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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday MARCH 31st 2015

ADVANCE YOUR SWING APRIL 8TH-29TH — Get ready for Advancing Your Swing lessons, happening 6-7pm four Wednesdays, April 8th through April 29th, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.  Learn Cool Moves, Footwork Variations, Multiple Turns, Dips, Leans, and more!  Add style to your swing dancing.  Become a better leader or follower, and get asked to dance much more often.  (For dancers who've taken this series before, we have lots of fun new material in store!)


 FOOL's FEST Celebration — This Wednesday, April 1st 
at the  Gulfport Casino Swing Night

Crazy Costume Contest       Dancing Fool Contest       Astonishing Prizes!

This Wednesday, April 1st, Swing Time hosts the FOOL's FEST, an April Fool's Day Celebration at the Gulfport Casino Swing NightFoolish, tacky, colorful, and outrageous costumes are encouraged!  Kicking off the event are two dance lessons (no partner needed): learn a variety of authentic swing-dance steps and moves that range from fun to funny, and that are danced by professional swing-dancers worldwide!  Dance the night away, 8-11pm, to a swinging selection that'll include a handful of humorous songs to brighten up your evening.  At intermission (9:30pm) is the Prize Giveaway that'll include Door Drawing prizes and Crazy Costume prizes!  At 10pm is the Dancing Fool Contest, with winners determined by a set of fun & frivolous criteria. 

Swing Dance Lesson 6-7pm (Foolish Steps)
Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm (Foolish Moves)
Dancing 8-11pm

Admission:  $8 for Dancing Fools,  $5 for Student Fools,  $0 for Birthday Fools!
All Ages       No Partners Needed       Door Prizes       Cash Bar       Free Parking


Next Wednesday APR 8th, dance at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Take Advancing Your Swing 6-7pm...  Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm...  Dance 8-11pm.  Just $8 includes both lessons and the dance and students get $5 admission.  Is your birthday coming up?  Celebrate your birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.


 BALLROOM FUSION NIGHT — Sunday, April 12th 

LESSONS 6-8PM:
Beginning-Level (Rumba) 6-7pm
Intermediate-Level (Bolero) 7-8pm
Special Guest Instructor, Bogdan Wienc, from Magic Dance Club

DANCING 8-11PM:
8-10pm: Ballroom Mix
10-11pm: Fusion Mix...Anything Goes!

SPECIAL DANCE PERFORMANCES AT INTERMISSION
All Ages       No Partners Needed       Admission $8 (Students $5)       Door Prizes       Cash Bar

Ballroom Fusion Night is held one Sunday per month at the Gulfport Casino.  All social dancers from a diversity of dance scenes, ranging from Swing to Latin/Salsa to Tango to Ballroom to West-Coast to Blues and more, are encouraged to attend and help create this partner-dancing fusion!  Ballroom Fusion Night is social dancing "outside the box", featuring lessons and music for over 30 different partner dances, plus exciting new dance music!  Mark your calendar with 2015's Schedule of Ballroom Fusion NightsThe Gulfport Casino Ballroom is one of the world's top dance destinations, offering social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting.  It features a rich history, a grand dance floor, a full cash bar, a smoke-free atmosphere, and free parking.  It's located in the St. Petersburg, Florida area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.



Wednesday April 29th, Keith Jones & the Makeshifts play the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  One of the best groups to ever play the Gulfport Casino, this Ohio band swings hot jump-blues and traditional rock'n'roll for your dancing pleasure.  Mark your calendars now for a special evening of live music & swing dancing!  The evening starts with an Advancing-Your-Swing Dance Lesson 6-7pm, followed by Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm, then Live Music & Dancing 8-11pm.  Admission is just $12 (no free passes accepted on band nights); get your tickets at the door.  Making their third appearance at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, Keith Jones & the Makeshifts were a huge hit with dancers when they played for us before.  In fact, last year, they helped set a new Wednesday Swing Night attendance record! 


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