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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday JUNE 9th 2014

Dance this Wednesday June 11th at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Charleston for Swing Dancers is the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson; add a full repertoire of Charleston moves to your swing dancing, plus learn great Charleston technique and lead/follow skills (see full description below).  Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm...Dancing 8-11pm.  Just $7 includes EVERYTHING.

          • School's out for the summer and students get 2-for-1 admission every Wednesday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Take advantage of this sweet deal while it lasts!

          • Enter the prize drawing this Wednesday for your chance to win admission ($50 value) to Celebrate Sinatra ST PETERSBURG!  (event details below)

          • Is your birthday coming up?  Celebrate your birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.

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

Charleston for Swing Dancers is the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic the next three Wednesdays 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 (or lindy hopping).  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!

 Tampa Fusion Dance — This Saturday June 14th 


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!

This Saturday June 14th is 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          

A new concept in ballroom dancing...over 25 dances!

Beginning-Level 6-7pm (Learn the Cha Cha)
Intermediate-Level 7-8pm (Cha Cha/Swing Fusion)

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

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

Cha Cha Lesson — July 6th's beginning lesson covers the Cha Cha, an extremely useful dance for dancing to modern music (and vintage music too).

Cha Cha/Swing Fusion Lesson — July 6th's intermediate lesson is Cha Cha vs Swing.  In this fusion of Cha Cha & Swing Dancing, we'll cover some intermediate-level Cha Cha, then use moves from the Cha Cha to widen everyone's swing dancing repertoire.  (You can apply this new material to a variety of swing dances, including East-Coast Swing, West-Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, and Charleston.)  We'll cover musical/timing/footwork similarities & differences.  Finally, we'll use concepts from swing dancing to invent a fancy new move in the Cha Cha!

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

Saturday June 21st is Celebrate Sinatra ST PETERSBURG, as Ken Walters' celebration expands to the Pinellas side of Tampa Bay!  One of Tampa Bay's premier parties, this black-tie optional affair happens at Nova 535, 535 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N, St Petersburg, FL 33701.  (See Jim Webb's Video #1 and Video #2 from a prior Celebrate Sinatra.)  Celebrate the life and music of Frank Sinatra with dancing 9pm-1am to a live big-band orchestra with male and female vocalists.  A Latin Quartet opens the show (and the dance floor) 8-9pm.  The event runs 8pm-1am and features passed hors d'oeuvres by Cassis, complimentary signature vodka martinis the first hour, a cash bar, casino gaming tables, and valet parking.  Celebrate Sinatra recreates an era of style and sophistication.  Join Swing Time and a who's who list of Tampa Bay personalities for this grand celebration!  Reserve your admission now.... Admission is $50 if purchased by June 17th; $60 after or at the door.  Visit www.CelebrateSinatra.com or phone 813-251-0500 for tickets or more information.

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