It’s time again to celebrate the old and bring in the new. And if you’re anywhere near St. Petersburg, Florida, there are still tickets available to the Swingin’ the New Year Dance at the historic Coliseum Ballroom. Built in 1924, it’s a festive and romantic venue where you can lindy hop, jitterbug or charleston your way into 2011 with the world renowned Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band.
The ballroom is walking distance from the St. Petersburg waterfront, historic Pier, dozens of restaurants and all the festivities of St. Pete’s First Night Celebration. So lots to do there. And it’s even supposed to warm up by Friday, so you won’t get frostbite walking around downtown!
My husband and I attend this event every year. It is definitely one of the most fun times we’ve ever had on New Year’s Eve. There is also a vintage fashion photo shoot and contest. So glamorous vintage attire is recommended!
If you don’t make it this year, then be sure to mark it on your calendar as the place to be on December 31, 2011.
Well, now that the Christmas gorge fest is over, it's time to start working off some of those cookies you washed down with all that brandy spiked eggnog. A fun way to burn off those calories, while wearing some fancy shmancy vintage dress, is to jitterbug your way into 2009 at a New Year's Eve swing dance party.
This year the Tampa Bay Swing Gang and Swing Time have joined forces to host the most spectacular New Year's swing dance event ever held in Florida! If you live here, or are just visiting for the holidays, you need to get yourself over to the historic Coliseum Ballroom in St. Petersburg for some serious jumpin and jivin.
It's open to all ages and it doesn't even matter if you never tried dancing before. They're giving a free lesson from 8-9 pm and there's no partner necessary!
There's even going to be a vintage fashion contest. Winners get a free professional photo shoot by Buffalo Gal Vintage, gift certificates and other cool prizes. So I'm off to search my inventory for something fabulous to wear!