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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday DECEMBER 31st 2018

Grand New Year's Eve Celebration for All Ages

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

Ticket Options — Section A, Section B, Alcoves, and VIP Seats are sold out.  Section C and Balcony still have a few reserved seats available.  You can go online and choose your own seats until 7:00pm tonight.  After 7:00pm, you must purchase your tickets in person at the Coliseum Box Office.  General Admission tickets (dancing/standing room only) will be available at the door.  If you want a Reserved Seat, we highly recommend purchasing your tickets now in advance.  Please don't call or email us today; just show up.  (All phone calls and emails will be answered promptly on January 3rd.)

Get ready to experience the biggest swing-dance event in modern Florida history!  Swingin' the New Year is Tampa Bay's best New Year's Eve dance party, happening tonight, 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!  The fun begins tonight!  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 by 5:00pm tonight 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 (2019) 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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