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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday NOVEMBER 24th 2014

This Wednesday, November 26th — With Thanksgiving on Thursday, the weekend starts Wednesday night, when Swing Time hosts a special evening of live music and swing dancing!  Join in celebration at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for Swing Time's Pre-Thanksgiving Bash!  This huge swing-dance party is always one of the biggest Wednesday Swing Nights of the year, attracting not just locals but out-of-towners who are home for the holidays.

The Bash features live & swingin' music by two different bands, boogie-woogie hall-of-famers, the Liz Pennock & Dr Blues Quartet, plus rock'n'roll sensations, Hairdresser on Fire!  It starts with an Advancing-Your-Swing Dance Lesson 6-7pm, followed by Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm, then Live Music & Dancing 8pm-Midnight.  Admission's just $10 (get your tickets at the door), all ages are welcome, no partner is needed, and it all happens in the spectacular waterfront ballroom of the Gulfport Casino!

Balboa is the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson topic every Wednesday in December 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!  Swing Time instructors, Sam & Bri, will get you dancing and enjoying Balboa in three easy lessons! (December 3rd, 10th & 17th)

Next BALLROOM FUSION NIGHT — Sunday January 11th 2015 — Ballroom Fusion Nights will resume on a once-a-month basis starting January 11th 2015...please mark your calendars.

Advancing-Your-Swing Video Recaps from weeks 1-3 of intermediate-level East-Coast Swing lessons are now online!  Join us this Wednesday 6-7pm at the Pre-Thanksgiving Bash for the finale, where we cover dips and teach some flashy move combinations leading into dips and leans.

Swingin' the New Year happens 12/31/2014 at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!  This annual Grand New Year's Eve Celebration for All Ages has become Florida's biggest swing-dance event...make plans now to join us!  This year's Celebration features the world-renowned Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's!  Get ready to jump & boogie, rock & swing!  Get details & purchase tickets at www.TampaBaySwing.com.

Purchase Tickets Now securely online to save $4 AND secure the best seats!  Tickets are $26 if purchased by December 10th, or $30 after December 10th.  Group discounts and VIP Alcoves and Tables are available for parties of 10 or more, so start organizing your group today.

Free Alcove SuperSpecial — Save $267! — Only 5 Alcoves Remain

SWING TIME SECTION — We've reserved a central block of 60 of the best seats in the house for Swing Time regulars, and are selling these Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Nights, while they last!  Buy one of these tickets and you'll be among friends and fellow dancers, AND you'll save an extra buck by buying in person (currently $25).  Tickets in the Swing Time Section are available exclusively to dancers who attend (and purchase them in person at) prior Swing Time events.

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