Affiliate members

UK Equality Dance Council

ACS Dance Centre

Contact: Diana Clifford / Charles Richman

Location: Romford

We’re an inclusive ISTD Ballroom and Latin studio. Our aim is to get everyone dancing, whether you like to lead or follow with classes or private lessons at all levels. Plus we have a social practice night the last Saturday in the month welcoming same sex and LGBT+ dancers and their friends.

Ansell Dance

Contact: Ansell Chezan

Location: London & Essex

Ansell is a Director, Executive Council Member, Fellow and Examiner of UKA dance, and a Life Member of the ISTD and IDTA. He held International Championship Adjudicating Licences with the British Dance Council (BDC), World Dance Council (WDC), and International Dance Organization (IDO). Ansell also holds a BDC Scrutineers Licence. Ansell provides teaching in the London and Essex boarder area in many forms of dance.

Ballroom Courses by Michael Litke

Contact: Michael Litke

Location: Pineapple Dance Studios, Covent Garden, London

Michael and his team run group lessons and private tuitions at different levels at the world famous Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden since 2003. Michael has become European Same-Sex Latin Champion in Berlin in 2017 and World Same-Sex Ballroom Vice Champion in Paris in 2018. He also holds Licentiate in Ballroom and Latin of ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) training numerous same-sex couples.

Bishopsgate Institute

Contact: Francesca Canty

Location: London

Our beautiful historic building is open to all, and we are vibrant, curious community. We provide welcoming spaces for people to learn and flourish, and offer a diverse range of activities, including ballroom and latin dancing. We are the home of the Pink Jukebox, monthly social dance events and UKEDC competitor practice sessions.

Central London Dance

Contact: Vernon Kemp

Location: London

Offering private tuition, Vernon Kemp of Central London Dance has over 30 years of top level experience in all forms of Social Dance, Teacher Training and Dancesport.

Charles Richman        Dance Studios

Contact: 07956 957038

Location: Essex


Charles has been teaching for over 25 years now and is a Fellow and Examiner of the ISTD and also a Fellow of the IDTA. He is an ISTD Latin American Faculty committee member and a senior Dancesport teacher at Anthony Clifford Studios in Romford, Essex. He offers classes and private lessons for all levels from beginner to professional. Recently he has launched a brand new Same Sex Social, at Anthony Clifford Studios, on the last Saturday of each month and is hoping to offer classes in the near future. Over the years he has enjoyed being part of the same sex dance community and is delighted to be a new affiliate member of the UKEDC.

Cheek2Cheek Brighton

Contact: Angela Wright

Location: Brighton


Cheek2Cheek was set up in Brighton in 1998 as a social dance club for the gay and lesbian community.  We are a non-profit group and are currently looking for funding or sponsorship to ensure that we can continue into the future.

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, through to Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Samba.

Strictly Wheels

Contact: Gary Lyness

Location: Manchester


Strictly Wheels aims to promote and inspire people to take up wheelchair dancing as a social activity and at competitive levels.  It’s about “Ability not Disability”.  We run Wheelchair Dance Classes in Manchester open to everyone.

Strictly Wheels Foundation is a charity based in Manchester and working throughout the UK to promote wheelchair dancing by providing demonstrations, showcase performances and workshops. 

Founded by “Strictly Wheels” – Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness the UK’s first and only top-class Latin and Freestyle Para Dance Sport couple who compete for Team GB at IPC Level.

We are proud to support Equality Dancing.

For all information on classes visit our website or follow us on social media @strictlywheels



Contact: DSI London

DSI are the one of the principal suppliers of clothing, CDs, DVDs, and books for those interested in teaching or competing in Ballroom and Latin dance. And we are proud to say that DSI London offer a 10% discount on all their products for members of the UKSSDC

Hill Dance Academy

Contact: Malcolm Hill

Location: London (South & East)

We offer a warm welcome with a friendly learning environment to everyone, no matter what level you are commencing at. Whether you are wanting to learn the basics, take medal tests, compete or even train to become a teacher yourself, we cater to each individual’s needs.

Malcolm is now a Fellow and Examiner of the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) and committee member of the Modern Ballroom faculty. He has a wealth of experience training all levels of dancer, from complete beginner to those training for their own professional qualifications. So whether you are wanting to learn just the basics for social dancing or develop your dancing to a competitive or professional level, you will be in safe hands with a friendly and warm environment.​

London Dance Studio

Contact: Roswitha Wetschka

Location: London

Roswitha Wetschka, a successful active same-sex dance competitor, offers individual technique and choreography lessons and coaching from beginners to medalists and competitors level. She also organize the weekly Wednesday Drop-In class (“where anybody can lead or follow”) in the Barons Court area with Beginners to Advanced level for Ballroom and Latin. Anybody is welcome, half of the dancers are same-sex dancers. From 9pm to 10pm it’s social/practice time.

Louise Sampson

Contact: Rhythm & Dance

Location: Dorset

 Principal at Rhythm & Dance, Dorset. In addition to teaching as a Fellow ISTD, Louise holds a BDC Adjudicators Licence for both Competitions and Championships.  She regularly adjudicates for mainstream and equality competitions both home and abroad.  A highlight has been adjudicating at the 10th Gay Games – Paris 2018. She is also a Level 2 Para Dance Sport Instructor and adjudicates in Para Dance Sport Competitions.

Mr Ballroom

Contact: Mariusz Stankiewicz

Location: London

Mariusz Rafal Stankiewicz is a Fellow Teacher of Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance offering dance classes in Archawy for all dancers of all levels. With over 25 years of experience Mariusz also offers private tuition, technique classes, masterclasses and is available for lecturing and adjudicating (BDC and WDC licences).

Out 4 Dance

Contact: Pete Meager

Location: UK Wide

We provide information o Equality Dancing and LGBT+ friendly Ballroom & Latin dance classes and dance events in and around the UK. We’re a community organisation that engages with dancers, teachers and social dance clubs to spread the word of gender free dancing – your chance to lead or follow, however you feel comfortable. If you are looking for an opportunity to get dancing at one of our listed events then please feel free to sign-up today! We advertise for FREE so if you know a teacher or a class local to you that isn’t advertised then let us know!

Pink Jukebox

Contact: Jacky Logan

Location: London

A London-based Ballroom and Latin dance club for members of the LGBT community and their friends.


Contact: Sales

Supadance International is the originator of ballroom and latin american dance shoes. Through nearly sixty years of working closely with top dancers and teachers Supadance have created designs and quality which have no equal in the ballroom dance wear world. The many styles of dancing shoes satisfy not only our faithful ballroom and latin american dancers but growing salsa and tango fans all over the world. And UKSSDC can get a 10% discount on all their products.

UK Equality Open

Contact: Pete Meager

Location: UK Wide

The UK Equality Open brings competitive same sex and equality dancing to new areas around the UK.

We work with a new location each year, building social dance scenes leading up to the competition, encouraging new competitive couples in the starter categories and opening up same sex and ‘open couple’ categories to a wider variety of participant groups.