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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday SEPTEMBER 8th 2015
This Wednesday September 9th is the Gulfport Casino Swing Night. West-Coast Swing Lesson 6-7pm with Tina & Russ... East-Coast Swing Lesson 7-8pm with Sam & Bri... Dance 8-11pm. Enter the prize drawing to win one of eight free passes to be given away, including tickets 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. Featuring special guest instructors, Tina Castle & Russ Morris, West-Coast Swing lessons run every Wednesday in September during the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson.
This Sunday September 13th is Fusion Night at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Come experience Tampa Bay's hottest new dance event! The night starts with a Fusion Workshop 6-8pm on American Traveling Swing Dances, featuring special guest instructor, Forrest Outman. Learn Fast Foxtrot, One Step, and Peabody, and how to combine movements to dance your way around the floor. These dances are perfect for mid-tempo to up-tempo swing music. 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.) Just $8 includes both lessons and the dance, and students get $5 admission.
Saturday September 19th is Jazz Night in Tampa, a dance where you can Lindy Hop or Balboa (or Shag, Charleston, Shim Sham, etc) all night long! Dance to the best of Big Band and Traditional Jazz, featuring multiple DJs from all across Florida! September 19th's Jazz Night will include a Lindy Hop Lesson 8-9pm, followed by Dancing 9pm-Midnight+. Doors open 7:45pm and admission is $8 (which includes both the lesson and the dance). Jazz Night happens at Simone Salsa, 8336 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33615. Mark your calendars for future Jazz Nights on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
Get Ready — The world-renowned Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's return to headline this year's Swingin' the New Year celebration at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum! Tickets go on sale October 1st.
Upcoming Bonus Lessons (6-7pm Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night):
FUSION NIGHT — THIS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH — GULFPORT CASINO BALLROOM
American Traveling Swing Dances Fusion Workshop
(Fast Foxtrot, One Step, Peabody, etc)
Special Guest Instructor, Forrest Outman
Modern Musical Mix — Ballroom/Fusion/Requests
All Ages No Partners Needed Admission $8 (Students $5) Door Prizes Cash Bar More Info
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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