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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday JUN 6th 2016
This Wednesday, June 8th, is the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, with Blues Dance Lesson 6-7pm, Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm, and Dancing 8-11pm. Just $8 (students $5) includes both lessons and the dance, and birthday people get free admission.
School's out for the summer and students get $5 admission to every Swing Time dance at the Gulfport Casino this summer! That includes the Wednesday Gulfport Casino Swing Nights and the monthly Sunday Ballroom Fusion Nights. Take advantage of this sweet deal this summer.
This Sunday, June 12th, is Ballroom Fusion Night at the Gulfport Casino, with Rumba Lesson 6-7pm, Rumba/Salsa Fusion Lesson 7-8pm, and Dancing 8-11pm. Swing Time is teaming up with Salsa Rivera to bring you this month's dance lessons, highlighting one of the most useful partner dances for American popular music, the Rumba. Dancing (8-11pm) features an exciting mix of modern music for today's most popular partner dances. The night includes a special dance performance at 9:30pm intermission, followed by a prize drawing for a Dolphin Watch or Sunset Sail Cruise for two. Just $8 (students $5) includes both lessons and the dance. Full details are below.
Blues Dance Lessons happen every Wednesday in June, 6-7pm at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, featuring special guest instructors, Will & Katy Flanery. Blues Dancing, simply put, is techniques for dancing to slower music, whether it be groovy, funky, modern, ballad, or actual blues music. Come any week, or take all four for the full experience! Blues Dance instructor, Will Flanery, practically started Tampa Bay's blues-dance scene with his legendary house parties in Gulfport. Instructor, Katy Flanery, started swing dancing at the Gulfport Casino in 2011, learned rapidly as a Swing Time student, then spent the next two years (2012-2014) as a Swing Time instructor. She's kept honing her dancing & teaching skills since the beginning, and is today one of the top follows in Tampa Bay, fluent in most partner dances. Fun fact: Will & Katy's passion for dancing, especially Blues Dancing, brought them together, culminating in an epic flashmob marriage proposal, and subsequent wedding, both at the Gulfport Casino.
Saturday, June 18th, mark your calendars for the debut of Saturday Swing in Tampa, happening the 3rd Saturday of every month at Simone Salsa studio, 8336 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33615. (Saturday Swing replaces the former Jazz Night with a new name and exciting new features!) Dance 9pm-1am with Swing 9pm-Midnight and a bonus hour of Blues Midnight-1am. DJ Sam spins the first half of swing dancing, followed by DJ Jonathan Wyers the second half of swing, followed by a special guest for the blues hour. This month's lessons (8-9pm) cover Balboa with 2 Simultaneous Levels, Beginning-Level with instructors, Keegan Barkley & Les J Wardell, and Intermediate-Level with instructors, Tom Blair & Aryn Kelly Rathbone. Doors open 7:45pm, and admission is $8, which includes both the lessons and the dance. Parking is free, all ages are welcome, no partners are needed, and prizes are given away at intermission. More Info
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