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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday DECEMBER 16th 2013


 Holiday Christmas Dance Party! — This Wednesday, December 18th 
at the  GULFPORT CASINO SWING NIGHT


Celebrate the Christmas season at this Wednesday December 18th's Gulfport Casino Swing Night with refreshments, lights & decor, plus we'll mix in the best of swingable holiday music!  The whole City of Gulfport, especially the waterfront/Casino area, will be beautifully decorated for the holidays,... and wait 'til you see the Casino itself, with beautiful lights and festive decor both inside & out!  Join us for this holiday dance celebration!



The Gulfport Casino is one of the world's best ballrooms, offering up social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting


Advancing-Your-Swing Dance Lesson 6-7pm
Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm
Swing Music & Dance 8-11pm

Admission $7 (includes 2 Free Lessons!)
Students get 2-for-1 Admission!
 


SWING TIME HOLIDAY SCHEDULE


 Dec 18, 2013 (Wed): Special Event at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night
                     HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS DANCE PARTY


 Dec 25, 2013 (Wed): Gulfport Casino Closed Christmas Day...No Dance


 Dec 31, 2013 (Tue): SWINGIN' THE NEW YEAR at the St. Petersburg Coliseum
                     GRAND NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION FOR ALL AGES


 Jan  1, 2014 (Wed): Gulfport Casino Swing Night - 1st Swing Dance of 2014!
 


BALBOA LESSONS START JANUARY 1ST!
featuring Special Guest Instructor Nathan Foreman


Balboa is the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson topic every Wednesday in January at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Balboa is one of the world's three most popular swing dances (in addition to East-Coast Swing and Lindy Hop) and it can be danced to music ranging from slow to very fast, without expending a lot of energy or taking up a lot of space.  Balboa is a fun dancer's dance, with footwork, lead-follow, and patterns that range from simple to intricate.  Many songs you hear, not just at swing dances but out in the general public, are MEANT FOR BALBOA...so use this dance to greatly expand your repertoire!


Tickets to Swingin' the New Year are selling rapidly!  Join us New Year's Eve for Florida's biggest annual swing-dance event!  The most popular seats — on tables next to the dance floor — are selling out!  Only 34 such "dance floor seats" remain in Section A...only 16 remain in Section B.  Purchase Your Tickets Today!

SWING TIME SECTION...LAST CHANCE THIS WEDNESDAY 12/18 — We reserved a central block of 60 of the best seats in the house for Swing Time regulars, and have been selling these exclusively Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Nights.  Only a few of these tickets remain.  Get your ticket(s) THIS WEDNESDAY, because once they're gone, they're gone!


NEW TICKET OPTIONS!   *  SINGLES TABLES  *  BALCONY  *  ALCOVES  *  SEAT ME ANYWHERE  * 


ONLY 2 ALCOVES REMAIN!Free Alcove SuperSpecial...Save $155



Swingin' the New Year!
GRAND NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION FOR ALL AGES
Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
at the  ST PETERSBURG COLISEUM
featuring  The Tom Kats 18-PIECE BIG BAND
with vocalists  Sasha Tuck & Ronnie P


Live Music & Dancing + Celebration!  9pm-1am
Swing Dance Lesson:  8-9pm (no partner needed)
Doors Open 7:30pm


Midnight Countdown & BALLOON DROP
Vintage Fashion Photo Shoot & Contest!
Party Favors  ~  Noisemakers  ~  Chocolates  ~  Prize Giveaways
Full Cash Bar w/ Champagne Bottles & Toasts Available
*  All Ages  *  Smoke-Free  *  New Year's Decor  *  Free Parking  *
Dress to Impress!    New Year's and Vintage Attire Encouraged


SAVE $5 PER TICKET — Buy tickets by December 10th for just $25 each!


Group Discount — Groups of 10+ take an extra $2 off per ticket!


Rent an Alcove for $99 (holds up to 28 seats; tickets not included)
Only 2 alcoves remain



TICKETS:  $25/by DEC 10th  -or-  $30/after DEC 10th 
Purchase Advance Tickets:
Securely Online at www.TampaBaySwing.com
By Phone at 727-669-7830 or 727-773-0064
In Person at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, Wednesdays 6-11pm
 


FREE ALCOVE SuperSpecial — Save $155!  Buy 28 tickets and get $2 off per ticket plus a Free VIP Alcove with 28 reserved seats and deluxe chocolates included!  You must buy all 28 tickets in ONE transaction over the internet or phone (727-669-7830).  Act now while alcoves last!  Only 2 Alcoves remain.



Group Discounts & VIP Reservations:  Group discounts and Reserved VIP Alcoves & Tables are available for parties of 10 or more, with complimentary deluxe chocolates included!  To receive your group discount of $2/ticket with deluxe chocolates at your table (or alcove) on New Year's Eve, just purchase 10 or more tickets in one transaction (all tickets provide reserved seating).  If you purchase 10 or more tickets online, your group discount will be applied automatically.  Parties reserving VIP Alcoves (alcoves provide anywhere from 0 to 28 seats) may arrive early to custom decorate their alcoves, and may contact us for custom seating arrangements, reserving multiple adjacent alcoves, etc.  Click here to reserve an alcove.


Food & Drinks:  You may bring your own food to this event, or purchase a variety of snacks from the Coliseum's snack bar (everything from popcorn to ice cream to coffee).  For drinks, the Coliseum will run a full cash bar, with beer, wine, mixed drinks, soft drinks, bottled water, and champagne.  No outside beverages are allowed into the Coliseum, and no coolers are allowed.


The spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance and an unparalleled 15,000 square foot oak dance floor!  It's located at 535 4th Ave. N., St. Petersburg FL 33701.
 

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