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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday DECEMBER 21st 2015
Holiday Christmas Dance Party — This Wednesday, December 23rd
at the GULFPORT CASINO SWING NIGHT
Celebrate the Christmas season at this 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)
Wednesday December 30th is the Gulfport Casino Swing Night. Balboa Lesson 6-7pm ...Swing Lesson 7-8pm ...Dance 8-11pm. Join us for the final Gulfport Casino Swing Night of 2015! 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.
SWINGIN' THE NEW YEAR...BONUS ATTRACTIONS
Photo Booth Vintage Fashion Contest Prize Giveaway
PHOTO BOOTH: All ticketholders are encouraged to visit the Photo Booth at some point during the Celebration to get your pictures taken. Dress to impress!
VINTAGE FASHION CONTEST — $200+ WORTH OF PRIZES: To enter the Vintage Fashion Contest, dress up from the era of your choice, and be at the Photo Booth at the first band break (typically around 9:45pm). Judging will happen at the photo booth, plus you'll get your pictures taken. Finalists will be featured on stage later in the evening. PRIZE PACKAGES for both the top female and male contestants will include tickets to see the Hot Sardines band at the Straz Center. Additional prizes will be announced soon.
PRIZE GIVEAWAY: Enter the Prize Drawing to win a $50 Gift Certificate to On Pointe Dancewear, plus deluxe gift boxes of chocolate, and swing event tickets! Additional prizes will be announced soon. Drawing will happen at band intermission.
The Hot Sardines are coming to the Straz Center on Saturday January 23rd! "The Hot Sardines' distinctive recipe for making musical magic includes a blustery brass lineup layered over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano Fats Waller-style virtuoso. Tied together with a riveting front woman who sings in English and French, with a voice reminiscent of the Golden Age of hot jazz, this sizzling gumbo of sound fuses musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans, and tours with its own tap dancer. Hailed as 'one of the best jazz bands in New York today' [Forbes], the Hot Sardines mix a little Parisian mischief into the rollicking controlled chaos of American hot jazz standards" [Straz Center]. The Straz Center is located at 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602 (Phone 813-229-7827). Tickets & Show Info
Get your swing dance shoes at On Pointe Dancewear. On Pointe carries the full line of Aris Allen, Very Fine, Stephanie, and other dance shoes, plus dance clothing and accessories for everything from Swing to Latin, Ballroom, Ballet, Tap & Jazz. Tired of internet shipping fees and poor-fitting shoes? At On Pointe, you save money AND you get to try before you buy! On Pointe is located at 2113 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33713 (Phone 727-895-1111).
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.
The next Jazz Night at Simone Salsa in Tampa is Saturday, January 16th.
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