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 www.westiesinessex.co.uk 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: info@westiesinessex.co.uk or PM Janice Washer through Facebook messenger

For further information please call Janice on 01371 870303

Step by Step WCS Workshop Sunday 4th March at Stock Village Hall, Stock, Essex, CM4 9NF. Mike Rosa will be teaching

Welcome to Westies in Essex, a club formed to bring West Coast Swing Dancing to Essex. We cater for newbies to WCS and more established WCS dancers.
 
WORSHOP/TEA Dance format:
 
12.45pm Doors open for Registration
 
Class 1
1.00pm 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
1.30pm Beginners Fundamentals – Introducing our new Line Dance footwork class suitable for all levels Beginner onwards to more experienced WCS Dancers
 
2.00pm TEA Break/Social dancing/Beginners/Beginners + Review back room
 
The Beyond Basics class is suitable if you have attended 3 of our workshops previously or 6 classes elsewhere and are familiar with the basic patterns of WCS and have started WCS social dancing:
 
Class 3
2.20pm Beyond Basics! Our second themed workshop….4th March workshop Theme: Extending the basic WCS patterns and basic variations, by introducing rolling anchors, scrolls and rock step. Again, the last part of the workshop will focus on consolidating this by bringing in the musicality element to a set track and also a new whip variation will be introduced
 
3.20 pm TEA Break/Social dancing
 
Class 4
3.30pm 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)
 
4.00pm TEA Dance open to all slotted dance styles, including our Beginners/Beginners +

Our Intimate chilled WCS Dance Weekend at 5* Potters Resort, Norfolk, 18th to 20th May 2018

We have some two night options still available Friday/Saturday. Full Board. Kevin and Aggie Town and Mike Rosa are our WCS Teachers for this event. This Resort is superb. Accommodation, sumptious, facilities excellent. We have a full programme of WCS classes for Beginners through to advanced WCS Dancers. Ideal weekend to chill wifriends, your partner, and even for non dancers as so much to do! We offer a buddy service if you have no one to book with. This is our 4th year running this event. Get booked on before all the places go!!

WCS Workshop with Mike Rosa Sunday 25th March, Stock Village hall, Stock Essex CM4 9NF

Welcome to Westies in Essex, a club formed to bring West Coast Swing Dancing to Essex. We cater for newbies to WCS and more established WCS dancers.

WORSHOP/TEA Dance format:

12.45pm Doors open for Registration

Class 1
1.00pm 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
1.30pm Beginners Fundamentals – Introducing our new Line Dance footwork class suitable for all levels Beginner onwards to more experienced WCS Dancers

2.00pm TEA Break/Social dancing/Beginners/Beginners + Review back room

The Beyond Basics class is suitable if you have attended 3 of our workshops previously or 6 classes elsewhere and are familiar with the basic patterns of WCS and have started WCS social dancing:

Class 3
2.20pm Beyond Basics! Our second themed workshop….4th February workshop Theme: Introducing Timing changes for basic and basic/variation patterns building on last month’s workshop. Again, the last part of the workshop will focus on consolidating this by bringing in the musicality element to a set track and also a new whip variation will be introduced

3.20 pm TEA Break/Social dancing

Class 4
3.30pm 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)

4.00pm TEA Dance open to all slotted dance styles, including our Beginners/Beginners +

6pm ish CLOSE

There is a pub just next door, so if your workshop level has finished why not have a drink and join us again at 4pm for the TEA DANCE or you can practice in our practice room next door.

Prices

Classes 1 & 2 + Beginners Review & TEA Dance £20

Classes 1, 2 & 3 + TEA Dance £20

Classs 2, 3 & 4 + TEA Dance £20

TEA Dance only £6

or email me using secure form on contacts page

For further information please call Janice on 01371 870303

www.westiesinessex.co.uk

Other events we run:

Monthly WCS practice session for Beginners/Beginners +/Improvers at Great Easton village hall, Dunmow, Essex, 3rd Saturday am of each month. Please message for more details

CHILLED & INTIMATE WCS Dance weekender at 5* Potters Resort, Hopton on Sea, Norfolk. 18th to 20th May 2018, some two night FULL BOARD options in Bungalow Plus accommodation still available. Levelled workshops suitable for all levels. Plush surroundings!, fab venue, lots of WCS workshops, our own exclusive WCS social dancing and free access to all of the Resort’s evening entertainment, activities and dance classes too! It’s our 4th year here!

Forthcoming workshop theme for March workshop

4th March workshop Theme: Extending the basic WCS patterns and basic variations, by introducing rolling anchors, scrolls and rock step. Again, the last part of the workshop will focus on consolidating this by bringing in the musicality element to a set track and also a new whip variation will be introduced

For the remainder of the year we will continue to run themed workshops and will cover things such as Connection with our Partner to encourage ‘playtime’/improvisation for both Lead/Follow, Just Whips will be a theme for another workshop, Musicality and how to use our basic or basic variations to ‘feel’ the music when we dance, changing the tempo, putting the pattern emphasis on a different count etc… so that by the Summer Mike can start to introduce more complex pattern structures, more intricate footwork variations and spin techniques which can make this wonderful dance look amazing. Jez and I agree with Mike that unless we know our fundamentals inside out and can ‘flower them up’ we will find it very hard to move forwards towards the more complex aspects of this dance. So why not take the journey with us and build on your fundamentals with our programme of WCS advancement.

Saturday 17th March 10.30 am to 12.30 am WCS Practice Session suitable for Beginners/Beginners +/Improvers

Our next regular monthly WCS practice session is on Saturday AM, 17th March at Great Easton village hall, Great Easton village, Dunmow Essex. Suitable for Beginners to West Coast Swing dancing, Beginners + and Improvers who like the practice! Booking essential. Please email us to book your place and fine out more. As Mike Rosa says, practice practice! 10.30am to 12.30am

WCS Workshop Sunday 7th January 2018, Stock Village Hall, Essex CM4 9NF

Our first workshop of 2018. Mike Rosa will be teaching his Step by Step WCS suitable for Beginners to WCS and more experienced WCS dancers. Sunday 7th January, Stock Village Hall, Essex CM4 9NF. Starts at 1pm. Pre booking essential. Please email to book your place and for further details or alternatively check out our Westies in Essex FB page or Westies in Essex Group on Face Book. Our Workshops are held on first Sunday or each month and are followed by an afternoon TEA Dance.