West Coast Swing UK August Newsletter 2016!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK August Newsletter 2016!
Date: August 5th 2016

 

 

August Newsletter 2016

 

At A Glance:

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

2.       August Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

3.       International WCS Flashmob 2016 – Get Involved!

4.       World Dance Masters – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Blackpool, 12-13 August!

5.       Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sun 14 August – Venue Change For One Month Only!

6.       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!

7.       Special Guest WCS Workshop with Catriona, Norwich, Sun 28 August!

8.       Bank Holiday Monday Freestyle + Flashmob Rehearsal, Hammersmith, Mon 29 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;

 

  • Wednesday 3 August – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • 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
  • Wednesday 7 September – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 24 September - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 25 September - Sunday Workshop
  • Wednesday 5 October – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 29 October – ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 30 October – Sunday Workshop
  • Wednesday 2 November – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 November – Mini “SwingV” with Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal
  • Wednesday 7 December – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • 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.    August Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

3.    International WCS Flashmob 2016 – Get Involved!

 

Come join us in Central London to perform our edition 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! We will also be performing down in Exeter on Sunday 4 September so check out the link below for more info!

 

Late Afternoon Onwards, Saturday 3 September 2016

Various Central London Locations TBA

Followed By WCS After Party!

 

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.    World Dance Masters – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Blackpool, 12-13 August!

 

I have been kindly invited by organizers Sam Robins & Nicola Lafferty to attend the World Dance Masters weekender from 12-13 August and will be bringing with me a consignment of all the latest ladies SwayD “Magic” Boots & Essie flat shoes available for purchase!  Check out www.worlddancemasters.com/worlds/index.html for full details of the event and please spread the word if you have friends in and around Blackpool who you think might be interested in attending!

 


 

5.    Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sunday 14 August – Venue Change For One Month Only!

 

Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 14 August 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) 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 with guest deejay Tony Pederson! All will be made welcome!

 

*Venue Change For August Only*

Westbank Healthy Living Centre

Farm House Rise

Exminster

EX6 8SL

 

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Free Onsite Parking

No Bar So BYO

Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Snacks

Easily Accessible From M5 & Exeter City Centre

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/311202365889540/

 

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 4 September – Exeter Flashmob Day!

Sunday 2 October

Sunday 23 October

Sunday 13 November

Sunday 4 December

 


 

6.    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 life 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! In fact, sadly my mother Robin lost her brief but intense battle with cancer 5 years ago and since that moment, all of my fundraising efforts have been and will be made in her memory!

 

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, all of your stories with happy endings 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 Deejays Lucy Webster & Skye Hogan*

 

New Windsor Community Centre

Hanover Way

Dedworth

Windsor

SL4 5NW

 

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*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/

 

And if you are unable to attend but would still like to Make a Donation, click here;

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Catriona-Wiles1

 

  • £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

 


 

7.    Special Guest WCS Workshop with Catriona, Norwich, Sunday 28 August!

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-17:30, Sunday 28 August 2016

 

Organizer Lana Hannah says…”Lovely Catriona is coming to Norwich to teach a 3-hour workshop, followed by a short practice. There will be small breaks between each hour. Cost £25 p/person. Alternatively, you can pay £31 p/p and come to the Wild Stallion Smooth Night for the evening - I will book your tickets for you. We like to occupy the DJ corner there and practice our WCS to some lovely tunes! Book with me at any class night or via PayPal (£1 surcharge) on www.norwichwcsgroup.com.”

 

Honingham Village Hall

Hall Lane

Norwich

Norfolk

NR9 5AP

 

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Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/1068980813144149/

 

Or check out the Website page;

www.norwichwcsgroup.com/apps/webstore/products/show/7009807

 

  • £31 Workshop + Wild Stallion Smooth Night!
  • £25 Workshop only!
  • To book, email westcoastswing@me.com or call 07778 650760

 


 

8.    Bank Holiday Monday Freestyle + Flashmob Rehearsal, Hammersmith, Monday 29 August!

 

Stop Press! Come join us for our last Bank Holiday Monday freestyle of 2016 in Hammersmith on Monday 29 August complete with WCS Flashmob Refresher/Rehearsal for those of you planning to join us on Saturday 3 September for the Flashmob performance day in Central London!

 

19:00-23:00, Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2016

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/1249484018416945/

 

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

 

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Please note the earlier start time of 19:00!

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

 

Free Street Parking on Bank Holidays

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

 


 

 

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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