West Coast Swing UK July Newsletter 2018!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK July Newsletter 2018!
Date: July 4th 2018

 

 

July Newsletter 2018

 

At A Glance:

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

2.       July Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

3.       Exeter WCS Flashmob Rally Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sun 1 July!

4.       First Midweek Freestyle of the Month, with Bonus Flashmob Rally Class, Twickenham, Wed 4 July!

5.       Special Guest WCS Workshop with Catriona, Essendon, Sun 8 July!

6.       Oxford WCS Flashmob Rally Routine Workshop with Catriona, Oxford, Sun 15 July!

7.       ICEWest Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Sat 21 July!

8.       Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sun 22 July!

9.       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!

10.     International WCS Rally Flashmob 2018 – Get Involved!

11.     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 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
  • 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 – 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.    July Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

3.    Exeter WCS Flashmob Rally Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sunday 1 July!

 

Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 1 July

 

It’s that time of the year again! This month we will be teaching the brand new International WCS Flashmob Rally routine (which you may or may not like to perform with us in Exeter on Sunday 2 September) over the course of 3 hours with breaks! Suitable for all levels of WCS dancer. Partner not required as we can pair you up on the day. Some WCS experience is an advantage but not essential!

 

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/167479134111868/

 

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 5 August

Sunday 2 September – Exeter WCS Rally Flashmob

Sunday 7 October

Sunday 11 November

Sunday 2 December – Annual Christmas Party

 


 

4.    First Midweek Freestyle of the Month, with Bonus Flashmob Rally Class, Twickenham, Wednesday 4 July!

 

Come join us in Twickenham on Wednesday 4 July for our first midweek freestyle of the month! In addition, we will be kicking off the night with a fun group class where we will be covering Part 1 of the brand new WCS Flashmob Rally routine. We will continue to learn, review and practice the routine on Wednesdays throughout the month of July so come along on this date if you can to get a good head start! The plan is for our "London division" to take part in our very own Flashmob performance in unison with the rest of the WCS world on Saturday 1 September at various locations TBC in Central London! However, by attending our Wednesday classes you are not committed to participation on the Flashmob day itself. Feel free to come along and just enjoy learning the fun choreography and maybe even pick up a new move or two to add to your social dancing repertoire!

 

20:00-23:00, Wednesday 4 July

 

20:00-21:00 – Flashmob Rally Class with Catriona & Coleen

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

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

  www.facebook.com/events/410129632836565/  

 

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

 


 

5.    Special Guest WCS Workshop with Catriona, Essendon, Sunday 8 July!

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 8 July

 

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/1872439323048988/

 

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

 


 

6.    Oxford WCS Flashmob Rally Routine Workshop with Catriona, Oxford, Sunday 15 July!

 

International WCS Flashmob Rally Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

14:30-20:30, Sunday 15 July 2018

 

Catriona will be guest teacher for this special afternoon of WCS Flashmob Rally tuition in Oxford followed by afternoon Tea Dance hosted by Coralie Green of Jive+ & Oxford West Coast Swing. Come join us for a complete 3 hour workshop plus breaks where you will learn the brand new 2018 International WCS Flashmob Rally routine which you will have the option to perform with us in London on the official WCS Flashmob day, Saturday 1 September. No pressure either way as it is fun to learn some choreography anyway! And/or join us for a relaxing WCS Tea Dance to wrap up the afternoon!

 

Islip Village Hall

Church Lane

Islip

Oxford

OX5 2TA

 

Map

 

Free Onsite Parking

Easily Accessible From Oxford

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/236290250468126/ 

 

  • £30 – Workshop + Tea Dance
  • £25 – Workshop only
  • £8 – Tea Dance only
  • To book, email Coralie@jiveplus.com or call 07767 360854

 


 

7.    ICE – West Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Saturday 21 July!

 

Innovation…Creation…Expression…

 

Presenting ICE - Our Chilled Monthly

WCS Freestyle

 

20:00-Midnight, Saturday 21 July

 

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

 

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/234173577363634/

 

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:

 

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 22 July!

 

Split-Level West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

& WCSUK Teaching Team

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 22 July

 

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/233377100785267/   

 

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 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.    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

 


 

10.  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!

 

Afternoon Onwards, Saturday 1 September 2018

Various Central London Locations TBA

Followed By WCS After Party!

 

Check out our Website page;

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

 

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

 


 

11.  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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