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FW: Raleigh West Coast Swing Newsletter

From: Donald
Sent on: Sunday, August 28, 2011 4:30 PM
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Weekly West Coast Swing Updates


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    Robin Smith
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I am extreemly proud and honored to have been one of the eight finalists chosen for Best West Coast Swing Instructor in the country.  Thanks to all who voted for me. 
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Robin has been dancing, teaching and competing in dance as well as judging nationally and regionally for over 25 years.  For the past 12 years he has concentrated exclusively on West Coast Swing, studying with only the very best in the business.


Among his many accomplishments are numerous 1st Place titles and many top 5 placements at events all across the  nation  including a 3rd place finish at the prestigious US Open Swing Dance Championships in 2003. He currently competes at the Invitational/Champions Level. 
Robin is certified under Michael Kiehm's IPDIA at the Instructor/Examiner level (Highest Level) and  affiliates himself with Skippy Blair's GSDTA when ever possible.  Never satisfied that what he already knows is enough, he works tirelessly to keep up with current trends and techniques in the global west coast swing community.  He has won more top teacher awards than can be noted.


With a diverse professional background in music, dance and martial arts Robin has a unique understanding of body movement and how it relates to music and he takes great pride in his ability to improve the overall level of West Coast Swing where ever his travels take him.


As a serious teacher for serious students Robin teaches full time and would love to share his vast knowledge of and passion for west coast swing with you.


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The Level One Instructional DVD with Robin and Shari is now available and can be purchased at Monday night class or by contacting Robin.    

Weekly Dance

West Coast Swing Dancing at Loafers Beach Club.

Every Friday is a party! Join us at Loafers for hours of SMOKE FREE fun and dancing. Doors open at 8pm.


 Loafers Sunday

"Just Wanna Dance"


DJ will be playing all your favorite Shag & West Coast Swing tunes


Admission is Free tonight


 (Please check in at bar)


Door opens at 5pm

A light supper will be served at 5:30pm


For more information on Loafers Upcoming Events and Dances click the link below.

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Weekly Classes

Hi Donald 

I look forward to seeing you this week for West Coast Swing Class with Robin Smith and Shari Huggett.  See below for times and details. 


No Class Labor Day Monday September 5th 



Mondays: Weekly Lessons 

Classes are taught at Loafers Beach Club . The Beginner class is free. The cost is $10 for one class and $15 for two classes taken in one night. Classes are walk-in, pay-as-you-go and are

SMOKE FREE.  No partner is necessary

7:00 - 7:30 PM:  Free Beginner

Master the Basics! 

Great for your first West Coast lessons or for seasoned dancers who want to solidify good basic habits. 


7:30 - 8:30 PM:  Intermediate  

Continuation Of The Fundamentals.

More need to know information in order to be able to do all those cool moves you see.  An absolute MUST to succeed in the advanced class.




8:30 - 9:30 PM:  Advanced

Beyond the Fundamentals

A true Advanced level class. Pre-requisite to attend this class is to be proficient and comfortable leading or following everything in the beginner and intermediate level classes. 




Upcoming Events & Comps

Here are some upcoming events and competitions our Raleigh West Coast Swing crowd will be venturing to! 


Sept. 2-4

Hudson Swing Affair



Sept 25-Oct. 2

CruiseFest Swing Dance Cruise

Click here for website


November 11-14

Tampa Bay Classic

St Pete Beach, FL


It is never too early to start getting ready to compete so if you're interested in competing in Pro-Am, Jack and Jill and/or Strictly Swing at any of these events or if you just want to dance your best socially please contact Robin to discuss options and set up a lesson plan.    


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