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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday FEBRUARY 10th 2015


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Dance this Wednesday FEB 11th at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Learn WEST-COAST SWING in the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson.  Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm...  Dancing 8-11pm.  Just $8 includes both lessons and the dance and students get $5 admission.  Is your birthday coming up?  Celebrate your birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.  Featuring special guest instructors, John Henning & Tina Castle, West-Coast Swing lessons run every Wednesday in February during the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson hour.


Cha Cha lessons happen Sunday February 22nd at Ballroom Fusion NightSwing Time instructors, Sam & Bri, teach Cha Cha to both modern & retro music, with topics ranging from fun to funky!  We'll cover all bases and basics, then progress to cool intermediate-level patterns.  Finally, we'll show you how to transform your Cha Cha, to instantly dance moves in the Lindy Hop!  We'll show you how to fuse the two dances and transition back & forth.  Lessons happen 6-8pm, followed by dancing 8-11pm.  See below for full details of February 22nd's Ballroom Fusion Night.


Lindy Hop lessons start Wednesday March 4th at the Gulfport Casino Swing NightLindy Hop lessons run every Wednesday in March during the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson hour.


 BALLROOM FUSION NIGHT — Sunday February 22nd 

LESSONS 6-8PM:
Beginning-Level (Ballroom) 6-7pm — Cha Cha
Intermediate-Level (Fusion) 7-8pm — Cha Cha / Lindy Fusion

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

SPECIAL DANCE PERFORMANCE AT INTERMISSION
All Ages       No Partners Needed       Admission $8 (Students $5)       Door Prizes       Cash Bar

Ballroom Fusion Night returns to the Gulfport Casino Sunday February 22nd!  All social dancers from a diversity of dance scenes, ranging from Swing to Latin/Salsa to Tango to Ballroom to West-Coast to Blues and more, are encouraged to attend and help create this partner-dancing fusion!  Ballroom Fusion Night is social dancing "outside the box", featuring lessons and music for over 30 different partner dances!  We've modernized the ballroom-dance concept, expanding it to include all of today's most popular partner dances, plus exciting new dance music.  Most songs during the evening support multiple dances.


Ballroom Fusion Night is held one Sunday per month at the Gulfport Casino.  Mark your calendar with 2015's Schedule of Ballroom Fusion Nights and Ballroom Fusion Night Lessons.  The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is one of the world's top dance destinations, offering social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting.  It features a rich history, a grand dance floor, a full cash bar, a smoke-free atmosphere, and free parking.  It's located in the St. Petersburg, Florida area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.


 DANCER APPRECIATION NIGHT — Sunday February 15th 

The Gulfport Casino hosts its first-ever Dancer Appreciation Night on Sunday February 15th with dancing, live music, lessons, and performances, featuring a mix of Ballroom, Swing, Salsa, and Argentine Tango that showcases the four dances held every week at the Gulfport Casino.  Dancer Appreciation Night starts with Dance Lessons 6-7pm, with 15-minute mini lessons devoted to each of the four styles of dance.  It continues with Live Music 7-10pm featuring Fred Case's Good Times Swing & Ballroom Fantasy Band, a 5-piece band that boasts a repertoire of hundreds of songs.  During band intermissions, the audience will be treated to performances featuring instructors from the Gulfport Casino's various dance nights.  Door prizes will be awarded at intermissions.  Admission is $8.

Win a free ticket!  Swing Time has 30 free tickets remaining to Dancer Appreciation Night.  To win, you must currently be a subscriber to this Swing Time email newsletter.  Just reply to this newsletter before 2pm this Wednesday and let us know you want a ticket (limit one ticket per subscriber), then show up to dance this Wednesday (Feb 11th) at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, where you can claim your ticket at the front desk.  (You must buy a ticket to this Wednesday's Swing Night to be eligible.)  Tickets will go to the first 30 people who respond AND who claim their ticket by 9:30pm Wednesday night.  A waiting list will be kept of respondents #31 and up, and any remaining/unclaimed tickets will be awarded after 9:30pm Wednesday to the highest respondents on the waiting list.  Good luck, and be sure to hit that reply button before 2pm this Wednesday!


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