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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday OCTOBER 21st 2013

Learn Shim Sham in just 60 minutes...this Wednesday OCT 23rd at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Shim Sham Lesson 6-7pmSwing Dance Lesson 7-8pm,  Dancing 8-11pm.  Just $7 includes both lessons and the dance 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)

FOXTROT lessons start Wednesday NOV 6th at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Every Wednesday in November, 6-7pm, it's Social Foxtrot for Swing Dancers, featuring Special Guest Instructors from Dance Forever studio.

Tampa Bay Lindy ExchangeOnly 18 Weekend Passes remain at the Deep-Discount-Deal rate of $77 (save 33%).  Get them while they last!
So far, registrations have come in from a 9-state area, plus all across Florida!

10 Days LeftEarlybird Special — Save $7/Ticket! — Purchase by October 31st

SWING TIME SECTION — We've reserved a central block of 60 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) 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 are now on sale for Swingin' the New Year at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!  This annual Grand New Year's Eve Celebration for All Ages has become Florida's biggest 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 $211!  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 

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

Get your costume ready!  1st Prize ($150+ value) for Best Costume takes home $50 cash, a Dolphin Watch or Sunset Sail cruise for two ($80 value) courtesy of Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center, and a $25 Gift Certificate to La Cote Basque restaurant!  2nd Prize ($80 value) for Best Costume takes home a Sunset Sail or Dolphin Watch cruise for two courtesy of Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center!  3rd Prize for Best Costume takes home a $25 Gift Certificate to La Cote Basque restaurant, located walking distance from the Gulfport Casino!  Additional prizes will be awarded for 4th & 5th Place, plus Scariest, Hottest, Funniest, Swingiest, and Most Original costumes!

NOTE THE DIFFERENT FORMAT WED OCT 30TH ONLY for the Halloween Costume Ball... doors open 6:45pm, one lesson 7-8pm (Shim Sham, Zombie-Style), $8 admission, dance 8pm 'til midnight.

Suncoast Jazz Classic SWING DANCE Bands Marriott Sand Key Swing Dance at the Suncoast Jazz Classic
Friday November 22nd,  6pm-Midnight+,  at Marriott Sand Key

Dance to FIVE superbly swinging bands from across the USA!  This 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!  Each band performs one full set of music for your dancing pleasure!  The lineup is:

   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 dance kicks off the Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange; admission is included with Weekend Passes.  Individual tickets to this 5-band dance are also available....Tickets go on sale November 1st and will be $22 in advance or $25 at the door.

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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