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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday MARCH 3rd 2015

Dance this Wednesday MAR 4th at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Learn LINDY HOP in the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson.  Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm...  Dance 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.

Lindy Hop lessons start this Wednesday March 4th at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, and run every Wednesday in March during the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson hour.  Swing Time instructors, Sam & Bri, will get you dancing Lindy Hop by the end of Lesson #1, using our unique one-step-at-a-time approach, where each move builds upon the previous by varying exactly one step.  Get to the ninth move in the series and you'll know all of the basic Lindy Hop patterns!  Sam has over 15 years of Lindy Hop experience, traveling the USA to dance and learn from the world's top masters and legends of Lindy Hop.

Want to learn more West-Coast Swing?  Come to this Sunday March 8th's 1960's-themed Ballroom Fusion Night, where we're offering two hours of beginning-level & intermediate-level West-Coast & West-Coast Fusion classes, taught by the Tampa Bay West Coast Swing Association!

 BALLROOM FUSION NIGHT — This Sunday, March 8th 
 Swing Time Celebrates the 1960's! 

Beginning-Level (Ballroom) 6-7pm — West Coast Swing
Intermediate-Level (Fusion) 7-8pm — West Coast Fusion
Lessons Taught by Tampa Bay West Coast Swing Association

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

All Ages       No Partners Needed       Admission $8 (Students $5)       Door Prizes       Cash Bar

Celebrate the 1960's this Sunday March 8th at Ballroom Fusion Night at the Gulfport Casino.  1960's attire is encouraged!  DJ Sam spins the best of 1960's Rock'n'Roll, Motown, Funk, Latin, Blues, Soul, Jazz, Surf, Pop & more!  ...and YES, we will play music that supports a wide variety of your favorite dances, including most ballroom, swing, and latin dances, plus some fun fad dances of the '60's!  Most songs during the evening will support multiple dances.  Doors open 5:45pm, followed by dance lessons 6-8pm and dancing 8-11pm to the best dance music of 1960-1969!  The night includes a Limbo Contest at 9:30pm with prizes to the winners!

Ballroom Fusion Night is held one Sunday per month at the Gulfport Casino.  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.  Mark your calendar with 2015's Schedule of Ballroom Fusion Nights and Ballroom Fusion Night LessonsThe 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.

Whatever happened to Carleene?  Former Swing Time instructor, Carleene, has returned for a few weeks to Florida from her new home in England, and is currently performing on a 20-show Florida tour with UK swing-band sensations, the Jive Aces.  During the shows, Carleene dances onstage as part of the Tinseltown Jitterbugs, a quartet of the world's top swing dancers that includes Yuval Hod, Jul Slavikas, and Minn VoCatch the show this Monday March 9th at 1pm when it comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater!

Saturday MAR 14th, the Carrollwood Cultural Center hosts a Big-Band Dance & Concert with live music by the Sounds of Swing Orchestra.  Dancing runs 8-10pm.  Swing Time opens the event with dance lessons 6:30-8:00pm.  Tickets are $12-$18.  Visit the Cultural Center's link above for tickets or more information.  The Carrollwood Cultural Center is located at 4537 Lowell Rd, Tampa, FL 33618; Phone 813-269-1310.

Friday MAR 27th, The Club at Treasure Island presents Midnight in Paris Cabaret"Catch the late-night taxi back to Paris in the 1920's".  The show features Paul Wilborn on vocals and piano; Ms. Eugenie Bondurant on vocals; Frank Bowman on multiple horns; Nate Najar on guitar, bass & drums; plus special guest dancers from Swing Time.  Tickets are $20.  Visit The Club's link above for tickets or more information.  The Club at Treasure Island is located at 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island, FL 33706; Phone 727-367-4511.

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