West Coast Swing UK August Newsletter 2019!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK August Newsletter 2019!
Date: August 6th 2019

 

 

August Newsletter 2019

 

At A Glance:

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

2.       Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sun 4 August!

3.       World Dance Masters – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Blackpool, 9-11 August!

4.       West Coast Swing UK 14th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Fundraiser with Catriona & West Coast Swing UK Team, Windsor, Sun 18 August!

5.       Bank Holiday Monday Freestyle Plus Flashmob Rally Rehearsal, Twickenham, Mon 26 August!

6.       Club Jive Monthly WCS Taster Class & Freestyle, Addlestone, Last Friday of Every Month!

7.       International WCS Flashmob Rally 2019 – Get Involved!

8.       SwingV…9th Edition London SWINGvitational, 14-18 November 2019…Registration Opening Soon!

 


 

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

 

Hi Everyone! Our full 2019 dates are already updated to our website “WCSUK Key Dates” pages and “Calendar” page but for easy reference, you can view the main ones here;

 

  • Sunday 4 August – Sunday Workshop – Exeter
  • Wednesday 7 August – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Sunday 18 August – WCSUK 14th Year Anniversary Party & Charity Fundraiser – Windsor
  • Monday 26 August – Bank Holiday Monday Social – Twickenham
  • Sunday 1 September – Sunday Workshop – Exeter
  • Wednesday 4 September – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 7 September – London WCS Flashmob
  • Sunday 8 September – Exeter WCS Flashmob
  • Saturday 21 September – ICE Freestyle – West Drayton
  • Sunday 22 September – Sunday Workshop – Windsor
  • Wednesday 2 October – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Date Change: Sunday 13 October – Sunday Workshop – Exeter
  • Date Change: Saturday 26 October – ICE Freestyle – Windsor
  • Date Change: 27 October – Sunday Workshop – Windsor
  • Sunday 3 November – Sunday Workshop – Exeter
  • Wednesday 6 November – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Thursday 14 – Monday 18 November – 9th Edition London SwingVitational!
  • Wednesday 4 December – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 7 December – WCSUK Annual Christmas Party – West Drayton
  • Sunday 8 December – Sunday Workshop – West Drayton (December only)
  • Monday 9 December – Last Monday Class of 2019 – Farnham
  • Wednesday 11 December – Last Wednesday Class of 2019 – Twickenham
  • Date Change: Sunday 15 December – Sunday Workshop – Exeter

 

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

 


 

2.    Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sunday 4 August!

 

Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 4 August 2019

 

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!

 

Catriona will be teaching a 3 hour FUNdamental/Improver level workshop, the first segment of which will cover all the tools and techniques needed to get you started on your WCS journey. After a short break, the next two segments will 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 (Global Professional Dance Instructors' Association) 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 newly appointed resident 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/494684091292759/  

 

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

 

2019 Dates:

 

Sunday 1 September

Sunday 8 September – Exeter WCS Rally

Date Change: Sunday 13 October

Sunday 3 November

Date Change: Sunday 15 December – Annual Christmas Party

 


 

3.    World Dance Masters – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Blackpool, 9-11 August!

 

Once again, I have been kindly invited by organizers Sam Robins & Nicola Lafferty to attend the World Dance Masters Line & Country Dance weekender from 9-11 August and will be bringing with me a consignment of all the latest SwayD “Magic” Boots and Footwear available for purchase! Check out www.worlddancemasters.com/worlds/wdm19.html 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!

 


 

4.    West Coast Swing UK 14th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Fundraiser with Catriona & West Coast Swing UK Team, Windsor, Sunday 18 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 14th Year Anniversary! It’s also my 19th Year of being cancer-free thanks to life saving treatment I received via the NHS back in 2000! And more recently, my father Tony has also made a spectacular recovery from bowel cancer! 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! In fact, sadly my mother Robin lost her brief but intense battle with cancer 8 years ago and since that moment, all of my fundraising efforts have been and will be made in her memory!

 

It is my goal to be able to raise at least £500 from this party to donate to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity as a thank you for the miraculous work they do on a daily basis! Last year we raised a staggering £1193.60 plus an undisclosed amount that was put into the tamper-proof Royal Marsden charity box, which totally smashed our goal by way more than double! Maybe we'll be able to do the same again this year, or with your help, possibly even better!

