West Coast Swing UK May Newsletter 2016!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK May Newsletter 2016!
Date: May 4th 2016

 

 

May Newsletter 2016

 

At A Glance:

1.       Bon Voyage To Jean-Christophe Saville & Victoria Wood!

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

3.       May Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

4.       Two May Bank Holiday Monday Freestyles, Hammersmith, Mon 2 & Mon 30 May!

5.       Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sun 8 May!

6.       Westies In Essex WCS Weekender with Catriona, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 13-15 May!

7.       Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top International Pros Maxime Zzaoui & Torri Smith, Windsor, 21-22 May!

8.       Gravity Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Bristol, Sun 29 May!

9.       Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top USA Pro Brandi Guild (Tobias), Windsor, 16-17 July!

 


 

1.    Bon Voyage To Jean-Christophe Saville & Victoria Wood!

 

Important announcement coming up! Some of you may not yet know that Jean-Christophe Saville & Victoria Wood are leaving us very soon! They are moving back to New Zealand to start a new chapter of their lives with their families and loved ones! This is of course very sad for us here at West Coast Swing UK as they are both much loved and important members of our team. But of course we all wish them much happiness and success back home and we hope they will come back and pay us a visit every now and then! They are currently spending some time traveling in Europe and will hopefully be back in London with us once more for an official farewell party before they make their way across the ocean! Watch this space for details…

 


 

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

 

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;

 

  • Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 May - Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top International Pros Maxime Zzaoui & Torri Smith!
  • Saturday 25 June - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 26 June - Sunday Workshop
  • Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 July - Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top USA Pro Brandi Guild (Tobias)!
  • Saturday 20 August - WCSUK 11th Year Anniversary Party & Charity Fundraiser
  • Saturday 24 September - ICE Freestyle – Date Change!
  • Sunday 25 September - Sunday Workshop – Date Change!
  • Saturday 29 October – ICE Freestyle – Date Confirmation!
  • Sunday 30 October – Sunday Workshop – Date Confirmation!
  • Thursday 17 - Monday 21 November – Annual “SwingV” Weekend
  • Saturday 10 December - WCSUK Annual Christmas Party
  • Sunday 11 December - Sunday Workshop
  • Monday 12 December – Last Monday Class of 2015
  • Wednesday 14 December – Last Wednesday Class of 2015

 

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

 


 

3.    May Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

4.    Two May Bank Holiday Monday Freestyles, Hammersmith, Monday 2 & Monday 30 May!

 

Two May Bank Holiday Monday Freestyles…

…Including Two Opportunities To Learn A Fun Line Dance!

 

Come join us for either or both of our May Bank Holiday Monday freestyles of 2016 in Hammersmith complete with two chances to learn the fun Line Dance "Robaukauskas - The Ultimate WCS Line Dance"!

 

Mario Robau (Swing Daddy) and Brian Barakauskas (World Champ Country/Line Dancer) have combined to create the ultimate West Coast Swing practice line dance, the Robaukauskas! It’s a 64 count 1 wall dance that incorporates the basic leader and followers footwork into a line dance format. It works great to any 32 or 64 count phrased song but the one we suggest on the step sheet is "Fire" by Tessanne Chin.

 

Mario and Brian encourage you to use it to practice your footwork and work on your styling and syncopations by creating variations to your dance.

 

19:00-23:00, Bank Holiday Monday 2 May 2016

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/771341576333698/

 

And…

 

19:00-23:00, Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2016

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/967060023407890/

 

You can also check out our Website page here;

http://www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/bank-holiday-monday-freestyles/

 

Hammersmith Club
11 Rutland Grove
Hammersmith
London
W6 9DH

 

Map

 

Please note the earlier start time of 19:00!

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

 

Free Street Parking After 6:30pm

Fully Licensed Bar (Please Do Not BYO Alcohol)

Easily Accessible From Central London & The West

Short Walk From Hammersmith Tube Station

 

  • £10 – On the door with SwingClubCard© membership. Enquire on arrival
  • £8 – Students & Seniors with SwingClubCard® membership
  • £11 – Non-members
  • Free – Juniors up to and including age 18

 

2016 Bank Holiday Monday Dates:

 

Monday 29 August

 


 

5.    Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sunday 8 May!

 

Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 8 May 2016

 

If you’ve been toying with the idea of learning WCS, then now is the perfect time to start! Or if you’ve been dancing WCS for a while and would like to refresh your basics and perfect your technique, then this is also a great opportunity for you to get back into the “swing” of things!

 

Every month, Catriona teaches a 3 hour FUNdamental/Improver level workshop, the first hour of which covers all the tools and techniques needed to get you started on your WCS journey.

 

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

 

And we’ll once again be offering a FUNdamentals review class with GPDIA (Global Professional Dance Instructors’ Association) newly qualified Sally Fullwood for our newer dancers wishing to consolidate their basics in a more one-on-one setting.

