Wednesday, May 23, 2012

News at 22 May 2012

Winter Solstice Winery Tour, Workshops and Dinner Dance

Keep the 23rd June free for the Wine Tour, Workshops and Dinner Dance.  Our guest teachers are Nathan Toussaint and Deanna Rolfe, both exciting dancers from Sydney.  In fact, Deanna took out first place at Swingsation last weekend with Charles Gil in the Jack and Jill event.

Deanna is renowned for her musicality and Nathan for the smoothness in his WCS.  All the details of the workshops and the dinner dance can be found on the Audacity website here.  We are also offering discounts of up to $50 for local residents to the Canberra region and $100 to interstate guests.  The discount structure can be accessed up to the 9th June here.  


Dance party this Sunday 27th May at 3pm

Come along and join us for cappucino, tea and cake and plenty of dancing this Sunday at the Turner Bowling Club at 3pm.  Karolina has promised to teach everyone the Michael Jackson Moonwalk.  Kids are welcome.  Non-dancing spouses can relax with a beer or wine and read the paper in the afternoon sun or enjoy the pokies.  We will unveil our new routine to “The Big Bang” by Rock Mafia.  All profits go towards subsidising the Winter Solstice Winery Tour.


Karolina, Mark, Emily, Robert and Russ all made it to Swingsation on the Gold Coast - what a hoot!  Truly fellow dancers, going to an event like this where there are 200 WCS dancers really improves your dancing.  The next major event to consider is the CMJ West Coast Swing championships in Sydney on the 10th June.  There is a comp during the day and plenty of social dancing that evening.  It will be well worth the trip.

Swing Diego

Speaking of big events, Mark is back from Swing Diego - what a blast!  There were 1800 dancers at this event starting on the Thursday and running through to Monday morning!  Workshops started every day at 10, competitions late afternoon and into the evening and dancing till dawn!  My feet were worn out but I tell you, the long hours of travel and cost were well worth it.  Why not come with Karolina and I next year?  Start saving.

Whilst in the US, Mark did a two day intensive with the matriarch of West Coast Swing, Skippy Blair.  It was an honour to meet Skippy.  She is 88, knows dancing inside out and is showing few signs of slowing down.

Salsabor rocks to beat of West Coast Swing

Kaz and I have been teaching a Monday class at Salsabor for the last few weeks and all I can say is you guys rock.  What a fantastic bunch of people, keen to learn WCS and having lots of fun doing it.  I hope we can continue our relationship with Salsabor.  Raquel and Andrea love dance first and foremeost and you can see it in their product and the quality of their students.

Next Learn to Dance in a Day workshop announced

We are planning our next 4 hour LTDIAD workshop for the 17th June - venue permitting.  Tickets will be available soon via Eventbrite.  Make sure you refer your friends or interested associates.  We want to grow WCS in Canberra and really establish it as a force in this city.

Cheers and happy dancing till next time

Mark and Karolina