Alcoves (alcoves provide anywhere from 0 to 28 seats) may arrive early
to custom decorate their alcoves, and may contact us for custom seating arrangements,
reserving multiple adjacent alcoves, etc.
Click here to reserve an alcove.
The Coliseum balcony, with its spectacular view, seating for up to 150, plus its own private bar and dance floor,
is available for a large group reservation or sponsorship; contact us for balcony info.
Food & Drinks:
You may bring your own food to this event, or purchase a variety of snacks from the Coliseum's snack bar
(everything from popcorn to ice cream to coffee). For drinks, the Coliseum will run a full cash bar,
with beer, wine, mixed drinks, soft drinks, bottled water, and champagne.
No outside beverages are allowed into the Coliseum, and no coolers are allowed.
The spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum
provides historic swing-era ambiance and an unparalleled 15,000 square foot oak dance floor!
It's located at 535 4th Ave. N., St. Petersburg FL 33701.
Map & Directions
Mark Your Calendars: (Special Wednesdays at the
Gulfport Casino Swing Night)
WED DEC 19th 2012 - Swing Time's HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS DANCE PARTY
Upcoming Bonus Lessons: (6-7pm Wednesdays at the
Gulfport Casino Swing Night)
DEC 2012 - Foxtrot
JAN 2013 - Advancing Your Swing
FEB 2013 - Balboa
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