Ballroom and Latin Dancing with Cheek2Cheek


Cheek2Cheek was set up in Brighton in 1998 as a social dance club for the gay and lesbian community.  

Our aim is to provide an alternative to the commercial gay scene and a relaxed and friendly environment in which people can meet and dance together.

We cover many Ballroom and Latin dances. From Quickstep, Waltz, Social Foxtrot, Jive and Tango through to Bossa Nova, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Samba.

Cheek2Cheek meet every Tuesday at St Mary Magdalen Church Hall, Selham Drive, Coldean, BN1 9EL from 7.30-10pm.


How we Dance

At Cheek2Cheek 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. After tuition there is 45 minutes of general dancing to practice what you’ve learnt and there is also the opportunity to learn and join in some sequence dances.

You will be taught by fully qualified instructor Robert Singer, who comes from a competition and theatre background with 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.

You can also get involved in social events. Cheek2Cheek organises an annual New Year Ball, which has become a very successful event with 200 people coming to the last ball in 2010. We also take part in the Brighton Pride Parade. Photos of these events will be available to view on our Gallery page soon.

Some class members regularly make a trip to the Rivoli Ballroom in London on the first Saturday of each month. This is a great event if you want to try out the new steps you have learnt at Cheek2Cheek in a gay-friendly ballroom environment.

Come along to Cheek2Cheek and learn something new, meet friends and have fun!

Where we Dance

Cheek2Cheek meet every Tuesday at St Mary Magdalen Church Hall, Selham Drive, Coldean, BN1 9EL from 7.30-10pm


INTERMEDIATE For the first 50 minutes the intermediate’s or people who know the basics in most dances, concentrate on a particular dance chosen every month, rotating through Ballroom and Latin dances.

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.

SOCIAL We end the evening with general dancing or we learn a new sequence dance. No previous experience is necessary and you don’t need to bring a partner.

What it costs

Dance Diary

Intermediate classes begin at 7.30pm, beginners classes start at 8.20pm followed by refreshments and social dancing from 9.10pm until 10pm

Tuesday Apr 24th 2018 - Intermediate Class - Bossa Nova

Tuesday Apr 24th 2018 - Beginners Class - Viennese Waltz / Rumba

Links to other Dance organisations

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