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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday NOVEMBER 5th 2013

FOXTROT lessons start this 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.  That's followed by Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm, then 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!

Thanks to all who attended last Wednesday, making it our biggest & best Halloween Costume Ball ever!  The full PHOTO ALBUM is now online!  NEW — Each photo gives you the option of sharing or downloading the smaller-size (720 x 540) version, or purchasing (just $1.99) the monster-size version (3072 x 2304) in a digital download that's perfect for printing & framing, digitally displaying, gifting, or making a life-size cardboard cutout of yourself.  Enjoy the photos!


THREE LIVE-BAND WEEKEND SWING DANCES! — Many of you have asked "When's the next LIVE BAND event?" and "When's the next WEEKEND swing dance?"  It's been many months, but coming soon is your rare chance to dance all evening to live music AND sleep in the next day...not once but three times!  Support these events if you want more bands and more weekend dances in the future:
   1. Friday Night Swing Dance (11/22 @ Marriott Sand Key) Advance Tickets
      5 Bands + options for all tastes...Big Band, Jazz, Cajun/Zydeco, Rockabilly & more!
   2. Saturday Swing Spectacular (11/23 @ Dimmitt Community Center) Advance Tickets
      Celebrate Swing Time's 13th Anniversary! Live Music by Orlando's Fruit Stand Jam Band!
   3. Pre-Thanksgiving Swing Bash (11/27 Wed @ Gulfport Casino)
      Live Music by D.W. Gill & the Swingin' Jukes!
Buy Advance Tickets for the Friday Night Swing Dance this Wednesday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night or right now securely online.

Free Alcove SuperSpecial — Save $155! — Only 7 Alcoves Remain

Tickets are now on sale for Swingin' the New Year at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!  Save $5/Ticket — Purchase by December 10th.  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.  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

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.

at the Suncoast Jazz Classic festival

Friday November 22nd,  6pm-Midnight+,  at Marriott Sand Key

Dance to FIVE superbly swinging bands from across the USA!  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)

HUGE DANCE FLOOR — 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!  Doors open 6pm.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: Attention Dancers! — Your ticket gets you into both the Swing Dance AND the other four music halls of the festival!  Cajun/Zydeco fans will want to catch Tom Rigney & Flambeau, one of the hottest bands on the American roots music scene, playing two sets of music (6:15-7:15pm & 10-11pm) at the Sheraton across the street (which has a dance floor).  Rock'n'Roll/Rockabilly fans will want to check out Dave Bennett & the Memphis Boys, an incredibly talented act also playing two sets of music (7:30-8:30pm @ Marriott & 11:15pm-12:15am @ Sheraton).  Big Band Swing fans will find an abundance of music in the big-band style.  Jazz lovers will delight to the variety of swinging jazz bands.  Complete Band Schedule

Sponsored by the Suncoast Jazz Classic festival, this dance kicks off the Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange, where admission is included with Weekend Passes.  Individual tickets to this 5-band dance are $22 in advance or $25 the day of event.  Buy Tickets & Weekend Passes securely online.  Advance tickets will also be available this Wednesday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.

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.  Buy a Weekend Pass -or- Advance Tickets to Individual Dances (Advance-Purchase Deadline 11:59pm Thursday 11/21/2013).

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 / $15
SAT 10am-5pm Sheraton & Marriott on Sand Key Suncoast Jazz Classic Festival 25 Acts on 5 Stages $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 $17 / $20
SAT 12:30am-4:30am Dancer's Co-op Late-Night Blues Dance Betty Fox Band $13 / $15
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 $17 / $20
SUN Midnight-4am Simone Salsa Midnight Modern Mixer DJ Natch $5

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