June 12, 2012

Get ready party people, dancers, fun afficianados

  • Who:  Where’s Westie, hosted by Doug Silton and Pete Green
  • What: Where’s Westie #18! A FREE West Coast Swing dance
  • Where: the awesome Ford Amphitheatre (OUTSIDE!)
  • When:  Monday, June 18th 7 – 10PM
  • Why: We want to bring awesome dancing to the Los Angeles area

So check it out, We’re super excited to come back to the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, CA for 2012!

Just like last year, we’ll have several hundred dancers on the stage, as the stage is our dance floor! Live music will be provided by the brilliant Danny Maika with DJ’d music in between sets from Doug & Pete.

The dance ends at 10:00pm, but we’re not done there!

Join us for the

WW#18 After-Party at The Floor #52

Just a short drive from the Ford is a club called King King (www.kingkinghollywood.com), home to the monthly Floor dance.
We’ll be meeting up at The Floor around 10:30 PM to dance to live music until 2:30 AM!
Normal cover charge ($12) applies for The Floor.
Safe parking is available next to King King for $10 or free street-parking in the nearby blocks if you can find it.

See you all there for an awesome party!

 

Welcome to Doug Silton’s Annual Birthday Bash / Where’s Westie #17!

First of all – this is a FREE SOCIAL DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA.

Our max capacity is 350 dancers and we’ll hit that.🙂

For this year’s event, we have Friday Kind of Love playing 3 sets for us. FKoL is a brilliant Motown, Soul, Funk, and Dowop band. Their BPMs have been tailored for swing dancers, ranging from 90 – 125 beats per minute.

All ages are welcome. There is a full bar so you can drink to your heart’s content.

The lodge has 2 parking lots plus plenty of free parking.

Cover Charge? Nope. Never for Doug’s birthday.

Dress Code? As you like it.

Hosted by:
Doug Silton, Pete Green, and Shaheed Qaasim.

DJs & Emcees: Pete Green & Jack Smith

Special thanks to Jack Smith / OCWCSDC for providing our sound equipment.

Where’s Westie 18!

April 20, 2012

Get ready party people, dancers, fun afficianados

  • Who:  Where’s Westie, hosted by Doug Silton and Pete Green
  • What: Where’s Westie #18! A FREE West Coast Swing dance
  • Where: the awesome Ford Amphitheatre (OUTSIDE!)
  • When:  Monday, June 18th 7 – 10PM
  • Why: We want to bring awesome dancing to the Los Angeles area

So check it out, We’re super excited to come back to the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, CA for 2012!

Just like last year, we’ll have several hundred dancers on the stage, as the stage is our dance floor! Live music will be provided by the brilliant Danny Maika with DJ’d music in between sets from Doug & Pete.

The dance ends at 10:00pm, but we’re not done there!

Join us for the

WW#18 After-Party at The Floor #52

Just a short drive from the Ford is a club called King King (www.kingkinghollywood.com), home to the monthly Floor dance.
We’ll be meeting up at The Floor around 10:30 PM to dance to live music until 2:30 AM!
Normal cover charge ($12) applies for The Floor.
Safe parking is available next to King King for $10 or free street-parking in the nearby blocks if you can find it.

See you all there for an awesome party!

January 13, 2012

Where’s Westie #16 – Just Announced!

Saturday, February 11, 2012 • Pasadena, CA


Come get your Valentine’s Dance on at Where’s Westie #16!
Doug & Pete will be hosting this Saturday Night dress to impress shindig at one of our favorite new venues: Synthesis Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA.
DJs for the evening:  Doug Silton, Jack Smith, Shaheed Qaasim

On Saturday, February 11th we’ll have two different ballrooms jamming different tunes for all you westies. All ages. Plus free wine sampling (for those 21+).

Of course we’ll have our “single” vs. “taken” wristbands and a few other Valentine’s surprises during the night!

Our new venue has professionally sprung wood floors, 2 huge free parking lots, and a true New York feel.

Please RSVP FaceBook and make sure to be our friends on there as well for more updates from Doug & Pete (droid) of Where’s Westie!

Schedule:

7 PM – Doors Open
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Beginning WCS Workshop with Doug Silton – Ballroom B
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Solo Dancing for Westies (Line Dance) with Nicki Smith – Ballroom C
8:00 PM – 1:00 AM Let’s get your dance on!

LOCATION:

Synthesis Dance & Performing Arts Center
600 Playhouse Ally # 4, Pasadena, CA
Door Code: *1000
COVER:
$12  (Or $10 with WW VIP card or OCWCSDC card)

Happy Holidays everybody.
Where’s Westie Bomb

This Friday, December 16th — Brother Yusef is celebrating his 10th year of playing at Downtown Disney!

Since we always dance to his awesome recorded music, and many times he’s come to play at Westie dances, this time we should ALL go to him!

Since Doug is gone and there’s no Where’s Westie this month —
Where’s Westie and SoCal Swing Dance are promptly teaming up for this event!
Let’s all get down to Disney to party and celebrate with Brother Yusef!

