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
Please note the new format!
Classes start at 7.30 and end at 10.00 for all and are suitable for beginners and improvers alike.
We change the dances every fortnight and learn 2 dances between 7.30 and 9.00 followed by refreshments and then social dancing where you can practice what has been taught plus a new line or sequence dance to finish the evening.
You do not need to have any experience and you don't need to bring a partner. Absolute beginners are always welcome, it's very much a club not a competition! For dancers who are at improver level this is an opportunity to polish your technique and maybe try taking the opposite role (lead or follow) to broaden your skills on the dance floor.
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
£10 for whole evening including refreshments
Date Classes from 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Aug 14th and 21st English Waltz/Samba
Aug 28th and Sept 4th Quickstep/Cha Cha Cha
Sept 11th and 18th Ballroom Tango/Salsa
Sept 25th and Oct 2nd Social Foxtrot/Jive
Tea Dance 20th October
St Georges Church Hall
Links to other Dance organisations and events
Saturday August 4th we will be dancing our socks of in the Pride march. Rehearsals are underway, come and cheer us on the day!!
We will be in the Pink!!
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.