West Coast Swing UK June Newsletter 2018!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK June Newsletter 2018!
Date: June 5th 2018

 

 

June Newsletter 2018

 

At A Glance:

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

2.       June Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

3.       First Midweek Freestyle of the Month, Now with Bonus Fun Group Class, Twickenham, Wed 6 June!

4.       Special Guest WCS Workshop with Catriona, Essendon, Sun 10 June!

5.       Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sun 17 June!

6.       Eurodance 2018 – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Southport, 21-23 June!

7.       ICEWest Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Sat 23 June!

8.       Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sun 24 June!

9.       Club Jive Monthly WCS Taster Class & Freestyle with Resident Teacher Catriona, Addlestone, Last Friday of Every Month!

10.     West Coast Swing UK 13th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Fundraiser with Catriona & West Coast Swing UK Team, Windsor, Sun 19 August!

11.     International WCS Rally Flashmob 2018 – Get Involved!

12.     SwingV On Tour…8th Edition London SWINGvitational, 15-19 November 2018…Dedicated Newsletter Coming Soon!

 


 

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

 

Hi Everyone! Our full 2018 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 6 June – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Sunday 17 June - Sunday Workshop – Exeter
  • Saturday 23 June - ICE Freestyle – West Drayton
  • Sunday 24 June - Sunday Workshop – Windsor
  • Sunday 1 July - Sunday Workshop – Exeter
  • Wednesday 4 July – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 21 July - ICE Freestyle – West Drayton
  • Sunday 22 July - Sunday Workshop – Windsor
  • Wednesday 1 August – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Sunday 5 August - Sunday Workshop – Exeter
  • Date Change: Sunday 19 August - WCSUK 13th Year Anniversary Party & Charity Fundraiser – Windsor
  • Monday 27 August – Bank Holiday Monday Social – Twickenham
  • Saturday 1 September – London WCS Rally Flashmob
  • Sunday 2 September – Exeter WCS Rally Flashmob
  • Wednesday 5 September – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 22 September - ICE Freestyle – West Drayton
  • Sunday 23 September - Sunday Workshop – Windsor
  • Wednesday 3 October – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Sunday 7 October - Sunday Workshop – Exeter
  • Saturday 27 October - ICE Freestyle – West Drayton
  • Sunday 28 October - Sunday Workshop – Windsor
  • Wednesday 7 November – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Sunday 11 November - Sunday Workshop – Exeter
  • Thursday 15 - Monday 19 November – 8th Edition London SwingVitational©
  • Sunday 2 December - Sunday Workshop – Exeter
  • Wednesday 5 December – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Wednesday 12 December – Last Wednesday Class of 2018 – Twickenham
  • Date Change: Saturday 15 December - WCSUK Annual Christmas Party – Windsor
  • Date Change: Sunday 16 December - Sunday Workshop – Windsor

 

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

 


 

2.    June Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

3.    First Midweek Freestyle of the Month, Now with Bonus Fun Group Class, Twickenham, Wednesday 6 June!

 

Come join us in Twickenham on Wednesday 6 June for our first midweek freestyle of the month! We'd like to trial a new format and offer a fun 1 hour group class in the main hall for all levels of WCS dancer, followed by 2 hours of social dance time. Hopefully this will help us to integrate all of our dancers from beginner level all the way up to the most experienced and provide a more sociable experience for everyone!

 

20:00-23:00, Wednesday 6 June

 

20:00-21:00 – Fun Group Class with Coleen Man

21:00-23:00 – 2 uninterrupted hours of pure WCS social dance time with music supplied by Guest Deejay Paul Abbott

 

St. Mary’s Church Hall
Church Street
Twickenham
TW1 3NJ

 

Map

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/monthly-midweek-freestyle/

 

Free Street Parking After 6:30pm Or After 5pm In York House Car Park Across The Street

No Bar. Soft Drinks Available For Purchase Or BYO

Easily Accessible From Central London & The West

Short Walk From Twickenham Rail Station

Check out TFL or National Rail for journey planners

 

  • £9 – On the door with SwingClubCard© membership. Enquire on arrival
  • £7 – Students & Seniors with SwingClubCard® membership
  • £10 – Non-members
  • Free – Juniors up to and including age 18

 


 

4.    Special Guest WCS Workshop with Catriona, Essendon, Sunday 10 June!

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 10 June

 

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/174203743228604/  

 

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

 


 

5.    Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sunday 17 June!

 

Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 17 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.

 

As usual, we will be offering a FUNdamentals review class for our newer dancers wishing to consolidate their basics in a more one-on-one setting. Sally Fullwood is away this month so Jim Edwards from Bristol will be covering this session for us.

 

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/1824200484543071/   

 

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

 

2018 Dates:

 

Sunday 1 July

Sunday 5 August

Sunday 2 September – Exeter WCS Rally Flashmob

Sunday 7 October

Sunday 11 November

Sunday 2 December – Annual Christmas Party

 


 

6.    Eurodance 2018 – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Southport, 21-23 June!

 

I have been kindly invited to attend the 2018 Eurodance Line Dance event from 21-23 June at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport. I will be bringing with me a consignment of all the latest SwayD “Magic” Dance Boots available for purchase! The booth will be open from Thursday to Saturday only so make sure you come visit us early! Check out www.bigdavegastap.com/EuroDance.html for full details of the event and please spread the word if you have friends in and around Southport who you think might be interested in attending!

