West Coast Swing UK March Newsletter 2016!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK March Newsletter 2016!
Date: March 3rd 2016

 

 

March Newsletter 2016

 

At A Glance:

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

2.       March Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

3.       Sunlight Swing Event with Michael Kielbasa & Catriona Wiles, Sweden, 4-6 March!

4.       Second City Swing Presents…March Masterclass & Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Solihull, Sat 12 March!

5.       Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sun 13 March!

6.       ICEWest Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Sat 19 March!

7.       Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sun 20 March!

8.       Easter Bank Holiday Monday Freestyle + Fun Easter Egg Hunt, Hammersmith, Mon 28 March!

9.       Westies In Essex WCS Weekender with Catriona, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 13-15 May!

10.     Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top International Pros Maxime Zzaoui & Torri Smith, Windsor, 21-22 May!

 


 

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

 

Our full 2016 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 19 March - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 20 March – Sunday Workshop
  • Monday 28 March – Easter Bank Holiday Monday Freestyle
  • Saturday 16 April - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 17 April - Sunday Workshop
  • Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 May - Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top International Pros Maxime Zzaoui & Torri Smith!
  • Saturday 25 June - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 26 June - Sunday Workshop
  • Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 July - Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top USA Pro Brandi Guild (Tobias)!
  • Saturday 20 August - WCSUK 11th Year Anniversary Party & Charity Fundraiser
  • Saturday 10 September - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 11 September - Sunday Workshop
  • October Date Coming Soon…ICE Freestyle
  • October Date Coming Soon– Sunday Workshop
  • Thursday 17 - Monday 21 November – Annual “SwingV” Weekend
  • Saturday 10 December - WCSUK Annual Christmas Party
  • Sunday 11 December - Sunday Workshop
  • Monday 12 December – Last Monday Class of 2015
  • Wednesday 14 December – Last Wednesday Class of 2015

 

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

 


 

2.    March Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

3.    Sunlight Swing Event with Michael Kielbasa & Catriona Wiles, Sweden, 4-6 March!

 

Sunlight Swing is a brand new full weekend event organized by Westies for Westies with the focus on workshops & social dancing. The event will be held in the Sunlight Hotel, Nyköping, Sweden. Nyköping is perfectly placed when traveling to Sweden from anywhere in the world. If you ever wanted to visit Sweden for a WCS event, this is your chance! The hotel accommodates a fully equipped spa with Jacuzzis, pool & gym.

 

The weekend price is all inclusive of dancing, workshops, spa, gym, pool, WiFi, all meals plus water, coffee, tea & fruit whenever you feel you need it. The intermediate workshops will be held by Catriona Wiles & Michael Kielbasa. The beginner & novice workshops will be held by Jenny Nokbin & Joachim Sköld.

 

Please share the Facebook event advert with your friends – www.facebook.com/events/909370432443805/

 

Check out www.ldbooking.com/sls2016/ for full info and how to book!

 


 

4.    Second City Swing Presents…March Masterclass & Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Solihull, Saturday 12 March!

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Masterclass

“Action & Reaction – Conversation Within Your Dance”

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

Followed by Pure WCS Freestyle

 

18:30-Midnight, Saturday 12 March 2016

 

Catriona will once again be guest teacher for this month’s Masterclass hosted by James Bartlett and Zoe Rigby, founders of Second City Swing. Come join us for a themed Masterclass covering techniques and concepts essential in bringing you up to a competent social dance level, followed by a chilled WCS freestyle with friends!

 

Bentley Heath Community Association

Widney Road

Bentley Heath

Solihull

West Midlands

B93 9BQ

 

Map

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/1528042554190605/

 

  • £20 Masterclass & Freestyle combined – paid in advance!
  • £20 Masterclass & Freestyle combined – paid on the door
  • £10 Freestyle Only
  • To book, email secondcity.wcs@gmail.com or call Zoe on 07852 556101

 

2016 Dates:

 

Saturday 9 April

Saturday 14 May

Saturday 11 June

Saturday 2 July

No date in August

Saturday 3 September

Saturday 8 October

Saturday 12 November

Saturday 3 December

 


 

5.    Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sunday 13 March!

