WCS Chilled DANCE WEEKEND at 5* Potters in Norfolk

WCS Chilled Dance weekend 18th to 21st May 2018, our 4th year running this event at 5* Resort Potters, Norfolk.

Two/three night options available:

Confirmed Teachers: Kevin and Aggie Town and Coleen Man.

We are delighted to welcome back the delightful
Kevin and Aggie Town, former International champions of Modern Jive and now successfully competing in WCS internationally in the rising Star division in Europe and the USA.

Kevin (UK: likes tea) and Aggie (Polish: likes Vodka) are one of the UK’s hottest new teaching couples in West Coast Swing. Successful competitors in the Rising Star division throughout the U.S. and Europe, along with a history as multiple champions of Modern Jive, they bring oodles of knowledge, charisma, experience, a slim laptop called Larry, dance shoes and lots of fun to every lesson. They regularly teach all over the UK for a number WCS groups and at Dance weekenders

We also welcome Coleen Man, a rising star on the international West Coast Swing circuit.

Coleen Man is now one of the top ranked West Coast Swing Dancers in the UK and Europe. After quickly rising up the ranks she is now competing in WSDC Allstar Division. Coleen has a vast dance background teaching ballet, street dance and tap. She is a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance the most prestigious ballet organisation in the world and has since become the Principal of her childhood dance school, now renamed the Coleen Man Dance Academy. Coleen’s styling draws influences from Zouk, Contemporary, Hip Hop and of course her classical dance training which comes together to give her a very unique look.

Coleen is Advanced Elite GPDIA qualified and she has taught, judged and competed internationally all over the world and she now runs Swing Academy UK, teaching West Coast Swing in London.

Both Kevin and Aggie and Coleen have also taught WCS workshops at our Westies in Essex venue at Stock, Essex

Bookings now open for this event.

Early bird two nights/full board option – £250 per person in Bungalow plus accommodation plus £5 mandatory insurance protection fee

Resort check in from 2pm Friday, our WCS Dance programme event finishes 5pm Sunday

Three night /full board option – £355 plus £5 mandatory insurance protection fee.

Resort check in from 2pm Friday, our WCS Dance programme event finishes 5pm Sunday but it’s a tradition that our third night, is the ‘wind down’/let your hair down evening. Free wine with a five course dinner, followed by a lavish show hosted by Potters and dancing ‘Al fresco’ at the Resort’s Disco and live bar area. A great way to end the weekend. Check out of rooms 10 am Monday after Breakfast, however can stay on site and use facilities until 5pm

All rooms are in Bungalow plus accommodation and prices quoted include Bungalow plus supplement and are per person. There are some single room occupancy, twin bedded rooms, double bed rooms and some two bed/shared bathroom rooms, so if you don’t have anyone to book with and dont mind sharing with a stranger I can match you with a roomie.

Friday eve
Dinner 6.30 to 7.30pm
Bucks Fizz welcome Reception 8.00pm/meet the Pros and each other!
WCS social dancing 8pm to early hours
Potters Evening Entertainment 9.30 to 11.00pm
12.00 Midnight snack/Live music

Saturday/Sunday FULL BOARD
Breakfast to 10 am
Lunch 12.30 to 1.30pm
Dinner 6.30 to 7.30pm
Midnight Snack 12.00

Kevin and Aggie Town and Coleen Man will be running a series of classes throughout the day catering for different levels of WCS experience, aproximately 5hours of teaching Saturday
WCS Social dancing 8.30pm to early hours in the Gallery Lounge
Potters Evening Entertainment 9.30 to 11.00pm Atlas Theatre

Sunday
Kevin and Aggie Town and Coleen Man will be running a series of classes throughout the day catering for different levels of experience, aproximately 3 hours of teaching Sunday
3pm to 5pm WCS Social dancing
5pm our official event finishes
7pm The ‘Wind Down’ ‘Wigs and Hats’ Dinner/with complimentary wine and Evening entertainment.show tbc! /late night Resort Disco/live music.

The Resort: offer as part of our package

Additional dance classes offered by Resort: Line Dancing and Ballroom and Latin will be available Sat and Sunday

Spa:Swimming pool/sauna/jacuzzi/steam room

Pitch and Putt Golf course, Bowls! Try it is fun! Off road course, Ten pin bowling, target shooting, Segways, climbing wall Clay pigeon shooting can be booked but at an addtional cost)

Monday
Breakfast and check out rooms for 10 am

For more information and to book please email me, Janice Washer at info@westieisinessex.co.uk or PM me on Facebook or you can whatsapp me on 07702 509257.

It’s our fourth year running this event. Numbers limited so please book early to avoid disappointment

XMAS PARTY at Stock Village Hall, Sunday 3rd December. Fun Workshop and TEA DANCE with live music

Sunday 3rd December we open our doors at Stock Village hall in Essex. The lovely Mike Rosa will be teaching a Fun WCS class and everyone is welcome to join us, even if your WCS experience is zero!!

We have a live band which I’m really excited about and some cool djiing!!

We have two rooms so our aims is to cater for everyone’s dance style.

I love funky sassy music, but there will be some old fashioned blues, contemporary Blues/WCS music, popular chart music old and new that you just can’t help dancing too and a bit of Soul too!! what a mix/mash up and some of this the band will play!

It is going to be a ticketed event, so buy tickets early to avoid disappointment! Tickets go on sale end of next week, but you can always message me to put your name on the list. Stock village hall is a fab venue.

