West Coast Swing UK September Newsletter Including 10th Year Anniversary Party Review 2015!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK September Newsletter Including 10th Year Anniversary Party Review 2015!
Date: September 3rd 2015

 

 

September Newsletter 2015

 

At A Glance:

1.       West Coast Swing UK 10th Year Anniversary Party Review!

2.       West Coast Swing UK Important Dates For Your Dance Diary!

3.       September Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

4.       International WCS Flashmob Performance Day, Central London, Sat 5 September!

5.       International WCS Flashmob Performance Day, Exeter, Followed by Masterclass & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sun 6 September!

6.       Norway Westie Fest with International Pro Line Up, Trondheim, Norway, 10-13 September!

7.       ICEWest Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Sat 19 September!

8.       Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sun 20 September!

9.       And We’re Back…6th Edition London SWINGvitational, 19-23 November 2015…Look Out For Dedicated Newsletter…!

 


 

1.    West Coast Swing UK 10th Year Anniversary Party Review!

 

WOW! To say I am overwhelmed by the support at our West Coast Swing UK 10th Year Anniversary Party would be an understatement! Around 135 people were in attendance for all or part of the day which meant that we totally smashed my original fundraising goal! I had originally hoped to raise £2000 from the day but we’ve actually raised a staggering £3148.96 so far, with donations continuing to roll in! These funds will be donated in full to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in memory of my mum, Robin Wiles and all our loved ones! So all I can say is “Thank You, Thank You, Thank You” to each and every one of you that contributed! None of this would be possible without you! It means a lot to me personally and please know that you’re making a huge difference to the Royal Marsden too!

 

A massive thank you goes out to all members of the team on the day for so generously donating their time and expertise for free; Glenn Ball, Coleen Man, Kate Hall, Mandy Henderson, Graham Burke, Neil Mayes, Lucy Webster, Stewart Warren, Julie Millar, Jeanette Butler & Joe Foster! Thank you to John & Jennifer Kennedy for scoring our Charity “Jill & Jack” contest. Thank you also to the City Swing Team for their fabulous routine performance!

 

I would like to mention the following people for receiving our annual awards on the night;

 

  • Most Improved Female Dancer – Catherine Bickle
  • Most Improved Male Dancer – Mike Schrimshaw
  • Favourite Female Dancer – Susan Minor
  • Favourite Male Dancer – Jean-Christophe Saville
  • Favourite Deejay – Lucy Webster
  • 1st Place Charity “Jill & Jack” – Catherine Bickle leading Steve Hall
  • 2nd Place Charity “Jill & Jack” – Sarah Piddington leading Joe Wang
  • 3rd Place Charity “Jill & Jack” – Laura Nundram leading Randal Boyd

 

If anyone would still like to Make a Donation to my fundraising efforts, my Justgiving page will be open for as long as the site lets me! Please click here - www.justgiving.com/Catriona-Wiles/. Many thanks!

 


 

2.    West Coast Swing UK Important Dates For Your Dance Diary!

 

Our full 2015 dates are already updated to our website “WCSUK Key Dates” pages and “Calendar” page but for easy reference, you can view the major ones here;

 

  • Saturday 5 September – International WCS Flashmob – London Division
  • Sunday 6 September – International WCS Flashmob – Exeter Division
  • Saturday 19 September - ICE Freestyle – West Drayton
  • Sunday 20 September - Sunday Workshop – Windsor
  • Wednesday 7 October – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 17 October - ICE Freestyle – West Drayton
  • Sunday 18 October - Sunday Workshop – Windsor
  • Wednesday 4 November – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Thursday 19 - Monday 23 November – 6th Edition London SWINGvitational
  • Wednesday 2 December – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 12 December - WCSUK Annual Christmas Party – Windsor
  • Sunday 13 December – Last Sunday Workshop of 2015 – Windsor
  • Monday 14 December – Last Monday Class of 2015 – Hammersmith
  • Wednesday 16 December – Last Wednesday Class of 2015 – Twickenham

 

Check out our Calendar page at www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/calendar/ for regular updates!

