West Coast Swing UK October Newsletter 2018!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK October Newsletter 2018!
Date: October 3rd 2018

 

 

October Newsletter 2018

 

At A Glance:

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

2.       October Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

3.       International WCS Rally 2018 Videos Now Online!

4.       Gravity Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Bristol, Fri 5 October!

5.       Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sun 7 October!

6.       WCDF Dutch Open – WCS Workshops with Catriona, Breda, The Netherlands, 19-21 October!

7.       ICEWest Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, In Windsor For This Month Only, Sat 27 October!

8.       Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sun 28 October!

9.       8th Edition London SWINGvitational, 15-19 November 2018…Read All About It!

 


 

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

 

Hi Everyone! Our remaining 2018 dates are already updated to our website “WCSUK Key Dates” pages and “Calendar” page but for easy reference, you can view the remaining ones here; 

 

  • Wednesday 3 October – Fun Line Dance Class + First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Sunday 7 October - Sunday Workshop – Exeter
  • Saturday 27 October - ICE Freestyle – Windsor for this month only
  • 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 – last Sunday Workshop of 2018 – Windsor

 

Check out our Calendar page at www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/calendar/ for regular updates! Our full 2019 dates are already updated here too!

 


 

2.    October Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

3.    International WCS Rally 2018 Videos Now Online!

 

Proudly presenting the eagerly anticipated London & Exeter International WCS Rally 2018 videos! Well done once again to Olivier & Virginie Massart for the fabulous choreography, congratulations to all our UK participants and Westie friends around the world for taking part, and huge thanks to Ned Gould for spending hours and hours filming and editing the UK videos to make us all look fabulous!

 

 

 

Please share with your friends via social media and help us spread the WCS love…thank you!

 


 

4.    Gravity Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Bristol, Friday 5 October!

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Night

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

Followed by Pure WCS Freestyle

 

20:00-00:30, Friday 5 October 2018

 

Host Jim Edwards says…” Catriona is with us for our first Zero Gravity of the new school year! The schedule for this event is one Beginners Class, One Intermediate Class then 3-hours of Freestyle!”

 

20:00-20:40: Beginner WCS Class with Catriona

20:50-21:30: Intermediate WCS Class with Catriona

20:50-21:30: Beginner Review Class with Jim

21:30-00:30: WCS Freestyle

 

Almondsbury Sports and Social Club

10 Gloucester Road

Almondsbury

Bristol

BS32 4AA

 

Map

 

Tea and Coffee and snacks will be provided.

There is a Bar, but feel free to bring your own Alcohol.

Free parking

Easy Access

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/2024349547887650/  

 

  • *Special Offer!* Click “Going” on Facebook and save £1 on attendance! Offer ends Friday morning of the event!
  • £15 Two Lessons + Freestyle
  • £13 One Lesson + Freestyle
  • £10 Freestyle only

 


 

5.    Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sunday 7 October!

 

Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 7 October 2018

 

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 with GPDIA certified instructor Sally Fullwood for our newer dancers wishing to consolidate their basics in a more one-on-one setting.

 

The afternoon will be topped off with 90 minutes of pure WCS freestyle and practice time from 16:30-18:00 with music supplied by guest deejay Jim Edwards! 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/544313476006170/    

 

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 11 November

Sunday 2 December – Annual Christmas Party

 

2019 Dates:

 

Sunday 6 January

Sunday 3 February

Sunday 10 March

Sunday 7 April

Sunday 5 May

Sunday 2 June

Sunday 7 July

Sunday 4 August

Sunday 8 September – Exeter WCS Rally

Sunday 6 October

Sunday 10 November

Sunday 1 December – Annual Christmas Party

 


 

6.    WCDF Dutch Open – WCS Workshops with Catriona, Breda, The Netherlands, 19-21 October!

 

I have been kindly invited to attend the 2018 WCDF (World Country Dance Federation) Dutch Open Championships from 19-21 October in Breda, The Netherlands and will be teaching WCS workshops and private lessons throughout the week! Check out www3.dutchchampionships.nl/ for full details of the event and please spread the word if you have friends in and around The Netherlands who you think might be interested in attending!

 


 

7.    ICE – West Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, In Windsor For This Month Only, Saturday 27 October!

 

Innovation…Creation…Expression…

 

Presenting ICE - Our Chilled Monthly

WCS Freestyle

 

You're all invited to join us for our monthly "ICE" WCS freestyle! Due to a double booking at our usual West Drayton venue, we'll be running at our Windsor venue for this month only!

