Everyone's encouraged to dress 1930's style, with prizes for the best costumes! The 1930's Theme Night starts with a Swing, Charleston & Big-Apple Dance Lesson, 8-9pm (no partner needed), and continues with live music & dancing, 9:00pm-12:30am. A Partner-Charleston Dance Contest happens at band intermission, with $100 Cash 1st Prize! All ages are welcome!
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are an exciting, original, and highly talented act that bring to life the hot swingin' jazz & blues reminiscent of 1930's New Orleans. The band met three years ago performing on the streets of New York City and quickly became a favorite of both New Yorkers and tourists from across the world. The band has become a staple of NYC radio shows, TV shows, concerts and festivals. They've received rave reviews from NYC's print media, and have recorded two CDs containing a jumpin' blend of original and traditional compositions. The band has won competitions including Battle of the Bands (May 2007) and Subway Idol (May 2007, Broadcast Live on FOX). They've even played at the world-famous Farm Aid 2007 concert for the likes of Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Mayor Bloomberg. "The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn provided fantastic entertainment." --Willie Nelson, 6/11/2007
Swing Time is Florida's Premier Swing Event, held one Friday each month in Tampa Bay at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. The Gulfport Casino is located in the St. Petersburg area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport FL 33707.
Live Music & Dancing w/ The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, 9:00pm-12:30am
Swing / Charleston / Big-Apple Dance Lesson (no partner needed), 8-9pm
Partner-Charleston Dance Contest at Intermission -- $100 Cash 1st Prize!
1930's Attire Encouraged -- Prizes for Best Costumes!
All Ages & Smoke-Free
Exciting Social Atmosphere
Beautiful Vintage 1930's Waterfront Ballroom
Huge Floating-Wood Dance Floor
$12 Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Parking
For more info, visit http://www.swingtime.info/ on the web.
I was tickled to be one of the human applause meters used to determine the winners of the costume and dance contests. Check the SwingTime! page for photos at a later date...