West Coast Swing UK September Newsletter 2016!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK September Newsletter 2016!
Date: September 7th 2016

 

 

September Newsletter 2016

 

At A Glance:

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

2.       West Coast Swing UK 11th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Fundraiser Update!

3.       September Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

4.       International WCS Flashmob 2016 Update!

5.       Farewell Drinks with Jean-Christophe & Victoria Followed By First Midweek Freestyle of the Month, Twickenham, Wed 7 September!

6.       Special Guest WCS Workshop with Catriona, Essendon, Sun 11 September!

7.       Norway Westie Fest with International Pro Line Up, Trondheim, Norway, 15-18 September!

8.       ICEWest Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Sat 24 September!

9.       Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, At West Drayton For This Month Only, Sun 25 September!

10.     “Mini-SwingV” with Top USA Pros Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal, West Drayton & Windsor, 19-20 November…Save The Date!

 


 

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 3 September – International WCS Flashmob Day - London
  • Sunday 4 September – International WCS Flashmob Day – Exeter
  • Wednesday 7 September – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 24 September - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 25 September - Sunday Workshop
  • Wednesday 5 October – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 29 October – ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 30 October – Sunday Workshop
  • Wednesday 2 November – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 November – “Mini-SwingV” with Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal
  • Wednesday 7 December – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • 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.    West Coast Swing UK 11th Year Anniversary Party & Annual Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Fundraiser Update!

 

WOW! Huge thank you to each and every one of you that came along to support our West Coast Swing UK 11th Year Anniversary Party! I had originally hoped to raise £500 from the day but we’ve actually more than doubled that and raised a fantastic £1101.70 so far from ticket sales, the charity “Jill & Jack” contest, personal donations and via my Just Giving page! These funds will be donated in full to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in memory of my mum, Robin Wiles and all our loved ones! So all I can say is “Thank You” to each and every one of you that contributed! None of this would be possible without you! It means a lot to me personally and please know that you’re making a huge difference to the Royal Marsden too!

 

A massive thank you goes out to all members of the team on the day for so generously donating their time and expertise for free; Coleen Man, Graham Burke, Skye Hogan, Lucy Webster, Jeanette Butler & Femma Anderson! Huge thanks to Lee Easton & Fabienne Henshall for judging and scoring our Charity “Jill & Jack” contest. Thank you also to Mike Schrimshaw, Susan Minor, Paul Abbott & Janette Fox for their fabulous routine performance!

 

I would like to congratulate the following people for receiving our annual awards on the night;

 

  • Most Well Attended – Ari Henemulla
  • Most Improved Female Dancer – Janette Fox
  • Most Improved Male Dancer – Paul Abbott
  • Dancers’ Choice Favourite Female – Sue Lambell
  • Dancers’ Choice Favourite Male – Gareth Siret
  • Dancers’ Choice Favourite Deejay – Lucy Webster – 3rd Year Running!
  • 1st Place Charity “Jill & Jack” – Susan Minor leading Jim Edwards
  • 2nd Place Charity “Jill & Jack” – Laura Nundram leading Mike Schrimshaw
  • 3rd Place Charity “Jill & Jack” – Jo Huggins leading Mark Tunley

 

If anyone would still like to Make A Donation to my fundraising efforts, my JustGiving page will be open for as long as the site lets me! Please click here - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Catriona-Wiles1. Or you can make a personal donation that I will pass on in full at any time! Many thanks everyone!

 


 

3.    September Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

4.    International WCS Flashmob 2016 Update!

 

The London and Exeter editions of the International WCS Flashmob were so fun again this year!

 

On Saturday 3 September in London, a fabulous group of dancers convened at the Southbank where we performed several times including the obligatory bribing of local buskers to use their sound equipment. We then moved on to Westminster Abbey (well as close as we could get), St. James Park, then Piccadilly Circus! Of course it rained in a typically British fashion but we captured some fabulous footage in our rain coats! My favourite shots are the ones taken at Piccadilly Circus at night! Can’t wait to see the finished product filmed and edited once again by Ned Gould!

