AFFILIATE MEMBERS

ACADEMY OF DANCE

Contact: Ray Bulpitt

Location: Wilmslow

Ray is a Fellow, Examiner and Life Member of the United Kingdom Alliance. He has been coaching all the Ballroom styles at social, amateur and professional level for over 40 years and still enjoys the excitement of beginner sessions with students mastering their first steps. He is a registered adjudicator with the World Dance Sport Federation and regularly officiates at prestige dance events at home and abroad. He has had a long involvement in Music, Dance and Drama as a Trainer, Coach, Choreographer and Theatre Director. In his spare time Ray is a keen member of the string section of the Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra and the Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra.

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.

Cactus Club

Contact: Peter Flockhart

Location: Dulwich

Started in 1993, The Cactus Club was set up to introduce line dancing to the London LGBT scene. Since then, even with many changes in venue and taste, we are still going strong. We teach line dancing and gender neutral ‘western’ couple dancing to whoever wants to learn at The Two Brewers in Clapham. For those who enjoy ballroom – we hold gender-neutral tea dances every few months at The Grafton Dance centre in Dulwich.

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.

Georgios TZ

Contact: George Tzoulas

Location: Sidcup, Greater London

Georgios TZ is the UK’s leading specialist in costumes for Equality Ballroom and Latin American dancers. For over 20 years, George has been creating exclusive and unique designs individually crafted by hand using quality fabrics and decorations. New, practice wear now available; ideal for both practice and social dancing. UKEDC members can receive an exclusive 10% discount *on Georgios TZ bespoke dance outfits.

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 a Fellow and Examiner of the ISTD. 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.

Ian Saville

Contact: Ian Saville

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Impetus Dance Community Interest Company

Contact: Louise Bowman

Location: Bridgend South Wales

Impetus Dance believes everyone should have the opportunity to express themselves through dance with no boundaries to age, ability or how we relate to ourselves. We are affiliated to Disability Sports Wales as a Silver In-Sport Accredited club & Para Dance UK. Our dance instructor and team coach, Louise is an IDTA Associate Ballroom Teacher, Para Dance wheelchair level 2 & DDS trained instructor and an HCPC registered Occupational Therapist.

We run weekly dance classes, workshops, deliver dance projects and Coach the Welsh Para Dance & Inclusive Dance Sport Teams. Although we are predominantly based in Bridgend we do also run occasional projects throughout South Wales. 

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.

Manchester Dance

Contact: Darren Hulme

Location: Manchester

Darren runs his dance school in Denton, east Manchester. After 30 years of teaching children. Darren now focuses only on Adult’s Ballroom & Latin dance lessons of all levels. He is also a very active international adjudicator and proud member of the WDO. He is also the organiser of the World’s first WDO World Formation Dance championships in Blackpool tower on 4th March 2023 under his new company Dazzling Events. www.dazzlin.events

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 on 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.

Richardz Dance Studios

Contact: Richard Rose

Location: Birmingham

Richardz Dance Studios,Birmingham, started in 1976 and continues today having enjoyed many successes nationally and internationally with dance championship couples of all ages including UKEDC alongside presenting regular all grade events throughout the Midlands and South.We are hopefully launching UKEDC Ballroom & Latin dance at The DanceXchange, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome this Autumn.

Savoy Entertainment

Contact: Jo Taylor & Louise Hunt

Location: Brighton

Savoy Entertainment teach Ballroom, Latin, their own solo class Latino Solo & Salsa, Louise also DJ’s Ballroom & Latin social events and competitions, together Jo & Louise compete on the same sex circuit and perform at various events throughout the Country. They also host their own social events, including The Great British Vintage Tea Dance.

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.

We work 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.

UKA Dance

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Location: UK Wide

We assist dance teachers worldwide by providing their pupils with Achievement Awards for all ages & abilities, in all styles of Dance & Drama. We also provide Teaching Qualifications and are proud to help, encourage and support our members in all dance disciplines to establish and develop their business.

You can join through assessment in one of our professional exams or through the qualification recognition scheme, if youalready  hold a teaching qualification with another recognised awarding body.

You can learn through the syllabus yourself or if you feel you need any help we can find you a teacher. Once you are ready to do the exam you need to send back the application form with the payment 2 weeks before you want to do the exam. We can then find an Examiner who can put you through the exam.

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.