West Coast Swing UK January Newsletter 2016!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK January Newsletter 2016!
Date: January 15th 2016

 

 

January Newsletter 2016

 

Wishing All of Our Subscribers a Happy New Year Full of Love & Dancing!

 

At A Glance:

1.       West Coast Swing UK Prices Update & Important Dates For Your Dance Diary!

2.       January Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

3.       Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top European Pros Olivier Massart & Henriette Koefoed, West Drayton & Windsor, 16-17 January!

4.       Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sun 24 January!

5.       Catriona Teaches in Paris, France, Fri 29 January!

6.       Swing School Presents…Masterclass & Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Manchester, Sat 30 January!

 


 

1.    West Coast Swing UK Prices Update & Important Dates For Your Dance Diary!

 

Hi peeps! West Coast Swing kick starts another great year of WCS this week! Now is a great time to start your WCS journey because for the months of January and February, we will be covering all of the WCS essentials from the absolute beginning upwards in our weekly FUNdamentals classes at both Hammersmith on Mondays and Twickenham on Wednesdays. Sort of like a course but without having to commit to signing up for it!

 

Also, for the month of January only, you are welcome to bring a friend for free! Yes that's right, SwingClubCard© members can bring a new dancer to Hammersmith or Twickenham as your guest! The only rule is that it has to be a brand new dancer to our WCSUK venues. So get recruiting and help us share the WCS love!

 

As with many other venues, we've had to put our prices up. But don't worry, it's only by £1 for weekly classes and ICE freestyles and £2 for ICE/Workshop packages. This is due to increased hall hire and costs. However, I'm sure you'll all agree that it's still a great value night out combining dance, fitness, socialising and fab music to boot!

 

Lots to look forward to this year! Can't wait to see our regulars back after the Christmas break and to welcome lots of new dancers through the doors too!

 

Our full 2016 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;

 

  • Monday 11 January – First Monday Class of 2016 – Hammersmith
  • Wednesday 13 January – First Midweek Freestyle of the Year – Twickenham
  • Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 January – Special Guest Teacher Workshop Weekend with Olivier Massart & Henriette Koeford – West Drayton & Windsor
  • Wednesday 20 January – First Wednesday Class of 2016 – Twickenham

 

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

 


 

2.    January Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

3.    Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top European Pros Olivier Massart & Henriette Koefoed, West Drayton & Windsor, 16-17 January!

 

I am delighted to announce that the fabulously talented top European WCS Pros Olivier Massart & Henriette Koefoed will be coming over exclusively for West Coast Swing from 16-17 January 2016 for an intensive workshop weekend!

 

Olivier Massart and Henriette Koefoed met in Boogie Woogie competitions when Olivier was dancing for Belgium and Henriette for Denmark! They partnered up in 2007 for the first big WCS events in France. Their swing style in Boogie made the transition into WCS quick and since 2008, they have competed, taught and performed at some of the biggest, most prestigious WCS events on the international circuit.

 

Olivier is also the event director of FOWCS (French Open WCS Dance Event) and is also the mastermind behind the 2015 Global WCS Flashmob along with his wife Virginie Massart!

 

With a special humour, Oli and Hennie are known for sharing their passion for WCS with a good balance of technique and fun!

 

To read more about Olivier & Henriette, check out www.swingerz.be/english.html

 

To see Olivier & Henriette dance, check out www.youtube.com/watch?v=61SxfLI4EcU

 

Olivier & Henriette have some availability for private lessons throughout the workshop weekend. Email cat@westcoastswing.co.uk as soon as possible for availability and prices!

 

For those looking for accommodation, check out this deal! Once again, I have managed to secure a rate of £65 for a double or twin room at the Holiday Inn London-Heathrow, just off Junction 4 of the M4 and very close to Heathrow airport, including full English breakfast AND parking!

 

www.hilondonheathrowm4j4hotel.co.uk/

 

This rate is for Saturday 16 January! Email groupreservations@him4j4.co.uk quoting "West Coast Swing UK" to benefit from this offer!

 

Multi-Level Special Guest Workshop Weekend

With Top European WCS Pros

Olivier Massart & Henriette Koefoed

 

12noon-Midnight, Saturday 16 January 2016

 

  • 12:00-13:00:                General Dance Technique Class with Mandy Henderson

 

  • 13:00-15:00:                Workshop 1 – “It’s All About The Basics” (Beginner/Improver)

 

  • 15:30-17:30:                Workshop 2 – “Classic Moves in Combo” (Improver Plus)

 

  • 17:30-19:30:                Break For Dinner

 

  • 19:30-Midnight: Party/Social with music from Graham Burke & Guest Deejay Justin Petersen plus performance by Olivier & Henriette!

