West Coast Swing UK July Newsletter 2016!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK July Newsletter 2016!
Date: June 30th 2016

 

 

July Newsletter 2016

 

At A Glance:

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

2.       July Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

3.       International WCS Flashmob 2016 – Get Involved!

4.       “UK South Swing” Weekender – Sway’d Boots Available for Purchase, Bournemouth, 8-9 July!

5.       Special Guest WCS Workshop with Catriona, Essendon, Sun 10 July!

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

7.       Exeter WCS Flashmob Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Exeter, Sun 24 July!

8.       Oxford WCS Flashmob Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Oxford, Sun 31 July!

9.       West Coast Swing UK 11th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Royal Marsden Cancer

Charity Fundraiser with Catriona & West Coast Swing UK Team, Windsor, Sat 20 August!

 


 

1.    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 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 3 September – International WCS Flashmob Day - London
  • Sunday 4 September – International WCS Flashmob Day - Exeter
  • Saturday 24 September - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 25 September - Sunday Workshop
  • Saturday 29 October – ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 30 October – Sunday Workshop
  • 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!

 


 

2.    July Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

3.    International WCS Flashmob 2016 – Get Involved!

 

Come join us in Central London to perform our division of the brand new 2016 International WCS Flashmob routine organized by Champion dancers Olivier & Virginie Massart which will take place all over the globe on Saturday 3 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. Full details will be released to the participants on the lead up to performance day. For now, please mark late afternoon into your diaries in central London and email me at cat@westcoastswing.co.uk to sign up!

 

Late Afternoon Onwards, Saturday 3 September 2016

Various Central London Locations TBA

Followed By WCS After Party!

 

If you’d like to take part but need some practice and/or need to find a partner, the routine will be covered at the following venues;

 

 

Check out our official London Event Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/279598239041225/

 

Check out our official Exeter Event Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/1067226886648903/

 

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

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCi2p6LLOwI&feature=youtu.be

 


 

4.    “UK South Swing” Weekender – Sway’d Boots Available for Purchase, Bournemouth, 8-9 July!

 

I have been kindly invited by organizer Diana Snell to attend the first ever “UK South Swing” social WCS weekender from 8-9 July and will be bringing with me a consignment of all the latest ladies Sway’d “Magic” Boots & Essie flat shoes for purchase!  Check out www.facebook.com/events/1108167522561798/ for full details of the event and please spread the word if you have friends in and around Bournemouth who you think might be interested in attending!

 


 

5.    Special Guest WCS Workshop with Catriona, Essendon, Sunday 10 July!

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 10 July 2016

 

Catriona will be guest teacher for this month’s afternoon of workshops, tea and cake in Hatfield hosted by Kevin Flynn & Heather Cunningham of West Coast Swing London. Come join us for a complete 3 hour workshop working from the FUNdamentals up, covering techniques and concepts essential in bringing you up to a competent social dance level, followed by a chilled social tea dance with friends!

 

Essendon Village Hall

(10 minutes from Hatfield)

School Lane

Essendon

Hertfordshire

AL9 6HB

 

Map

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/1607999979492128/

 

Or check out the Website page;

westcoastswinglondon.com/workshops/4562790222

 

  • £20 Workshop & Tea Dance, £5 Tea Dance Only!
  • To book, email westcoastswing@me.com or call 07778 650760

 


 

6.    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!

 

Brandi Guild (Tobias) is a world-renowned dancer, teacher, coach, and choreographer who specializes in West Coast Swing. Dancing was not a part of Brandi’s early life. Beginning at age 5, softball was her focus. It paid off, as she was awarded a full athletic scholarship to pitch for Marshall University. After making it to the final round of trials for the US Olympic team, Brandi was ready for the next chapter in her life.

 

Dancing happened by accident. A move to Las Vegas and a night out at a county/western club with her sister, Brandi found what she was meant to do. After joining a dance team, she took the bold step of moving to Michigan to pursue her first professional dance partnership. Less than 2 years later, she won her first world championship.

 

Brandi holds titles in Country/Western, International 10 Dance, and West Coast Swing, however, it is West Coast Swing that has captured her heart. An active competitor, she travels the globe teaching, judging, and performing. She is known as one of the top technicians in the world and has the pleasure of sharing her knowledge with dancers of all levels.

 

Brandi currently lives in San Diego with her 2 children. She, along with her partner, Ronnie DeBenedetta, is director of City of Angels swing dance event in Los Angeles.

 

To find out more about Brandi, check out branditobias.com/

 

To see Brandi dance, check out www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnwnE0C7aqw

 

Brandi has some availability for one or two private lessons slots 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! I have managed to secure a rate of £85 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! It's a bit more than our usual monthly deal but this is due to high demand at the hotel that weekend due to the Farnborough Air Show.

