What we're about

WestCo's Swing are committed to growing the dance community in all its wonderful forms.
Our passion is West Coast Swing so we are spreading the WCS Love around.
We now run three clubs in the SE where we are bringing classes, workshops and socials to help the community grow and enable dancers to build confidence along the way.

We pride ourselves in our structured learning programme. We value our beginners and are investing time in developing brand new dancers to WCS and seeing people emjoy the dance we love so much.

Do We ONLY Deal With Beginners?
No we work with dancers of all abilities.
However because the best way to have a solid foundation in this dance is to put time into mastering your Basic techniques, we do continue to find new ways to explore these fundamental building blocks of our dance.

We provide Tea/ Coffee from 7.20pm for you to meet and catch up before first class at 7.30pm. So please get to know each other over the biccies.

We run three classes at this venue which get progressivley more tricky through the evening.
It is advisable to attend the Beginners Classes from 7.30pm if you are New-2-Dance, New-2-WCS, A Returning Westie, a curious dancer from other style, a dancer who wants to drill their basics...basically anyone can benefit from the beginners classes :)

• What to bring
Water bottle as nothing on sale or a tipple if you prefer, dance shoes if already purchased if not try before you buy, clean towel/ flannel to mop brow if sweaty, deodorant, hand fan...anything to help you stay fresh

• Important to know
The cost of the whole night is £10 and includes your dance classes, social and tea and coffee

MORE INFORMATION BELOW

Come learn probably THE coolest dance on the planet, West Coast Swing.

Here is a link for you to check out how fun and creative this dance allows you to be and the variety of music genres it can be danced to. It is a smooth, slotted dance which is accessible for all!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4fRV0aG3lc

Why WestCo's?
We pride ourselves in offering structured learning in short courses that build on and compliment each other. You get the opportunity to save money by paying in advance for your 6 week course but always have the option to pay as you go weekly too...your choice :)

Suitable for complete beginners, people wanting to refresh or more serious dancers who wish to work on technique and enjoy social dancing...in other words....everyone!

Your Resident Teacher for Hothfield is Richard James a GPDIA qualified teachers.

SCHEDULE FOR THE NIGHT

Meet for cuppa tea and chat from 7.20pm

7.30 - 8 pm Beginners Class - Drillz n Skillz

This class is a MUST if you have never done WCS before or are returning after a break. We will make sure and cover the footwork and WCS timings as well as introduce you to the dance and prepare you for the next class.

8 - 8.45 Building on Basics

Using the Basic Building Blocks of the dance to build a strong foundation. It is advisable for everyone to attend this class as there will be lots of opportunity to improve your basic techniques

8.45 - 9 Short Social Practice and chance for refreshments

9 - 9.45/10 pm Developing the Dance

This class may not always be suitable for absolute beginners. You are welcome to join in but we do ask you to be aware and step out if you are not able to keep up.

9.45/10 - 11 pm SOCIAL DANCE

This is your chance to get on that floor and practice what you have learned.
* Please feel free to ask anyone to dance.
* We do not insist people have to dance but do expect a polite decline if you are not able to dance, for whatever reason. Courtesy costs nothing.
* There will be hand sanitiser freely available, please use regularly

TEA, COFFEE, SQUASH all on Self Service till 10.45pm
*Please bring your cups back to kitchen, thanks

COST

6 WEEK COURSE PAYABLE ON FIRST NIGHT - £45 saving £15
(If you take the course price, loyalty stamps do not apply)

PAY AS YOU GO - £10 cash with loyalty stamp on card

More information on our website

http://www.westcos-swing.co.uk

Contact

westcos.swing@gmail.com

Upcoming events (5+)

