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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday MAY 19th 2015

This Wednesday MAY 20th is the Gulfport Casino Swing NightCharleston Lesson 6-7pm (This week, we cover Charleston moves danced in the open and closed positions, facing your partner.)  Swing 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.

This Sunday MAY 24th is Fusion Night at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom!  Come experience Tampa Bay's hottest new dance event, and plan to stay out late dancing, because it's Memorial Day weekend, and you have Monday off!  The night's lessons feature special guest instructors, Tatyana & Brian (pictured below), from The Way 2 Dance studio in Brandon.  They'll be teaching Samba & Tango (American-style), two incredibly useful dances for music ranging from retro to modern.  Lessons are followed by Dancing 8-11pm to an exciting mix of music supporting your favorite partnered dances.  (We also take requests, if you have a special dance you want to dance or song you want to hear.)  Please spread the word!

Congratulations to Bri on one year of Lindy Hopping!  Check out her "Before" (May 2014) and "After" (May 2015) videos dancing Frankie Manning's Lindy Chorus.

CHARLESTON IN MAYCharleston is the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic every Wednesday in May at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, and we've added new classes this year! (See list of classes below.)  Half of swing dancing is Charleston-based, so get good at Charleston, and you'll get A LOT better at swing, whether you dance East-Coast Swing or Lindy Hop.  In these classes, we'll cover partnering, leading & following, and dozens of Charleston moves that you should immediately incorporate into your swing dancing.  We'll get you feeling and dancing those Charlestons!


Beginning-Level (Samba & Tango) 6-7pm
Intermediate-Level (Samba & Tango) 7-8pm
Special Guest Instructors, Tatyana & Brian, from The Way 2 Dance

Modern Musical Mix — Ballroom/Fusion/Requests

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

THE LESSONS — Learn Tango & Samba for social dancing!  In the 6-7pm Beginner's Lesson, you'll spend 30 minutes each learning the basics of both dances (as done in the American ballroom style) along with several moves.  In the 7-8pm Intermediate Lesson, you'll advance in both dances and learn essential Tango posture, frame, leg action, do's and don'ts; plus Samba bounce action, timing application, and an incredibly fun Samba line dance!

THE INSTRUCTORSTatyana Frost is the owner of The Way 2 Dance studio, and has been a professional dance instructor for 15 years.  In addition to teaching, Tatyana and her partner, Brian Defreitas, are professional competitors in American-Style ballroom dancing.  The Way 2 Dance offers private and group dance lessons seven days a week (no partner needed) in ballroom, latin, and swing.  It features a fun and relaxing environment, along with talented and dedicated instructors.  The Way 2 Dance is located at 610 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, FL 33511; Phone 813-966-4788.

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