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Sunday 20th December, 1.00pm Stock Village Hall CM4 9NF, Mini Argentine Tango Taster Workshop and Milonga

Mini Argentine Tango Workshop and Milonga Sunday 20th December 1.00pm
Especially for Blues, Jive and WCS dancers….bring the smooch into your dance style!
Westies in Essex have teamed up with David Bailey and Ann Salmon, who run weekly classes in North London and Hertfordshire. This workshop is suitable for all levels of dancers David and Anne style of teaching is designed to allow people to dance Tango in a friendly, unhurried and enjoyable manner.

This mini-workshop aims to introduce Blues/WCS/JIVE dancers to the lovely Argentine Tango dance style, using a fluid embrace to enable expression.

The mini workshop will include basic ocho steps, paradas and enganches, for leaders and followers, dancing to lovely expressive Tango Nuevo music.

Doors open 1.00pm
Workshop begins 1.15pm to 2.30pm
Milonga 2.30 to 3.30pm

Main Event Westies in Essex Christmas Tea Dance 3.00pm to 7.30pm. This is a two room event.

Early bird price:
Combined price Workshop/Milonga/Christmas Tea Dance £25 if pre paid before 21st October
After 21st October £30.00
On the door subject to availability £35.00

Just Tango mini workshop and Milonga £15 if pre paid before 21st Otober and £20 after 21st October.

For more info FB message Janice Washer or email or tel 01371 870303. To book your tickets just send me a message and I will send you payment details.

About David and Ann

David has been partner dancing for 20 years, focussing exclusively on Argentine Tango since 2004 and learning from many popular UK and international Tango teachers, including Kicca Tomassi, Giraldo Diomar, Jenny and Ricardo Oria, and others. Ann has been dancing tango for 8 years, and teaching with David for the past 5 years.

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Janice Washer created the event.

Save the Date! Our Christmas Tea Party at Stock Village Hall Sunday 20th December. Two room Freestyle!!

Our very First Two Room Freestyle! Can’t wait!

Everyone who has visited this venue knows how fab the dance floor is! We want to welcome all Dancers to this Christmas Freestyle event! We love to Jive, West Coast Swing, Blues Dance, Tango and Ballroom! So we want to give you the opportunity to dance how you like to dance too! The main hall will be up tempo Jive, with some Fusion/chill songs in the mix so those of you who like to dance a bit of this and a bit of that…you will like this room. But! the other room is cosy, intimate and just right for those sultry Blues/slow WCS tracks and Tango lovers we hope to st you up with a Milonga prior to the main event.

There will of course be our usual beverages  

There will of course be our usual beverages on offer, Tea, Coffee, cakes, nibbles and fruit, but as always please feel free to bring and share. You are also more than welcome to bring your own ‘tipple or two’ or sample the delights of the Bakers Arms Pub right next door.

This is a ticketed event because we want to dance with you too and make sure we make it a fun event for all going. Some surprises in store!!

Early bird price £10.00 if pre paid before 31st October
From 31st October £12.50
On the door subject to availability £15.00

For more info FB message Janice Washer or email or tel 01371 870303. To book your tickets just send me a message and I will send you payment details.

Sara White is back in Town for some more Blues Dancing Saturday 7th November Stock Village Hall CM4 9NF

Following on from our very successful and hugely popular Blues Workshops with Sara White , we are delighted to announce one more for the year!

The last workshop with Sara White and Rob Dix really highlighted what these workshops are all about…..developing your dance connection with your dance Partner and learning about musicality. We may primarily be a west coast swing group but we have dancers from all different dance backgrounds enjoy and benefit from our diverse range of workshops. Sara’s special skill is working with the people she has in front of her on the day! So! we always have a plan about what is going to be taught but often we deviate to make sure it fits our audience!! I’m loving the Blues now!

Come and join us for an afternoon of maybe sometimes challenging but definitely skill enhancing Blues dancing workshop. Discover your inner mojo!!

Doors open 12.30. Workshop starts at 1.00pm until around 4’ish, with some social dancing after.

6.00pm optional but recommendd! come and join us for our Dinner and social evening at a local restuarant.

Booking for both workshop and Dinner afterwards essential

Workshop £20 pre booked before 30th September and £25 after £30 on the day

Please FB message Janice Washer to book your place or email or ring 01371 870303 for more info.

Future events:

Christmas Tea Dance Party Sunday 20th December Two rooms! Yay! Blues/WCS/Chill maybe even some Tango in one and Jive up tempo in the other. Tell your friends!!

At last! on Saturday 3rd October at Stock Village Hall, a workshop that will ‘morph’ Modern Jivers into West Coast Swing Fundamentals!

This Workshop is ideal for Modern Jivers, Ballroom and Latin Dancers who wish to take their first steps dancing this wonderful dance.

This workshop aims to enhance your dance skills by teaching you techniques to become a slotted dancer, improve floor craft and develop a better connection with your dance partner.

We will take you through the concept of West Coast Swing, show you the fundamental footwork and go through the five basic patterns which we hope will help you develop an appreciation of this wonderful dance.

West Coast Swing dancing looks cool!

Its a fun, funky dance, the music is great and although it does take time to develop the fundamental skills to dance West Coast Swing, and ‘walk the talk’ and master the footwork and framework, patterns, try to see it as a process of enjoyable learning that will enhance all of your dance styles!

Our aim is for you to enjoy the day, have fun, and learn some new dance skills and fall in love with West Coast Swing.

Please email us on or telephone Janice on 01371 870303 for more information.

Doors open 12.30pm

Workshop commences at 1pm to 4pm’ish, followed by an hour and half of social dance time.

We provide beverages and nibbles to keep you going through the afternoon, but please feel free to bring and share too.

£20 pre booked, so we can gender balance event

please message Janice on FB or by email or call 01371 870303 for more info or to book your place. I can then send you payment options

Future events:

Saturday 7th November, the fabulous Sara White is back with us for some more Blues dancing techniques and musicality workshop. Please note we will be going for a meal after this workshop, so it promises to be a fun day eve

Sunday 20th December our Christmas Tea Dance Party! Two rooms…Yay!! Blues/Chill/WCS and maybe even some Tango in one and Jive in the other. It’s the place to be week before Christmas!!!