 


 

3.    September Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

4.    International WCS Flashmob Performance Day, Central London, Saturday 5 September!

 

5pm Onwards, Saturday 5 September 2015

 

Come join us in Central London to perform our London division of the brand new 2015 International WCS Flashmob routine, choreographed by Champion dancers Olivier & Virginie Massart which will take place all over the globe on Saturday 5 September. The idea is to inspire and attract more people into learning our favourite partner dance. So if you’d like to be part of the movement, contact me to register your interest.

We'll be performing in multiple locations starting at the Southbank at 5pm! Let's meet outside by the lower level entrance to the Royal Festival Hall. It's straight in front of you if coming from Waterloo station, before you take the steps up to the main entrance to the Southbank Centre. 

No dress code, just come along looking as trendy as possible...and with suitable footwear to dance on the pavement! Please try not to bring too many belongings. We will try to allocate a person to watch over our bags but you will ultimately be responsible for your own possessions. A bum bag or rucksack would be ideal!

Ned Gould and Jean-Christophe Saville will be our official videographers and Edwin Smith is putting together a flyer for us to hand-out to interested spectators. Once the performances are over, we plan to go for drinks and nibbles somewhere for anyone that would like to join us! Location TBC based on numbers and interest. 

Please share this event and spread the word. The more, the merrier! Looking forward to it!

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/392902317561715/

 

Also, check out the official Flashmob YouTube video complete with routine breakdown;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYo3X7rIquI

 


 

5.    International WCS Flashmob Performance Day, Exeter, Followed by Masterclass & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sunday 6 September!

 

12noon Onwards, Sunday 6 September 2015

 

Come join us in Cullompton and Exeter to perform our South West division of the brand new 2015 International WCS Flashmob routine, choreographed by Champion dancers Olivier Massart & Virginie Massart which will take place all over the globe on Saturday 5 September (ours will be a day later in Devon). The idea is to inspire and attract more people into learning our favourite partner dance. So if you’d like to be part of the movement, contact me to register your interest.

We'll be performing in multiple locations starting at Lara Pope’s farm at 12noon! The address is;

 

Venn Farm (1min off junction 28)
Cullompton
EX15 1QN 

Please come dressed in countryside attire i.e. jeans, checked shirts, boots, hats, anything that fits in with the countryside. From there, we will head to the Quayside where there is no dress code, just come along looking as trendy as possible...and with suitable footwear to dance on the pavement! Please try not to bring too many belongings. We will try to allocate a person to watch over our bags but you will ultimately be responsible for your own possessions. A bum bag or rucksack would be ideal!

Once the performances are over, we will head back to the Coaver Club at 3pm for a WCS Masterclass replacing our usual monthly workshop followed by Tea Dance as usual. All details can be found on our dedicated web page here - www.westcoastswing.co.uk/wcs-exeter/

If you’d like to take part in either the Flashmob and/or the Masterclass, let me know. Please share these events and spread the word. The more, the merrier! Looking forward to it!

 

Check out our Facebook advert for the Flashmob here;

www.facebook.com/events/594870047318561

 

Check out our Facebook advert for the Masterclass & Tea Dance here;

www.facebook.com/events/435760746619452/

 

Also, check out the official Flashmob YouTube video complete with routine breakdown;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYo3X7rIquI

 

  • £12 for Masterclass & Tea Dance if booked and paid more than 7 days in advance!
  • £15 for Masterclass & Tea Dance on the door, space permitting!
  • £5 for Tea Dance Only
  • To book, email cat@westcoastswing.co.uk or call 07881 641400
  • Then pay in cash at any of our venues
  • Or email for bank transfer details
  • Or send cheque made payable to C. Wiles to; 34 Dorey House, High Street, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8LD

 

2015 Dates:

 

Sunday 11 October

Sunday 15 November

Sunday 6 December (Masterclass & 2nd Annual Christmas Party)

 


 

6.    Norway Westie Fest with International Pro Line Up, Trondheim, Norway, 10-13 September!

 

Jennie Spanning invites you all to the brand new location of the Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel in the centre of Trondheim for a fun-packed weekend at Norway Westie Fest, 10-13 September 2015! Enjoy WCS tuition, performances & World Swing Dance Council registered comps with a fantastic line up of International Pros;

 

  • Maxence Martin & Virginie Grondin
  • Michael Kielbasa & Virginie Grondin
  • Lee Easton & Fabienne Henshall
  • Irina Puzanova
  • Emeline Rochefeuille

 

Check out www.westie-fest.com for full info and details on how to book.