Learn a cool dance and make new friends

Hothfield Village Hall

Interested in learning something new? Taking on a new challenge? Want to interact with others of similar interests, while improving your general fitness and mobility? Our renowned Warm WestCo's Welcome will be evident from the minute you enter the venue. Support of our experienced crew, opportunites through the club to improve your dancing at workshops and socials too. Then there is the wider dance community we will introduce you to if you are not familiar with it already. A whole new social life awaits you :) We provide Tea/ Coffee from 7.20pm for you to meet and catch up before first class at 7.30pm. So please get to know each other over the biccies. We run three classes at this venue which get progressivley more tricky through the evening. It is advisable to attend the Beginners Classes from 7.30pm if you are New-2-Dance, New-2-WCS, A Returning Westie, a curious dancer from other style, a dancer who wants to drill their basics...basically anyone can benefit from the beginners classes :) • What to bring Water bottle as nothing on sale or a tipple if you prefer, dance shoes if already purchased if not try before you buy, clean towel/ flannel to mop brow if sweaty, deodorant, hand fan...anything to help you stay fresh • Important to know The cost of the whole night is £10 and includes your dance classes, social and tea and coffee Come learn probably THE coolest dance on the planet, West Coast Swing. Here is a link for you to check out how fun and creative this dance allows you to be and the variety of music genres it can be danced to. It is a smooth, slotted dance which is accessible for all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4fRV0aG3lc Why WestCo's? We pride ourselves in offering structured learning in short courses that build on and compliment each other. You get the opportunity to save money by paying in advance for your 6 week course but always have the option to pay as you go weekly too...your choice :) Suitable for complete beginners, people wanting to refresh or more serious dancers who wish to work on technique and enjoy social dancing...in other words....everyone! Your Resident Teacher for Hothfield is Richard James a GPDIA qualified teacher. SCHEDULE FOR THE NIGHT Meet for cuppa tea and chat from 7.20pm 7.30 - 8 pm Beginners Class - Drillz & Skillz This class is a MUST if you have never done WCS before or are returning after a break. We will make sure and cover the footwork and WCS timings as well as introduce you to the dance and prepare you for the next one. 8 - 8.45 Building on Basics Using the Basic Building Blocks of the dance to build a strong foundation. It is advisable for everyone to attend this class as there will be lots of opportunity to improve your basic techniques 8.45 - 9 Short Social Practice and chance for refreshments 9 - 9.45/10 pm Developing the Dance This class may not always be suitable for absolute beginners. You are welcome to join in but we do ask you to be aware and step out if you are not able to keep up. 9.45 - 11 pm SOCIAL DANCE This is your chance to get on that floor and practice what you have learned. * Please feel free to ask anyone to dance. * We do not insist people have to dance but do expect a polite decline if you are not able to dance, for whatever reason. Courtesy costs nothing. * There will be hand sanitiser freely available, please use regularly TEA, COFFEE, SQUASH all on Self Service till 10.45pm *Please bring your cups back to kitchen, thanks COST 6 WEEK COURSE PAYABLE ON FIRST NIGHT - £45 saving £15 (If you take the course price, loyalty stamps do not apply) PAY AS YOU GO - £10 cash with loyalty stamp on card More information on our website http://www.westcos-swing.co.uk Contact [masked]

