West Coast Swing UK June Newsletter 2017!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK June Newsletter 2017!
Date: June 3rd 2017

 

 

June Newsletter 2017

 

At A Glance:

1.       Shoulder Injury Update!

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

3.       June Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

4.       International WCS Flashmob 2017 – Get Involved!

5.       Second City Swing Monthly Masterclass & Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Solihull, Sat 3 June!

6.       Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sun 4 June!

7.       Intercity Swing Event in Support of Radio West Coast Swing, Paris, France, 9-11 June!

8.       ICEWest Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Sat 17 June!

9.       *Dads Dance For Free* Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sun 18 June!

10.     And We’re Back…7th Edition London SWINGvitational, 16-20 November 2017…Dedicated Newsletter Coming Soon!

 


 

1.    Shoulder Injury Update!

 

Hi Everyone! Many of you will have already heard that back in February of this year I had an unfortunate accident whilst out horse riding, my horse skidded on the road, we both went down, I broke my collarbone and he was quite badly scraped as well! It was suspected that I also tore a ligament. After quite a few weeks looking into my options, it was clear I wasn’t going to heal without intervention so I went ahead with corrective surgery in April. Apparently the surgery was successful and my ligament was restored relatively easily; however I developed frozen shoulder pre-surgery which is significantly delaying my recovery. I’ve survived worse but it has still been an exceptionally trying time! It could be some weeks or months before I’m completely healed but I am planning to ease my way back into teaching over the coming weeks. I’d like to thank everyone that has offered help and support, especially with transportation when I was immobile. And I also thank you all in advance for your patience whilst I continue my recovery!

 


 

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

 

Hi Everyone! Our full 2017 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 7 June – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 17 June - ICE Freestyle – West Drayton
  • Sunday 18 June - Sunday Workshop – West Drayton *Dads Dance For Free!*
  • Wednesday 5 July – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 22 July - ICE Freestyle – West Drayton
  • Sunday 23 July - Sunday Workshop – Windsor
  • Wednesday 2 August – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 19 August - WCSUK 12th Year Anniversary Party & Charity Fundraiser – Windsor
  • Saturday 2 September – London WCS Flashmob
  • Sunday 3 September – Exeter WCS Flashmob
  • Wednesday 6 September – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 23 September - ICE Freestyle – West Drayton
  • Sunday 24 September - Sunday Workshop – Windsor
  • Wednesday 4 October – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 28 October - ICE Freestyle – Windsor
  • Sunday 29 October - Sunday Workshop – Windsor
  • Wednesday 1 November – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Thursday 16 – Monday 20 November – 7th Edition London SwingVitational!
  • Wednesday 6 December – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 9 December - WCSUK Annual Christmas Party – Windsor
  • Sunday 10 December - Sunday Workshop – Windsor
  • Monday 11 December – Last Monday Class of 2017 – Hammersmith
  • Wednesday 13 December – Last Wednesday Class of 2017 – Twickenham

 

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

 


 

3.    June Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

4.    International WCS Flashmob 2017 – Get Involved!

 

Come join us in Central London to perform our division of the brand new 2017 International WCS Flashmob routine choreographed by top French WCS Pros Olivier & Virginie Massart, Maxime & Torri Zzaoui, Maxence Martin & Virginie Grondin and Arnaud Perga & Maelle Jacoulet, which will take place all over the globe on Saturday 2 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 the afternoon into your diaries in central London and email me at cat@westcoastswing.co.uk to sign up!

 

Afternoon Onwards, Saturday 2 September 2017

Various Central London Locations TBA

Followed By WCS After Party!

 

We’ll be teaching the routine at our Twickenham venue on Wednesday nights all month starting on Wednesday 14 June. All are welcome to come along and learn with us, whether you plan to perform on the day or not!

 

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

www.facebook.com/events/521364908253777/

 

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

www.facebook.com/events/141134526430702/

 

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

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv7gHFiwj28

 


 

5.    Second City Swing Monthly Masterclass & Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Solihull, Saturday 3 June!