The dancefloor is just delicious. We have the benefit of two rooms. Westies in Essex are known for our hospitatlity, freindliness and tea parties in the kitchen! The venue is readily accessible, from M25, M11 and A12 Save the Date! Sunday 3rd December 1pm to 6pm

Step by Step WCS Workshop with Mike Rosa Sunday 5th November, Stock Village hall, Stock Essex RM4 9NF

Westies in Essex are delighted to be working with Mike Rosa as he teaches a regular monthly Step by Step WCS Workshop for us It is suitable for complete Beginners through to the more advanced WCS dancer. Doors open at 12.45

1.00pm Absolute Beginners/Improvers class ….covering Basics and Fundamentals
2.00 pm short 15 minute break,
2.15pm…Beyond basics, introducing concepts and patterns….this class will be suitable for all levels, as Mike will build on the element he introduces here for the Masterclass. Miss it and miss out!
This will be followed by a Beginner’s review class at 3pm.
BREAK for dancing/refreshments at 3pm to 3.30pm

We encourage everyone to come to the first part of the afternoon. It will help our Beginners to dance with people who are familiar with WCS technique.

3.30pm to 4.45/5pm we re introduce a Masterclass class for people who have been dancing WCS 6 months or more, attend regular classes and workshops. You will need to book on this class as a lead/follow couple. So just ask your fellow dancers to book with you or let me know you are looking for someone to pair with

5pm to 6.00pm ‘wind down’ tea dance/chat/coffee/tea time

5.00pm to 6.00 pm’ish social dancing

We host a monthly WCS workshop with Mike Rosa throughout the year (frist Sunday of every month)

Sunday 3rd December Workshop/Christmas Tea Dance with Live Band

2018 we continue with our workshops first Sunday of the month

18th to 21st May our Chilled WCS Dance weekend at 5* Potters in Norfolk. Full Board. Two/three night options, our own WCSWorkshops and WCS social dancing plus access to Potter’s evening entertainment and acitivities and dance classes

Just £20 per person pre booked/pre paid We try to gender balance event as much as we can so come on everyone team with a lead/follower if you are able to. To book and confirm your place email me for a booking form and payment details

Janice Washer
01371 870303
07702 509257 whatsapp message only please as no mobile signal where i live
email: info@westiesinessex.co.uk
or FB message me with your email address and contact details

Venue: Stock Village Hall, Stock, Essex CM4 9NF. Close to M25/M11 links via A12

A BIT ABOUT MIKE!!

Mike has been a UK top Professional WCS Instructor, for 9 yrs He has taught nationally as well as internationally both in the US and Europe.etc…..

In his own words and part of his ‘step by step’ approach to WCS teaching:

“Not all instructors are created equal. It is rare to find good dancers who are also truly good teachers. The earlier in your dance experience you are exposed to my West Coast Swing instruction, the easier it will be to learn, and the more fun you will have. my workshops are also entertaining (so I’ve been told); you will be shocked how much you are actually learning and all of it applies to the social dancefloor. I don’t teach pattern routines, If I can’t lead it on the social dance floor I won’t teach you it, “It’s WCS for everybody”.

If you are…
A Social Dancer: my instruction is designed for the social dancer in all of us! All classes will focus on socially leadable and followable skills so that you have the most enjoyable dance every time on the floor and you leave your partners wanting more.
If you are…
A Technical Dancer: If you are a technical dancer, you want to learn the technical nuances and details about West Coast Swing. All workshops focus on the aspects that unlock the secrets of this dance to help you become a better social ( and/ or competitive dancer).
Whatever you are, you will become…
A Versatile Dancer: As a versatile dancer, you enjoy seeing how West Coast Swing has been shaped and influenced over the years by different Musical genres and Dance styles. I will show how to dance to different music, also incorporate Lyrical Jazz, Tango, and Street Dance styling into your own West coast swing dance so that you stand out on the dance floor.”

WCS Chilled Dance weekend 18th to 21st May 2018,

WCS Chilled Dance weekend 18th to 21st May 2018,

5* Resort Potters, Norfolk.  Two/three night options available:

Confirmed Teachers:  We are delighted to welcome back the delightful

Kevin and Aggie Town, former International champions of Modern Jive and now successfully competing in WCS internationally in the rising Star division in Europe and the USA. 

Kevin (UK: likes tea) and Aggie (Polish: likes Vodka) are one of the UK’s hottest new teaching couples in West Coast Swing. Successful competitors in the Rising Star division throughout the U.S. and Europe, along with a history as multiple champions of Modern Jive, they bring oodles of knowledge, charisma, experience, a slim laptop called Larry, dance shoes and lots of fun to every lesson. They regularly teach all over the UK and

and 

Coleen Man, a rising star on the international West Coast Swing circuit 

Coleen Man is now one of the top ranked West Coast Swing Dancers in the UK and Europe. After quickly rising up the ranks she is now competing in WSDC Allstar Division. Coleen has a vast dance background teaching ballet, street dance and tap. She is a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance the most prestigious ballet organisation in the world and has since become the Principal of her childhood dance school, now renamed the Coleen Man Dance Academy. Coleen’s styling draws influences from Zouk, Contemporary, Hip Hop and of course her classical dance training which comes together to give her a very unique look. Coleen is Advanced Elite GPDIA qualified and she has taught, judged and competed internationally all over the world and she now runs Swing Academy UK, teaching West Coast Swing in London.

 

WCS FLASHMOB Routine 2017 Workshop Sunday 4th June, Stock village Hall, Stock, Essex, CM4 9NF. 1pm Start

Beginners WCS Workshop to start.  Doors open 1.00pm and first workshop at 1.15pm

unday 4th June Stock Village Hall Westies in Essex are delighted to be hosting a WCS FLASHMOB Workshop with Mike Rosa. Mike teaches a regular monthly Step by Step WCS Workshop for us. Our workshops are suitable for complete Beginners through to the more advanced WCS dancer.

This workshop will run to a slightly different format to our usual workshops. Doors open 1.00pm for Registration and some pre workshop dancing First Class starts at 1.15pm