Wing Wing

Swing Gang Events hosts this awesome Christmas Party with LIVE MUSIC, DANCE LESSONS, DANCING, FULLY LOADED CASH BAR, with AMPLE CHEER AND HOLIDAY CELEBRATION at the fabulous Kapok Tree Special Events Center. Live Music featuring OCEAN’S ELEVEN – a swingin’ 11 piece Big Band. The night begins with a group Balboa dance lesson from 7-8 PM and then a group Swing Dance lesson from 8-9 PM. No Partner Required. Great Music, Dancing and Celebration from 9PM till Midnight. You will be amazed at the surrounding gardens as you enter the Kapok Tree facility.  It is a great place to enjoy your Friday Night – PLUS Groups of 10+ automatically receive a $2 discount off each ticket.kapok-christmas-tree-ball

Kapok Special Events Center
923 N McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33759



DECEMBER Torpedo Room Swing Dance Schedule
Sunday December 4th
Sunday December 18th




Swing Gang and Swing Gang present
Swingin’ the New Year!
Saturday, December 31st, 2016
featuring live onstage…

Buy tickets now to get the best seats. Earlybird Tickets — Save $5/Ticket. Group discounts and VIP Alcoves and Tables are available for parties of 10 or more. Alcove Special — 28 Tickets + Private VIP Alcove for $700 — Purchase Now. Info & Tickets —

Swingin’ the New Year proudly presents — all the way from England — The Jive Aces! Having become the first band ever to reach the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent, following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK’s top swing band. The band are renowned for their hot, swinging music and high-energy stage show. The Jive Aces have brought the house down at thousands of festivals, theatres, and dance halls throughout the UK, Europe, the USA, and beyond, also making hundreds of TV and radio appearances world-wide. More Band Info at

Live Music & Dancing + Celebration! 9pm-1am
Swing Dance Lesson: 8-9pm (no partner needed)
Doors Open 7:30pm

Midnight Countdown & BALLOON DROP
Vintage Fashion Photo Shoot & Contest!
Party Favors ~ Noisemakers ~ Chocolates ~ Prize Giveaways
Full Cash Bar w/ Champagne Bottles & Toasts Available
All Ages * Smoke-Free * New Year’s Decor * Free Parking
Dress to Impress! New Year’s and Vintage Attire Encouraged

TICKETS: $30/by DEC 10th -or- $35/after DEC 10th; Purchase Advance Tickets:
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Group Discount — Groups of 10+ take an extra $2 off per ticket!

FREE ALCOVE SuperSpecial…Save $379! — Buy 28 tickets by October 31st and get the earlybird discount, plus the group discount, plus a Free VIP Alcove with 28 reserved seats and deluxe chocolates included! You must buy all 28 tickets in ONE transaction over the internet. Act now while alcoves last!

The spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance and an unparalleled 15,000 square foot oak dance floor! The St. Petersburg Coliseum is located at 535 4th Ave. N., St. Petersburg FL 33701.

Food & Drinks: You may bring your own food to this event, or purchase a variety of snacks from the Coliseum’s snack bar (everything from popcorn to ice cream to coffee). For drinks, the Coliseum will run a full cash bar, with beer, wine, mixed drinks, soft drinks, bottled water, and champagne. No outside beverages are allowed into the Coliseum, and no coolers are allowed.

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Swing music began as a form of jazz developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States. Big Band Swing uses a strong rhythm section of double bass and drums as the anchor for a lead section of brass instruments such as trumpets and trombones, woodwinds including saxophones and clarinets, and sometimes stringed instruments such as violin and guitar, medium to fast tempos, and a “lilting” swing time rhythm. Large ensemble Swing bands usually featured soloists who would improvise on the melody over the arrangement. The danceable swing style of bandleaders such as Benny Goodman and Count Basie became the dominant form of American popular music from 1935 to 1945.

The term “to swing” is praise for music with a strong rhythmic “groove” or drive.

The Legendary George “Shorty” Snowden and his partner Big Bea in 1937. He was a first Generation Lindy Hopper first captured on film in the 1920’s in the short “After Seven”.
Shorty George is not only credited for giving the dance it’s name “The Lindy Hop” but also the name in which the Jazz vernacular step “the shorty george” came from.
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