 

Then on Sunday 4 September in Exeter, an equally fabulous group of dancers convened at the Quayside and performed several times before moving on to the bridge (especially fun dancing here), then on to Exeter Cathedral where we came across a bride who thought we were dancing especially for her! Perfect timing! Again, really looking forward to seeing Ned’s edit!

 

No doubt both videos will go viral again like they did last year! YouTube links to follow…

 


 

5.    Farewell Drinks with Jean-Christophe & Victoria Followed By First Midweek Freestyle of the Month, Twickenham, Wednesday 7 September!

 

Come join us for our usual Wednesday night first midweek freestyle of the month with an extra special something! Former WCSUK team members Jean-Christophe & Victoria will be back from their European travels and will be heading to London for a few days before moving back to New Zealand to start a new chapter of their lives with their families and loved ones! This is of course very sad for us as they are both much loved and important members of our team. But of course we all wish them much happiness and success back home and we hope they will come back and pay us a visit every now and then! In the meantime, you're all invited to come along and catch up with them before they leave!

 

19:00-23:00, Wednesday 7 September 2016

 

19:00-20:00 – Farewell Drinks with JC & Vicky

 

Barmy Arms Pub
The Embankment
Twickenham
TW1 3DU

 

Map

 

20:00-23:00 – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month

 

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

 

Map

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/2104469639778304/

 

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

 

  • £9 – Freestyle with SwingClubCard© membership. Enquire on arrival
  • £7 – Students & Seniors (age 65+) with SwingClubCard® membership
  • £10 – Non-members
  • Free – Juniors up to and including age 18

 


 

6.    Special Guest WCS Workshop with Catriona, Essendon, Sunday 11 September!

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 11 September 2016

 

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/1133611160015490/

 

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

 


 

7.    Norway Westie Fest with International Pro Line Up, Trondheim, Norway, 15-18 September!

 

Jennie Spanning invites you all back to the Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel in the centre of Trondheim for a fun-packed weekend at Norway Westie Fest, 15-18 September 2016! Enjoy WCS tuition, performances & World Swing Dance Council registered comps with a fantastic line up of International Pros;

 

  • Maxence Martin & Virginie Grondin
  • Maxime & Torri Zzaoui
  • Lee Easton & Fabienne Henshall
  • Michael Kielbasa & Catriona Wiles
  • Emeline Rochefeuille

 

Check out www.westie-fest.com for full info and details on how to book.

 


 

8.    ICE – West Coast Swing UK’s Chilled Monthly Social, West Drayton, Saturday 24 September!

 

Innovation…Creation…Expression…

 

Presenting ICE - Our Chilled Monthly

WCS Freestyle

 

20:00-Midnight, Saturday 24 September 2016

 

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

 

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/1567127280260782/

 

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 29 October

Saturday 19-Sunday 20 November – “Mini-SwingV” with Top USA Pros Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal!

Saturday 10 December – WCSUK Annual Christmas Party!

 


 

9.    Monthly West Coast Swing UK Workshop & Tea Dance with Catriona & WCSUK Team, At West Drayton For This Month Only, Sunday 25 September!

 

Multi-Level West Coast Swing Workshop

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

& WCSUK Teaching Team

 

13:00-18:00, Sunday 25 September 2016

 

*Venue Change For This Month Only!*

Yiewsley & West Drayton Community Centre

Harmondsworth Road

West Drayton

Middlesex

UB7 9JL

 

Map

 

Free Onsite Parking

Fully Licensed Bar (Please Do Not BYO Alcohol)

Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Snacks

Easily Accessible From Central London & The West

Less Than 1 Mile From West Drayton Rail Station

 

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/1822425474655486/

 

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 30 October

Saturday 19-Sunday 20 November – “Mini-SwingV” with Top USA Pros Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal!

Sunday 11 December

 


 

10.  “Mini-SwingV” with Top USA Pros Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal, West Drayton & Windsor, 19-20 November…Save The Date!

 

I am delighted to announce that the fabulously talented top USA WCS Pros Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal will be coming over exclusively for West Coast Swing UK from 19-20 November 2016 for an intensive workshop weekend! Full info coming soon but in the meantime, please save the date!

 


 

 

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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