Dance

Welcome to Cheek2Cheek!                     

Cheek2Cheek is a non-profit making social dance club for the LGBTQ community and was originally set up in 1998. Our aim is to provide a relaxed and friendly environment in which people can learn to dance and also socialise.

We cover many Ballroom and Latin dances including Quickstep, Waltz, Foxtrot, Jive and Tango through to Rumba, Cha Cha Cha,  Salsa and Samba. We also learn sequence dances and line dances. Our new venue is Court Farm Studios, Studio 2, East Street, Falmer Please see  the Dance Schedule for full details and directions.

 

 


Our Beginners' Classes are here!

C2C is delighted to be offering a series of dance classes for the absolute beginner

We cover one ballroom and one latin dance from the following each week:

Waltz      -      Quickstep      -      Samba      -      Cha Cha Cha      -      Ballroom Tango      -      Paso Doble      -      Jive     -      Rumba      -      Viennese Waltz

with a bonus Salsa and Sequence class in week six, where you will be joined by regular C2C dancers!

You can:
  •  Sign up weekly for one class at a time and pay £5 per week
  • Sign up for six consecutive classes now and pay £25 – giving you one free class! 

Missed a class?  No worries - every class is suitable for a complete beginner, so just sign up for the next one! And, we are repeating the series from 2nd November, so you can join up then too!

The Venue:  Court Farm Studios, Studio 2, East Street, Falmer
The Date of Next Class:  Tuesday, 28th Sept at 7pm 
The Cost:  £5 per class or 6 classes for £25

See postings below to sign up for a class.

If you are not a member of Blagss, please e-mail us at Cheek2Cheek@blagss.org - you will still be able to join the classes. 

We look forward to meeting you and dancing with you very soon!

Beginners' Class Series One, Week 2 - Sign Up Here!

We have a few spaces available for the next five classes in this series.   Every class is suitable for a complete beginner, so it doesn't matter if you have missed one of the earlier classes.  

The classes are at:  Court Farm Studios, Studio 2, East Street, Falmer at 7pm, every Tuesday until December 6th

The Date of Next Class:  Tuesday, 28th Sept

 

Sign up below and then make your payment to "Cheek 2 Cheek", sort code 09-01-54, a/c no 76614481 – please put “Beginner” as payment reference

If you are unable to book on, please e-mail us at Cheek2Cheek@blagss.org and we will put you on a reserve list (the link below isn't working).  We will contact you if a space becomes available. 

 

Covid Risk Reduction Measures

Due to the ongoing risks of Covid-19 transmission, and following current government guidance, (click here for details) we have had to introduce some strict rules to minimise the risk of infection and keep you as safe as possible, including showing evidence of a negative lateral flow test on the day of the class.

We will ask you to sign a written copy of the rules (attached below) on your first attendance to be permitted entry. 

We look forward to meeting you and dancing with you very soon!  Meanwhile, please do get in touch with us via e-mail at cheek2cheek@blagss.org if you have any queries.

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C2C Social Evening - Saturday, 16th October, 2021, 7.30 - 9.30pm

All are welcome to join us at Court Farm Studios for a fantastic evening with:

D-J Lou Lou Savoy and our amazing teacher Jo Taylor, who will guide us through some

Partner dancing 

Social dancing 

Solo dances

There will also be some disco beats and "freestyle" ballroom and latin dancing

Tea, Coffee and nibbles will be available

There will be a nominal fee to cover costs, tbc. 

There is no need to prebook, but if you indicated below if you would like to attend, it will help us plan an optimal event.  Thank you!

 

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C2C Dance Schedule September to December 2021

The following dances are planned at Court Farm Studios in Falmer, beginning at 8pm:

14th Sept      Cha Cha/Waltz

21st Sept       Waltz/Cha Cha

28th Sept      Foxtrot/Jive

5th Oct         Jive/Foxtrot

12th Oct        Ballroom Tango/Samba

 

Saturday, 16th October - Evening Social!!