Learn a cool dance and make new friends

Hothfield Village Hall

Interested in learning something new? Taking on a new challenge? Want to interact with others of similar interests, while improving your general fitness and mobility? Our renowned Warm WestCo's Welcome will be evident from the minute you enter the venue. Support of our experienced crew, opportunites through the club to improve your dancing at workshops and socials too. Then there is the wider dance community we will introduce you to if you are not familiar with it already. A whole new social life awaits you :) We provide Tea/ Coffee from 7.20pm for you to meet and catch up before first class at 7.30pm. So please get to know each other over the biccies. We run three classes at this venue which get progressivley more tricky through the evening. It is advisable to attend the Beginners Classes from 7.30pm if you are New-2-Dance, New-2-WCS, A Returning Westie, a curious dancer from other style, a dancer who wants to drill their basics...basically anyone can benefit from the beginners classes :) • What to bring Water bottle as nothing on sale or a tipple if you prefer, dance shoes if already purchased if not try before you buy, clean towel/ flannel to mop brow if sweaty, deodorant, hand fan...anything to help you stay fresh • Important to know The cost of the whole night is £10 and includes your dance classes, social and tea and coffee Come learn probably THE coolest dance on the planet, West Coast Swing. Here is a link for you to check out how fun and creative this dance allows you to be and the variety of music genres it can be danced to. It is a smooth, slotted dance which is accessible for all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4fRV0aG3lc Why WestCo's? We pride ourselves in offering structured learning in short courses that build on and compliment each other. You get the opportunity to save money by paying in advance for your 6 week course but always have the option to pay as you go weekly too...your choice :) Suitable for complete beginners, people wanting to refresh or more serious dancers who wish to work on technique and enjoy social dancing...in other words....everyone! Your Resident Teacher for Hothfield is Richard James a GPDIA qualified teacher. SCHEDULE FOR THE NIGHT Meet for cuppa tea and chat from 7.20pm 7.30 - 8 pm Beginners Class - Drillz & Skillz This class is a MUST if you have never done WCS before or are returning after a break. We will make sure and cover the footwork and WCS timings as well as introduce you to the dance and prepare you for the next one. 8 - 8.45 Building on Basics Using the Basic Building Blocks of the dance to build a strong foundation. It is advisable for everyone to attend this class as there will be lots of opportunity to improve your basic techniques 8.45 - 9 Short Social Practice and chance for refreshments 9 - 9.45/10 pm Developing the Dance This class may not always be suitable for absolute beginners. You are welcome to join in but we do ask you to be aware and step out if you are not able to keep up. 9.45 - 11 pm SOCIAL DANCE This is your chance to get on that floor and practice what you have learned. * Please feel free to ask anyone to dance. * We do not insist people have to dance but do expect a polite decline if you are not able to dance, for whatever reason. Courtesy costs nothing. * There will be hand sanitiser freely available, please use regularly TEA, COFFEE, SQUASH all on Self Service till 10.45pm *Please bring your cups back to kitchen, thanks COST 6 WEEK COURSE PAYABLE ON FIRST NIGHT - £45 saving £15 (If you take the course price, loyalty stamps do not apply) PAY AS YOU GO - £10 cash with loyalty stamp on card More information on our website http://www.westcos-swing.co.uk Contact [masked]

Learn a cool dance and make new friends

Hothfield Village Hall

Interested in learning something new? Taking on a new challenge? Want to interact with others of similar interests, while improving your general fitness and mobility? Our renowned Warm WestCo's Welcome will be evident from the minute you enter the venue. Support of our experienced crew, opportunites through the club to improve your dancing at workshops and socials too. Then there is the wider dance community we will introduce you to if you are not familiar with it already. A whole new social life awaits you :) We provide Tea/ Coffee from 7.20pm for you to meet and catch up before first class at 7.30pm. So please get to know each other over the biccies. We run three classes at this venue which get progressivley more tricky through the evening. It is advisable to attend the Beginners Classes from 7.30pm if you are New-2-Dance, New-2-WCS, A Returning Westie, a curious dancer from other style, a dancer who wants to drill their basics...basically anyone can benefit from the beginners classes :) • What to bring Water bottle as nothing on sale or a tipple if you prefer, dance shoes if already purchased if not try before you buy, clean towel/ flannel to mop brow if sweaty, deodorant, hand fan...anything to help you stay fresh • Important to know The cost of the whole night is £10 and includes your dance classes, social and tea and coffee Come learn probably THE coolest dance on the planet, West Coast Swing. Here is a link for you to check out how fun and creative this dance allows you to be and the variety of music genres it can be danced to. It is a smooth, slotted dance which is accessible for all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4fRV0aG3lc Why WestCo's? We pride ourselves in offering structured learning in short courses that build on and compliment each other. You get the opportunity to save money by paying in advance for your 6 week course but always have the option to pay as you go weekly too...your choice :) Suitable for complete beginners, people wanting to refresh or more serious dancers who wish to work on technique and enjoy social dancing...in other words....everyone! Your Resident Teacher for Hothfield is Richard James a GPDIA qualified teacher. SCHEDULE FOR THE NIGHT Meet for cuppa tea and chat from 7.20pm 7.30 - 8 pm Beginners Class - Drillz & Skillz This class is a MUST if you have never done WCS before or are returning after a break. We will make sure and cover the footwork and WCS timings as well as introduce you to the dance and prepare you for the next one. 8 - 8.45 Building on Basics Using the Basic Building Blocks of the dance to build a strong foundation. It is advisable for everyone to attend this class as there will be lots of opportunity to improve your basic techniques 8.45 - 9 Short Social Practice and chance for refreshments 9 - 9.45/10 pm Developing the Dance This class may not always be suitable for absolute beginners. You are welcome to join in but we do ask you to be aware and step out if you are not able to keep up. 9.45 - 11 pm SOCIAL DANCE This is your chance to get on that floor and practice what you have learned. * Please feel free to ask anyone to dance. * We do not insist people have to dance but do expect a polite decline if you are not able to dance, for whatever reason. Courtesy costs nothing. * There will be hand sanitiser freely available, please use regularly TEA, COFFEE, SQUASH all on Self Service till 10.45pm *Please bring your cups back to kitchen, thanks COST 6 WEEK COURSE PAYABLE ON FIRST NIGHT - £45 saving £15 (If you take the course price, loyalty stamps do not apply) PAY AS YOU GO - £10 cash with loyalty stamp on card More information on our website http://www.westcos-swing.co.uk Contact [masked]

