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Swing Time Newsletter — Saturday NOVEMBER 23rd 2013

The ultimate swing-dance weekend is happening right now in Tampa Bay!
Join us for today's & tonight's dances!

Fruit Stand Jam Band Dimmitt Community Center Tonight! — SATURDAY SWING SPECTACULAR
Celebrate Swing Time's 13th Anniversary

Saturday November 23rd,  9:00pm-Midnight,  at Dimmitt Community Center in Belleair

Live music by the Fruit Stand Jam Band.  After a day at the beaches, the party hops over to the town of Belleair on the mainland.  Saturday night's main event features dancing on the smooth hardwood floors of the Dimmitt Community Center gymnasium.  This dance hall is huge!  Orlando's 6-piece Lindy-Hop-inspired dance band, the Fruit Stand Jam Band, headlines a night full of dancing, fun, surprises, ...and anniversary cake!  Saturday's Swing Spectacular is presented by Swing Time & The Lindy Connection.  Tickets are $20; purchase them at the door (cash only).

The Fruit Stand Jam Band is a 6-piece Lindy-Hop-inspired dance band hailing from Orlando, Florida.  The Fruit Stand Jam Band was formed in 2011 by six avid lindy hopping friends and musicians who wanted to play music that inspired the dance.  Pulsing rhythm, swinging melodies and solos, and hot horns and vocals are just a few ingredients that have made this traditional jazz ensemble a favorite among Orlando dancers!  The band is currently in hot demand at dance events across the region.

Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange...Saturday's & Sunday's Events
Day Time Place Event Band/Music A la Carte
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 $20
SAT 12:30am-4:30am Dancer's Co-op Late-Night Blues Dance Betty Fox Band $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 $20
SUN Midnight-4am Simone Salsa Midnight Modern Mixer DJ Natch $5

DJ Natch Simone Salsa Midnight Modern Mixer
Sunday Late Night (aka Monday morning),  Midnight-4:00am,  at Simone Salsa

DJ Natch, pioneer of the late-night modern room at lindy exchanges, spins a modern musical mix for your lindy hopping and partner dancing pleasure!  This grand finale of the Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange happens at Simone Salsa, an exciting dance venue located just a short hop (5 miles) from the prior dance at Zendah Grotto, and featuring the perfect ambiance for this modern-themed late-night dance!  You'll want to take the day off Monday for this one!  Sunday's Midnight Modern Mixer is presented by Swing Time.  Tickets are $5; buy them at the door (cash only).

Next Wednesday, November 27th — With Thanksgiving on Thursday, the weekend starts Wednesday night, when Swing Time hosts a special evening of live music and swing dancing!  Join in celebration at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for Swing Time's Pre-Thanksgiving Bash!  This huge swing-dance party is always one of the biggest Wednesday Swing Nights of the year, attracting not just locals but out-of-towners who are home for the holidays.

The Bash features live jump/blues and swing music by D.W. Gill & the Swingin' Jukes.  It starts with a Foxtrot Dance Lesson 6-7pm, followed by Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm, then Live Music & Dancing 8-11pm.  Admission's just $10 (get your tickets at the door), all ages are welcome, no partner is needed, and it all happens in the spectacular waterfront ballroom of the Gulfport Casino!

D.W. Gill & the Swingin' Jukes are a five-piece outfit featuring D.W. Gill on vocals, harmonica & sax, plus the area's finest jump-blues veterans: Matt Swenson on guitar, Tom "TBone" Hamilton on bass, Dennis "Jungle Denny" McCarthy on drums, and Marshall DeMott on saxophone.  Get ready to dance to a diverse mix of jump, swing, and blues originals & classics, with a bit of New Orleans flavor thrown in!

Swingin' the New Year happens 12/31/2013 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!  Get details & purchase tickets at www.TampaBaySwing.com.  This year's Swingin' the New Year promises to be the greatest ever...make plans now to join us!

Purchase Tickets Now securely online to save $5 AND secure the best seats!  Tickets are $25 if purchased by December 10th, or $30 after December 10th.  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 $155! — Only 6 Alcoves Remain

SWING TIME SECTIONOnly 33 tickets remain in this 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.

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