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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday MAY 2nd 2016
This Wednesday May 4th is the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, with Advancing-Your-Swing Lesson 6-7pm, Swing Dance 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.
Intermediate-Level Swing May 4th-25th — Advancing Your Swing is a series of four intermediate-level swing lessons, happening 6-7pm, May 4th through May 25th, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night. Learn Cool Moves, Footwork Variations, Multiple Turns, Dips, Leans, and more. Add style to your swing dancing. Become a better leader or follower, and get asked to dance much more often. (For dancers who've taken this series before, we have lots of fun new material in store, starting this Wednesday!)
Wednesday May 18th, 2016, Keith Jones & the Makeshifts play the Gulfport Casino Swing Night! One of the best groups to ever headline the Gulfport Casino, this Cincinnati band swings hot jump-blues and traditional rock'n'roll for your dancing pleasure. Making their fifth appearance at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, Keith Jones & the Makeshifts were a huge hit with dancers every time they played for us before. In fact, the band currently holds the Wednesday Swing Night attendance record!
Doors Open 5:45pm
Swing Dance Lesson (Intermediate-Level) 6-7pm
Swing Dance Lesson (Beginning-Level) 7-8pm
Live Music & Dancing 8-11pm
* All Ages * No Partner Needed *
Huge Dance Floor — One of World's Best!
Beautiful Retro-Era Waterfront Dance Hall
Full Bar ~ Prize Giveaways ~ Smoke-Free ~ Free Parking
Admission's just $12 (get your tickets at the door; cash only)
No free passes or student specials accepted on band nights
The Gulfport Casino Swing Night is one of the top swing dances in the U.S.A., attracting hundreds of dancers every Wednesday. The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is located in the St. Petersburg, Florida area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Map & Directions
Saturday May 21st is Jazz Night, Tampa's Lindy Hop & Balboa dance. The night starts with Balboa Lessons 8-9pm with 2 Simultaneous Levels! Beginning-Level features instructors, Keegan Barkley & Les J Wardell. Intermediate-Level features instructor, Tom Blair. Dance 9pm-Midnight+ to the best of Big Band and Traditional Jazz, featuring multiple DJs from across Florida. Doors open 7:45pm and admission is $8 (which includes both the lessons and the dance). Jazz Night happens at Simone Salsa studio, 8336 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33615.
This Saturday MAY 7th, the Carrollwood Cultural Center hosts a Mother's Day edition of its Big-Band Dance & Concert. Moms get a free ticket with each paid admission (limited number available). Live music is provided by the Sounds of Swing Orchestra. Dancing runs 8-10pm. Swing Time opens the event with dance lessons 6:30-8:00pm. Tickets are $12-$18. Visit the Cultural Center's link above for more information. The Carrollwood Cultural Center is located at 4537 Lowell Rd, Tampa, FL 33618; Phone 813-269-1310.
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