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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday OCTOBER 7th 2013

NEW YEAR'S EVE BREAKING NEWS — Tickets are now on sale for Swingin' the New Year at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!  Earlybird Special — Save $7/Ticket! — Purchase by October 31st.  This Grand New Year's Eve Celebration for All Ages has become Florida's biggest annual swing-dance event!  This year's Celebration features the 18-Piece Tom Kats Big Band!  Group discounts and VIP Alcoves and Tables are available for parties of 10 or more, so start organizing your group today.  Free Alcove SuperSpecial — Save over $200!  This year's Swingin' the New Year promises to be the greatest ever...make plans now to join us!  Get details & purchase tickets at www.TampaBaySwing.com 

Tampa Bay Lindy ExchangeOnly 28 Weekend Passes remain at the Deep-Discount-Deal rate of $77 (save 33%).  Get them while they last!

Dance this Wednesday OCT 9th at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Learn Blues Dancing 6-7pm featuring blues expert & instructor, Steve Stone. (Steve just moved here from Orlando where he ran blues-dancing events for years!)  That's followed by Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm with Sam & Katy, then 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!

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

Wednesday, October 30th, put on your best costume and get ready to swing with all sorts of exciting characters!  It's Swing Time's 12th 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!  The Halloween Costume Ball features a Costume Parade & Contest with $300+ 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... twelve years running!  More Info / Photos from last year

This Saturday OCT 12th, the Carrollwood Cultural Center hosts a Big-Band Swing Dance & Concert with live music by the Sounds of Swing Orchestra.  Dancing runs 8-10pm.  Swing Time's Sam & Katy open the event with a Dance Lesson at 6:30pm.  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.

Announcing the band schedule for Friday NOV 22nd's Swing Dance at the Suncoast Jazz Classic...this dance kicks off the Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange!
   6:15- 7:15pm - Cornet Chop Suey (St. Louis, MO)
   7:30- 8:30pm - Dave Bennett & the Memphis Boys (Detroit, MI)
   8:45- 9:45pm - Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band (Orlando, FL)
  10:00-11:00pm - Kelly/Scott Sextet (Jacksonville, FL)
  11:15-12:15am - Wally's Warehouse Waifs (Michigan)
This 5-band dance takes place in the big Sand Key Ballroom (2nd Floor) of the fabulous Marriott on Sand Key.  For one night only, the Sand Key Ballroom will be set up dance-style, with chairs moved to the walls and the entire floor cleared for dancing!  Your Lindy Exchange Weekend Pass includes admission to this entire dance; or a-la-carte tickets will be $22 in advance or $25 at the door.  A-la-carte Advance Tickets go on sale November 1st.

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 ($100+ Cash 1st Prize), the Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange will be an excitement-filled weekend to remember!  It all happens the weekend before Thanksgiving in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida.  Register now and get the Deep Discount Deal on your Weekend Pass!

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 / $25
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

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