 

*Please Note The Slightly Earlier Start & End Times*

19:45-23:45, Saturday 27 October 2018

 

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

 

*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

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

Just over 1 mile from Windsor & Eton Central or Riverside Rail

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/269622833883986/

 

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:

 

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

Date Change: Saturday 15 December – WCSUK Annual Christmas Party

 

2019 “ICE” Dates:

 

Saturday 19 January

Saturday 23 February

Saturday 16-Sunday 17 March - Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top International Pro Michael Kielbasa

Saturday 20 April

Saturday 25 May

Saturday 22-Sunday 23 June - Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top International Pros Maxime & Torri Zzaoui

Saturday 20 July

Saturday 18-Sunday 19 August – WCSUK 14th Year Anniversary Party Weekend & Annual Charity Fundraiser!

Saturday 21 September

Saturday 12 October

Thursday 14-Monday 18 November – 9th Edition London SwingVitational

December Date TBA – WCSUK Annual Christmas Party

 


 

8.    Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sunday 28 October!

 

Split-Level West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

& WCSUK Teaching Team

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 28 October 2018

 

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/191760971722544/

 

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:

 

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

Date Change: Sunday 16 December – WCSUK Annual Christmas Party

 

2019 Workshop Dates:

 

Sunday 20 January

Sunday 24 February

Saturday 16-Sunday 17 March - Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top International Pro Michael Kielbasa

Sunday 21 April

Sunday 26 May

Saturday 22-Sunday 23 June - Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top International Pros Maxime & Torri Zzaoui

Sunday 21 July

Saturday 18-Sunday 19 August – WCSUK 14th Year Anniversary Party Weekend & Annual Charity Fundraiser!

Sunday 22 September

Sunday 13 October

Thursday 14-Monday 18 November – 9th Edition London SwingVitational

December Date TBA

 


 

9.    8th Edition London SWINGvitational, 15-19 November 2018…Read All About It!

 

 

And We’re Back!

*8th Edition London SWINGvitational*

15-19 November 2018

 

I am delighted to announce that "SwingV 2018" will run at our fabulous new location, the 4* Coppid Beech Hotel near London Heathrow airport! The Coppid Beech already hosts a very well established Modern Jive event annually, has more hotel rooms than we can possibly fill, has many function rooms located over 3 levels whilst still managing to maintain a cosy, welcoming feel. So I am delighted to announce that we have been greeted with welcome arms into its fold for 2018 and hopefully years to come!

 

We mainly offer residential event passes and we strongly recommend you select this option to get the best experience from "SwingV". We have many late night activities including the best social dancing that you won't want to miss! You can choose between a 2, 3 or 4 night stay. Breakfast and dinner is included as well as all weekend dance activities. However, if you simply cannot stay, we do have a limited quantity of non-residential full weekend passes available for purchase on a "first come first served" basis! We also have tickets available for our Thursday night pre-party which can be purchased by anyone looking to dip their toe in the water and experience a little bit of the "SwingV" magic!

 

Check out our “SwingV” Website for all event details;

www.londonswingvitational.co.uk/

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/228507324442266/ 

 

*Same Annual Weekend*

Thursday 15 - Monday 19 November 2018

 

*Brand New Location*

Coppid Beech Hotel - www.coppidbeech.com/

 

*Convenient*

Less Than 30 Minutes From Heathrow Airport

 

An Allstar/Champion level line up of International Pros including;

 

*Michael Kielbasa & Catriona Wiles (USA & UK)*

*John Kirkconnell & Alyssa Glanville (CAN & USA)*

*Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal (USA)*

*Jakub Jakoubek & Emeline Rochefeuille (CZ & FR)*


A Jam-Packed Schedule Including;

 

Over a Dozen Levelled Workshops…

Pro Invitational Jack & Jill…

Saturday Night Pro Show…

WSDC Jack & Jill Competitions…

Strictly Swing Competitions…

Classic Division (on request)…

Annual “Spirit of Swing” Award…

Complimentary Midnight Refreshments…

Private Lesson Space…

Live Video Streaming…

Official “SwingV” Merchandise…

Femma Anderson Photography…

SwayD UK Dance Footwear Booth

Unique Boutique Ladies Clothing Booth…

Professional Dance Floor…

Onsite Massage Therapist…

4 late nights of social dancing…or should that be early mornings… dancing ‘til the last person drops…

Thursday Night “Warm Up Party” (evening only tickets available)…

Friday Night “Welcome Party”…

Saturday Night “Purple Party”…

Sunday Night “Pyjama Party”…

Fantastic International Deejay line up…

Accommodation at fabulous new 4* hotel only 30 minutes from Heathrow airport…

Breakfast & dinner included for all residential packages…

Limited non-residential event passes available...

Bespoke discounted lunch menu…

Free Wi-Fi…

Complimentary parking…

Early bird rate extended until 1st November…

Option to pay in instalments…

Places for men & couples still available! Short wait list for single ladies…

 

And if you still need help deciding, check out our incredible promo video here;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoUYH84p-7c

 

Register now to secure your spot!

 

www.londonswingvitational.co.uk/

 


 

 

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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