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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday DECEMBER 29th 2014

Join us New Year's Eve for Florida's biggest swing-dance event!
Bring your friends, bring your sweetie, or just bring yourself...any way you make it, it's going to be a great time!

Photos from prior Swingin' the New Year celebration by Steve Wilcox

BUY LAST-MINUTE TICKETS HEREREAD THIS for last-minute ticket purchases, because EMAILS WILL NOT BE ANSWERED UNTIL JANUARY 3RDSECTIONS A & B (entire left- & right-hand sides of Coliseum) are nearly sold out: only 7 tickets remain, all singles.  SECTIONS C & BALCONY (entrance side of Coliseum) have the remaining tickets: groups of 2+ should buy tickets in these sections, the sooner the better.  All seats New Year's Eve are great seats with easy access to the dance floor.  The balcony is a very cool place to be, with its own dance floor and birds-eye view of the Celebration.  Online and phone sales will be open until 7:30pm New Year's Eve; you can check what seats are still available by clicking the link above and selecting the "Section C" option.  If you miss the 7:30pm 12/31 deadline, then get your tickets at the door...don't call first, just show up.  If you're a dancer and don't intend to sit (much), buy your ticket anytime, even on New Year's Eve at the event; buying in advance, however, gets you in faster because you can print your own ticket, skip the sales window and Will Call line, and proceed straight to the entrance...choose the Dancer Ticket option.  Alcoves are sold out.  Singles Tables — Only 6 tickets remain.  Swing Time Section is sold out.

Photo Booth       Vintage Fashion Contest       Prize Giveaway

PHOTO BOOTH:  All ticketholders are encouraged to visit the Photo Booth at some point during the Celebration to get your pictures taken.  Dress to impress!

VINTAGE FASHION CONTEST — $200+ WORTH OF PRIZES:  To enter the Vintage Fashion Contest, dress up from the era of your choice, and be at the Photo Booth when called (typically around 9:15pm).  Pre-judging will happen at the photo booth, plus you'll get your pictures taken if you haven't already.  Finalists will be featured on stage later in the evening!  GRAND PRIZE PACKAGES for both the top female and male contestants will include a Dolphin Watch or Sunset Sail Cruise for Two courtesy of Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center!  Runners up will both receive a $25 Gift Certificate to La Cote Basque restaurant, plus swing event tickets.  Additional prize packages will be awarded to 3rd place male & female contestants.

PRIZE GIVEAWAY:  Enter the Prize Drawing to win a $50 Gift Certificate to On Pointe Dancewear, a $25 Gift Certificate to La Cote Basque restaurant, plus deluxe gift boxes of chocolate, and swing event tickets!  Drawing will happen at band intermission.

Get your swing dance shoes at On Pointe Dancewear.  On Pointe carries the full line of Aris Allen, Very Fine, Stephanie, and other dance shoes, plus dance clothing and accessories for everything from Swing to Latin, Ballroom, Ballet, Tap & Jazz.  Tired of internet shipping fees and poor-fitting shoes?  At On Pointe, you save money AND you get to try before you buy!  On Pointe is located at 2113 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33713 (Phone 727-895-1111)

Experience local adventures at Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center.  Dolphin landings offers a variety of public day cruises and private charters including the ever popular Dolphin Watch and Sunset Sails, all departing from St Pete Beach.  Dolphin Landings is located at 4737 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706 (Phone 727-360-7411).

Dine before you dance at La Cote Basque Winehouse.  La Cote Basque features fine French & Continental Cuisine, walking distance from the Wednesday Swing Nights at the Gulfport Casino.  La Cote Basque is located at 3104 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707 (Phone 727-321-6888)


 Dec 31, 2014 (Wed): SWINGIN' THE NEW YEAR at the St. Petersburg Coliseum

 Jan  7, 2015 (Wed): Gulfport Casino Swing Night - First Swing Dance of 2015!

 Jan 11, 2015 (Sun): Ballroom Fusion Night

Make plans now to attend Florida's biggest annual swing-dance event!

Swingin' the New Year!
This Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
featuring  MITCH WOODS & HIS ROCKET 88'S!

Live Music & Dancing + Celebration!  9pm-1am
Swing Dance Lesson:  8-9pm (no partner needed)
Doors Open 7:30pm

Midnight Countdown & BALLOON DROP
Vintage Fashion Photo Shoot & Contest!
Party Favors  ~  Noisemakers  ~  Chocolates  ~  Prize Giveaways
Full Cash Bar w/ Champagne Bottles & Toasts Available
*  All Ages  *  Smoke-Free  *  New Year's Decor  *  Free Parking  *
Dress to Impress!    New Year's and Vintage Attire Encouraged

MITCH WOODS & HIS ROCKET 88's — Swingin' the New Year proudly presents...boogie-woogie piano legend, Mitch Woods, who's traveling all the way from California to rock the house LIVE on grand piano at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!  Mitch is joined by his band of swinging rhythm section and horns, the Rocket 88's, who will kick the Coliseum Ballroom into high gear, as they jump & boogie, rock & swing the place like you've never seen!  From swingin' New Orleans rhythm & blues dance grooves (in the style of Fats Domino and others), to soulful ballads, to rockin' high-energy originals, Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88's deliver music that'll make you want to jump up and dance!

Purchase Advance Tickets:
Securely Online at www.TampaBaySwing.com
By Phone at 727-669-7830 or 727-773-0064

Group Discount — Groups of 10+ take an extra $2 off per ticket!

Food & Drinks:  You may bring your own food to this event, or purchase a variety of snacks from the Coliseum's snack bar (everything from popcorn to ice cream to coffee).  For drinks, the Coliseum will run a full cash bar, with beer, wine, mixed drinks, soft drinks, bottled water, and champagne.  No outside beverages are allowed into the Coliseum, and no coolers are allowed.

The spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance and an unparalleled 15,000 square foot oak dance floor!  It's located at 535 4th Ave. N., St. Petersburg FL 33701.

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