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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday AUG 1st 2016
This Wednesday, August 3rd, is the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, with West-Coast Swing Lesson 6-7pm, East-Coast 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.
West-Coast Swing lessons start this Wednesday August 3rd at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night. Featuring special guest instructors, Tina Castle & Russ Morris, West-Coast Swing lessons run every Wednesday in August during the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson.
Lindy Hop Boot Camp Earlybird Deadline: Get your registration in by Wednesday for Lindy Hop Boot Camp to get the earlybird price. Register in person at Wednesday's Gulfport Casino Swing Night (bring $24 cash or check) or register online right now via credit card.
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Ballroom Fusion Night SUN 8/14 Lindy Hop Boot Camp II SAT 8/20 Saturday Swing All Night Dance Party 8/20
Back by popular demand, Swing Time presents Lindy Hop Boot Camp II, an intensive workshop that gives you the benefit of an entire four-week Lindy Hop course, all in one afternoon! Two levels are offered, with instructors determining your appropriate level. Level 1 will be an introduction/refresher course in Lindy Hop for new and existing dancers (if you took it before, you'll get more practice and some new perspectives). Level 2 will be all-new material, new moves, and the legendary California Routine! Lindy Hop Boot Camp happens Saturday, August 20th, 2-6pm, at Simone Salsa, 8336 W Hillsborough Ave in Tampa. No partners needed.
Level 1 (Beginning) — Learn the Lindy Hop! Level 1 is for dancers with little-to-no Lindy Hop experience, and for dancers who want to master the basics. Level 1 features four hours of intensive instruction, drills, and practice, taking you step by step through the 10 fundamental moves of Lindy Hop. Level 1 is taught by Sam Mahfoud & Teresa Ullman. (Click for instructor info.)
Level 2 (Intermediate) — Advance & Improve Your Lindy Hop! Level 2 is for dancers already proficient at Swing-Outs and other Lindy Hop fundamentals. This month, Level 2 participants will learn the California Routine, which contains many essential Lindy Hop moves for partner dancing, along with some fancy flashy moves you'll love to bust out in a dance jam. Every Lindy Hopper should know the California Routine, which is arguably the most beloved Lindy Hop partner routine. Originally based on Frankie Manning's Hellzapoppin' choreography, it has evolved over the years into its modern incarnation. In this Boot Camp, we'll swap in alternative moves for the air steps so that everyone can join in the fun! Level 2 is taught by Tom Blair & Aryn Kelly Rathbone. (Click for instructor info.)
Lindy Hop Boot Camp is followed by the Saturday Swing All-Night Dance Party, which is included in the price of your Boot Camp registration. Registration is $24 through August 3rd (Earlybird Special), $27 through August 19th (Advance Registration), or $30 at the door (Day of Event). Register online right now to save $6. Or register in person (at the front desk) at the Wednesday Gulfport Casino Swing Nights.
1:30-2:00pm – Doors Open, Registration, Warm Up
2:00-6:00pm – Boot Camp (includes breaks & practice time)
6:00-8:00pm – Dinner Break
8:00-9:00pm – Saturday Swing Dance Lesson (optional)
9:00pm-3:00 – Saturday Swing All Night Dance Party
More Info Register Online
Saturday August 13th, the Carrollwood Cultural Center hosts a Big-Band Dance & Concert with live music 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 tickets or more information. The Carrollwood Cultural Center is located at 4537 Lowell Rd, Tampa, FL 33618; Phone 813-269-1310.
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.
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