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Swing Time Newsletter — Thursday OCTOBER 10th 2019

This Friday, October 11th, is a special 1960's Edition of Soul Night at the Gulfport Casino!  We're taking it back to the roots of soul!  Dance 8pm-midnight to the best in 1960's Motown, Funk, Soul, Rhythm & Blues.  Arrive early for a Carolina Shag Lesson 7-8pm.  1960's-inspired costumes are encouraged!  Look for a special Carolina Shag Dance Demo at 9pm by Renee Lipman and students.  Just $10 includes everything; students get $6 admission if they show up by 7pm and take the lesson.

Lesson Info — Swing Time welcomes special guest instructor, Renee Lipman, who'll teach the 7pm Carolina Shag lesson.  Carolina Shag is a dance known for its fluid and fancy footwork, somewhat similar to swing, yet a perfect fit for early R&B music.  Renee has brought Carolina Shag to Tampa Bay for the last four years.  She recently had the opportunity to compete and win first place with Shag champion, Brennar Goree.

This Wednesday, October 16th, is the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, with Lindy Hop 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.

Lindy Hop lessons happen Wednesdays, October 16th & 23rd, 6-7pm, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.

Swing Time's 18th annual Halloween Costume Ball is coming Wednesday, October 30th to the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.  Get your costumes ready!  See below for details.

Wednesday, October 30th, is Swing Time's 18th Annual Halloween Costume Ball at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.  Put on your best costume and get ready to swing with all sorts of exciting characters!  The Ball starts with a one-of-a-kind dance lesson: Shim Sham (with Special Zombie Styling!) 7-8pm; no partner needed.  Starting at 8pm, dance 'til the midnight hour to the Ultimate Halloween Swing/Dance Music Mix... that's right! — all Halloweeny music, all the way to midnight!  The Halloween Costume Ball features a Costume Parade & Contest with $500+ worth of Prizes for the best costumes.  (See categories.)  The Ball features loads of Chocolate, Candy & Trick-or-Treats; Door Prizes; a Zombie Shim Sham; a Steal Dance Mixer; plus Special Halloween Decor & Atmosphere.  Just $10 admission includes EVERYTHING, and all ages are welcome.  (No free passes or student specials accepted at this special event.)  Experience Tampa Bay's Best Halloween Dance Party... eighteen years running!

Tickets just went on sale for Swingin' the New Year at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum featuring UK swing sensations, The Jive Aces!  This year's grand celebration features a midnight balloon drop, dance performances, a Roaring 20's costume contest, live music, unbeatable atmosphere, and dancing with your favorite friends!  Earlybird Tickets — Save $8/Ticket — Purchase by October 31st.  Ticket options include:  A) Start or Join a Group,  B) Choose Your Own Seats,  C) VIP Round Tables,  D) Alcoves and more.  See www.NewYearSwing.com for tickets and full celebration info.

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