Westie Bootcamp South 2023

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

Event

THE WEEKEND

We pride ourselves on offering the BEST value for money Weekenders bringing HIGH CALIBRE instructors to teach at them. And we've put together another stupendous line up of  WCS instructors for you! A weekend of superb WCS 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.

Event Schedule October 2022. 2023 schedule posted nearer the time.

**COVID PROTOCOL

If you feel unwell or test positive for Covid-19 before the event, then you should not attend and follow medical advice accordingly. 

This is a dance event and there will be a considerable amount of hand-to-hand contact. PLEASE wash your hands frequently and each time before dancing with a new partner PLEASE ensure you use antibacterial hand gel to cleanse your hands. 

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

Thibault & Nicole Ramirez

We're thrilled to welcome back Thibault and Nicole in 2023.

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.

Olivier Massart & Henriette Koefoed Svendsen

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.

Emeline & 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.

Browly & Inga Kurciša

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. 

Ekow & Tash Oduro

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.

Izabella Kowalska & Attila Partos

Izabella has been dancing west coast swing since 2009. She has always been passionate about West Coast Swing. Her previous experience of ballroom dance, salsa, boogie-woogie, flamenco and jazz contributed to her professional WCS dancing skills.

She is an All Star/Champion dancer from Hungary. She has always been there among the top 5 best dancers of this genre. She got her last award before the pandemic when she won the 1st place in the Hungarian Open Strictly in 2019, the 3rd place in the D-town Swing J&J in 2018 and she was awarded 1st place in UK Champs J&J in 2017.

She has a university degree in teaching dance. She has been teaching couple and lady’s styling west coast swing since 2014 in Hungary and abroad.

Attila began his career as a ballroom dancer. He taught latin and standard dances for years, , after fifteen years, in the possession of numerous Budapest and Hungarian Championships titles.

In 2013 he discovered West Coast Swing and became addicted. Recognising the different aspects of ballroom dancing and West Coast Swing this dance became his passion. In 2014 he attended his first competition, and in three years time he made it to the prestigious All-Star category.

He is currently teaching both in Hungary and other countries for groups and dance is a part of his everyday life.

Trevor Sweetlead &  Heidi Ford

Trevor ‘Sweetlead’ and Heidi have been teaching together for the last 16 years. Initially they focussed on salsa but they also fell in love with kizomba about 11 years ago. 

Trevor’s ability to break down the most complex of moves, and the finer nuances of leading in a way that anyone can understand comes from not only years of experience, but a heart felt passion and enthusiasm for teaching. Partnered with Heidi, this teaching couple ensure that dancers also receive the guidance and instruction necessary to improve their dance level. 

DJ's

Paul Abbott

Nick Stephens

Matt Cox 

Phill Denham 

Neil Mayes

Beccy Kershaw

Ekow Oduro

Sam Ghaida

Kan Jenner

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

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 your booking to a third party, you MUST inform us in the first instance please, an tell us 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 pp non-refundable deposit is required with each booking. 

Single£399 pp
Double or Twin per sharing£299 pp