 

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

 

Coaver Club

Matford Lane

Exeter

EX2 4PS

 

Map
 

Free Onsite Parking

Fully Licensed Bar

Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Snacks

Easily Accessible From M5

15-20 Minute Walk From Exeter City Centre

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/819315008200275/

 

Or check out our Website page;

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

 

  • £20 – Workshop if payment is received more than 7 days in advance
  • £25 – Workshop if payment is received less than 7 days in advance, availability permitting
  • £5 – Tea dance only
  • Free – Juniors up to age 18

 

To book, email cat@westcoastswing.co.uk or call 07881 641400. 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

 

2016 Dates:

 

Sunday 12 June - at Westbank Healthy Living Centre

Sunday 24 July

Sunday 14 August - at Westbank Healthy Living Centre

Sunday 4 September

Sunday 2 October

Sunday 23 October

Sunday 13 November

Sunday 4 December

 


 

6.    Westies in Essex WCS Weekender with Catriona, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 13-15 May!

 

You’re all invited to “Westies in Essex” second annual weekender hosted by Janice Washer & Jez Wilkinson from 13-15 May 2016! Enjoy daily WCS tuition from Catriona Wiles, fun Line Dance classes, taster classes in Ballroom dancing & Potters evening cabarets at this 5 Star Potters Leisure Resort!

 

This is the perfect opportunity to get new people involved in our favourite dance style in relaxing surroundings amongst teachers & friends who are committed to helping you build your confidence on the social dance floor!

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/1463307737315880/

 

Or check out our Website page for full info and how to book;

www.westiesinessex.co.uk/dance-weekender/

 


 

7.    Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top International Pros Maxime Zzaoui & Torri Smith, Windsor, 21-22 May!

 

I am delighted to announce that the fabulously talented top international WCS Pros Maxime Zzaoui & Torri Smith will be coming over exclusively for West Coast Swing UK from 21-22 May 2016 for an intensive workshop weekend!

 

Maxime started dancing at the age of 5 in Lyon, France. He studied contemporary at the Conservatory for 6 years before starting his career in the West Coast Swing community. He is now one of the top male professionals and was the first European to place in the top 5 of the Classic division at the US Open 2012.

 

Torri began dancing when she was 3 years old in California, USA. She has studied other dances, but has always been a part of the West Coast Swing community. She has won the Young America/Young Adult division a total of 6 times at the US Open. Torri was the first and only person to win both the Classic and Showcase division in the same year at the 2010 US Open and continued to win the Showcase division for the next 4 years.

 

Maxime & Torri recently decided to build a partnership and travel the world teaching together. They love the fun and social atmosphere of West Coast Swing and always want to make their classes informative yet enjoyable for everyone.

 

To read more about Maxime & Torri, check out maximeandtorri.com/

 

To see Maxime & Torri dance, check out maximeandtorri.com/media-2/

 

Maxime & Torri 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 21 May! Email groupreservations@him4j4.co.uk quoting "West Coast Swing UK" to benefit from this offer!

 

Multi-Level Special Guest Workshop Weekend

With Top International WCS Pros

Maxime Zzaoui & Torri Smith

 

***Places still available for leaders & couples. Wait list for single ladies!***

 

12:00-23:45, Saturday 21 May 2016

 

  • 12:15-12:45:                General Dance Technique Class with Mandy Henderson

 

  • 13:00-15:00:                Workshop 1 – “Rock Your Basics With Variations” (Beginner/Improver)

 

  • 15:30-17:30:                Workshop 2 – “Man In The Mirror – Matching Your Partner” (Improver Plus)

 

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

 

  • 19:30-23:45:                Party/Social with music from Graham Burke & Guest Deejay Neil Mayes plus “Marry Me” routine performance by Maxime & Torri!

 

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12:00-19:00, Sunday 22 May 2016

 

  • 12:15-12:45:                General Dance Technique Class with Mandy Henderson

 

  • 13:00-15:00:                Workshop 3 – “3D Dancing – Play With The Slot” (Improver/Intermediate)

 

  • 15:30-17:30:                Workshop 4 – “I Like To Move It, Move It – Body Movement” (Intermediate Plus)

 

  • 17:30-19:00:                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/1552143438431562/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/special-guest-workshop-21-22-may/

 

  • £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

 


 

8.    Gravity Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Bristol, Sunday 29 May!

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Classes

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

Followed by Pure WCS Freestyle

 

19:00-Midnight, Sunday 29 May 2016

 

Host Jim Edwards says…”On Sunday 29 May, we will be hosting the lovely Catriona who will be guest teaching us for the evening. She will be teaching a Beginners Class from 19:15-20:00 followed by an Improver/Intermediate class from 20:15-21:00. There will be a Beginner review class with Jim Edwards from 20:15-21:00 in the Moxon Room, then freestyle for everybody from 21:00 through to midnight. This is a great opportunity to get a different perspective on your West Coast Swing from one of the Country's top teachers!”

 

Almondsbury Sports and Social Club

10 Gloucester Road

Almondsbury

Bristol

BS32 4AA

 

Map

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/232663443739715/

 

 


 

9.    Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top USA Pro Brandi Guild (Tobias), Windsor, 16-17 July!

 

I am delighted to announce that the fabulously talented top USA WCS Pro Brandi Guild (Tobias) will be coming over exclusively for West Coast Swing from 16-17 July 2016 for an intensive workshop weekend! Full information is already posted on Facebook and on our website so check out these links and get booking peeps!

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/606150402866987/

 

Or check out our Website page;

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

 


 

 

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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