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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday MARCH 24th 2015
This Wednesday MAR 25th, dance at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night! Learn Lindy Hop 6-7pm... 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.
Don't miss the Lindy Lesson Grand Finale this Wednesday 6-7pm at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night! We'll cover ladies styling, swivels, and switches, and show both partners how to incorporate these fancy moves into their dancing. We'll revisit Lindy / ChaCha Fusion with a brand-new advanced variation you can add to both dances. AND we'll cover some fun lindy-hop moves made famous by the grandaddy of swing, Frankie Manning! It's all-new material this Wednesday, no review, so all levels of dancers are welcome!
ADVANCING YOUR SWING APRIL 8TH-29TH — Get ready for Advancing Your Swing lessons, happening 6-7pm four Wednesdays, April 8th through April 29th, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night. Learn Cool Moves, Footwork Variations, Multiple Turns, Dips, Leans, and more! Add style to your swing dancing. Become a better leader or follower, and get asked to dance much more often. (For dancers who've taken this series before, we have lots of fun new material in store!)
FOOL's FEST Celebration — Wednesday, April 1st
at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night
Crazy Costume Contest Dancing Fool Contest Astonishing Prizes!
Wednesday, April 1st, Swing Time hosts the FOOL's FEST, an April Fool's Day Celebration at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night. Foolish, tacky, colorful, and outrageous costumes are encouraged! Kicking off the event are two dance lessons (no partner needed): learn a variety of authentic swing-dance steps and moves that range from fun to foolish, and that are danced by professional swing-dancers worldwide! Dance the night away, 8-11pm, to a swinging selection that'll include a handful of humorous songs to brighten up your evening. At intermission (9:30pm) is the Prize Giveaway that'll include Door Drawing prizes and Crazy Costume prizes! At 10pm is the Dancing Fool Contest, with winners determined by a set of fun & frivolous criteria.
Swing Dance Lesson 6-7pm (Foolish Steps)
Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm (Foolish Moves)
Admission: $8 for Dancing Fools, $5 for Student Fools, $0 for Birthday Fools!
All Ages No Partners Needed Door Prizes Cash Bar Free Parking
BALLROOM FUSION NIGHT — Sunday, April 12th
Beginning-Level (Ballroom) 6-7pm
Intermediate-Level (Fusion) 7-8pm
8-10pm: Ballroom Mix
10-11pm: Fusion Mix...Anything Goes!
All Ages No Partners Needed Admission $8 (Students $5) Door Prizes Cash Bar
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, plus exciting new dance music! Mark your calendar with 2015's Schedule of Ballroom Fusion Nights. 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.
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.
Wednesday April 29th, Keith Jones & the Makeshifts play the Gulfport Casino Swing Night! One of the best groups to ever play the Gulfport Casino, this Ohio band swings hot jump-blues and traditional rock'n'roll for your dancing pleasure. Mark your calendars now for a special evening of live music & swing dancing! The evening starts with an Advancing-Your-Swing Dance Lesson 6-7pm, followed by Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm, then Live Music & Dancing 8-11pm. Admission is just $12 (no free passes accepted on band nights); get your tickets at the door. Making their third appearance at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, Keith Jones & the Makeshifts were a huge hit with dancers when they played for us before. In fact, last year, they helped set a new Wednesday Swing Night attendance record!
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