Here’s the deal
Where: Downtown Disney — 1580 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 9280
When: This FRIDAY — December 16th, 2011
7:00pm – 10:00pm
-This is totally unofficial
-There’s no cover (read: FREE) ..cause we’re outside in the middle of a mall
-We’ll be outside, and it might be a bit chilly. So dress appropriately for the weather! And we’ll be dancing on concrete.
-Brother Yusef takes breaks…so we’ll grab a snack or drink, or something🙂
-This is gonna be awesome and fun, and the music is gonna rock. Probably don’t expect a full on dance experience. Expect a good time chillin with friends, hangin out, listening to music and dancing.

Check out the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/128934957221067/

See you there!
Pete & Ben

Did you all know that Where’s Westie #15 is less than a week away!???

Whoa… WHAT??? Yep
Saturday November 19th at the Granada! 1pm – 5pm! With Danny Maika LIVE!

Here are the details:
Where’s Westie #15
When: Saturday, November 19th • an AFTERNOON at the Granada

Schedule:
12:45 PM – Doors Open
1:00 PM – WCS Class with Doug & Pete
1:30 PM – New Tunes for Westies
2:30 PM – 4:30PM Danny Maika LIVE! with Doug and Pete Dj’ing the Breaks with a mix of New, Jack Smith, Funk, Soul, MoTown, R&B, and Blues

Cover: $8 with WW VIP card — $10 for general admission

Where: The Granada
17 South First Street
Alhambra, CA Los Angeles, CA 91801
Here’s a Google MAP

So get your dancing shoes ready and come out for an awesome AFTERNOON at the Granada!

See you there!

Doug & Pete

We have an awesome show for you all this week, Yes-siree Bob!

This month’s podcast with Doug and Pete brings to you some new banging jams we’ve happened across, some Halloween spunk, and some special sneek peek listens to a couple tracks from Benji Schwimmer’s band!
His band is called “The Weekend Forcast” and their debut album titled Sun, Doubts, and Scenic Routes is gearing up to be released soon, from our preliminary listens so far, it’s pretty droid’n awesome.
So keep that on your horizon for the future!
So come join in the jams, the laughs, and the sneeks.

Our Where’s Westie Anniversary (Droidiversary) is October 24th, 2011, at Spot 5750. Come out and celebrate with us.

Sincerely,
Pete & Doug

You read that right. Believe it or not, we’re 1 year in with WW!
Good job Doug, Good job Pete… Good job everybody that seeks us out and rocks the super fun dance nights!

Here’s the anniversary scoop:

Monday, October 24th is Where’s Westie #14 …
The official 1-year anniversary of Where’s Westie! The dance venue that’s always a good time to be had by all.

Schedule:
7:30 PM – Doors Open
8:00 PM – Free Intermediate WCS with Guest Instructor JACK SMITH
8:30 PM – The Best of Jack Smith (with DJ Jack Smith)
10:00 PM – New Tune-age for WCS with DJs Doug & Pete
11:00 PM – Funk, Soul, MoTown, and Blues with DJs Doug & Pete
12:00 PM – Mixing It Up til 1 AM Music

Cover: $8 with VIP WW or OCWCSDC Card, $10 Without. Ages 21 and older.

If you missed Spot5750 last time, it was AWESOME. Great drink specials (2 for 1? yeah), delicious food, tv’s, pool tables, dance floor, and dry ice steamin up the place!
This is your opportunity to check out the SPOT before we pack up and move on!

We better see you there, if you know what’s good for ya! Droid.
Your friends,
Pete & Doug

Hello beautiful friends,

Our next Where’sWestie is only a few weeks away on the 12th of September 2011!
We’re super excited to introduce all you dancers to a new venue in Hollywood called “Spot5750” .
This place is HUGE, and AWESOME. You’ll definitely want to see it for yourself.
Nice bar and ballroom area with sweet lighting and nice TVs all around the room, also separate rooms with Pool tables for some non-dancing activity!

Details are as follows:
Doors open at 7:30 with preliminary music — show up, scope the spot, and get yo drank on!
Intermediate WCS class with Pete & Doug @ 8pm – 8:30pm
WW scheduled music starts at 8:30pm – 12:30am
Cover: $7 with VIP card/OCWCSDC membership — $9 for general admission

Come dressed as dressy-casual — Basically, jeans and a nice shirt!

Come out and celebrate Pete’s 30th birthday with us at Spot5750 on the 12th of September!

A sonnet for a podcast

August 12, 2011

This podcast introduction is best read aloud, in rhythmic iambic pentameter (what?)

Barry Barry Quite Contrary
How lovely is your GALA!

We’d like to introduce to you
Our podcast numbered August.

So come dressed up, and have a ball
Enjoy the tunes and laughs.

Enjoy the poddy one and all
Careful of that bush, it’s poisonous.

Love,
Pete & Doug

The Podcast

www.vipallstaropen.com

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