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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday JANUARY 6th 2014

This Wednesday (Jan 8)Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Balboa Lesson 6-7pm...Swing-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!

Balboa featuring Special Guest Instructor Nathan Foreman is the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson topic every Wednesday in January at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Balboa is one of the world's most popular swing dances, and it can be danced to music from slow to 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!  Instructor & Balboa guru, Nathan Foreman, has traveled the universe the past 20 years studying Balboa.  Now he shares his expertise with you in four easy lessons!

 Tampa Fusion Dance! — Saturday, January 11th, 2014 

This Saturday (Jan 11), Tampa's first-ever fusion dance happens 11pm-3am and features DJ Mineh Ishida.  Bring your entire repertoire of partner-dance skills and dance to a fusion mix of pop, r&b, electronica, etc, ranging from today's club hits to the sultry, groovy, and more!  The first half hour, 11:00-11:30, is an open-floor jam/practice session where you can share ideas with other dancers.  The dancing fun starts 11:30pm.  Whatever's your favorite style of dance, join us!

Simone Salsa's main studio on Hillsborough Avenue features awesome atmosphere, lighting, and sound, plus 2500 square feet of smooth hardwood dance floor!  Address — It's located in the Home Design Plaza shopping center at 8336 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33615Parking — Simone Salsa has a huge (and free) parking lot just a few feet from its entrance.  Drinks — You can BYO beverages to this venue (as long as you keep 'em off the dance floor).  Bottled water is also available for purchase.

Wednesday March 12th 2014, Keith Jones & the Makeshifts play the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  This Ohio band swings hot jump-blues and traditional rock'n'roll for your dancing pleasure.  Mark your calendars now for a special evening of live music & swing dancing!  The evening starts with a West-Coast Dance Lesson 6-7pm, followed by Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm, then Live Music & Dancing 8-11pm.  Admission is just $10 (no free passes accepted on band nights); get your tickets at the door.  Making their second appearance at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, Keith Jones & the Makeshifts were a huge hit with dancers when they played for us last summer! 

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