Learn West Coast Swing a la Fiona with WestCo's Swing - Kent

Tuesday  23 April  2019  7:30 PM    Tuesday  23 April  2019 11:00 PM
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Last update 24/04/2019

If you are New to WestCo's your first visit is FREE :)
so you can try before you buy...we hope our WWW Warm WestCo's Welcome and Free Refreshments will make your visit more pleasant and you will enjoy learning a new dance style.
** Suitable for complete beginners or returners
** No need to bring a partner
Suitable for Beginners, Returners, Improvers & Experienced Dancers alike as alternatives are taught to give something for everyone.
WestCo's are pioneering weekly WCS classes in Kent and other areas, as we want to see this wonderful dance grow in the UK and make it as accessible to as many people as possible. We LOVE this dance and want to share that passion with you.
We believe in making our lessons fun and achievable. You will learn technique to help you develop your dancing in general and teach you the specifics of West Coast Swing - probably THE COOLEST DANCE on the PLANET!
Check it out in this clip to find out why
We believe there are more similarities than differences between dances, so we encourage dancers from other disciplines to come and learn 'how to coast'
We also support brand new to dance patrons and have many approaches to help you on your dance journey.
Our classes start at 7.30 pm for Beginners
7.30 - 7.50 pm Rhythm Structure, Drills & Skillz
This class is aimed at Beginners to WCS & Returners
Exercises and drills in this class, inform the rest of the classes later in the evening and build on basic dance technique while incorporating the 6 beat and 8 beat rhythms of our dance.
While this class is aimed at Basic Patterns and Techniques, we do include other aspects to assist with transition to the social floor.
*** We advise all dancers, to continue attending these classes***
While you may know the pattern, the footwork etc, there are always other things to work on...variations, personal styling, more advanced techniques etc that you can be practicing while others may be concentrating only on the count.
The class situation is a controlled environment, so perfect to practice other elements you might be working on.
Even if it is just support of our 'Pay It Back' Ethos. We all started as beginner sometime, it is great to be able to return that favour to a new beginner.
8.45 - 9 pm - PRACTICE SOCIAL
Please be considerate and ask others to dance
Here your teacher will explain how to utilise what you already have to build the dance and look at more complex patterns and techniques.
This class is a progressive class and the aim is to push our more experienced dancers too. So this class will be faster paced.
* N.B. Missing the earlier classes may mean you miss a fundamental building block of the pattern/ technique being taught this week.
10 - 11 pm SOCIAL DANCE - Please ask each other to dance
No critique or teaching on the dance floor as this is the opportunity to try it 'In the Wild' and learn by doing.
£10 per session (with Loyalty Card Stamp when full get free lesson)
**Courses with reduced fees happen regularly, ask for details
Hothfield Village Hall, Hothfield
Hothfield is on the outskirts of Ashford and easily accessible by road. There is ample parking on site too.
WestCo's pride outselves on our WWW
Warm WestCo's Welcome!
We provide FREE Tea, Coffee, Herbal Tea & Squash all night
We also provide some snacks to nibble to keep your energy up.
If you have been to a WestCo's event, you know...
If you have not been, come find out!
Beware of imitations ;)
Sharing the classes in Kent from this month will be Fiona Gardiner.
Fiona is GPIDA trained and qualified to Intermediate level. She has received her teacher training under the watchful eye of Robert Cordoba for the last three years.
Fiona is passionate about dancing and teaching, what a fabulous combination to have in a dance teacher :)
Currently doing her MSc in Dance Science, FIona has been instrumental in developing the beginners programme at WestCo's.
You can check out more about WestCo's on our website
email - westcos.swing@gmail.com
Text - 07824 828510
If you are able to share the event or invite any friends who might be interested, we would really appreciate it.

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Hothfield Village Hall
Park Drive, Ashford, England, UK
Hothfield Village Hall
Park Drive, Ashford, England, UK