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Masterclass

“Footwork Variations Part 3”

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

Followed by Pure WCS Freestyle

 

18:45-Midnight, Saturday 3 June

 

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/1311169078937667

 

  • £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

 

2017 Dates:

 

Saturday 8 July

No August Date

Saturday 9 September

Saturday 7 October

Saturday 11 November

Saturday 2 December

 


 

6.    Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sunday 4 June!

 

Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00 Sunday 4 June

 

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/1168272306634178

 

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

 

2017 Dates:

 

Sunday 2 July – Flashmob Workshop

Sunday 6 August

Sunday 3 September – Exeter WCS Flashmob

Sunday 8 October

Sunday 12 November

Sunday 3 December – Annual Christmas Party

 


 

7.    Intercity Swing Event in Support of Radio West Coast Swing, Paris, France, 9-11 June!

 

You’re all invited to Intercity Swing 2017, a second year event on the international WCS calendar hosted by Laurent Vasque, AKA “Dj Gbl”! Cities from France and elsewhere including London are invited to meet, dance and take part in fun, friendly WCS activities from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 June 2017!

 

Laurent says…”The purpose of this event is to finance Radio West Coast Swing and promote our dance!”

 

Enjoy daily WCS tuition from Damien Favier & Amandine Biesse and Catriona Wiles, two late night parties until dawn, fun team contests per city, best "social" dancer awards and more…

 

Check out Radio West Coast Swing here;

www.radiowcs.com/

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/615213571987769/

 

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

https://goo.gl/ENt3LP

 


 

8.    ICE – West Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Saturday 17 June!

 

Innovation…Creation…Expression…

 

Presenting ICE - Our Chilled Monthly

WCS Freestyle

 

20:00-Midnight, Saturday 17 June

 

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

 

Yiewsley & West Drayton Community Centre

Harmondsworth Road

West Drayton

Middlesex

UB7 9JL

 

Map

 

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

 

Free Onsite Parking

Fully Licensed Bar (Please Do Not BYO Alcohol)

Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Snacks

Feel Free To Bring A Plate

Easily Accessible From Central London & The West

Less Than 1 Mile From West Drayton Rail Station

Trains Direct To & From Paddington, Central London. Last Train Departs At 00:43!

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/1906008863003067/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/ice-2017/  

 

  • £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

 

2017 “ICE” Dates:

 

Saturday 22 July

Saturday 19 August – WCSUK 12th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Charity Fundraiser!

Saturday 23 September

Saturday 28 October

Thursday 16-Monday 20 November – 7th Edition London SwingVitational!

Saturday 9 December – WCSUK Annual Christmas Party!

 


 

9.    *Dads Dance For Free* Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sunday 18 June!

 

Multi-Level West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

& WCSUK Teaching Team

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 18 June

 

*Stop Press!* Our June workshop date falls on Fathers’ Day this year so to mark this special occasion we are offering the chance for “Dads To Dance For Free”! To qualify, just register your place for the workshop in the usual way and quote “Dads To Dance For Free” along with the full name of your lovely dad that will be attending with you…or lovely son for that matter!

 

*Venue Change For June*

Yiewsley & West Drayton Community Centre

Harmondsworth Road

West Drayton

Middlesex

UB7 9JL

 

Map

 

Free Onsite Parking

Fully Licensed Bar (Please Do Not BYO Alcohol)

Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Snacks

Feel Free To Bring A Plate

Easily Accessible From Central London & The West

Less Than 1 Mile From West Drayton Rail Station

 

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/486527985021307/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/monthly-workshops-tea-dances-2017/

 

  • £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

 

2017 Workshop Dates:

 

Sunday 23 July

No Workshop in August!

Sunday 24 September

Sunday 29 October

Thursday 16-Monday 20 November – 7th Edition London SwingVitational!

Sunday 10 December

 


 

10.  And We’re Back…7th Edition London SWINGvitational, 16-20 November 2017…Dedicated Newsletter Coming Soon!

 

 

"SwingV" is back in all its glory!

 

Same fabulous atmosphere, brand new location! Dedicated newsletter coming soon! In the meantime, please save the date and enjoy our incredible promo reel here -

 

https://vimeo.com/203260529

 


 

 

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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