West Coast Swing UK October Newsletter 2016!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK October Newsletter 2016!
Date: October 6th 2016

 

 

October Newsletter 2016

 

At A Glance:

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

2.       October Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

3.       Two Exeter WCS Workshops & Tea Dances with Catriona, Sun 2 + 23 October!

4.       Second City Swing Presents…October Masterclass & Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Solihull, Sat 8 October!

5.       Legends In Line – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Glasgow, 14-16 October!

6.       ICEWest Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, At Windsor For This Month Only, Sat 29 October!

7.       Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sun 30 October!

8.       “Mini-SwingV” with Top USA Pros Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal, West Drayton & Windsor, 19-20 November!

 


 

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 and our 2017 dates are coming soon but for easy reference, you can view the major ones here;

 

  • 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.    October Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

3.    Two Exeter WCS Workshops & Tea Dances with Catriona, Sunday 2 + 23 October!

 

Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00 Sunday 2 October

+

13:00-18:00 Sunday 23 October 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 adverts for quick updates;

2 Octoberwww.facebook.com/events/1239880742742894/

23 Octoberwww.facebook.com/events/1803610459911889/

 

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 13 November

Sunday 4 December – WCS Exeter Christmas Party!

 


 

4.    Second City Swing Presents…October Masterclass & Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Solihull, Saturday 8 October!

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Masterclass

“Simple Beginnings…Stylish Endings”

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

Followed by Pure WCS Freestyle

 

18:45-Midnight, Saturday 8 October 2016

 

Catriona will once again be guest teacher for this month’s Masterclass hosted by James Bartlett and Zoe Rigby, founders of Second City Swing. Come join us for a themed Masterclass covering techniques and concepts essential in bringing you up to a competent social dance level, followed by a chilled WCS freestyle with friends!

 

Bentley Heath Community Association

Widney Road

Bentley Heath

Solihull

West Midlands

B93 9BQ

 

Map

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/1784267481819856/

 

  • £20 Masterclass & Freestyle combined – paid in advance!
  • £25 Masterclass & Freestyle combined – paid on the door
  • £10 Freestyle Only
  • To book, email secondcity.wcs@gmail.com or call Zoe on 07852 556101

 

2016 Dates:

 

Saturday 12 November

Saturday 3 December

 


 

5.   Legends In Line – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Glasgow, 14-16 October!

 

I have been kindly invited by organizers Rob Fowler & Jean Webb to attend the first ever Legends In Line Country & Line Dance weekender from 14-16 October 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.legendsinlinestore.com/the-scottish-legends-balance-hotel--event-pass-12-p.asp for full details of the event and please spread the word if you have friends in and around Glasgow who you think might be interested in attending!

 


 

6.    ICE – West Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, At Windsor For This Month Only, Saturday 29 October!

 

Innovation…Creation…Expression…

 

Presenting ICE - Our Chilled Monthly

WCS Freestyle

 

19:45-23:45, Saturday 29 October 2016

 

Pure Uninterrupted WCS Freestyle with Resident Deejay Graham Burke & Guest Deejay Paul Abbott!

 

*Venue Change For This Month Only!*

New Windsor Community Centre

Hanover Way

Dedworth

Windsor

SL4 5NW

 

Map

 

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

 

Free Onsite Parking

Full Licensed Bar

Complimentary tea, coffee & snacks

Feel free to bring a plate

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/334803780196661/

 

Or check out our Website page;

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

 

  • £28 – Any workshop package & ICE freestyle combined
  • £28 – Any workshop package & ICE freestyle combined
  • £25 – Any workshop package & ICE freestyle combined – Students & Seniors
  • £10 – ICE only with SwingClubCard® membership. Enquire on arrival
  • £8 – ICE only with SwingClubCard® membership – Students & Seniors
  • £11 – ICE only – Non-members
  • Free – Juniors up to and including age 18

 

2016 “ICE” Dates:

 

Saturday 19-Sunday 20 November – “Mini-SwingV” with Top USA Pros Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal!

Saturday 10 December – WCSUK Annual Christmas Party!

 


 

7.    Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sunday 30 October!

 

Multi-Level West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

& WCSUK Teaching Team

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 30 October 2016

 

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

 

Please choose from the following packages to suit all experience 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

 

This is a gender-balanced event! So book early to avoid disappointment!

