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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday DECEMBER 31st 2018
TONIGHT — SWINGIN' THE NEW YEAR 2019
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
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:
- a Dolphin Watch or Sunset Sail Cruise for Two courtesy of Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center,
- a $50 Gift Certificate to ON POINTE Dancewear & More,
- 2 Tickets to Palladium Theater for the Victor Wainwright show on Saturday January 5th,
- 2 Tickets to District Dance Academy to dance to the Jive Aces on Saturday January 19th,
- 2 Tickets to Mahaffey Theater to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Tuesday January 22nd,
- 2 Tickets to Mahaffey Theater for the Pink Martini show on Sunday January 27th,
- 2 Tickets to St. Petersburg Coliseum for the TomKats Big Band Ballroom Dance on Saturday February 2nd,
- Band CD & Band Record courtesy of Gloria West & the Gents,
- 2 Tickets to the Gulfport Casino Swing Night,
- 2 Tickets to Swing Sunday at the Torpedo Room, and
- 2 Tickets to Soul Night at the Gulfport Casino!
This Wednesday, January 2nd (2019) is the Gulfport Casino Swing Night,
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 Lipman.
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 Hop
— 3 Levels —
The 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
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,
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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