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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday DECEMBER 14th 2015

Tickets are selling rapidly for Swingin' the New Year featuring Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's!  Only 25 tickets remain in the Swing Time section...get them, first-come first-serve, at this Wednesday's Gulfport Casino Swing Night.  Or buy tickets online...if you want to be near the Swing Time section, buy online tickets in Section B (right-hand side of Coliseum) as close to the stage as you can get.  Get them ASAP, because Section B and Section A are starting to sell out.


NEW ALCOVE OPTION — Purchase an alcove for a $99 rental fee and a 10 ticket minimum (at $28 per ticket after group discount).  The SuperSpecial option is also still available, where we'll waive the alcove rental fee if you buy 28 alcove tickets.  Both options get you a private alcove on New Year's Eve, with deluxe chocolates at your table, your own VIP party within a party!  Reserve your VIP Alcove.

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 

This 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 Balboa Lesson 8-9pm featuring special guest instructor, Andrea KugelmanAndrea has been dancing Balboa over 10 years, and travels the country attending the best Balboa workshops available.  She recently won second place in the Amateur Jack & Jill at Music City Shuffle (she's in the white dress).  Dancing happens 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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Gulfport Casino Swing Night will be happening, as usual, on Wednesday, December 30th.

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: $30Purchase 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 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 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!

VIP Alcoves available for groups of 10 or more people

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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Foxtrot Lessons happen every Wednesday in January 2016, 6-7pm, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.

The next Fusion Night at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom is Sunday, January 10th.

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