 

19th Oct         Samba/Ballroom Tango

26th Oct        Quickstep/Rumba

2nd Nov         Rumba/Quickstep

9th Nov          Viennese Waltz/Paso Doble

16th Nov         Paso Doble/Viennese Waltz

23rd  Nov       Salsa/Sequence

30th  Nov       Sequence/Salsa

7th Dec          Waltz/Cha Cha Cha

 

14th Dec        Christmas Social 7.30 til 9.30pm!

 

21st & 28th Dec - Christmas break

Directions:

By car to Court Farm Studios:  Follow signs from the A27 to Falmer South and cross over the A27.  At the traffic light junction for the University and the Football Stadium, turn left towards Falmer (this is Park Street).  Keep ahead onto East Street (Park St bears sharp left - don't follow the left turn!).  East Street also swings to the left and then there is a small junction - turn right here - Court Farm Studios are clearly signed.  Continue until you come to the barn and car park.

By train to Falmer Station:  - it is a 10-15 min walk around the stadium to Village Way, across the traffic light junction to continue to Falmer via Park St , continue onto East Street and follow the signs for Court Farm Studios

By bus to Falmer:  buses go either to the Village stop (the wrong side of the A27, but there is a footpath over the road!) or to Village Way on Brighton University Campus - both are then short walks along Park Street and East Street to the Studios

 

Beginner's Classes, Series Two - Sign Up Now!

Our Beginners' Classes starting in September are nearly fully booked! 

You have another chance to join as an absolute beginner on November 2nd!

Choose from three options:

 

Option 1:  Sign up weekly for one class at a time and pay £5 per week
Option 2:  Sign up for all six classes now and pay £25 – giving you one free class!
Option 3:  Dip in for one or two sessions when you feel like it!

 

Every class in this six-week series will be suitable for a complete beginner, so if you just want to sign up for one class to dip your toe in, that is fine!  (But be aware that this is a popular class and could get fully booked up).

 

The Dances:  One ballroom and one latin dance from the following each week:
 
Waltz   -   Quickstep   -   Samba   -   Cha Cha Cha   -   Ballroom Tango   -   Paso Doble   -   Jive  -   Rumba   -   Viennese Waltz
with a bonus Salsa and Sequence class in week six, where you will be joined by regular C2C dancers!

 

The Venue:  Court Farm Studios, Studio 2, East Street, Falmer

The Date of First Class:  Tuesday, 2nd November

The Time:  7pm for one hour (half hr ballroom/half hr latin)

The Cost:  £5 per class or 6 classes for £25

Make your payment when you book to "Cheek 2 Cheek", sort code 09-01-54, a/c no 76614481 – please put “Beginner” as payment reference

You will be able to turn up and pay by cash on the night, but we encourage pre-booking to avoid a delay in starting the class and reduce the risk of the class being full.  If you are low income or may have difficulty paying, please contact a member of the committee at cheek2cheek@blagss.org and we will do our best to help you.

Covid Risk Reduction Measures

Due to the ongoing risks of Covid-19 transmission, and following current government guidance, (click here for details) we have had to introduce some strict rules to minimise the risk of infection and keep you as safe as possible.

Even with these rules, please note that it is your individual responsibility to weigh up the risks of attending a class that involves physical contact with different people within a session and you attend at your own risk as set out in the C2C Constitution Section 6.2.  “The Club accepts no liability whatsoever for any accident or injury, loss of life or loss of any kind that may occur to any member or non-member attending any of the Club’s meetings or functions”.  

We will ask you to sign a written copy of the rules (attached below) on your first attendance to be permitted entry.  In summary:

  • You are required to take a lateral flow test on the day of the class (testing kits are available free on-line or from your local pharmacy) and report the result to the government website. 
  • You MUST NOT attend if you develop Covid symptoms or are instructed to self-isolate (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/)
  • You do not have to wear a face mask to dance, but you may if you wish
  • We do swap partners during classes as it is good to learn with different people.  We will minimise the number of changes.  Please sanitise your hands between partners (hand sanitiser will be provided)
  • Please bring your own water/refreshments.

We look forward to meeting you and dancing with you soon!  Meanwhile, please do get in touch with us via e-mail at cheek2cheek@blagss.org if you have any queries.

Thank you!

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