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Swing Time Newsletter — Thursday DECEMBER 10th 2015

DISCOUNT DEADLINE TONIGHT (Thursday Dec 10th)Purchase Tickets before midnight tonight to secure the best seats and save.  Tickets are $27 if purchased by midnight tonight, or $30 after December 10th.


ONLY 6 ALCOVES REMAINFree Alcove SuperSpecial...Save $239!  So far, alcoves have been available for parties of 20-28 people.  After December 10th, any remaining alcoves will be put online, first-come first-serve, for a $99 alcove rental fee plus $28 a ticket (10 ticket minimum; group discount applied).

Swingin' the New Year happens 12/31/2015 at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum.  This Grand New Year's Eve Celebration for All Ages (8th Annual) has become Florida's biggest swing-dance event.  The Celebration features the world-renowned Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's!  Get ready to jump & boogie, rock & swing!  Get details & purchase tickets at www.NewYearSwing.com.  This year's Swingin' the New Year promises to be the greatest ever...make plans now to join us!

This Sunday December 13th is Fusion Night at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom.  The night's lessons feature special guest instructor, Debra Kee, teaching Cha Cha and Cha Cha / Swing (East-Coast & West-Coast) Fusion.  Dance 8-11pm to a solid mix of music for all of your favorite dances — West-Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz, Tango, Blues, Rumba, Hustle, Salsa, Bachata, East-Coast Swing, Fusion...you name it...all requests welcome!  Just $8 admission includes both lessons and the dance, students get $5 admission, and all ages are welcome.

Cha Cha 6-7pm
Cha Cha / Swing Fusion 7-8pm
Special Guest Instructor, Debra Kee

Modern Musical Mix — Ballroom/Fusion/Requests

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

Make plans now to attend Florida's biggest annual swing-dance event!

Swingin' the New Year!
Thursday, December 31st, 2015
featuring  MITCH WOODS & HIS ROCKET 88'S!

Live Music & Dancing + Celebration!  9pm-1am
Swing Dance Lesson:  8-9pm (no partner needed)
Doors Open 7:30pm

Midnight Countdown & BALLOON DROP
Vintage Fashion Photo Shoot & Contest!
Party Favors  ~  Noisemakers  ~  Chocolates  ~  Prize Giveaways
Full Cash Bar w/ Champagne Bottles & Toasts Available
All Ages  *  Smoke-Free  *  New Year's Decor  *  Free Parking
Dress to Impress!    New Year's and Vintage Attire Encouraged

TICKETS:  $27/by DEC 10th  -or-  $30/after DEC 10th 
Purchase Advance Tickets:
Securely Online at www.newyearswing.com
By Phone at 727-669-7830 or 813-579-4645
In Person at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night (Wednesdays 6-11pm)


Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's

Swingin' the New Year proudly presents...boogie-woogie piano legend, Mitch Woods, who's traveling all the way from California to rock the house LIVE on grand piano at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!  Mitch is joined by his band of swinging rhythm section and horns, the Rocket 88's, who will kick the Coliseum Ballroom into high gear, as they jump & boogie, rock & swing the place like you've never seen!  From swingin' New Orleans rhythm & blues dance grooves (in the style of Fats Domino and others), to soulful ballads, to rockin' high-energy originals, Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88's deliver music that'll make you want to jump up and dance!

SWING TIME SECTION — We've reserved a central block of 60 of the best seats in the house for Swing Time regulars, and are selling these Wednesdays at the Gulfport Casino Swing Nights, while they last!  Buy one of these tickets and you'll be among friends and fellow dancers.  Tickets in the Swing Time Section are available exclusively to dancers who attend (and purchase them in person at) prior Swing Time events.  Tickets in the Swing Time Section (while they last) are $28 if purchased this Sunday 12/13 or Wednesday 12/16, $29 on Wednesday 12/23, or $30 on Wednesday 12/30.

Group Discount — Groups of 10+ take an extra $2 off per ticket!

FREE ALCOVE SuperSpecial — Save $239!  Buy 28 tickets by December 10th and get the group discount and the advance-purchase discount, plus a Free VIP Alcove with 28 reserved seats and deluxe chocolates included!  You must buy all 28 tickets in ONE transaction over the internet or by phone at 727-669-7830.  Act now while alcoves last!  Only 6 Alcoves remain.

Food & Drinks:  You may bring your own food to this event, or purchase a variety of snacks from the Coliseum's snack bar (everything from popcorn to ice cream to coffee).  For drinks, the Coliseum will run a full cash bar, with beer, wine, mixed drinks, soft drinks, bottled water, and champagne.  No outside beverages are allowed into the Coliseum, and no coolers are allowed.

The spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance and an unparalleled 15,000 square foot oak dance floor!  It's located at 535 4th Ave. N., St. Petersburg FL 33701.

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This Wednesday December 16th is the Gulfport Casino Swing NightBalboa Lesson 6-7pm ...Swing Lesson 7-8pm ...Dance 8-11pm.  BREAKING NEWS — Look for a special Tap Dance Performance by the Jeanne Lynne Dancers happening at 9pm.  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.

Balboa Lessons happen every Wednesday in December, 6-7pm, at the Gulfport Casino Swing NightBalboa is currently the top dance craze in the swing-dance world.  Swing Time instructors, Sam & Bri, have traveled the USA the last two years, studying and dancing Balboa at every opportunity.  We're bringing you a brand new set of Balboa lessons in a fun, easy-to-learn format, with plenty of new moves and patterns each week for beginning- to intermediate-level Balboa dancers.  Learn more about Balboa here.

 JAZZ NIGHT — Tampa's Lindy Hop & Balboa Dance 

Saturday December 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!  Jazz Night includes a Lesson 8-9pm (lesson topic & instructors to be announced), 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 on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

 Holiday Christmas Dance Party — Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 

Celebrate the Christmas season at Wednesday December 23rd's Gulfport Casino Swing Night with refreshments, lights & decor, plus we'll mix in the best of swingable holiday music!  The whole City of Gulfport, especially the waterfront/Casino area, will be beautifully decorated for the holidays,... and wait 'til you see the Casino itself, with beautiful lights and festive decor both inside & out.  Join us for this holiday dance celebration!

The Gulfport Casino is one of the world's best ballrooms, offering up social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting

Balboa Dance Lesson 6-7pm
Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm
Swing Music & Dance 8-11pm
Admission $8 (Students $5)

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