Welcome to Equality Dance

Welcome to Equality Dance

Welcome to Equality Dance

About Us

Equality Dance is a ballroom and latin dance school based in South East London, founded in November 2017 by principal teacher, Pete Meager. The aim of the dance school is to teach people the role of their choice – come and learn to lead or follow in both dances, irrelevant of gender. Our classes offer a warm and welcoming approach to teaching, and specifically encourages those who have never danced before to try it for the first time!

“THE FIRST STEP IS TO TAKE ONE”

Pete is a qualified dance teacher, trained under the guidance and support of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and he is also a recognised adjudicator by the British Dance Council (BDC).

When Pete is not teaching, he works as a professional Master of Ceremonies for both national and international dance competitions. With his vast amount of experience with the ‘equality dance’ scene, Pete is often at the helm of large Championships such as the IFSSDA World Championships which were last held in Paris in 2018 as part of the 10. Gay Games.

He also regularly supports the European Championships and is currently an active board member of European Same Sex Dance Association (ESSDA), and a Board Member for the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) – he is currently focussing on supporting a successful World Championship in Hong Kong in 2022.

Pete also organises two of the best equality dance competitions here in the UK: the ‘UK Equality Open’ and the ‘UK Fun Competition’. He supports both the social and competitive dancer and works voluntarily for Out4Dance and Out4Sport to promote equality dancing around the UK.

When Pete is not teaching, he works as a professional Master of Ceremonies for both national and international dance competitions. With his vast amount of experience with the ‘equality dance’ scene, Pete is often at the helm of large Championships such as the IFSSDA World Championships which were last held in Paris in 2018 as part of the 10. Gay Games.

He also regularly supports the European Championships and is currently an active board member of European Same Sex Dance Association (ESSDA), and a Board Member for the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) – he is currently focussing on supporting a successful World Championship in Hong Kong in 2022.

Pete also organises two of the best equality dance competitions here in the UK: the ‘UK Equality Open’ and the ‘UK Fun Competition’. He supports both the social and competitive dancer and works voluntarily for Out4Dance and Out4Sport to promote equality dancing around the UK.

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Our Events

UK Equality Open

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

UK Fun Competition

The UK Fun Competition is celebrating its 16th year at the Rivoli Ballroom on Saturday 2nd October 2021. It’s an informal and fun practice competition for starter, beginner and improver same-sex and equality dancers.

Dancing Times – June 2021

In June’s ‘Dancing Times’ Pete Meager looks at equality dancing and how it is developing around the UK within some of our teaching and competitive environments - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in...

Dancing Times – May 2021

In May’s ‘Dancing Times’ Pete Meager shares adjudicators perspectives on judging and participating at equality dance competitions - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now....

Dancing Times – April 2021

In April’s ‘Dancing Times’ Pete Meager get dancers’ perspectives on dancing in both national and medalist circuits outside of equality dance competitions - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores...

New Line Dance – ‘Saturday Night’

‘Saturday night is the loneliest night of the week’ ...but not with us... We’’m be teaching you a jazzy new line dance this weekend this fabulous Frank Sinatra jive classic (sung by Bruce Forsyth - don’t worry it’s not fast!) Email to register info@equalitydance.co.uk...

Dancing Times – March 2021

In March’s ‘Dancing Times’ I’m speaking to costume designers about dressing equality dancers for competitions - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now....

ISTD – Dance Magazine: Diversity & Inclusion

Here it is ... landing on door mats all over the World with ISTD teachers - encouraging everyone to dance as “Leaders” and “Followers”! #identifyasadancer - I talk about Diversity and Inclusion on the dance floor is the only way forward

New Equality Dance website

We are delighted to launch our brand new website for 2021. We hope to have everything you need at the click of a button including up to information on all of our classes and events as well as the UK Competitions we support; The UK Equality Open and the UK Fun...

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