Dance

Ballroom and Latin Dancing with 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, Social Foxtrot, Jive and Tango through to Bossa Nova, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Samba. We also learn sequence dances and line dances on a regular basis. Please see  the Dance Diary for full details.

 

 


How we Dance

The format is as follows:

7.30-8.20pm

IMPROVERS For the first 50 minutes the improvers, or people who know the basics in most dances, concentrate on a particular dance chosen every 2 weeks, rotating through Ballroom and Latin dances.

8.20-9.10pm
BEGINNERS Everyone welcome! For 50 minutes beginners have the opportunity to learn the basics in a number of dances. The improvers stay on for that class to help or to learn the basics in a new dance.You don’t need a dance partner nor do you need to have any dance experience for the beginners class. You simply decide whether you want to lead or follow for each dance.

9.10-10.00pm

SOCIAL We end the evening with refreshments and general dancing or we learn a new sequence dance. 

You will be taught by fully qualified instructor Robert Singer, who has over 25 years of dance teaching experience. He is registered with the Imperial Dance Society, the International Dance Teachers’ Association, is an Examiner for the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing and belongs to the UK Same Sex Dance Association.

 

Where we Dance

We meet every Tuesday at St Mary Magdalen Church Hall, Selham Drive, Coldean, BN1 9EL from 7.30-10pm. 

Please note, maps and sat nav can be confusing! You need to approach from Coldean Lane, turn into Hawkhurst Road then IMMEDIATELY right. This lane will take you directly into the free car park next to the church hall. 

What it costs

IMPROVERS: £10

BEGINNERS: £8

 

Dance Diary

   Date           Improvers                       Beginners

29/05/18       Cha Cha Cha                 BallroomTango/Salsa

05/06/18       Cha Cha Cha                 BallroomTango/Salsa

12/06/18        NO CLASSES THIS WEEK

19/06/18        NO CLASSES THIS WEEK

26/06/2018   Ballroom Tango            Slow Foxtrot/Jive

03/07/2018   Ballroom Tango           Slow Foxtrot//Jive

 

 

 

Tea Dance 20th October

St Georges Church Hall

Links to other Dance organisations and events

Ragroof Tea Dance on June 3rd - this is not an LGBTQ dance event but it is very good fun. Part of the Fringe,  this is a Spanish Fiesta themed afternoon 2-5pm in the Spiegeltent. There will be tea, cake a bar and lots of dancing. The Ragroof team do some basic dance steps that everyone can join in with. See page 80 in the Fringe mag for more details.

Saturday August 4th we will be dancing our socks of in the Pride march. Rehearsals start very soon, why not come along and join us!

Out4dance is a community organisation that engages with dancers, teachers and social dance clubs to spread the word of gender-free dancing.

Pink Jukebox Jacky Jukebox provides regular dances in London on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.

Brighton Dancing for gay friendly classes in a variety of styles including tango, salsa, ballroom and latin at various venues around Brighton.

UK SSDC (UK Same-Sex Dance Council) representing the interests of UK same-sex dancers, adjudicators and competition organisers both in the UK and internationally.

Rivoli Ballroom Don’t miss Jacky Jukebox on the first Saturday of every month at this delightful South London venue​.