 


 

7.    ICE – West Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Saturday 19 September!

 

Innovation…Creation…Expression…

 

Proudly Presenting ICE - Our Cool Monthly

Pure WCS Social

 

8pm-Midnight, Saturday 19 September 2015

 

Pure WCS Social with Music From Resident Deejay Graham Burke & This Month’s Guest Deejay Sarah Piddington

 

Yiewsley & West Drayton Community Centre

Harmondsworth Road

West Drayton

Middlesex

UB7 9JL

 

Map

 

No need to book. Just show up ready to dance!

Free onsite car park

Only half a mile from West Drayton Rail

Easily Accessible from Central London & the West

Trains direct to & from Paddington, Central London. Last train as late as 00:43!!

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/741088526017195/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/ice/

 

  • £26 per person for ICE Freestyle + Sunday Workshop All Inclusive
  • £9 per person for ICE only
  • Please bring a plate (optional)
  • Complimentary hot drinks & snacks will be provided
  • Full licensed bar so please do not BYO alcoholic beverages!

 

2015 “ICE” Dates:

 

Saturday 17 October

Thursday 19 - Monday 23 November – 6th Edition London SWINGvitational

Saturday 12 December – Annual WCSUK Christmas Party

 


 

8.    Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sunday 20 September!

 

Multi-Level West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

& WCSUK Teaching Team

 

1-6pm, Sunday 20 September 2015

 

New Windsor Community Centre
Hanover Way, Dedworth

Windsor, Bucks

SL4 5NW

 

Map

 

Free Onsite Parking

Easily Accessible from Central London & the West

Just over 1 mile from Windsor & Eton Central or Riverside Rail

 

Choose Between 2 Packages to Suit All Levels;

 

"Improver Package" - 3 hours of tuition from Beginner to Improver Plus level with Catriona

or…

"FUNdamentals Package" - first hour of tuition with Catriona, followed by 2 hours of Beginner level tuition with one of the WCS UK Team

 

Tea Dance included in price or you can attend Tea Dance only from 4:30-6pm!

Complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits & fruit

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/1129425140418885/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/monthly-workshops/

 

  • £26 per person for ICE Freestyle + Sunday Workshop All Inclusive
  • £20 per person for any workshop package if payment is received more than 7 days in advance
  • After that, £25 per person, availability permitting
  • £5 per person for tea dance only
  • To book, email cat@westcoastswing.co.uk or call 07881 641400
  • Then pay in cash at any of our venues
  • Or email for bank transfer details
  • Or send cheque made payable to C. Wiles to; 34 Dorey House, High Street, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8LD

 

2015 Workshop Dates:

 

Sunday 18 October

Thursday 19 - Monday 23 November – 6th Edition London SWINGvitational

Sunday 13 December

 


 

9.    And We’re Back…6th Edition London SWINGvitational, 19-23 November 2015…Look Out For Dedicated Newsletter…!

 

http://www.londonswingvitational.co.uk/images/SWINGv2013.jpg

 

"SwingV" is back in all its glory! We're going back to the comfort of our original home at the Copthorne Hotel Slough-Windsor but please note that this means numbers will be limited this year!

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/1720892041471636/

 

And check out our brand new Website for all details;

www.londonswingvitational.co.uk/

 

Look out for special “SwingV” newsletter coming soon! In the meantime, please save the date!

 


 

Happy Dancing! Love Catriona

 

+44 7881 641400

 

cat@westcoastswing.co.uk

catdance@talk21.com

swingvitational@gmail.com

 

www.westcoastswing.co.uk

www.londonSWINGvitational.co.uk

www.swingclubcard.com

 

www.facebook.com/groups/wcsuk/

www.facebook.com/groups/exeterwcs/

 

twitter.com/WCSUKCatriona

 



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