Learn a cool dance and make new friends

Hothfield Village Hall

Interested in learning something new? Taking on a new challenge? Want to interact with others of similar interests, while improving your general fitness and mobility? Our renowned Warm WestCo's Welcome will be evident from the minute you enter the venue. Support of our experienced crew, opportunites through the club to improve your dancing at workshops and socials too. Then there is the wider dance community we will introduce you to if you are not familiar with it already. A whole new social life awaits you :) We provide Tea/ Coffee from 7.20pm for you to meet and catch up before first class at 7.30pm. So please get to know each other over the biccies. We run three classes at this venue which get progressivley more tricky through the evening. It is advisable to attend the Beginners Classes from 7.30pm if you are New-2-Dance, New-2-WCS, A Returning Westie, a curious dancer from other style, a dancer who wants to drill their basics...basically anyone can benefit from the beginners classes :) • What to bring Water bottle as nothing on sale or a tipple if you prefer, dance shoes if already purchased if not try before you buy, clean towel/ flannel to mop brow if sweaty, deodorant, hand fan...anything to help you stay fresh • Important to know The cost of the whole night is £10 and includes your dance classes, social and tea and coffee Come learn probably THE coolest dance on the planet, West Coast Swing. Here is a link for you to check out how fun and creative this dance allows you to be and the variety of music genres it can be danced to. It is a smooth, slotted dance which is accessible for all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4fRV0aG3lc Why WestCo's? We pride ourselves in offering structured learning in short courses that build on and compliment each other. You get the opportunity to save money by paying in advance for your 6 week course but always have the option to pay as you go weekly too...your choice :) Suitable for complete beginners, people wanting to refresh or more serious dancers who wish to work on technique and enjoy social dancing...in other words....everyone! Your Resident Teacher for Hothfield is Richard James a GPDIA qualified teacher. SCHEDULE FOR THE NIGHT Meet for cuppa tea and chat from 7.20pm 7.30 - 8 pm Beginners Class - Drillz & Skillz This class is a MUST if you have never done WCS before or are returning after a break. We will make sure and cover the footwork and WCS timings as well as introduce you to the dance and prepare you for the next one. 8 - 8.45 Building on Basics Using the Basic Building Blocks of the dance to build a strong foundation. It is advisable for everyone to attend this class as there will be lots of opportunity to improve your basic techniques 8.45 - 9 Short Social Practice and chance for refreshments 9 - 9.45/10 pm Developing the Dance This class may not always be suitable for absolute beginners. You are welcome to join in but we do ask you to be aware and step out if you are not able to keep up. 9.45 - 11 pm SOCIAL DANCE This is your chance to get on that floor and practice what you have learned. * Please feel free to ask anyone to dance. * We do not insist people have to dance but do expect a polite decline if you are not able to dance, for whatever reason. Courtesy costs nothing. * There will be hand sanitiser freely available, please use regularly TEA, COFFEE, SQUASH all on Self Service till 10.45pm *Please bring your cups back to kitchen, thanks COST 6 WEEK COURSE PAYABLE ON FIRST NIGHT - £45 saving £15 (If you take the course price, loyalty stamps do not apply) PAY AS YOU GO - £10 cash with loyalty stamp on card More information on our website http://www.westcos-swing.co.uk Contact [masked]

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Learn a cool dance and make new friends

Hothfield Village Hall

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