West Coast Swing UK September Newsletter 2018!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK September Newsletter 2018!
Date: September 7th 2018

 

 

September Newsletter 2018

 

At A Glance:

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

2.       West Coast Swing UK 13th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Fundraiser Update!

3.       September Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

4.       International WCS Flashmob Rally 2018 Update!

5.       Special Line Dance Nights with Daniel Trepat + Mini WCS Socials, Twickenham, Wed 5 & 12 September!

6.       WCDF UK Open – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Liverpool, 7-9 September!

7.       Norway Westie Fest with International Pro Line Up, Trondheim, Norway, 13-16 September!

8.       ICEWest Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Sat 22 September!

9.       Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sun 23 September!

10.     Midland Swing Open – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Slough/Windsor, 28-30 September!

11.     SwingV On Tour…8th Edition London SWINGvitational, 15-19 November 2018…Dedicated Newsletter To Follow!

 


 

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;

 

  • Saturday 1 September – London WCS Flashmob Rally
  • Sunday 2 September – Exeter WCS Flashmob Rally
  • Wednesday 5 September – Special Line Dance Night with Daniel Trepat + Mini WCS Social!
  • Wednesday 12 September – Special Line Dance Night with Daniel Trepat + Mini WCS Social #2!
  • 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 – Windsor
  • 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
  • Saturday 15 December - WCSUK Annual Christmas Party – Windsor
  • Sunday 16 December - Sunday Workshop – Windsor

 

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

 


 

2.    West Coast Swing UK 13th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Fundraiser Update!

 

WOW! What an incredible day we had in Windsor on Sunday 19 August, celebrating our West Coast Swing UK 13th Year Anniversary Party! I was particularly thrilled to see such a full dance floor for the Line Dance workshops! Really made me smile!

 

This annual event is a huge operational undertaking so there are some very special people to thank for all of their help; Paul Abbott & Janette Fox (venue set up, door & deejaying), Coleen Man (Flashmob Rally workshop & judging), Fabienne Henshall (judging), Justin Petersen (comp deejay), Lee Easton (line dance class & comp scoring), Graham Burke (resident deejay), Femma Anderson (photography), Ned Gould (videography), Gale Vincent & Clare Nethercott (baking), and last but not least my amazing boyfriend Daniel Trepat (line dance classes, judging, performance & general event preparation…plus completing the construction of my 4 metre wide wardrobe)! Haha!

 

Massive Congratulations must go to all our WCSUK Annual Awards recipients;

 

  • Most Improved Female – Anne Ligez
  • Most Improver Male – Sumihiro Yamazaki
  • Dancers’ Choice Favourite Female – Lindsey Rowatt
  • Dancers’ Choice Favourite Male – Ari Henemulla
  • Dancers’ Choice Favourite Deejay – Paul Abbott (with a staggering record 89% of the votes!)

 

Massive Congratulations also go to our Royal Marsden Cancer Charity “Jill & Jack” contest winners, aptly renamed by Lee Easton;

 

  • 3rd Place – “She’ll Pyne For A Guy” (Sheila Pynegar) leading “Paul What A Butt” (Paul Abbott)
  • 2nd Place – “Heather Punishman” (Heather Cunningham) leading “Flenky Vinn” (Kevin Flynn)
  • 1st Place – “Susan D-Minor” (Susan Minor) leading “All Roads Lead To Roman” (Roman Lavrov)

 

I am delighted to reveal that we have raised £1193.60 to date plus an undisclosed amount that was put into the tamper-proof Royal Marsden charity box which has totally smashed our goal of £500 by way more than double! And the donations are still coming in! So on behalf of myself, the WCSUK team and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, I would like to thank each and every one of you that came along to support on the day and those that have made donations in person or via my Just Giving page! If you’d still like to donate, here’s the link;

 

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/catriona-wiles3

 

Roll on 2019!

 


 

3.    September Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

4.    International WCS Rally Flashmob 2018 Update!

 

The London and Exeter editions of the International WCS Rally Flashmob were so much fun again this year!

 

On Saturday 1 September in London, a fabulous group of dancers convened at the Southbank Centre then moved on to perform multiple times at multiple locations and landmarks including the Southbank itself, St. James’ Park, in front of various monuments and telephone boxes (haha), ending up outside Buckingham Palace! Can’t wait to see the finished product filmed and edited once again by Ned Gould!

