West Coast Swing UK November Newsletter 2016!

From: "West Coast Swing UK" <cat@westcoastswing.co.uk>
Subject: West Coast Swing UK November Newsletter 2016!
Date: November 2nd 2016

 

 

November Newsletter 2016

 

At A Glance:

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

2.       November Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

3.       Legends In Line – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Blackpool, 3-6 November!

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

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

6.       “Mini-SwingV” with Top USA Pros Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal, West Drayton & Windsor, 19-20 November!

7.       Gravity Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Bristol, Sat 26 Nov!

8.       Westies In Essex WCS Weekender with Catriona & Friends, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 12-14 May 2017!

 


 

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

 

Hi Everyone! Our remaining 2016 dates and our full 2017 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 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 2016
  • Wednesday 14 December – Last Wednesday Class of 2016

 

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  • Monday 9 January – First Monday Class of 2017 – Hammersmith
  • Wednesday 11 January – First Midweek Freestyle of 2017 – Twickenham
  • Wednesday 18 January – First Wednesday Class of 2017 – Twickenham
  • Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 January – Special Guest Teacher Workshop Weekend with Michael Kiehm – West Drayton
  • Wednesday 1 February – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 25 February - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 26 February – Sunday Workshop
  • Wednesday 1 March – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 25 March - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 26 March – Sunday Workshop – Mum’s Dance For Free!
  • Wednesday 5 April – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 29 April - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 30 April - Sunday Workshop
  • Wednesday 3 May – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 May - Special Guest Workshop Weekend with Top International Pros Maxime & Torri Zzaoui!
  • Wednesday 7 June – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 17 June - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 18 June - Sunday Workshop – Dad’s Dance For Free!
  • Wednesday 5 July – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 22 July - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 23 July - Sunday Workshop
  • Wednesday 2 August – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 19 August - WCSUK 12th Year Anniversary Party & Charity Fundraiser
  • Saturday 2 September – London WCS Flashmob
  • Sunday 3 September – Exeter WCS Flashmob
  • Wednesday 6 September – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 23 September - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 24 September - Sunday Workshop
  • Wednesday 4 October – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 21 October - ICE Freestyle
  • Sunday 22 October - Sunday Workshop
  • Wednesday 1 November – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 November – Annual “SwingV” Weekend
  • Wednesday 6 December – First Midweek Freestyle of the Month – Twickenham
  • Saturday 9 December - WCSUK Annual Christmas Party
  • Sunday 10 December - Sunday Workshop
  • Monday 11 December – Last Monday Class of 2017
  • Wednesday 13 December – Last Wednesday Class of 2017

 

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

 


 

2.    November Guest WCS Classes with Catriona!

 

Guest Spots:

 

 


 

3.    Legends In Line – SwayD Boots Available for Purchase, Blackpool, 3-6 November!

 

I have been kindly invited by organizers Rob Fowler & Jean Webb to attend the second, even bigger and better Legends In Line Country & Line Dance weekender from 3-6 November in Blackpool and will be bringing with me a consignment of all the latest ladies SwayD “Magic” Boots & Essie flat shoes available for purchase!  Check out www.legendsinline.com/ 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! With almost 1000 people attending, old and new, it’s going to be quite the reunion!

 


 

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

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Masterclass

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

Followed by Pure WCS Freestyle

 

18:45-Midnight, Saturday 12 November 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/431337160369829/

 

  • £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 3 December

 

2017 Dates:

 

Saturday 7 January

Saturday 4 February

Saturday 11 March

Saturday 1 April

Saturday 6 May

Saturday 3 June

Saturday 8 July

No August Date

Saturday 9 September

Saturday 7 October

Saturday 11 November

Saturday 2 December

 


 

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

 

Monthly Exeter WCS Workshop & Tea Dance

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

 

13:00-18:00 Sunday 13 November

 

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/176428102814858/

 

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 4 December – Annual Christmas Party

 

2017 Dates:

 

Sunday 8 January – At Westbank Centre

Sunday 5 February

Sunday 5 March

Sunday 2 April – At Westbank Centre

Sunday 7 May

Sunday 4 June

Sunday 2 July

Sunday 6 August

Sunday 3 September – Exeter WCS Flashmob

Sunday 8 October

Sunday 12 November

Sunday 3 December – Annual Christmas Party

 


 

6.    “Mini-SwingV” with Top USA Pros Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal, West Drayton & Windsor, 19-20 November!

 

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!

 

Markus Smith is an accomplished and award winning dance competitor, choreographer and instructor. He is one of the most talented, popular and photogenic dancers on the National Swing Dance Circuit. With the unique styles fused from Hand Dance, Hip Hop and West Coast Swing, Markus is quite capable of creating a masterpiece on the floor at any moment. Markus has been featured on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, BET’s “106 and Park” program, and the movie Love N’ Dancing. He was a co-host of DC DANCING TEENS, a youth hand dance show that has been seen on Global Dance TV and shown on DCTV channel 95 in Washington DC. He is currently the 3rd vice president of the National Hand Dance Association Youth and Young Adult Affairs division. Markus is most passionate about sharing the gift of dance with others. His energy, style and charismatic presentation leaves Markus in a class by himself.