 

The Tea Dance is included in the price of either workshop package or you can attend just the Tea Dance from 16:30-18:00 for only a fiver! Complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits & fruit for everyone!

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/1118121334938471/

 

Or check out our Website page;

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

 

  • £28 – Any workshop package & ICE freestyle combined
  • £25 – Any workshop package & ICE freestyle combined – Students & Seniors
  • £20 – Any workshop package if payment is received more than 7 days in advance
  • £15 – Any workshop package if payment is received more than 7 days in advance – Students & Seniors
  • £25 – Any workshop package if payment is received less than 7 days in advance, availability permitting
  • £20 – Any workshop package if payment is received less than 7 days in advance, availability permitting – Students & Seniors
  • £5 – Tea dance only
  • 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

 

2016 Workshop Dates:

 

Saturday 19-Sunday 20 November – “Mini-SwingV” with Top USA Pros Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal!

Sunday 11 December

 


 

8.    “Mini-SwingV” with Top USA Pros Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal, West Drayton & Windsor, 19-20 November!

 

I am delighted to announce that the fabulously talented top USA WCS Pros Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal will be coming over exclusively for West Coast Swing UK from 19-20 November 2016 for an intensive workshop weekend!

 

Markus Smith is an accomplished and award winning dance competitor, choreographer and instructor. He is one of the most talented, popular and photogenic dancers on the National Swing Dance Circuit. With the unique styles fused from Hand Dance, Hip Hop and West Coast Swing, Markus is quite capable of creating a masterpiece on the floor at any moment. Markus has been featured on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, BET’s “106 and Park” program, and the movie Love N’ Dancing. He was a co-host of DC DANCING TEENS, a youth hand dance show that has been seen on Global Dance TV and shown on DCTV channel 95 in Washington DC. He is currently the 3rd vice president of the National Hand Dance Association Youth and Young Adult Affairs division. Markus is most passionate about sharing the gift of dance with others. His energy, style and charismatic presentation leaves Markus in a class by himself.

 

A native of Louisiana by way of Texas, Trendlyon Veal discovered her love for dance while she was in junior high. She and her sister were choreographing hip hop dance routines to enter dance competitions and walked away with several wins! While living in Texas, Tren was introduced to swing by a co-worker. She took a dance class and was bit by the bug. She has been dancing and competing ever since. Tren’s distinctive dance style makes you stop right in your tracks to observe the preciseness of her moves, her animated smile, energy and enjoyment of the dance. She has competed and placed within the top 5 of some of the most recent Champion Jack and Jill and Strictly Swing competitions in the USA. She is also a member of the National Hand Dance Association in Washington, DC. Her talent and love for the dance has led her to teaching hand dance and west coast swing to youth and adults.

 

To read more about Markus & Trendlyon, check out stuckonswing.com/.

 

To see Markus & Trendlyon dance, check out www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEh36-M41rw&feature=share and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJTRpSPVPS8&feature=share.

 

Markus & Trendlyon 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 19 November! Email groupreservations@him4j4.co.uk quoting "West Coast Swing UK" to benefit from this offer!

 

“Mini-SwingV” Workshop Weekend

With Top USA WCS Pros

Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal

 

12noon-23:45, Saturday 19 November 2016

 

*Followers Places On Hold!*

*Places Still Available For Leaders & Couples!*

 

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

 

  • 13:00-15:00:                Workshop 1 – “Beyond The Basics” (Beginner/Improver)

 

  • 15:30-17:30:                Workshop 2 – “Stylizing & Shaping Your Swing” (Improver Plus)

 

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

 

  • 19:30-Midnight: Party/Social with music from Graham Burke & Guest Deejay TBA plus performance by Markus & Trendlyon!

 

Yiewsley & West Drayton Community Centre

Harmondsworth Road

West Drayton

Middlesex

UB7 9JL

 

Map

 

Free Onsite Parking

Full Licensed 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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12noon-19:00, Sunday 20 November 2016

 

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

 

  • 13:00-15:00:                Workshop 3 – “Floetry in Motion – Patterns That Flow Well/Quality Of Movement” (Improver/Intermediate)

 

  • 15:15-17:15:                Workshop 4 – “Critical Timing – Syncopations” (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/172894346487977/ 

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/mini-swingv-19-20-november/

 

  • £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

 


 

 

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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