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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday JUNE 24th 2014

Swing Dance this Wednesday June 25th at the Gulfport CasinoCharleston Lesson 6-7pm...Swing Lesson 7-8pm...Dance 8-11pm.  Just $7 includes both lessons and the dance!

          • Enter the prize drawing this Wednesday for your chance to win admission ($50 value) to Celebrate Sinatra TAMPA  (event details below) + free passes to upcoming Swing Nights.

          • 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!

          • 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)

Get ready to learn the Cha Cha at Sunday July 6th's Ballroom Fusion Night!  Though it started in the 1950's, Cha Cha today is danced to a wide selection of modern pop hits.  Cha Cha is an easy-to-learn alternative (and stepping stone) to West-Coast Swing, and can be danced to much of the same modern music.  Special guest instructor, Juan Uribe from Dance Forever studio, leads the 6pm Cha Cha lesson; Swing Time's Sam leads the 7pm Cha Cha/Swing Fusion lesson.  (full details below)

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.

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 July 26th is Celebrate Sinatra TAMPA.  One of Tampa Bay's premier parties, this black-tie optional affair happens at the historic Ritz Ybor, 1503 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605.  (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 July 22nd; $60 after or at the door.  Must be 21+ to attend.  Visit www.CelebrateSinatra.com or phone 813-251-0500 for tickets or more information.

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