Our mission is to offer the BEST value for money West Coast Swing weekends, bringing together HIGH CALIBRE instructors to teach and perform at them... And we're putting together another stupendous line up of instructors for you!
A whole weekend of superb workshops, social dancing and pro-shows - it's a learning and social weekend so NO competitions, just fun whilst you learn!
The workshops aim to cover all skill levels from the inexperienced to the more advanced. This makes Westie Bootcamp SOUTH the perfect weekend to improve your dancing.
No matter what level you come in at, you're sure to enjoy this entertaining weekend of social dancing, in-depth workshops and hints and tips from the pros' of West Coast Swing. It's set to be an exciting and fun event with the emphasis on 'enjoyment', designed to build your confidence, improve your dancing and provide a lovely, relaxed place to do it in.
The Venue is magnificent, standing in 40 acres of stunning grounds. It's close to Heathrow (6 miles), so friends from the Continent have easy access and there are plenty of free parking for our attendees.
I attended the Bootcamp for the first time at the weekend and enjoyed it so much. It was all much friendlier than I was expecting and so much fun.
Beautiful location, really nice Hotel with great facilities made all the better with just superb teachers, I learnt so much. So many smiling faces combined with very friendly atmosphere, couldn’t have wished for anything more. (Above echoed by our team of 4 from South Devon)
These especially planned Levels offer a unique opportunity to experience the highest level of instruction with a friendly and supportive group of a similar skill level. You will be expected to stay in the same Level throughout the weekend which will help to progress your social dancing.
We want EVERYONE to enjoy and get the most out of the workshops this weekend. This means being realistic and participating in the Level that is appropriate to your current level of WCS dance experience. Please respect and be fair to your fellow dancers. If you are struggling in a workshop you may not be at the right level for your current experience.
West Coast Swing Classes will run throughout the weekend and a programme, check-in details and any other information you need will be emailed 7-10 days prior to the start of the Bootcamp.
This might be your first introduction to WCS or you may have taken a few WCS classes already but are not confident with the basics and still counting steps. You’ll be introduced to the basics and given all the tools you’ll need for a great start on your WCS journey.
You are already taking WCS lessons and although you have the basics sorted you need to gain confidence and take your dancing up a notch. You’ve probably been dancing for 6 months or less, but have been regularly attending classes.
In this level you’ll learn new moves and hopefully build your confidence to help you along on your journey.
If you start off in this level but find it too challenging or feel the need to work on your basics, please go back to Level One.
You have been dancing and attending WCS classes regularly and no longer need to count. You have a solid knowledge of the basics (sugar push, left side pass, right side underarm turn, tuck turn and whip).
You may have competed in Newcomer or Novice previously and want to take your WCS to the next level, learning new moves, shapes and variations. You need to work on your partnering skills, technique and timing, improving your social dancing.
It's expected that you regularly attend Intermediate level workshops/intensives and weekend events. You social dance frequently and feel ready to introduce more complex patterns to your dancing and are would like to accelerate your learning. Workshops will be fast paced working on connection, footwork, pattern structure and styling.
If you are having trouble keeping up with a class, please be fair to others in this level and drop down to Level 3.
Maxence Martin is the first French dancer to have obtained the title of Champion in West Coast Swing. He began his career in dance with Lindy Hop but quickly fell under the spell of WCS and began training in 2007 alongside the greatest. He soon established himself in the category of Champions.
Since then, he has travelled extensively sharing his knowledge and passion for WCS and was awarded the Best International Dancer Award at the Westie Awards Nominations ceremony in 2011. Maxence is an exceptional dancer and one of the most endearing and appreciated of his generation.
Virginie started dancing at the age of 5. Coming from Rock & Roll and Boogie, she evolved into solo dances, such as jazz and contemporary dance. She trained at the National Conservatory and continued her dance studies at University.
She discovered West Coast Swing in 2007 and quickly established herself in the community thanks to her previous training and her natural talent.
Virginie is currently one of the best West Coast Swing dancers in the world. She has reached the podium alongside Champions in the biggest American events such as Boogie By the Bay, Madjam, Swing Diego.
Maxence and Virginie joined forces in 2010 to create a wonderful partnership. Since then, they have travelled the four corners of the world to share their humour, their pedagogy and their passion for this dance. In 2015, they reached fourth place in the Classic division of the biggest international competition, placed in the biggest competitions in J&J and Strictly and teach at the largest events in WCS.
From the Czech Republic & Reunion Island, Jakub and Em took their first steps into the dance world at the age of 16 and 12, both starting with Ballroom Dancing (Latin, Standard & line-dancing). They were both hooked since they discovered West Coast Swing, and were especially drawn to the creativity, musicality, and freedom within the dance.
Their dance world is shaped around multiple influences such as urban dances, contemporary, modern, zouk or contact improvisation; both being eager to learn and assimilate new tools from other dance forms to expand their library of movement, expression and ways to connect.
J’Em story began in June 2016, as they were hired together by pure chance in a styling workshop run by Adam and Rita in Budapest. They have been traveling the world together ever since, flying from country to country to share their passion for dancing.
After 3 consecutive years being part of the top 10 finalists at the US Open Swing Dance Championships, they just placed 3rd in the Classic Division in 2022.
