West Coast Swing UK November Newsletter 2018!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK November Newsletter 2018!
Date: November 2nd 2018



November Newsletter 2018


At A Glance:

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

2.       November Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

3.       Legends In Line – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Blackpool, 1-4 November!

4.       Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sun 11 November!

5.       8th Edition London SWINGvitational, 15-19 November 2018…Residential & Non-Residential Passes Still Available!

6.       Finally…Mondays Are Back! Soft Launch Party Night with Catriona, Daniel & WCSUK Team, Farnham, Mon 3 December!



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 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
  • Monday 3 December – Soft Launch – Monday Class – Farnham
  • Wednesday 5 December – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 15 December - WCSUK Annual Christmas Party – Windsor
  • Sunday 16 December – Last Sunday Workshop of 2018 – Windsor
  • Wednesday 19 December – Last Wednesday Class of 2018 – Twickenham


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.    November Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!


Guest Spots:




3.    Legends In Line – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Blackpool, 1-4 November!


I have been kindly invited once again by organizers Rob Fowler & Dawn Sherlock to attend the fourth, even bigger and better Legends In Line Country & Line Dance weekender from 1-4 November in Blackpool and will be bringing with me a large consignment of all the latest SwayD “Magic” Boots and Footwear available for purchase! Check out www.legendsinline.com/ for full details of the event and please spread the word if you have friends in and around Blackpool who you think might be interested in attending! With around 1000 people attending, old and new, it’s going to be quite the reunion!



4.    Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sunday 11 November!


Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance


Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles


13:00-18:00, Sunday 11 November 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 once again by guest deejay Jim Edwards! All will be made welcome!


Coaver Club

Matford Lane





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;



Or check out our Website page;



  • £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 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



5.    8th Edition London SWINGvitational, 15-19 November 2018…Residential & Non-Residential Passes Still Available!



And We’re Back!

*8th Edition London SWINGvitational*

15-19 November 2018


*Residential & Non-Residential Places Still Available for Leaders & Couples!

Short Wait List for Single Followers*


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;



Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;



*Same Annual Weekend*

Thursday 15 - Monday 19 November 2018


*Brand New Location*

Coppid Beech Hotel - www.coppidbeech.com/



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)*

*Lee & Fabienne Easton (UK)*

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;



Register now to secure your spot!





6.    Finally…Mondays Are Back! Soft Launch Party Night with Catriona, Daniel & WCSUK Team, Farnham, Monday 3 December!


Unfortunately, our Monday night classes in Hammersmith have been on hiatus since February 2017 due to teacher injury. The venue required a retainer payment to hold the night open for us but it was too expensive and therefore not an option.


However, I am delighted to announce that finally, after a very long and delayed refurbishment, our new venue is ready! Our new location is the fabulous Farnham Memorial Hall in Surrey which boasts a beautiful new dance floor, state-of-the-art sound system, kitchen facilities for our party nights, free parking and extra function rooms if we outgrow the main hall! We’re also relaunching with a new format encompassing Line Dance instruction alongside our regular WCS instruction to make the night even more fun and informative!


We warmly invite you all to join us for our Soft Launch Party Night on Monday 3 December 2018 where we will get to test out the facility, do a couple of fun classes, then dance the night away with music supplied by team member Paul Abbott! Our official regular class night will commence on Monday 7 January 2019 where we will run for a trial period of 8 weeks, after which we will decide whether it is viable to continue! We can’t do this without you so please spread the word and come along to support us if you can to ensure the night is a success! Thank you!


19:30-23:00, Monday 3 December 2018


19:45-20:30 – Fun Line Dance Class

20:45-21:30 – Fun WCS ICE-Breaker Class

21:30-23:00 – WCS Soft Launch Party


Farnham Memorial Hall

Babbs Mead

West Street







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


Free Parking

No Bar. Soft Drinks Available For Purchase Or BYO

Easily Accessible From A3

Only 1 Mile From Farnham Rail Station

Check out TFL or National Rail for journey planners


Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;



You can also check out our Website page here;



  • £10 – On the door with SwingClubCard© membership. Enquire on arrival
  • £8 – Students & Seniors with SwingClubCard® membership
  • £11 – Non-members
  • Free – Juniors up to and including age 18




Happy Dancing! Love Catriona


+44 7881 641400















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