SwingV 2017 at Crown Plaza Hotel, East Grinstead.
It's Tuesday and I am still on the SwingV 2017 sleep schedule. This week is definitely going to be a punishing one as I try to readjust to "normal" sleeping hours. The crazy sleep patterns are just one of the signs of a really fabulous weekender is that it's almost impossible to tear yourself away from the dancefloor. I did manage it eventually at 5-ish am on Monday morning and unbelievably Markus Smith and Brad Whelan were still tearing up the floor social dancing after a massive weekend of teaching,
Catriona Wiles ran a fabulous event this weekend and I loved it start to finish. It was the first time SwingV has been run at the Crown Plaza and my first time attending so I don't the benefit of comparison with previous years but I had a superb time. As always there will be a few teething issues with new venues as the team become familiar with the quirks of a late night dance event but overall these were offset by the fabulous atmosphere, great teachers, wonderful social and energetic dancers in attendance who danced and danced and danced with me till my feet hurt and wouldn't comply with the request for more. It was such as treat to meet and dance with all the people who travelled long distance from the UK and Internationally to participate in this event.
A huge shout out to Steven Smith who firmly twisted my arm all the way to the Registration Desk and into Novice Strictly. We had three fabulous dances and managed to bring home some shiny SwingV 2017 Novice 1st place trophies. Thanks very much Steven! Also a big WOOP WOOP for 1st place in Novice J&J too xx
Videos and Pictures will be here to follow with credits to Ekow from DanceTVUK for filming all weekend.
Thank you also to Pauline Dickson and WestCo's massive for the support and dances this weekend. It would never be the same without you all. Lots of dancing love to you all xx
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