West Coast Swing UK June Newsletter 2016!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK June Newsletter 2016!
Date: June 4th 2016

 

 

June Newsletter 2016

 

At A Glance:

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

2.       June Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

3.       Second City Swing Presents…June Masterclass & Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Solihull, Sat 11 June!

4.       Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sun 12 June – Venue Change For One Month Only!

5.       Intercity Swing 2016 Event in Support of Radio West Coast Swing, Paris, France, 17-19 June!

6.       ICEWest Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Sat 25 June!

7.       Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, Windsor, Sun 26 June!

8.       Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top USA Pro Brandi Guild (Tobias), Windsor, 16-17 July!

 


 

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 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 24 September - ICE Freestyle – Date Change!
  • Sunday 25 September - Sunday Workshop – Date Change!
  • Saturday 29 October – ICE Freestyle – Date Confirmation!
  • Sunday 30 October – Sunday Workshop – Date Confirmation!
  • 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.    June Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

3.    Second City Swing Presents…June Masterclass & Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Solihull, Saturday 11 June!

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Masterclass

“It’s An Illusion – Tricky Looking Moves Made Easy”

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

Followed by Pure WCS Freestyle

 

18:45-Midnight, Saturday 11 June 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/1077786005648246/

 

  • £20 Masterclass & Freestyle combined – paid in advance!
  • £25 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 2 July

No date in August

Saturday 3 September

Saturday 8 October

Saturday 12 November

Saturday 3 December

 


 

4.    Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona, Sunday 12 June – Venue Change For One Month Only!

 

Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 12 June 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!

 

*Venue Change For June Only*

Westbank Healthy Living Centre

Farm House Rise

Exminster

EX6 8AT

 

Map
 

Free Onsite Parking

No Bar So BYO

Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Snacks

Easily Accessible From M5 & Exeter City Centre

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/279621699046075/

 

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 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

 


 

5.    Intercity Swing 2016 Event in Support of Radio West Coast Swing, Paris, France, 17-19 June!

 

You’re all invited to Intercity Swing 2016, a brand new event on the international WCS calendar hosted by Laurent Vasque, AKA “Dj Gbl”! Cities from France and elsewhere including London are invited to meet, dance and take part in fun, friendly WCS activities from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 June 2016!

 

Laurent says…”The purpose of this event is to finance Radio West Coast Swing and promote our dance!”

 

Enjoy daily WCS tuition from Catriona Wiles, two parties until dawn followed by breakfast, live band “SIMPL' US” on Friday night, fun J&J contests per city, best "social" dancer awards and more…

 

Check out Radio West Coast Swing here;

www.radiowcs.com/

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/947395688682000/

 

Or check out our Website page for full info and how to book;

docs.google.com/forms/d/1apKyJH64xgJpaGB0X1Z-pHGOiAq_kPpathaS-rPZ9HQ/viewform

 


 

6.    ICE – West Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Saturday 25 June!

 

Innovation…Creation…Expression…

 

Presenting ICE - Our Chilled Monthly

WCS Freestyle

 

20:00-Midnight, Saturday 25 June 2016

 

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

 

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/1734762890127521/

 

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-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 24 September

Saturday 29 October

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 26 June!

 

Multi-Level West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

& WCSUK Teaching Team

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 26 June 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;

www.facebook.com/events/717007168402328/

 

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:

 

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

No Workshop in August!

Sunday 25 September

Sunday 30 October

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

Sunday 11 December

 


 

8.    Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top USA Pro Brandi Guild (Tobias), Windsor, 16-17 July!

 

I am delighted to announce that the fabulously talented top USA WCS Pro Brandi Guild (Tobias) will be coming over exclusively for West Coast Swing from 16-17 July 2016 for an intensive workshop weekend!

 

Brandi Guild (Tobias) is a world-renowned dancer, teacher, coach, and choreographer who specializes in West Coast Swing. Dancing was not a part of Brandi’s early life. Beginning at age 5, softball was her focus. It paid off, as she was awarded a full athletic scholarship to pitch for Marshall University. After making it to the final round of trials for the US Olympic team, Brandi was ready for the next chapter in her life.

 

Dancing happened by accident. A move to Las Vegas and a night out at a county/western club with her sister, Brandi found what she was meant to do. After joining a dance team, she took the bold step of moving to Michigan to pursue her first professional dance partnership. Less than 2 years later, she won her first world championship.

 

Brandi holds titles in Country/Western, International 10 Dance, and West Coast Swing, however, it is West Coast Swing that has captured her heart. An active competitor, she travels the globe teaching, judging, and performing. She is known as one of the top technicians in the world and has the pleasure of sharing her knowledge with dancers of all levels.

 

Brandi currently lives in San Diego with her 2 children. She, along with her partner, Ronnie DeBenedetta, is director of City of Angels swing dance event in Los Angeles.

 

To find out more about Brandi, check out branditobias.com/

 

To see Brandi dance, check out www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnwnE0C7aqw

 

Brandi has some availability for one or two private lessons slots 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! I have managed to secure a rate of £85 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! It's a bit more than our usual monthly deal but this is due to high demand at the hotel that weekend due to the Farnborough Air Show.

 

www.hilondonheathrowm4j4hotel.co.uk/

 

This rate is for Saturday 16 July! Email groupreservations@him4j4.co.uk quoting "West Coast Swing UK" to benefit from this offer!

 

Multi-Level Special Guest Workshop Weekend

With Top USA WCS Pro

Brandi Guild (Tobias)

 

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

 

12:00-23:45, Saturday 16 July 2016

 

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

 

  • 13:00-15:00:                Workshop 1 – (Beginner/Improver)

 

  • 15:30-17:30:                Workshop 2 – (Improver Plus)

 

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

 

  • 19:30-23:45:                Party/Social with music from Graham Burke & Guest Deejay Lee Easton!

 

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12:00-19:00, Sunday 17 July 2016

 

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

 

  • 13:00-15:00:                Workshop 3 – (Improver/Intermediate)

 

  • 15:30-17:30:                Workshop 4 – (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/606150402866987/

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/special-guest-workshop-16-17-july/

 

  • £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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