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 side bar (or bottom of page on mobile) for full details and directions.

 

Absolute Beginners class - Week 2: 27th Sept - Sign Up Here!

It is not too late to join our new class!  Every class for now is suitable for a complete beginner, so it doesn't matter if you have missed week 1.

How does it work?

You will learn basic steps for one ballroom and one latin dance every week and then join a partner to practice.  

This week is Quickstep and Rumba.  We also do Waltz;Cha Cha Cha; Foxtrot; Jive; Sequence; Salsa; Vienesse Waltz and Paso Doble over six weeks to start with.

Special free bonus at week 6! 

You are invited to an extra hour for free to recap on all the dances.  You will join our current beginners in a larger "consolidation class" for all.   

Where do we Dance?

At  Court Farm Studios, Studio 2, East Street, Falmer at 6.30pm, every Tuesday - see side panel for directions

What happens after the introductory classes?

We will run another series of introductory classes from 1st November.  Many people like to attend both sets.  Then from January 3rd 2023, classes will continue, repeating each dance for TWO weeks each, gradually adding new steps and starting to work on technique - see the Classs schedules at the bottom of the page.  

What's the cost?

Special introductory rate of £5 per class or £25 for ALL 6 classes, payable up-front and non-refundable. (Price per class from Jan '23, £7.50 per class)

How do I sign up?

Select the relevant button below and make your payment to "Cheek 2 Cheek", sort code 09-01-54, a/c no 76614481 – please put “Abs Beg” as payment reference

Covid Risk Reduction Measures - Participation is subject to agreement with our Rules of Attendance - attached below.  

We look forward to meeting you and dancing with you very soon!  Please e-mail us at cheek2cheek@blagss.uk if you have any queries or are struggling to book on.

Thank you!

 

2 members are already going. Sign in to see who they are and add your name.

Sign in to register your interest

Beginners and Improvers Classes, every Tuesday, starting at 7.30pm

There is no need to sign up for classes, but please PAY IN ADVANCE before attending:

7.30pm - 8.30pm:  Beginners - partner dancing, one ballroom and one dance each week

8.30pm  - 9.30 pm:  Improvers - partner dancing - one ballroom and one latin dance each week

The Cost: 

For ONE class:  £7 (£5 concession)  (£7.50 from Oct 4th)

For TWO classes: £10 (£7 concession) (£11 from Oct 4th)

Please pay the appropriate fee by 9pm on Monday to "Cheek 2 Cheek", sort code 09-01-54, a/c no 76614481.  (Please put "Beginner" or “Improver” as payment reference).  If concessionary rate remains difficult, please contact cheek2cheek@blagss.org and we will do our best to help you.

Covid Risk Reduction Measures: - Please DO NOT attend if you have a new sore throat, dry cough or any symptoms related to Covid-19

Please note:  These classes are NOT suitable if you have never danced before.  Please see posting above for "Absolute Beginners" 

Thank you!

Bowling Extravaganza 2022

Once again BLAGSS will be taking over the Hollywood Bowl at Brighton Marina for the annual Bowling Extravaganza.

It's on Wednesday 2 November from 6.30pm.

We will enter a BLAGSS cheek2cheek team - 8 players, at a cost of £12 per person (payable in advance).

All profits from the event will go to a BLAGSS-nominated local charity.

Sign up below, and pay £12 to the cheek2cheek bank account

4 members are already going. Sign in to see who they are and add your name.

Sign in to register your interest

Beginners Class Dance Schedule Sept - Dec 2022

The following dances are planned at Court Farm Studios in Falmer, beginning at 7pm until 13th Sept (Then 7.30pm from 20th Sept) :

6th Sept      Paso Doble/Viennese Waltz

13th Sept    Social  7-9

20th Sept    7.30pm  Foxtrot/Jive

27th Sept    7.30pm  Jive/Foxtrot

4th Oct       7.30pm  Waltz/Cha Cha Cha 

11th Oct     7.30pm Cha Cha Cha/Waltz  

18th Oct     Quickstep/Rumba

25th Oct     Salsa/Sequence PLUS Consolidation (2 hour class option)

1st Nov       Rumba/Quickstep

8th Nov      Tango/Samba

15th Nov    Samba/Tango

22nd Nov   Viennese Waltz/Paso Doble

29th Nov    Paso Doble/Viennese Waltz

6th Dec     Sequence/Salsa PLUS Consolidation (2 hour class option)

13th Dec   Christmas Social/Consolidation 

20th Dec     No Class -  Happy Christmas!!

3rd Jan     Classes Restart 

 

Improvers Class Dance Schedule, Sept to Dec 2022

The following dances are planned at Court Farm Studios in Falmer, beginning at 8.30pm:

12th Jul     Waltz/Cha Cha Cha

19th Jul     Cha Cha Cha/Waltz

26th Jul     Foxtrot/Jive 

2nd Aug     Social Dance from 8pm

9th Aug      Jive/Foxtrot  

16th Aug    Quickstep/Rumba

23rd Aug     Rumba/Quickstep

30th Aug    Tango/Samba

6th Sept     Samba/Tango

13th Sept   Social 7-9

20th Sept   Viennese Waltz/Paso Doble

27th Sept   Paso Doble/Viennese Waltz 

   4th Oct    Waltz/Cha Cha Cha

 11th Oct    Cha Cha Cha/Waltz

18th Oct    Foxtrot/Jive

25th Oct    Salsa/Sequence PLUS Consolidation Optional Class (at 7.30pm)

 1st Nov    Jive/Foxtrot

 8th Nov     Quickstep/Rumba

15th Nov     Rumba/Quickstep

22nd Nov     Tango/Samba

29th Nov     Samba/Tango

 6th Dec     Sequence/Salsa PLUS Consolidation Optional Class at 7.30pm

Absolute Beginners class - are you interested?

We are now taking bookings for our new Absolute Beginners Classes!  DO NOT SIGN UP HERE - please see separate posting where you can sign up for one or all six introductory classes

We cover the following dances:

Latin:  Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Paso Doble; Samba and Salsa

Ballroom:  Waltz, Quick Step, Ballroom Tango, Viennese Waltz and Foxtrot

We also do some sequence dancing which helps joining in on social occasions!  Each week you will learn basic steps for one Ballroom and one Latin dance;  the dances are repeated the following week, before moving on to another two dances for two weeks after that.  Once the cycle is complete, we start again, refresh our steps and gradually build on steps and dance technique.  Learning to dance is a slow process, but signing up for a 6 week set of classes is a start.

We look forward to seeing you soon!!

C2C Dance Group

18 members are already going. Sign in to see who they are and add your name.

Sign in to register your interest