 


 

7.    ICE – West Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Saturday 23 June!

 

Innovation…Creation…Expression…

 

Presenting ICE - Our Chilled Monthly

WCS Freestyle

 

20:00-Midnight, Saturday 23 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/220427578556399/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/ice-2018/

 

  • £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

 

2018 “ICE” Dates:

 

Saturday 21 July

Date Change: Sunday 19 August – WCSUK 13th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Charity Fundraiser!

Saturday 22 September

Saturday 27 October

Thursday 15-Monday 19 November – 8th Edition London SwingVitational

Date Change: Saturday 15 December – WCSUK Annual Christmas Party

 


 

8.    Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sunday 24 June!

 

Split-Level West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

& WCSUK Teaching Team

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 24 June

 

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/576293976100130/   

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/monthly-workshops-tea-dances-2018/ 

 

  • £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

 

2018 Workshop Dates:

 

Sunday 22 July

Date Change: Sunday 19 August – WCSUK 13th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Charity Fundraiser!

Sunday 23 September

Sunday 28 October

Thursday 15-Monday 19 November – 8th Edition London SwingVitational

Date Change: Sunday 16 December – WCSUK Annual Christmas Party

 


 

9.    Club Jive Monthly WCS Taster Class & Freestyle with Resident Teacher Catriona, Addlestone, Last Friday of Every Month!

 

West Coast Swing Taster Class

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

Followed by Social Dancing in the Club Lounge

 

20:00-23:30, Last Friday of Every Month

 

Catriona is delighted to be continuing her newly appointed residency as WCS teacher for Club Jive which runs on the last Friday of every month in Addlestone! The class runs for one hour from 20:00-21:00 (including 15 minute warm up session) in the Club Lounge, and is aimed at Beginners/Improvers (no partner is required). After the class there will be plenty of opportunity for freestyle practice in West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango and Blues.

 

Addlestone Community Centre

Garfield Road

Addlestone

Surrey

KT15 2NJ

 

Map

 

Check out the Club Jive Facebook group for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/groups/ClubJive/   

 

Or check out the Club Jive Website page;

www.clubjive.com/westcoast.html  

 

  • £10 Full Evening – payable on the door!

 

2018 Dates:

 

Friday 29 June

Friday 27 July (No Catriona)

Friday 31 August

Friday 28 September

Friday 26 October

Friday 30 November

 


 

10.  West Coast Swing UK 13th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Fundraiser with Catriona & West Coast Swing UK Team, Windsor, Sunday 19 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 13th Year Anniversary! It’s also my 18th 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!

 

14:00-22:00, Sunday 19 August 2018

 

“In Memory of My Mother Robin Wiles

1943-2011”

 

Full itinerary to follow but the day will include;
 

*Learn and/or Practice 2018 International WCS Flashmob Rally Routine*

*Fun Line Dance Class with World Line Dance Champion Daniel Trepat*

*BYO Picnic on the Green*

*Expect a Visit from the Ice Cream Van & Spicy Ricey Indian Food Vendors*

*Royal Marsden Charity Fundraiser “Jill & Jack” Comp (Yes, the girls lead, the boys follow!)*

*Annual WCSUK Awards Presentation*

*Pure WCS Music from Resident Deejay Graham Burke & Guest Deejays TBA*

*Official WCSUK Clothing & SwayD (Magic) Boots Vendor*

*Unique Boutique Clothing Vendor*

 

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/208367069758712/ 

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/wcsuk-13th-year-anniversary-party-annual-royal-marsden-cancer-charity-fundraiser/  

 

And if you are unable to attend but would still like to Make a Donation, contact cat@westcoastswing.co.uk

 

For those looking for accommodation, check out this deal! I have managed to secure a rate of £70 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!

 

Check out www.hilondonheathrowm4j4hotel.co.uk

 

This rate is for Saturday 18 August & Sunday 19 August if you ask nicely! Email groupreservations@him4j4.co.uk quoting “West Coast Swing UK” to benefit from this offer!

 

  • £25 per person for full day – a percentage from each ticket sold donated to Royal Marsden!
  • £12 per person for evening only – a percentage from each ticket sold donated to Royal Marsden
  • £?? – Jill & Jack (any amount offered for comp entry will be donated! £5 per person recommended
  • 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

 


 

11.  International WCS Rally Flashmob 2018 – Get Involved!

 

It's that time again! Come join us in Central London to perform our division of the brand new 2018 International WCS Rally Flashmob put together by Champion dancers Olivier & Virginie Massart which will take place all over the globe on Saturday 1 September. The idea is to inspire and attract more people into learning our favourite partner dance!

 

This year will be even more of a collaborative effort, bringing together dancers from WCS groups in and around the city. Co-hosts include Catriona Wiles, Lee Easton, Fabienne Henshall, Coleen Man & others TBA! We have exciting plans for this year's event which will be revealed over the upcoming weeks!

 

If you’d like to be part of the movement, contact us to register your interest, save the date in your dance diaries and keep your eyes peeled for updates!

 

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/international-wcs-flashmobbing-uk/

 

Afternoon Onwards, Saturday 1 September 2018

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/233146740769654/ 

 

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

www.facebook.com/events/456784158110774/ 

 

You might also like to get a sneak peek at the choreography via these You Tube links;

 

Complete video (instructions + demo)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFRpYUdu7fY&feature=youtu.be

 

Demo only

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oDMmrhSe4k&feature=youtu.be

 


 

12.  SwingV On Tour…8th Edition London SWINGvitational, 15-19 November 2018…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://youtu.be/WoUYH84p-7c

 


 

 

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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