Evolve West Coast Swing have been running regular classes in Milton Keynes since May 2018, quickly growing a fantastic and super friendly local WCS community. We are therefore extremely excited to be able to help grow the dance in the UK even further by bringing you a special weekend with the incredible Ani Fuller and Ekow Oduro, for a Weekend of Intensive Workshops in Milton Keynes on 10th-11th August 2019.
The classes will be levelled and progressive throughout the weekend so please be aware that you must be comfortable with all of your fundamental West Coast Swing basics to attend.
There will be limited spaces for this event so make sure you get in there quick!
Ani Fuller is one of New Zealand’s most cherished and renowned West Coast Swing teachers and dancers. As New Zealand’s first, and highest ranked All-Star, she regularly travels, teaches and performs throughout New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Korea, Brazil, the UK, the USA, and is now excited to join us in Europe!
Ani started dancing Ballet from a very young age, before moving on to multiple partner dances and in turn finding a love for West Coast Swing. Ani is known for her breathtaking style that is elegant, smooth and often playful.
Ani has a passion for creating genuine connection with her partner and holding a true conversation on the dance floor. Her down to earth approach and focus on partnership has made her one of Australasia's most sought after instructors. She is both a pleasure to watch and dance with!
Ani’s has coached students to achieve great success through placing in Pro-Am routines in both at the US Open and throughout Australia.
Ani was the founder of Street Swing, a WCS Dance Studio in Auckland, New Zealand, and she also runs New Year’s Summer Swing Camp in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful regions, Taupo.
Joining Ani teaching for the weekend will be our home grown superstar Ekow Oduro! A regular on the UK and European scene, Ekow competes at the All Star Level and is one of the UK's most successful, creative and stylish leaders.
With a background of Salsa, Modern Jive, Zouk and West Coast Swing he has a wealth of experience to offer.
Saturday 10th August 2019
1:00pm-2:00pm - Workshop 1 – (Improver Level)
2:00pm-3:00pm - Workshop 2 – (Improver Level)
3:30pm-4:30pm - Workshop 3 – (Improver + Level)
4:30pm-5:30pm - Workshop 4 – (Improver + Level)
8:00pm-12pm – Social Dance with Guest DJ’s and Performance
Sunday 11th August 2019
2:30pm-3:30pm - Workshop 1 – (Intermediate Level)
3:30pm-4:30pm - Workshop 2 – (Intermediate Level)
5:00pm-6:00pm - Workshop 3 – (Intermediate + Level)
6:00pm-7:00pm - Workshop 4 – (Intermediate + Level)
7:00pm- 9:00pm - Tea Dance
Please make sure you arrive early so that we have time to check everyone in as we will start the workshops promptly.
We are always conscious of role balancing with our workshops and therefore please book in advance to secure your place, or alternatively contact us. We may not always be able to accommodate you if you just turn up on the day.
The Venue will be at our weekly Tuesday class venue, the beautiful Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill, Milton Keynes:
The Chrysalis Theatre
Japonica Lane, Camphill
Willen Park South
The venue is easily accessible from junction 14 off the M1, and just a few miles from Milton Keynes Central Train Station.
Please note that the theatre is located within a community for people with learning disabilities and other special needs, so please respect those living on site with regard to noise etc. when entering/leaving the venue.
There are 2 free on-site Car Park locations as shown on the picture. Please follow the ‘Evolve Swing’ signs and only use the side entrance to the Theatre by following the path alongside the fence indicated by the arrow on the picture.
In the event that both on-site car parks are full you can also utilise the overflow parking over the road in the Peace Pagoda Car Park. However, Please note that the Peace Pagoda Car Park is Pay and Display.
There may also be some roadside parking, but please do not park within any of the nearby residents car parks.
If you are looking to stay over in the area there are several hotels nearby, so loads to chose from! However, the closest and the one we’d recommend if prices are reasonable would be the Premier Inn Milton Keynes East (overlooking Willen Lake).
Premier Inn Milton Keynes East (Willen Lake)
Full Weekend (All Workshops and Social Dances):
£70 per person
Role Balance Discounted Offer! £130 (£65 per person) when booked as a leader & follower together
Saturday Only (Workshop and Social Dance)
£45 per person
Role Balance Discounted Offer! £85 (£42.50 per person) when booked as a leader & follower together
Sunday Only (Workshop and Tea Dance)
£40 per person
Role Balance Discounted Offer! £75 (£37.50 per person) when booked as a leader & follower together
£12 Saturday Social Dance Only (very limited spaces so please pre-book)
£5 Sunday Tea Dance Only
We will endeavour to make this event lead/follow balanced and therefore we would encourage everyone to book as a couple if possible. If you struggle to find a partner we are happy for you to use the Facebook event page to post a request to find a partner to book with.
How to Book:
Bookings will open on Wednesday 10th July at 8pm. To book on Wednesday please register via the ‘Register Now’ button at the top of this page and follow the instructions for payment.
Payment Options include:
Manual Payment: Bank Transfer
Manual Payment: Cash or card in Person at our Tuesday Night Venue
If there are any questions please contact Kevin or Aggie at , or alternatively send a message to us via the Evolve West Coast Swing Facebook Page.