PJ Turner is a much respected West Coast Swing dancer and teacher. He has had a lot of success in Jack & Jill competitions, and Strictly Swing divisions, showcasing his incredible talents in leading. He recently placed 2nd in the US Open Showcase Division 2023 with his dancer partner Mia.
A very warm welcome once again to Browly and Inga.
Browly fell in love with WCS in 2010 and began his new adventure, traveling throughout Europe taking workshops and intensive courses with some of the best known and most respected teachers of this dance.
Today, Browly is best known for his clear and logical technique classes, and students love how he approaches musical interpretation in the dance. Passing on technique in a simple, efficient way, but also his strong values of respect for partners and enjoyment of the dance.
Breaking down “complicated concepts” into simple ideas with fun exercises makes it easier for students to communicate in the dance.
Inga has been dancing from the age of 6, developing her dance technique in different styles. After a short break, in her teenage years she returned to the same dance style, additionally taking classes in hip-hop and classic. After another break Inga returned to dancing Sport Line dance. During this time she got to know West Coast Swing and Line dance was put aside.
After a few years of teaching West Coast Swing, Inga realized she wants to dedicate her life to dance and began her dance education. During her studies, she took classes in hip-hop and classical dance, additionally learning Latvian folk dance, contemporary and jazz dance. During the last 4 years she has been part of Latvian folk dance, working with children from age 4 to 18 in one of the biggest childrens folk dance company in Latvia.
Olivier lives in Lyon but is originally from Belgium, but he says he has retained his Belgian Humour. He is the Event Director of WCS French Open and travels throughout Europe sharing his passion for WCS. Olivier is a very experienced teacher with a charismatic charm.
Virginie is from Lyon and works full time looking after her dance school. During the week, she still finds the time to be apart of Mov High and each weekend, she packs up her dance shoes and travels to West Coast all over. Her elegance and kindness is a perfect compliment to Olivier’s.
They have a friendly and engaging teaching style injected with humour which makes learning enjoyable and fun.
Kasia and Marcin are from Kraków with impressive experience in both dancing and teaching. For a long time their interests revolved around competitive ballroom dancing.
As an instructor, Marcin has been a ballroom dancer himself for over 25 years , he’s also a judge of the Polish Dance Council. He has been working with competitive ballroom dancers for over 15 years, teaching mainly adults at all levels of advancements. He is also a personal trainer and Buteyko method instructor, and passionate about healthy movement.
Kasia, has been focusing on social dances for more than 20 years. She’s gained experience in teaching children, teenagers and adults (some of them physically challenged) at various levels of advancement, as well as running courses for other dance instructors. She’s also the creator of the largest charity dance course in Lesser Poland (one of Polish voivodeships), attended by hundreds of students every year. She is also passionate about andragogy science.
As a teaching duo, Marcin and Kasia prove that absolutely everyone is capable of learning how to dance. They are well-known and appreciated for their positive energy and passionate approach to dance instruction, and also for teaching dance technique in an understandable way.
Kasia and Marcin (from 2014) have built the largest WCS community in Poland. In their dance studio in Kraków, they run 15 WCS courses (weekly) on 6 different levels of advancement. They are trying to make their students passionate about the social dancing aspect of West Coast Swing.
For Kasia and Marcin, West Coast Swing is not only about dancing but, most importantly, about spending time with positive people, having loads of fun and recharging batteries
Ekow started dancing Salsa in his teens, he moved on to ballroom and street dance a few years later.
He has been dancing West Coast Swing for over a decade now and within this time he has developed his skills in other styles including Zouk. Combining his experience enabled him to create his own unique style on the dance scene. Ekow is currently a West Coast Swing All-Star and Judge and has won numerous Modern Jive titles over the years.
Ekow loves to teach and share his knowledge and passion for dance. Together with his wife Tash they recently opened Midtown Dance, in the West Midlands, offering monthly freestyles in WCS, Zouk and Modern Jive.
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Set in historic Windsor, Beaumont Estate is a majestic hotel and conference venue. Just 15 minutes from London Heathrow, close to the M3, M4 and M25 with direct train links into London, the hotel combines a world class, state of the art conference and event venue with a great spot for a Windsor break.
A leading UK Conference venue, located conveniently close to the M3, M4 and M25, as well as 3 main rail links into London and just 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport,
Whether travelling by air, rail or car, Beaumont Estate is easy to reach. It’s just off the A308 and A328 and near the M3, M4 and M25. The hotel is 5 minutes from Egham and Windsor railway stations. The historic town of Windsor is just 3 miles away.
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All prices are per person for 3 nights hotel accommodation, breakfast, classes and social dancing. No day passes will be sold.
A £50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. For bookings made 12 weeks OR less before the event date, full payment is required. Please read Jive Addictions terms and conditions on the booking form.
Failure to pay the balance due by the due date, may render your booking as cancelled without further reference to you. If you wish to sell on your booking to a third party, you MUST inform us in the first instance please, and tell us the new name. You cannot sell/transfer a booking unless full payment has been made.
Whole Weekend Pass: Includes 3 nights hotel accommodation, Breakfast, All Workshops and Social Dancing.
A £50 pp non-refundable deposit is required with each booking.
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