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Swing Time Newsletter — Friday DECEMBER 28th 2018

This Saturday, December 29th, The Connection (Swing, Blues, & Fusion) returns to Simone Salsa studio in Tampa.  The Connection features 3 simultaneous rooms of music & dancing.  One $10 admission gets you into all three dances!  Doors open 7:45pm.  Lessons start 8pm.  Dancing starts 9pm.

Join us 8-9pm for a Charleston Lesson taught by Sam from Swing Time.  The topic will be Partner Charleston for Swing Dancers.  The night also includes a Blues Lesson, happening 9:30-10:00pm in the Blues room.  Lessons are free with admission to the dance.  Dancing starts 9:00pm in the Swing & Fusion Rooms, and 10:00pm in the Blues Room.

11TH  ANNUAL  SWINGIN'  THE  NEW  YEAR  12/31/2018
New Year's Eve — Florida's Biggest Swing-Dance Event!

Countdown 3 days 'til Swingin' the New Year!

Tickets are selling at a record pace this year, and reserved seats will likely sell out.  Get Tickets Here

Swingin' the New Year is Tampa Bay's best New Year's Eve dance party, happening 12/31/2018 at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum and featuring live big band, Gloria West & the Gents, plus midnight balloon drop, dance performances, and dancing with your favorite friends!  Get ready for the fun to begin!  See www.NewYearSwing.com for tickets and full celebration info.

Want to be part of a fun group New Year's Eve?  Buy a Group Ticket and we'll put you with a great group of dancers.

Huge Prize Giveaway — We've outdone ourselves this year!  See all prizes here.  Drawings happen at band intermission.  Enter the Prize Drawing at Swingin' the New Year for your chance to win:

This Wednesday, January 2nd (2019) is the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, with Carolina Shag 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.

Carolina Shag Lessons start this Wednesday January 2nd and happen every Wednesday in January, 6-7pm, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night featuring special guest instructor, Renee LipmanCarolina Shag is a dance known for its fluid and fancy footwork that's currently experiencing a surge of popularity.  It's similar to East-Coast Swing, but is danced to R&B and what's known as "Beach Music".  Instructor, Renee Lipman, has been bringing Carolina Shag to Tampa Bay for the last three years.  She recently had the opportunity to compete and win first place with Shag champion, Brennar Goree.

This 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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