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CATRIONA WILES & PAUL WARDEN
West Coast Swing Champions

Paul began his dance career at age 19, competing in Line & Country Couples Dance. He was unbeaten in Line Dance, (2000-2004) in the UK, Europe and the USA, ultimately going on to earn two World Championship titles before retiring from this discipline. He discovered WCS whilst competing in the States and immediately developed a passion for it. He has embarked upon tuition from a range of top WCS professionals, the likes of Jordan Frisbee, Robert Royston, Robert Cordoba and ultimately his role model, Kyle Redd.

Paul Warden & Catriona Wyles

Catriona has studied dance all her life. She began with Ballet aged 3, and moved on to gain experience in a range of partner dances including Salsa, Ballroom, Latin, Modern Jive and most recently, Argentine Tango. Her involvement in the Country Couples Dance scene led to taking the titles of British Champion (1999), and Pro Am Spotlight World Champion (2000) with a medley of Cha Cha, Nightclub 2-Step and West Coast Swing. She went on to earn qualifications to both Judge and teach dance professionally (ISTD).

Catriona discovered WCS whilst living in the USA, winning the Swing Fling Cabaret Division (2002) with 4-time US Open Swing Champ, Robert Royston and wife, Nicola, dancing a swing number called "Trois" from the acclaimed off-Broadway show, "Swango - The Fusion" (Swing and Tango). In 2005, she re-joined in partnership with Lee Easton and they currently hold the title of Open 8-Dance Professional Country Dance World Champions (2007).

Paul and Catriona are the current "Jive Addiction" UK WCS Champs (2007), "Leroc 2000" UK WCS Champs (2007), (Cat also took this title with Lee Easton in 2006), and most recently Intermediate Strictly Swing and Jack & Jill Winners at the Capital Swing Dance Convention in California, USA, February 2008.

Paul and Cat have taken the UK West Coast Swing scene by storm and are now successfully running multiple weekly classes, courses and monthly workshops in and around London and the UK and appearing at dance events spanning the whole country, now even Paris and Lille, France. They love the musicality, freedom and intricate footwork which comprise West Coast Swing. Their workshops thoroughly cover all the basics needed to get people onto the social floor, along with dynamic patterns and emphasis on creative style and flair!

 

To find out more about Catriona, Paul and WCS in the UK,
check out
www.westcoastswing.co.uk.

 


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