 

Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 13 March 2016

 

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.

 

And we’ll once again be offering a FUNdamentals review class with GPDIA (Global Professional Dance Instructors’ Association) newly qualified Sally Fullwood for our newer dancers wishing to consolidate their basics in a more one-on-one setting.

 

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/1681237522137224/

 

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

 

2016 Dates:

 

Sunday 10 April

Sunday 8 May

Sunday 12 June - at Westbank Healthy Living Centre

Sunday 24 July

Sunday 14 August - at Westbank Healthy Living Centre

Sunday 4 September

Sunday 2 October

Sunday 23 October

Sunday 13 November

Sunday 4 December

 


 

6.    ICE – West Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Saturday 19 March!

 

Innovation…Creation…Expression…

 

Presenting ICE - Our Chilled Monthly

WCS Freestyle

 

20:00-Midnight, Saturday 19 March 2016

 

Pure Uninterrupted WCS Freestyle with Resident Deejay Graham Burke & Guest Deejay for this month Catherine Bickle!

 

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;

https://www.facebook.com/events/112547079138153/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/ice/

 

  • £28 – Any workshop package & ICE freestyle combined
  • £28 – Any workshop package & ICE freestyle combined
  • £25 – Any workshop package & ICE freestyle combined – Students & Seniors
  • £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

 

2016 “ICE” Dates:

 

Saturday 16 April

Saturday 21-Sunday 22 May - Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top International Pros Maxime Zzaoui & Torri Smith!

Saturday 25 June

Saturday 16-Sunday 17 July - Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top USA Pro Brandi Guild (Tobias)!

Saturday 20 August – WCSUK 11th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Charity Fundraiser!

Saturday 10 September

October Date Coming Soon…

Thursday 17-Monday 21 November – Annual “SwingV” Weekend!

Saturday 10 December – WCSUK Annual Christmas Party!

 


 

7.    Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sunday 20 March!

 

Multi-Level West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

& WCSUK Teaching Team

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 20 March 2016

 

New Windsor Community Centre
Hanover Way, Dedworth

Windsor, Bucks

SL4 5NW

 

Map

 

Free Onsite Parking

Fully Licensed Bar (Please Do Not BYO Alcohol)

Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Snacks

Easily Accessible From Central London & The West

Just Over 1 Mile From Windsor & Eton Central or Riverside Rail Stations

 

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;

https://www.facebook.com/events/993276530759138/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/monthly-workshops/

 

  • £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

 

2016 Workshop Dates:

 

Sunday 20 March

Sunday 17 April

Saturday 21-Sunday 22 May - Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top International Pros Maxime Zzaoui & Torri Smith!

Sunday 26 June

Saturday 16-Sunday 17 July - Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top USA Pro Brandi Guild (Tobias)!

No Workshop in August!

Sunday 11 September

October Date Coming Soon…

Thursday 17-Monday 21 November – Annual “SwingV” Weekend!

Sunday 11 December

 


 

8.    Easter Bank Holiday Monday Freestyle + Fun Easter Egg Hunt, Hammersmith, Monday 28 March!

 

Easter Bank Holiday Monday Freestyle

+ Fun Easter Egg Hunt!

 

19:00-23:00, Bank Holiday Monday 28 March 2016

 

4 Uninterrupted hours of pure WCS music, dancing, refreshments & fun Easter Egg Hunt with Guest Deejay Sarah Piddington plus several “new kids on the block”!

 

Hammersmith Club
11 Rutland Grove
Hammersmith
London
W6 9DH

 

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

Fully Licensed Bar (Please Do Not BYO Alcohol)

Easily Accessible From Central London & The West

Short Walk From Hammersmith Tube Station

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

https://www.facebook.com/events/1670290759886543/

 

Or check out our Website page;

http://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

 

2016 Bank Holiday Monday Dates:

 

Monday 2 May

Monday 30 May

Monday 29 August

 


 

9.    Westies in Essex WCS Weekender with Catriona, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 13-15 May!

 

You’re all invited to “Westies in Essex” second annual weekender hosted by Janice Washer & Jez Wilkinson from 13-15 May 2016! Enjoy daily WCS tuition from Catriona Wiles, fun Line Dance classes, taster classes in Ballroom dancing & Potters evening cabarets at this 5 Star Potters Leisure Resort!