 

www.hilondonheathrowm4j4hotel.co.uk/

 

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

 

Multi-Level Special Guest Workshop Weekend

With Top USA WCS Pro

Brandi Guild (Tobias)

 

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

 

12:00-23:45, Saturday 16 July 2016

 

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

 

  • 13:00-15:00:                Workshop 1 – (Beginner/Improver)

 

  • 15:30-17:30:                Workshop 2 – (Improver Plus)

 

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

 

  • 19:30-23:45:                Party/Social with music from Graham Burke & Guest Deejay Lee Easton!

 

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12:00-19:00, Sunday 17 July 2016

 

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

 

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

 

  • 15:30-17:30:                Workshop 4 – (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/606150402866987/

 

Or check out our Website page;

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

 

  • £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

 


 

7.    Exeter WCS Flashmob Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Exeter, Sunday 24 July!

 

International WCS Flashmob Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

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

 

It’s that time of the year again! This month we will be teaching the brand new International WCS Flashmob routine (which you may or may not like to perform with us in Exeter on Sunday 4 September) over the course of 3 hours with breaks! Suitable for all levels of WCS dancer. Partner not required as we can pair you up on the day. Some WCS experience is an advantage but not essential!

 

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/603914323116248/

 

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 and including 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 14 August - at Westbank Healthy Living Centre

Sunday 4 September

Sunday 2 October

Sunday 23 October

Sunday 13 November

Sunday 4 December

 


 

8.    Oxford WCS Flashmob Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Oxford, Sunday 24 July!

 

International WCS Flashmob Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

15:00-21:00, Sunday 31 July 2016

 

Catriona will be guest teacher for this special afternoon of WCS Flashmob tuition, social dancing, tea and cake in Islip, Oxford hosted by Coralie Green of JivePlus. Come join us for a complete 3 hour workshop where you will learn the brand new 2016 International WCS Flashmob routine (which you may or may not like to perform with us in London on the official WCS Flashmob day, Saturday 3 September) followed by a chilled social tea dance with friends!

 

Islip Village Hall

Church Lane

Islip

Kidlington

Oxfordshire

OX5 2TA

 

Map
 

Free Onsite Parking

Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Cake

Easily Accessible From Oxford

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/667010676797465/

 

  • £30 Workshop & Tea Dance
  • £25 – Workshop only
  • £5 – Tea Dance only if bringing a plate of sandwiches or cakes
  • £8 – Tea Dance only
  • To book, email Coralie@jiveplus.com or call 07767 360854

 


 

9.    West Coast Swing UK 11th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Fundraiser with Catriona & West Coast Swing UK Team, Windsor, Saturday 20 August!

 

WOW! It’s that time of the year again! You’re all invited to join us for a full day of dance and fun to mark the occasion of our West Coast Swing UK 11th Year Anniversary! It’s also my 16th Year of being cancer-free thanks to live saving treatment I received via the NHS back in 2000! Miracles do happen but there are still an awful lot of cancer tragedy stories which each and every one of us are affected by at some point or another!

 

It is my goal to be able to raise at least £500 from this party to donate to the Royal Marsden as a thank you for the miraculous work they do on a daily basis! So please join me in celebrating 11 years of WCSUK, my survival and this fundraising effort! Thank you all so much in advance!

 

On or before the day, you will be able to anonymously nominate names for the following categories;

 

1 - “Dancers’ Choice” Most Popular Female Dancer

2 - “Dancers’ Choice” Most Popular Male Dancer

3 - “Dancers’ Choice” Favourite Deejay

 

If you cannot make the party but would like to vote by proxy, you can confidentially send me a FB message, email, text or call with your choices and your votes will be counted! Better still, come along and see your favourite peeps receive their awards!

 

We will also be awarding "Most Improved Male & Female Dancers" as selected by the WCSUK team!

 

13:00-23:30, Saturday 20 August 2016

 

“In Memory of My Mother Robin Wiles

1943-2011”

 

Full itinerary to follow but the day will include;

*Fun “Robaukauskus” Line Dance Class*

*Fun WCS “Rueda” Class*

*BYO Picnic On The Green*

*Ice Cream Van & Spicy Ricey Indian Food Vendor*
*Royal Marsden Charity Fundraiser “Jill & Jack” Comp (yes, the girls lead, the boys follow!)*
*Official WCSUK Clothing & Sway’d (Magic) Boots Vendor*

*Unique Boutique Clothing Vendor*

*Annual WCSUK Awards Presentation*
*Pure WCS Freestyle with Music from Resident Deejay Graham Burke & Guest Deejay Lucy Webster*

 

New Windsor Community Centre

Hanover Way

Dedworth

Windsor

SL4 5NW

 

Map

 

*BYO picnic*

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/467585193446746/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/wcsuk-11th-year-anniversary-party/

 

  • £20 per person for full day – a percentage from each ticket sold donated to Royal Marsden!
  • Pay in cash in advance at any of our WCSUK venues
  • Or pay in cash on arrival
  • To book, email cat@westcoastswing.co.uk or call 07881 641400

 


 

 

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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