 

So please join me in celebrating 14 years of WCSUK, my survival, all of your stories with happy endings 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 18 August 2019

 

“In Memory of My Mother Robin Wiles

1943-2011”

 

Full itinerary to follow but the day will include;
 

*Learn and/or Practice 2019 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*

*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 Paul Abbott & Justin Petersen*

*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/1179864748882687/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/wcsuk-14th-year-anniversary-party-annual-royal-marsden-cancer-charity-fundraiser/

 

And if you are unable to attend but would still like to Make a Donation, click here;

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/catriona-wiles4

 

For those looking for accommodation, check out this deal! I have managed to secure a new rate of £71 for 2019 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. This rate also includes free WIFI, full English breakfast AND parking!

 

This rate is for Saturday 17 August! Email reservations-heathrowm4@hiheathrowm4j4.co.uk quoting “West Coast Swing UK” to benefit from this offer! Please note that you won’t be eligible for this rate if booking is made via any other method.

 

Check out www.hilondonheathrowm4j4hotel.co.uk

 

  • £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

 


 

5.    Bank Holiday Monday Freestyle Plus Flashmob Rally Rehearsal, Twickenham, Monday 26 August!

 

Stop Press! Come join us for our last Bank Holiday Monday freestyle of 2019 in Twickenham on Monday 26 August complete with WCS Flashmob Rally Refresher/Rehearsal for those of you planning to join us on Saturday 7 September for the Flashmob Rally performance day in Central London!

 

19:00-23:00, Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019

 

19:00-20:00 – WCS Flashmob Rally Review

20:00-23:00 – Pure WCS Social

 

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

 

Map

 

Please note the earlier start time of 19:00!

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

 

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

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/2112932639002706/

 

You can also check out our Website page here;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/bank-holiday-monday-freestyles/

 

  • £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

 


 

6.    Club Jive Monthly WCS Taster Class & Freestyle, 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 away this month but Paul Abbott & Janette Fox will be covering the fun WCS class at 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!

 

2019 Dates:

 

Friday 30 August

Friday 27 September

Friday 25 October

Friday 29 November

 


 

7.    International WCS Flashmob Rally 2019 – Get Involved!

 

It's that time again! Come join us in Central London to perform our division of the brand new 2019 International WCS Rally Flashmob put together by Champion dancers Olivier & Virginie Massart which will take place all over the globe on Saturday 7 September (and on Sunday 8 September in Exeter). The idea is to inspire and attract more people into learning our favourite partner dance!

 

This year will once again be a collaborative effort, bringing together dancers from WCS groups in and around the city. Co-hosts include Catriona Wiles and Lee & Fabienne Easton!

 

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 7 September 2019

Various Central London Locations TBA

 

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/506996973373824/

 

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

www.facebook.com/events/1169943046463199/ 

 

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

 

Full Instructions;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvfNBXjEZkg

 

Demo Only;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQbA_ETOe80

 


 

8.    SwingV…9th Edition London SWINGvitational, 14-18 November 2019…Registration Opening Soon!

 

 

And We’re Back!

*9th Edition London SWINGvitational*

14-18 November 2019

 

I am delighted to announce that for 2019, SwingV is back at the Coppid Beech Hotel near Bracknell, located near to London Heathrow airport, with more guest rooms than we've ever had before, and with exclusivity of some beautiful public spaces for dancing! Numbers will be limited as usual so be sure to register your interest and get your name on the registration list quick!

 

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/315779486028973/ 

 

*Same Annual Weekend*

Thursday 14 - Monday 18 November 2019

 

*Same Fabulous 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)*

*Matt & Julie Auclair with daughter Lily Auclair (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

Accommodation at our fabulous 4* hotel only 25 miles from London Heathrow international airport

All Dance Activities Included (except competition entry fees)

Residential & Non-residential Full Weekend Packages Available

Bespoke Discounted Lunch Menu

Complimentary Midnight Refreshments

Complimentary Use of the Pool, Health & Fitness Club

Free Onsite Parking

Free WiFi

Professional Dance Floor

Private Lesson Space

Live Video Streaming

Official “SwingV” Merchandise

Ned Gould Videography

Femma Anderson Photography

SwayD Dance Footwear Booth

Unique Boutique Ladies Clothing Booth

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

Option to pay in instalments

 

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

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgEfzAue2P0

 

Registration will be opening soon!

In the meantime, get your name on the pre-registration list!

 

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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