Westie Bootcamp SOUTH 2022

Over 30 Hours of Classes
40+ Hours of Social Dancing
3 Nights Hotel Accommodation
Breakfast included
Free use of Gym & 20 metre Swimming Pool
Stunning Hotel
Limited Number of Places
40 acres of landscaped grounds
Free Parking On-Site
See Covid Test requirement below

Event

 


 

THE WEEKEND

We'll be putting together another fantastic line up of top WCS instructors for you from the UK and Europe for a weekend of superb WCS workshops, social dancing and pro-shows - it's a learning and social weekend so NO competitions, just fun!

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. See example of the schedule from 2021.

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.

The new schedule will be emailed to everyone booked nearer the time.

 

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.

Teachers & DJs

Teachers confirmed so far...

Thibault & Nicole Ramirez

We're thrilled to welcome back Thibault and Nicole.

They first began their journey together in January of 2019, but have been connected for far longer than that. When they first met, he didn't speak English and she didn't speak French, but, they had the universal language of dance that brought them together.

Through the years, they have enjoyed dancing together in the improvisational competitions and socially; quickly becoming each other's dance crush. They are a new partnership with big ambitions, traveling back and forth from USA to France to meet these dreams.

Now, they are the current World Champions of the US Open Swing Dance Championships 2019 in the Showcase division.

They travel everywhere together; teaching, performing, judging, and competing. They have quickly developed a good rhythm teaching classes and intensives together, offering great technique in a relaxed and fun environment.

With their many years of knowledge in West Coast Swing and other partner and solo dances, their teaching style is very appreciated around the world and benefits dancers of all styles. Their emotive, passionate spirits shine when they are on stage and while teaching. They love to motivate their students to excel - and they love being inspired by seeing their students growth and creativity in their classes. Their personalities are very energetic and open to connecting with people, on and off the dance floor.

Olivier Massart & Henriette

We're delighted to welcome back Olivier and this time he will be partnering Henriette.

Olivier has lived in Lyon since 2010 but has retained his Belgian Humour. He is the Event Director of WCS French Open and travels throughout Europe sharing his passion for WCS.

Henriette biog coming soon...


 

Browly & Inga Kurciša

Always 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. 

Emeline Rochefeuille & Jakub

Natively from 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 4th in the Classic Division in November 2019.

Andrew Shellard & Maïna

Andrew Shellard is from Léon, France and emerged onto the west coast swing scene in 2011. At the tender age of 16 Andrew already had 6 year's dance experience behind him including the French rock n’ roll champion title in 2009.

Andrew got his first International teaching contract in Israel and from there he went on to teach in Italy, Germany, Holland, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Latvia, England, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. He now lives in his home town of .

 

Venue

Beaumont Estate
Burfield Road
Old Windsor
Windsor 
SL4 2JJ UK

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.

At Beaumont Estate, enjoy:

 

Gym, Pool, Tennis Courts
Two Restaurants and Bars
414 guest rooms including suites
10 Minutes from Windsor Castle
Access to Windsor Great Park
6 Miles from Heathrow

Map of the Venue

Old Windsor

Pricing

 

All prices are per person for 3 nights hotel accommodation, breakfast, classes and social dancing. No other options are available. 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 a booking to a third party, please inform us of the new name. You cannot sell/transfer a booking unless full payment has been made. 

Standard Package

Includes 3 nights hotel accommodation, Breakfast, All Workshops and Social Dancing. 

A £50  non-refundable deposit is required with booking. 

Single£315pp
Double or Twin per sharing£269pp