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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday FEBRUARY 23rd 2016

This Wednesday February 24th is the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, with Lindy Hop Lesson 6-7pm, Swing Lesson 7-8pm, and Dancing 8-11pm.  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.

Charleston Lessons happen every Wednesday in March, 6-7pm, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, featuring instructors Sam & Bri from Swing Time.  Take these Charleston lessons to advance your East-Coast Swing or Lindy Hop while doubling your repertoire of swing-dance steps and moves!


Sunday March 13th, Swing Time presents the Betty Fox Band, live at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom!  Get ready to dance!  The evening kicks off with a Blues Dance Lesson 7-8pm featuring special guest instructors, Dana Ryann & Keith Johnson.  Dance 8-11pm — Blues, Swing, and more — to live music by blues phenomenon, Betty Fox, and her amazing band.  (For anyone not familiar with the band, they're an absolute dancer favorite.  Just check out any video or song on their website...we dare you!)

Doors Open 6:45pm
Blues Dance Lesson 7-8pm
Live Music & Dancing 8-11pm

All Ages       No Partners Needed       Full Cash Bar       Free Parking       Door Prizes

Tickets are $12 (cash only).  Purchase tickets at the door the night of event.

The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is one of the world's top dance destinations, offering social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting.  It features a rich history, a grand dance floor, a full bar, a smoke-free atmosphere, and free parking.  The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is located in the St. Petersburg, Florida area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.

Band Info       Map & Directions       Lesson Info


 Jazz Night — Saturday March 19th 
2 Lindy Lessons: Beginning-Level & Intermediate-Level

Saturday March 19th is Jazz Night, Tampa's Lindy Hop & Balboa dance.  The night starts with Lindy Hop Lessons 8-9pm with 2 Simultaneous Levels!  (Instructors will place you either in the beginning level or intermediate level.)  Beginning-Level features instructors, Nathan Foreman & Bri Emge.  Intermediate-Level features instructors, Tom Blair & partner.  Dance 9pm-Midnight+ to the best of Big Band and Traditional Jazz, featuring DJs Jony Navarro (Orlando), Cindy Lyons (Tampa), and Tom Blair (Tampa).  Jazz Night is a dance where you can Lindy Hop or Balboa (or Shag, Charleston, Shim Sham, etc) all night long!  Doors open 7:45pm and admission is $8 (which includes both the lessons and the dance).  Jazz Night happens at Simone Salsa in Tampa on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Simone Salsa's main studio on Hillsborough Avenue features awesome atmosphere, lighting, sound, and a large smooth hardwood dance floor.  Address — It's located in the Home Design Plaza shopping center at 8336 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33615Parking — Simone Salsa has a big (and free) parking lot just a few feet from its entrance.  Drinks — You can BYO beverages to this venue.  Bottled water and soft drinks are also available for purchase; they're in the kitchen's cooler; just drop a dollar in the fishbowl.

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