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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday DECEMBER 17th 2018

This Wednesday, December 19th, is Swing Time's Holiday Christmas Dance Party at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.  Celebrate the Christmas season 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 festive lights and decor both inside & out!  Join us for this holiday dance celebration, with St. Pete Stomp Lesson 6-7pm, Swing Lesson 7-8pm, and Dancing 8-11pm.  Just $8 includes both lessons and the dance, students get $6 admission, and birthday people get free admission.  All ages are welcome, and no partner is needed.

St. Pete Stomp Practice Guide & Videos — As promised, here's your study guide to learning the St. Pete Stomp, our choreography for Swingin' the New Year!  Look it over, then join us this Wednesday at 6:00pm to learn & practice the entire dance.

JOIN A GROUP for Swingin' the New YearWant to be part of a fun group New Year's Eve?  Buy a Group Ticket online and we'll put you with a great group of dancers.  Current groups include:
1. Swing Time / Gulfport Casino Dancers (Section C),
2. Swing Gang Dancers (Section A),
3. Tampa Bay Adventures Meetup Group (Alcoves #4 & #5),
4. and more groups.
Space is limited in each group, so get your tickets soon, before these groups fill up.  All group tickets come with reserved seats.

Notice — Tickets are selling at a record pace this year.  Reserved Seats will likely sell out.
See All Ticket Options Here

Wednesday, December 26th is the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, with St. Pete Stomp Lesson 6-7pm, Swing Lesson 7-8pm, and Dancing 8-11pm.  Just $8 includes both lessons and the dance, students get $6 admission, and birthday people get free admission.

Want to be part of a dance performance New Year's Eve?  Come to the 6:00pm lesson Wednesdays, December 19th & 26th, to learn and practice the St. Pete Stomp plus some cool Charleston/Boogie/Jazz steps!  We've choreographed the St. Pete Stomp for New Year's Eve, and everyone who learns it is invited to perform the dance at band intermission at Swingin' the New Year!  Like the Shim Sham, you don't need a dance partner.

Make plans now to attend Swingin' the New Year at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum featuring live big band, Gloria West & the Gents, plus midnight balloon drop, dance performances, and dancing with your favorite friends!  Tickets are selling at a record pace this year, and reserved seats will likely sell out.  Swingin' the New Year is Tampa Bay's best New Year's Eve dance party...get ready for the fun to begin!  See www.NewYearSwing.com for tickets and full celebration info.

Thursday, January 3rd (2019) — Learn & Advance in Lindy Hop3 LevelsThe most complete Lindy Hop curriculum available in Florida.  Courses are designed and taught by Sam from Swing Time, and range from absolute novice ( Lindy Hop I ) to fairly advanced ( Lindy Hop III ).

Courses are open to everyone, including dancers who learned their Lindy Hop elsewhere.  Experienced Lindy Hoppers can test into the appropriate level and skip lower levels.  We're confident that everyone who takes a course will benefit, advance, and learn new things.  Get More Info / Register for Lindy Hop Courses

Friday, January 11th is Soul Night at the Gulfport Casino.  Dance 8pm-midnight to the best in Funk, Soul, Disco, Motown, Rhythm & Blues, featuring an exciting mix of retro & modern dance music, great for a variety of partner dances (Hustle, Swing, West-Coast, Blues, Fusion, etc) plus group, line, and freestyle dancing!  Arrive early for a West-Coast Swing Lesson 7-8pm.  Just $10 includes the dance AND the lesson.  Students get $6 admission if they show up by 7pm and take the lesson.  Soul Night happens at the Gulfport Casino the 2nd Friday of every month.

Swing Time welcomes special guest instructor, Renee Lipman, who'll teach the 7pm West-Coast Swing lesson.  Renee is a mover and shaker in the West-Coast world who's largely responsible for the resurgence of West-Coast Swing in Tampa Bay.  Since 2006, she's won numerous competitions, including a silver medal in the 2007 U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships.

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