 

Then on Sunday 2 September in Exeter, an equally fabulous group of dancers convened at the “Mill On The Exe” where we performed on location before heading down to “Double Locks” at the other end of the picturesque Quayside! Again, really looking forward to seeing Ned’s edit!

 

No doubt both videos will go viral again like they have done over the past couple of years! YouTube links to follow…

 


 

5.    Special Line Dance Nights with Daniel Trepat + Mini WCS Socials, Twickenham, Wednesday 5 & 12 September!

 

The main hall at our Twickenham venue is unfortunately closed for refurbishment for the first two weeks in September, meaning we won't be able to run with our usual WCS format during that time. However, we've come up with the next best thing! The small hall is still available so...you're all invited to join us on Wednesdays 5 & 12 September for two special nights of Line Dance with multiple World Champion Daniel Trepat! He will put you through your paces with a review of a few favourites plus teach a couple of new Line Dances for your repertoire! Many of the top WCS dancers in our community including the UK's very own Catriona Wiles, Paul Warden and Lee & Fabienne Easton have extensive Line & Country dance backgrounds which no doubt contributes to their success as WCS dancers. So don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business! We'll also throw in some WCS tunes for good measure too!

 

20:00-23:00, Wednesday 5 & 12 September

 

20:00-22:00 - Line Dance Tuition with Daniel Trepat

22:00-23:00 - Mini WCS Social + Line Dance Practice

 

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

 

Map

 

Check out our Facebook pages for quick updates;

  Wed 5 Sept - www.facebook.com/events/731313970593962/

Wed 12 Sept - www.facebook.com/events/449712278852359/

 

Or check out our Website pages;

  Wed 5 Sept - www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/monthly-midweek-freestyle/  

Wed 12 Sept - www.westcoastswing.co.uk/our-classes/wednesdays/

 

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

 


 

6.   WCDF UK Open – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Liverpool, 7-9 September!

 

I am looking forward to attending the World Country Dance Federation (WCDF) Line & Country Dance weekender for the first time from 7-9 September and will be bringing with me a consignment of all the latest SwayD “Magic” Boots and Footwear available for purchase! Check out www.ukopendance.com/start.html for full details of the event and please spread the word if you have friends in and around Liverpool who you think might be interested in attending!

 


 

7.    Norway Westie Fest with International Pro Line Up, Trondheim, Norway, 13-16 September!

 

Jennie Spanning invites you all back to the Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel in the centre of Trondheim for a fun-packed weekend at Norway Westie Fest, 13-16 September 2018! Enjoy WCS tuition, performances & World Swing Dance Council registered comps with a fantastic line up of International Pros;

 

  • Maxence Martin & Virginie Grondin
  • Maxime & Torri Zzaoui
  • Olivier & Virginie Massart
  • Lee Easton & Fabienne Henshall
  • Catriona Wiles

 

This event always attracts a large number of Brits so you’ll feel right at home, whilst at the same time meeting lots of new friends! Check out www.westie-fest.com for full info and details on how to book.

 


 

8.    ICE – West Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Saturday 22 September!

 

Innovation…Creation…Expression…

 

Presenting ICE - Our Chilled Monthly

WCS Freestyle

 

20:00-Midnight, Saturday 22 September

 

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

 

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/1675713052556449/  

 

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 27 October

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

Date Change: Saturday 15 December – WCSUK Annual Christmas Party

 


 

9.    Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sunday 23 September!

 

Split-Level West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

& WCSUK Teaching Team

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 23 September

 

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/2264082663621633/    

 

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 28 October

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

Date Change: Sunday 16 December – WCSUK Annual Christmas Party

 


 

10.  Midland Swing Open – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Slough/Windsor, 28-30 September!

 

I have been kindly invited once again by organizers Lee & Fabienne Easton to attend the Midland Swing Open (MSO) WCS event from 28-30 September and will be bringing with me a consignment of all the latest ladies SwayD “Magic” Boots and Footwear available for purchase!

 

I am also looking forward to being back on the judging panel alongside some of the best WCS dancers in the business!

 

Check out midlandswingopen.com/ for full details of the event and please message me in advance if there is something specific you would like to order!

 


 

11.  SwingV On Tour…8th Edition London SWINGvitational, 15-19 November 2018…Dedicated Newsletter To Follow!

 

 

"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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