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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday AUGUST 26th 2013

Shim Sham Crash Course / Swing Night This Wednesday AUG 28th @ Gulfport CasinoLearn Shim Sham in just 60 minutes! (6-7pm) ...followed by Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm ...then Dancing 8-11pm!  Enter the prize drawing to win a free ticket to the Blair Crimmins Benefit Concert.  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!

BREAKING NEWS (Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange) — Jack & Jill Dance Contest details are now in!  Prizes include $100 Cash 1st Prize, prize packages for 1st/2nd/3rd place, tickets to Swingin' the New Year at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum, swing-event tickets, and more!  Enter at USF's Marshall Center Amphitheater by 1:30pm Sunday of the Exchange.  Entry fee is $5/person, with all proceeds returned to the winners as cash prizes!  Entry is FREE to everyone who purchases (or has already purchased) a Lindy Exchange Weekend Pass by midnight on September 15th!  Prelims happen 2pm Sunday at USF, with top couples advancing to the finals Sunday night.  "Jack & Jill" is a style of dance contest where contestants are assigned partners by luck-of-the-draw.

REGISTER by SEPTEMBER 15TH for the Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange to get:  1) Free Entry in the Jack & Jill Dance Contest;  2) Savings of 33% on your Weekend Pass;  and 3) Guaranteed Admission to Friday's & Saturday's Late-Night Dances!  Register here

The schedule for the Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange is now complete!  Check it out below and at TampaLindy.com.  So far, registrations have come in from California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Florida...25+ cities ranging from South Florida to Orlando to Pensacola to Tampa Bay!

Get ready for 3 days & 3 nights of nonstop dancing with more live music than any other dance weekend on the planet!  With spectacular venues, swinging on the beaches, an amazing band lineup, dancing 'til you drop with 9 events & 40+ hours of dancing, live jazz & swing & blues, 3 late-night dances (live gypsy jazz & blues, live blues, & modern), and a Jack & Jill contest, the Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange will be an excitement-filled weekend-before-Thanksgiving in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida!

Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange at a glance...
Day Time Place Event Band/Music A la Carte
FRI 6pm-Midnight Marriott Sand Key Swing Dance @ Suncoast Jazz Classic 5 Bands! $22
FRI 12:30am-4:30am Dancer's Co-op Late-Night Swing & Blues Rebecca Zapen Trio $13
SAT 10am-5pm Sheraton & Marriott on Sand Key Suncoast Jazz Classic Festival 20+ Bands! $22
SAT 5pm-8pm Pier 60 Pavilion Sunset Swing Beach Bash Lindy Connection DJs Free
SAT 9pm-Midnight Dimmitt Community Center Saturday Swing Spectacular Fruit Stand Jam Band $20
SAT 12:30am-4:30am Dancer's Co-op Late-Night Blues Dance Betty Fox Band $13
SUN 11am-4pm Marshall Center Amphitheater Swinging with the Bulls USF Swinging Bulls DJ Free
SUN 8pm-Midnight Zendah Grotto Swing Sunday LIVE Kid Dutch & his Blusicians $20
SUN Midnight-4am Simone Salsa Midnight Modern Mixer DJ Natch $5


Blair Crimmins Benefit Concert — Saturday September 14th, one of the hottest 1920's-style bands in the nation plays the St. Petersburg Coliseum in a benefit for UPARC Foundation, complete with dancing.  (Band Info)  Get advance tickets for just $15 (save $6) this Wednesday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

Upcoming Bonus Lessons: (6-7pm Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night)


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