Westie Bootcamp South October

Over 30 Hours of Classes
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

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.
Sarah 

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)
Barry 

 

 

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 classes at Westie Bootcamp this
weekend. This means being realistic and ONLY attending classes that are appropriate to
your knowledge and current level of WCS experience. PLEASE respect this, be fair to your
fellow dancers and remember, if you are struggling in a class, you will probably NOT be in
the right level for you. Your instructors will be monitoring and have the authority to
recommend a lower level to an attendee if they feel it is necessary.

Teachers & DJs

Glenn Ball

Glenn’s diverse work in performance and creative direction has led him to appear in
campaigns for Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, and
Mariah Carey, as well as brand collaborations with Nike, Monster Headphones, and Louis Vuitton. 

Born in the UK, and now based in Austin, TX, he
continues to dance his way across the world as a choreographer, teacher, MC,
and top competitor in West Coast Swing and beyond.

Glenn is proud to be the UKs most decorated WCS Champion winning the US Open Showcase division in 2022 and gaining Top 5 in the Showcase and Classic Division no less than 6 times.
As well as couples’ success, in 2023 Glenn was proud to take a team to the US Open. Choreographing with his wife, Susan Kirklin, the ‘Austin 8’ took home the win in the team division. 
 
Although Glenn’s love for routines has gained him much notoriety, more recently it’s his Lead/Follow shows that have amassed millions of views on social media spreading the dance of WCS to so many brand new eyes.
 
For a dancer that learnt the dance right here in London… Glenn can’t wait to come back and teach at Jive Addiction after way too long away.

Browly &
Inga Kurciša

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.

 

Melodie Paletta

The youngest Champion in the world and US Open Champion in the Young Adult Division, Melodie began dancing at the age of 4, focusing on contemporary and jazz styles. At 13 years old, she discovered West Coast Swing and instantly fell in love with its improvisational and co-creative elements.

Melodie is passionate about imparting her knowledge to students of all levels, making it accessible and approachable for everyone.

 

PJ Turner

PJ needs little introduction and was a huge hit at our last Westie Bootcamp so we are delighted to announce he is returning in October.

PJ Turner is a much respected and experienced West Coast Swing dancer and teacher. He has had much 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.

Olivier & Virginie Massart

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.

Marcin Skalski &
Kasia Skalska

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.

Marcin has been a ballroom dancer 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 at various levels of advancement, as well as running courses for other dance instructors. 

Kasia and Marcin (from 2014) have built the largest WCS community in Poland. 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.

Ludovic Pelegrin Pardou

Ludovic took his first dancing steps at 10 years old, when he first learned rock’n’roll. His dancing background is as much innovative as it is diverse, as he has also taken an interest in Lindy-Hop, Balboa, Charleston, Acrobatic rock’n’roll, Salsa, Boogie Woogie and Tap dancing. He has been a Rock and Roll, Lindy Hop and Charleston instructor since 2009.

Ludovic discovered West Coast Swing in 2010. Quickly becoming passionate about the dance. He has learned from the best instructors around the world and competes at many competitions where he regularly places into the Top 3.

Driven by the desire to share his passion for helping others to discover and learn, he started teaching WCS in 2011 in his area (in France). He is now giving workshops across France and Europe. Thanks to his knowledge & skill in a variety of dances, he has great musicality, structured and concise teaching and great generosity.

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 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. 

Packages

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. 

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