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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday AUGUST 24th 2015

This Wednesday August 26th is the Gulfport Casino Swing NightQuickstep Lesson 6-7pm...  Swing Lesson 7-8pm...  Dance 8-11pm.  Enter the prize drawing to win a ticket to Celebrate Sinatra St. Petersburg! (event details below).  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.

West-Coast Swing lessons start next Wednesday September 2nd at the Gulfport Casino Swing NightFeaturing special guest instructors, Tina Castle & Russ Morris, West-Coast Swing lessons run every Wednesday in September during the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson.  Upcoming Bonus Lessons (6-7pm Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night):

This Saturday August 29th...New Dance in Tampa — Announcing Jazz Night, a Tampa Bay dance where you can Lindy Hop or Balboa all night long!  Dance to the best of Big Band and Traditional Jazz.  Lessons are included the hour before the dance.  Support this first Jazz Night, and we can make this a once-a-month event!  Jazz Night happens at Simone Salsa, 8336 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33615.  Doors Open 7:45pm...Balboa Lesson 8-9pm...Dancing 9pm-Midnight+...Admission $8.

Mark your calendars for the next Fusion Night at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, happening Sunday September 13th.

6TH ANNUAL FRIDAY SWING DANCE at the 25TH ANNUAL SUNCOAST JAZZ CLASSIC! — The weekend before Thanksgiving, the Suncoast Jazz Classic festival happens at the Sheraton and Marriott on Sand Key (Clearwater Beach).  This year, the Suncoast Jazz Classic hosts a Friday-night swing dance with an amazing lineup of all-new bands and a new/bigger venue at the Sheraton Sand Key!  All lindy hoppers, swing dancers, balboa dancers, etc, who appreciate swinging big-band and traditional jazz are encouraged to attend.  Support your very own Tampa Bay jazz festival by bringing your dancing self and friends, and get ready to dance to some world-class live music!  We'll post more about this year's festival (and swing dance) later, but for now, mark your calendars for the evening of Friday November 20th.

Saturday September 26th is the 2nd Annual Celebrate Sinatra St. Petersburg!  One of Tampa Bay's premier parties, this black-tie optional affair happens at One Progress Plaza, 255 1st Ave S, St Petersburg, FL 33701.  (See Jim Webb's video from a prior Celebrate Sinatra.)  Celebrate the life and music of Frank Sinatra with dancing 9pm-1am to a live big-band orchestra with male and female vocalists.  The event runs 8pm-1am and features passed hors d'oeuvres, complimentary signature vodka martinis the first hour, a cash bar, casino gaming tables, and valet parking.  Celebrate Sinatra recreates an era of style and sophistication.  Join Swing Time and a who's who list of Tampa Bay personalities for this grand celebration!  Reserve your admission now.... Admission is $65 if purchased by September 22nd; $75 after or at the door.  It's open to ages 21 and up.  Visit www.CelebrateSinatra.com or phone 813-251-0500 for tickets or more information.

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