Sunday, March 18, 2012

Announcements including details of Winter Solstice Wine Tour and Dinner Dance

Karolina, Russell and Mark just got back from the Terry Roseborough workshops in Sydney.  Terry was flown out from Texas by West Coast Swing Australia.  There were 5 workshops in all and a great dance party.  It was well worth the travel to be taught by one of the best!

Speaking of the Best . . .
We will do our best to bring top flight Australian WCS talent to Canberra and our next set of workshops will coincide with the Winter Solstice Wine Tour and Dinner Dance.  More on that below - but first, let me tell you about our

Workshop and Afternoon Tea Dance this Sunday 25 March 2012:
If you have just finished the 8 week Intro to WCS course, what should you do next?  Firstly – we offer you the opportunity to move up to the Continuing level class.  You can purchase a 6 class pass (with 10 week expiry date) at the discount rate of $70 (normally $90) but it does come with a condition.  Firstly, you must work through (attend) the 7:15 Introductory material again to really consolidate what you have learnt over the last 8 weeks.  This is important because WCS Foundation techniques require consolidation to give your partner (Lead or Follow) the most enjoyable dance experience.  Secondly, you need to attend the Continuing Level Workshop this Sunday, or dance with Karolina or Mark at class to assess your technique in the essentials (see dot points below) before you move up.

Those of you who have just finished the 8 week intro to WCS course should do your best to attend the Continuing Level Workshop this coming Sunday. 

This coming Sunday 2pm – 4pm is the workshop that will prepare you for moving up to the Continuing level class.  It runs from 2pm to 4pm and is priced at $40.  We will cover:

·         Know your Basics – quick review of the 12 Basics
·         WCS Continuing Essentials
·         Footwork exercises
·         Elasticity exercises
·         Anchoring exercises
·         Spinning Techniques
·         Inside Turns
·         Outside Turns
·         Syncopations
·         Body flight
·         Starting the Dance
·         Passes at the Continuing Level
·         Whips at the Continuing Level
·         Tucks and Push Breaks at the Continuing Level

Enjoy a free glass of champers at the end of the course (or for that matter a soft drink, or a beer or wine).  Entry to the workshop gives you free access to the Afternoon Tea dance which includes tea, coffee, cappuccino, cake, etc.

Afternoon Tea Dance – 4pm to 6pm this coming Sunday
$10 entry fee, all proceeds towards the bust trip component of the June 2012 Audacity Winter Solstice Winery Tour and Dinner Dance.  What could be better?  Afternoon Tea dance, good company, a cuppa and cake – or if you so desire – a beverage or two!  Join us at the Southern Cross Turner Bowling Club this Sunday. 

Winter Solstice Wine Tour and Dinner Dance.
And speaking of the winery tour – we are pleased to announce the guest teachers for the Saturday and Sunday workshops.  Nathan Toussaint and his Deanna Rolfe will be in Canberra on the 23rd and 24th of June to run workshops as well as be the guests at our Winter Solstice Wine Tour and Dinner Dance.  These two are well known across the dance spectrum being champion WCS, Salsa, Lindy Hop, Modern Jive dancers and teachers in their respective genres. 

Nathan and Deanna

See anyone else you know?

We are yet to finalise the intricate details of the event, but it will be fun, warm, dry and plenty of fine food, wine and dance for you to enjoy.  Tou can help us keep costs down by attending our Sunday Afternoon Tea dances.

Here are some pictures of the location.

Great floor for dancing - heat pump and wood fire!

Excellent food + good wines = great times

Lake George Winery at Collector

Looking to the Vineyard at Lake George Winery, Collector