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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or are struggling to book on.
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
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 email@example.com 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"
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
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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!!
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