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Sunday 7th October, West Coast Swing Workshop at Stock village Hall, CM4 9NF, Essex. Mike Rosa is teaching for us

We are a local Essex West Coast Swing group that meet monthly At Stock village hall in Essex. Mike Rosa is our regular Dance Teacher. His aim is get us all looking good on the WCS social dance floor. He has year’s of experience, welcomes Beginners to this fabulous dance and always makes his day when ‘old’ faces come and pay us a visit. It’s a great venue, very accessible from M25, M11 and A12, very close to Chelmsford and a great crowd. Tea Dance follows workshop. Hope to see you on 7th October. Doors open 12.45

WCS Chilled dance weekend at Potters, Hopton on Sea Norfolk, 17th to 19th May 2019

Westies in Essex proudly present our 5th WCS chilled Dance weekend at 5*Potters Resort, Norfolk, This is a dance weekender like no other. It’s intimate, it’s on a full board basis in 5* surroundings. We offer a full programme of WCS dance tuition and WCS Freestyles over the weekend with first class Teachers, and DJ’s. We will also be adding a special ‘fast track’ programme for complete Beginners to WCS to join this event and learn the basics of this wonderful but challenging dance. In addition the Resort host their own dance classes and spectacular Musical/Theatre show each evening. The Resort also run a number of fun activities which run alongside our dance programme and their dance programme and they have a Leisure/swimming pool area to relax and unwind in.

So if you fancy a weekend of dance, socialising and having fun in the Westies in Essex ‘potterite’ way we would love you to join us.
Numbers are limited for next year as so many people have re-booked from this year already.

For more information and details of accommodation options, pricing and full programme details please email me at or private message Janice Washer on facebook. Or if you prefer to telephone please call 01371 870303

We are back!! WCS Workshop with Mike Rosa Sunday 2nd September, Stock Village hall, Stock, Essex CM4 9NF

Westies in Essex are back! and so are our wonderful WCS dance teachers, Mike Rosa and Sharon Mortimer. After a long summer break and our best ever WCS dance Weekend at Potters in Norfolk we are ready to get you guys into West Coast Swing ‘shape’ again. Our club and our workshops with Mike are all about having fun learning a fabulous dance style which you can use in a social dance setting. Whatever dance style you are familiar with, we believe WCS techniques and musical styling taught in the Mike Rosa way is sure to add to your dance skills and confidence on the dance floor. We welcome Beginners and we welcome especially west coast swing dancers who want to become competent wcs social dancers. We are all about making this difficult, consuming, frustrating, invigorating, wonderful dance fun to learn and achievable!

Warm up class 1pm to 1.30pm
1.30 pm to 2.30pm First lesson of the day Mike Rosa style!
2.30pm TEA Break/Social dancing to 3pm
3pm to 4pm Mike’s tips, techniques and styling to help you on your way to becoming a competent WCS social dancer
4pm 4.20pm Pattern work for all of you who like a bit of structure to the dance
4.30pm to 6pm TEA DANCE

Prices £20 per person pre booked/pre paid
on the door £25 per person or couples £45
TEA Dance only £5 per person

For more information about our workshops, our Beginner 6 week introductory classes and our 2019 WCS dance weekend at Potters in Norfolk, email or ring 01371 870303 and ask to speak to Janice. Or you can whatsapp message me on 07702 509257, no mobile signal where I live so normal text message will not get through

WCS Beginner Classes starting September!!

Fancy learning some WCS?  Well now is the chance.  We will be running a local Essex weekly WCS class for Beginners to WCS and Beginners + starting September.  They will be run in six week blocks and we will be offering a six week Beginners basic and a following six week Beginners +.  This will give you all you need to know to feel confident to attend one of our superb workshops with Mike Rosa, which we host monthly.  Email now to put your name down, as places will be limited

West Coast Swing Worshop with Mike Rosa on Saturday 21st April at Great Easton village hall,The Endway, Great Easton village, Dunmow CM6 2HF

Westies in Essex run a regular monthly WCS Workshop and Tea Dance with the fabulous Mike Rosa and his lovely Demo, Sharon. On Saturday 21st April Mike will be teaching at Great Easton village hall,The Endway, Great Easton village, Dunmow CM6 2HF. Please note this is not our usual venue! We also will be starting the workshop earlier than usual at 11.30 am and finishing at 4.30pm Westies in Essex’s club was formed to bring West Coast Swing Dancing to Essex. We cater for newbies to WCS and more established WCS dancers.

WORSHOP/TEA Dance format:

11.15am Doors open for Registration

Class 1
11.30 am Beginners WCS class suitable for WCS Beginners and Beginners + + (ideal if you are a complete Beginner to WCS or have been dancing for eg less than 3 workshops with us or 6 classes elsewhere)

Class 2
12.00 noon Beginners Fundamentals – suitable for all levels Beginner onwards to more experienced WCS Dancers

12.30pm TEA Break/Social dancing

Class 3
12.45pm Beyond Basics! Our second themed workshop….

1.20 pm TEA Break/Social dancing

Class 4
1.30pm Consolidation of Basic WCS variations class/bringing in the Musicality element to a set track – for level 3 / 4 WCS dancers ( suitable if you have been dancing 6months plus on a regular weekly basis including attending WCS social dancing events)

2.30pm pm TEA Dance open to all slotted dance styles, including our Beginners/Beginners +

4.30pm CLOSE

Prices: £20 per workshop, pre booked please and pre paid

We will be back at our regular Stock venue on Sunday 6th May 1pm start

TEA Dance only £5

To book your place on our workshops email me at: or PM Janice Washer through Facebook messenger

For further information please call Janice on 01371 870303