 

A native of Louisiana by way of Texas, Trendlyon Veal discovered her love for dance while she was in junior high. She and her sister were choreographing hip hop dance routines to enter dance competitions and walked away with several wins! While living in Texas, Tren was introduced to swing by a co-worker. She took a dance class and was bit by the bug. She has been dancing and competing ever since. Tren’s distinctive dance style makes you stop right in your tracks to observe the preciseness of her moves, her animated smile, energy and enjoyment of the dance. She has competed and placed within the top 5 of some of the most recent Champion Jack and Jill and Strictly Swing competitions in the USA. She is also a member of the National Hand Dance Association in Washington, DC. Her talent and love for the dance has led her to teaching hand dance and west coast swing to youth and adults.

 

To read more about Markus & Trendlyon, check out stuckonswing.com/

 

To see Markus & Trendlyon dance, check out www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEh36-M41rw&feature=share

 

Markus & Trendlyon 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 19 November! Email groupreservations@him4j4.co.uk quoting "West Coast Swing UK" to benefit from this offer!

 

“Mini-SwingV” Workshop Weekend

With Top USA WCS Pros

Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal

 

12noon-23:45, Saturday 19 November 2016

 

*Followers Places On Hold!*

*Places Still Available For Leaders & Couples!*

 

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

 

  • 13:00-15:00:                Workshop 1 – “Beyond The Basics” (Beginner/Improver)

 

  • 15:30-17:30:                Workshop 2 – “Stylizing & Shaping Your Swing” (Improver Plus)

 

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

 

  • 19:30-Midnight: Party/Social with music from Graham Burke & Guest Deejay TBA plus performance by Markus & Trendlyon!

 

Yiewsley & West Drayton Community Centre

Harmondsworth Road

West Drayton

Middlesex

UB7 9JL

 

Map

 

Free Onsite Parking

Full Licensed Bar

Complimentary tea, coffee & snacks

Easily Accessible from Central London & the West

Only half a mile from West Drayton Rail

Trains direct to & from Paddington, Central London. Last train as late as 00:43!!

 

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12noon-19:00, Sunday 20 November 2016

 

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

 

  • 13:00-15:00:                Workshop 3 – “Floetry in Motion – Patterns That Flow Well/Quality Of Movement” (Improver/Intermediate)

 

  • 15:15-17:15:                Workshop 4 – “Critical Timing – Syncopations” (Intermediate Plus)

 

  • 17:15-19:00:                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/172894346487977/ 

 

Or check out our Website page;

www.westcoastswing.co.uk/whats-on/mini-swingv-19-20-november/

 

  • £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

 


 

7.    Gravity Freestyle with Guest Teacher Catriona, Bristol, Saturday 26 November!

 

Special Guest West Coast Swing Night

with

Top UK WCS Pro Catriona Wiles

Followed by Pure WCS Freestyle

 

19:00-Midnight, Saturday 26 November 2016

 

Host Jim Edwards says…”Saturday 26th November, we will be welcoming Catriona back as our Special Guest Teacher. For this event we are going to have a 'Mini Workshop' format. We have 2 lessons to choose from;

 

7.15-8.00 – Connection - Learn to Anchor, Stretch & Post like a Pro. Cat will shed some light on the dark and elusive art of WCS Connection. This is class is suitable for everyone, but not everyone will understand everything....

 

8.15-9.00 - West Coast Sensual - Acquire a repertoire of close and elegant moves for those quiet musical moments. This class is not for beginners.

 

8.15-9.00 - Beginners review with Jim.

 

Freestyle from 9-12.00. As an experiment, for this event, the Last half an hour will be Blues.”

 

Almondsbury Sports and Social Club

10 Gloucester Road

Almondsbury

Bristol

BS32 4AA

 

Map

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/608381575996042/

 

 


 

8.    Westies in Essex WCS Weekender with Catriona & Friends, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 12-14 May 2017!

 

You’re all invited to “Westies in Essex” third annual weekender hosted by Janice Washer, Jez Wilkinson & Catriona Wiles from 12-14 May 2017! This time we’re going bigger and better with exclusive use of the Gallery Lounge and daily WCS tuition from not only Catriona Wiles but also Kevin & Aggie Town and James Bartlett & Zoe Rigby! Plus we’re offering a special Spectator ticket for those that have partners and friends who don’t dance but would like to come along and enjoy a weekend away! In fact, we’re even throwing in a couple of WCS Taster classes for free! All this alongside the usual Line Dance classes, taster classes in Ballroom dancing & Potters evening cabarets at this 5* Potters Leisure Resort!

 

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

 

Book by 5 November to benefit from the early bird rate!

 

Check out our Facebook advert for quick updates;

www.facebook.com/events/202053643546199/

 

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

www.westiesinessex.co.uk/dance-weekender/

 


 

 

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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