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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday MAY 19th 2014

Dance this Wednesday MAY 21st at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Shag Lesson 6-7pm...  Swing Lesson 7-8pm...  Dance 8-11pm.  Just $7 includes EVERYTHING and Students Get 2-for-1 Admission!  Is your birthday coming up?  Celebrate Your Birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.


SHAG LESSON Last Chance this Wednesday May 21st at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night...one week only!  What's Shag? — just the most popular dance of the swing era!  Watch the Rebirth of Shag movie.  Special guest instructor, Forrest Outman, has spent the last many years studying the Shag, positioning himself as one of the world's foremost experts on the dance.  He & partner, Andrea, will travel to Chicago later this month to compete in the Shag division of the 2014 American Lindy Hop Championships!


Upcoming Bonus Lessons: (6-7pm Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night)


Charleston is the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic every Wednesday in June at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Half of swing dancing is Charleston-based, so get good at Charleston, and you'll get A LOT better at swing!  In these classes, we'll cover partnering, leading & following, and dozens of Charleston moves that you can incorporate into your swing dancing.  GET MORE THAN JUST KICKS!  Most people think Charleston is all about kicks.  Well, kicks are sometimes part of it, but what you do with your arms and your body is more important than what you do with your legs.  In these classes, you'll learn numerous Charleston steps & styles, plus how to work not just your legs, but your arms and body into the dance.  We'll get you feeling and dancing that Charleston!


BALLROOM FUSION NIGHT — SUNDAY JUNE 1ST at the GULFPORT CASINO
A new concept in ballroom dancing...over 25 dances!


LESSONS 6-8PM:
Beginning-Level 6-7pm (Learn the Rumba)
Intermediate-Level 7-8pm (Rumba/Blues Fusion)

DANCING 8-11PM:
8-10pm: Ballroom Mix
10-11pm: Fusion Mix...Anything Goes!

All Ages       No Partners Needed       Admission $7       Door Prizes       Cash Bar


Dance Lessons — Free with Admission!           Map & Directions           More Info


 Tampa Fusion Dance — Saturday June 14th 

PARTNER DANCING TO MODERN MUSIC


Check out the video from the last two Tampa Fusion dances!


Get your Fusion costumes ready!
June 14th's Dance will be a Fusion Costume Party!
Use your imagination to wear at least two costumes...at the same time!


Mark your calendars for Saturday June 14th, the next Tampa Fusion Dance!  Dancing happens 10:30pm-3:00am and features DJ Mineh Ishida spinning for a talented gathering of dancers from all across Florida!  Bring your entire repertoire of partner-dance skills and dance to a mix of pop, r&b, electronica, and other musical fusions ranging from today's club hits to the sultry, groovy, and more.  Admission is $10.  Whatever's your favorite style of dance, join us!


Simone Salsa's main studio on Hillsborough Avenue features awesome atmosphere, lighting, sound, and 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.


PHOTOS from Recent Fusion Dances           What is Fusion Dancing?           FusionTampa Website          



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