• Semion & Maria Intensive Workshop Weekend

  • Sat, 11-05-2019 at 13:00
  • The Chrysalis Theatre MK
    Japonica Lane
    MK15 9JY Milton Keynes
Semion & Maria Intensive Workshop Weekend - The Chrysalis Theatre MK - Milton Keynes

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 the incredible Russian WCS Superstars - Semion and Maria, for a Weekend of Intensive Workshops in Milton Keynes on 11th-12th May 2019.These two amazing dancers have skyrocketed up the ranks over the last few years! They are both incredible teachers, outstanding performers, and aside from that, just absolutely lovely people. Plus, they recently took a shiny 2nd Place Trophy back home with them in the prestigious Classic Division at the Open Swing Dance Championships in November.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.Finally, there will be limited spaces for this event so make sure you get in there quick!​________________________________________________________________​TIMINGS Saturday 11th May 20191:00pm-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)Dinner Break 8:00pm-12pm – Social Dance with 3 Guest DJ’s and Performance by Semion and MariaSunday 12th May 20192:30pm-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.Note:It is very unlikely that there will be any tickets available on the door for either the workshops or social dances and therefore please book in advance to secure your place._____________________________________________________________ACCOMMODATION 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 would be the Premier Inn Milton Keynes East (overlooking Willen Lake). Last time we checked it was around £35/night for a double room (not incl breakfast).Premier Inn Milton Keynes East (Willen Lake) Willen Lake, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, MK15 9HQhttps://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/buckinghamshire/milton-keynes/milton-keynes-east-willen-lake.html_____________________________________________________________PRICINGFull Weekend* £80 per person* Gender Balance Discounted Offer! £150 (£75 per person) when booked as a leader & followerSaturday Only (Workshop and Social Dance) * £50 per personSunday Only (Workshop and Tea Dance) * £45 per person£12 Saturday Social Dance Only (very limited spaces so please pre-book)£5 Sunday Tea Dance OnlyWe 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 this event page to post a request to find a partner to book with.________________________________________________________________HOW TO BOOKBookings will open on Wednesday 20th February at 8pm. To book on Wednesday please register via the ‘Register Now’ button at the top of 'Event Bookings' tab on our website (www.evolveswing.com/event-bookings) and follow the instructions for payment.Payment Options will include:* Bank Transfer* Debit/Credit Card (please note there will be a small charge for a Card Payment)* Cash or card in Person at our Tuesday Night VenueCONTACTIf there are any questions please contact Kevin or Aggie at contact@evolveswing.com, or alternatively send a message to us via the Evolve West Coast Swing Facebook Page.**************************************************************Maria and Semion Bio:Maria and Semion have been dance partners for about five years.Semion has been dancing ever since he was eight. He started with ballroom dancing first, then got into social dancing, and finally into West Coast Swing. He is known for his musicality and great connection with his partners.Maria has been dancing since 2007. In 2008 she fell in love with social partner dances. She started learning hustle/discofox and salsa. She had been dancing hustle and discofox for 4 years, working on her solo choreography as well when West Coast Swing came in to her dancing life. After that she couldn't stop dancing WCS. She enjoys the versatility of the dance, bringing new emotions, options for musicality and styling to every dance.Semion and Maria were the first Russians to ever get to US Open Classic finals in both 2016 and 2017. They also got the second place at The Open Classic finals in 2018.Their partnership emphasizes technique, musicality and connection. They love the possibilities for communication and dialogue between partners during every dance, and seek to help their students discover this incredibly fun aspect of WCS. They share a philosophy that care and attention are the best things partners can give to each other during any dance. **************************************************************Check out the link below for their latest routine that came 2nd place in The Open Swing Dance Championships:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WMPUtjtOUkAnd just a little Lead/Follow:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNXiKfg6OmQ