 

This is the perfect opportunity to get new people involved in our favourite dance style in relaxing surroundings amongst teachers & friends who are committed to helping you build your confidence on the social dance floor!

 

Please share the Facebook event advert with your friends – www.facebook.com/events/1463307737315880/

 

Check out www.westiesinessex.co.uk/dance-weekender/ for full info and how to book!

 


 

10.  Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top International Pros Maxime Zzaoui & Torri Smith, Windsor, 21-22 May!

 

I am delighted to announce that the fabulously talented top international WCS Pros Maxime Zzaoui & Torri Smith will be coming over exclusively for West Coast Swing from 21-22 May 2016 for an intensive workshop weekend!

 

Maxime started dancing at the age of 5 in Lyon, France. He studied contemporary at the Conservatory for 6 years before starting his career in the West Coast Swing community. He is now one of the top male professionals and was the first European to place in the top 5 of the Classic division at the US Open 2012.

 

Torri began dancing when she was 3 years old in California, USA. She has studied other dances, but has always been a part of the West Coast Swing community. She has won the Young America/Young Adult division a total of 6 times at the US Open. Torri was the first and only person to win both the Classic and Showcase division in the same year at the 2010 US Open and continued to win the Showcase division for the next 4 years.

 

Maxime & Torri recently decided to build a partnership and travel the world teaching together. They love the fun and social atmosphere of West Coast Swing and always want to make their classes informative yet enjoyable for everyone.

 

To read more about Maxime & Torri, check out maximeandtorri.com/

 

To see Maxime & Torri dance, check out maximeandtorri.com/media-2/

 

Maxime & Torri have some availability for private lessons throughout the workshop weekend. Email cat@westcoastswing.co.uk as soon as possible for availability and prices!

 

For those looking for accommodation, check out this deal! Once again, I have managed to secure a rate of £65 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!

 

www.hilondonheathrowm4j4hotel.co.uk/

 

This rate is for Saturday 21 May! Email groupreservations@him4j4.co.uk quoting "West Coast Swing UK" to benefit from this offer!

 

Multi-Level Special Guest Workshop Weekend

With Top International WCS Pros

Maxime Zzaoui & Torri Smith

 

12:00-23:45, Saturday 21 May 2016

 

***Places still available for leaders & couples. Wait list for single ladies!***

 

  • 12:15-12:45:                General Dance Technique Class with Mandy Henderson

 

  • 13:00-15:00:                Workshop 1 – “Rock Your Basics With Variations” (Beginner/Improver)

 

  • 15:30-17:30:                Workshop 2 – “Man In The Mirror – Matching Your Partner” (Improver Plus)

 

  • 17:30-19:30:                Break For Dinner

 

  • 19:30-23:45:                Party/Social with music from Graham Burke & Guest Deejay TBA plus “Marry Me” routine performance by Maxime & Torri!

 

*************************

 

12:00-19:00, Sunday 22 May 2016

 

  • 12:15-12:45:                General Dance Technique Class with Mandy Henderson

 

  • 13:00-15:00:                Workshop 3 – “3D Dancing – Play With The Slot” (Improver/Intermediate)

 

  • 15:30-17:30:                Workshop 4 – “I Like To Move It, Move It – Body Movement” (Intermediate Plus)

 

  • 17:30-19:00:                Pure WCS Tea Dance

 

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

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/1552143438431562/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/special-guest-workshop-21-22-may/

 

  • £85 – Full weekend package – All 4 workshops + Saturday Night Party
  • £75 – Any 3 workshops + Saturday night party
  • £70 – Any 3 workshops only
  • £60 – Any 2 workshops + Saturday night party
  • £50 – Any 2 workshops only
  • £35 – Any 1 workshop + Saturday night party
  • £25 – Any 1 workshop only
  • £12 – Saturday night party only – spaces limited so pre-booking essential!
  • £5 – Tea dance only – drop ins welcome
  • 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

 


 

 

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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