 

Yiewsley & West Drayton Community Centre

Harmondsworth Road

West Drayton

Middlesex

UB7 9JL

 

Map

 

Free Onsite Parking

Full Licenced Bar

Complimentary tea, coffee & snacks

Easily Accessible from Central London & the West

Only half a mile from West Drayton Rail

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

 

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12:30-19:00, Sunday 17 January 2016

 

  • 13:00-15:00:                Workshop 3 – “Musicality” (Improver/Intermediate)

 

  • 15:15-17:15:                Workshop 4 – “Style & Footwork Variations” (Intermediate Plus)

 

  • 17:15-19:00:                Pure WCS Tea Dance

 

New Windsor Community Centre

Hanover Way

Dedworth

Windsor

SL4 5NW

 

Map

 

Free Onsite Parking

Full Licensed Bar

Complimentary tea, coffee & snacks

Easily Accessible from Central London & the West

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

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/723436891089905/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/special-guest-workshop-16-17-january/

 

  • £85 – Full weekend package – All 4 workshops + Saturday Night Party
  • £75 – Any 3 workshops + Saturday night party
  • £70 – Any 3 workshops only
  • £60 – Any 2 workshops + Saturday night party
  • £50 – Any 2 workshops only
  • £35 – Any 1 workshop + Saturday night party
  • £25 – Any 1 workshop only
  • £12 – Saturday night party only – spaces limited so pre-booking essential!
  • £5 – Tea dance only – drop ins welcome
  • Free – Juniors up to and including age 18

 

To book, email cat@westcoastswing.co.uk or call 07881 641400 specifying which package you’re signing up for. Then choose from the following payment options;

 

  • Option 1 – Make cash payment at any venue
  • Option 2 – Pay via bank transfer. Email for details
  • Option 3 – Send cheque made payable to C. Wiles

 


 

4.    Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sunday 24 January!

 

Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 24 January 2016

 

You're all invited to join us for our first WCS workshop & tea dance of 2016 at the Coaver Club, Exeter! Catriona will be teaching a 3 hour FUNdamental/Improver level workshop, the first hour of which will cover all the tools and techniques needed to get you started on your WCS journey. 

After a short break, the next 2 hours will focus on concepts and patterns to help you progress your understanding and experience of WCS. 

 

As usual, we will be offering a FUNdamentals review class with GPDIA certified instructor Sally Fullwood in the hallway area for our newer dancers wishing to consolidate their basics in a more one-on-one setting. 

The afternoon will be topped off with 90 minutes of pure WCS freestyle and practice time from 16:30-18:00!

 

Coaver Club

Matford Lane

Exeter

EX2 4PS

 

Map
 

Complimentary tea, coffee & snacks

Full licensed bar

Free Onsite Parking
Easily Accessible from M5
15-20 minute walk from Exeter City Centre

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/152375095134016/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/wcs-exeter/

 

  • £20 for Workshop & Tea Dance if booked and paid more than 7 days in advance!
  • £25 for Workshop & 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

 

2016 Dates:

 

Sunday 24 January

Sunday 7 February

Sunday 13 March

Sunday 10 April

Sunday 8 May

Sunday 12 June - Westbank Centre

July Date Coming Soon...

Sunday 14 August - Westbank Centre

Sunday 4 September

Sunday 2 October

Sunday 23 October

Sunday 13 November

Sunday 4 December

 


 

5.    Catriona Teaches in Paris France, Friday 29 January!

 

I am delighted to have been invited to Paris, France to teach for Laurent Vasquez AKA “DJ Gbl” for the evening of Friday 29 January! I will be teaching a 90 minute Masterclass for all levels with the theme “3D Dancing” (Filling Space - lengthening, shortening and diagonals) followed by WCS party! And the whole evening is dedicated to raising funds and support for Radio West Coast Swing - www.radiowcs.com/! Check out www.facebook.com/events/891714877593955/ for full details and please spread the word if you have friends in Paris who you think might be interested in attending! Thank you!

 


 

6.    Swing School Presents…Masterclass & Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Manchester, Saturday 30 January!

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Masterclass

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

Followed by Pure WCS Social

 

18:00-01:00, Saturday 30 January 2016

 

18:00-20:00: Masterclass with Catriona

20:00-01:00: School’s Out for Dancing

 

West Coast Swing Manchester is excited to introduce 'Swing School' ... an occasional event combining WCS tuition, excellent music, a spacious venue with a lovely sprung dance floor and a licensed bar. Our term starts on Saturday 30th January 2016 and we are pleased that Catriona Wiles will be our first guest WCS teacher. The 'school hall' is The Grand Palais in Swinton, Manchester, which boasts a sprung dance floor, a licensed bar with late license until 1am (no guessing who negotiated that one) and parking close by.

 

The Grand Palais

9-11A Station Road

Swinton

Manchester

M27 6AH

 

Map

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/428965383964122/

 

  • £20 Masterclass & Social combined!
  • £15 Masterclass Only
  • £10 Social Only
  • To book, email pequenakaz@hotmail.co.uk or call Karen on 07540 256381

 


 

 

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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