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 has been an active board member of United Kingdom Equality Dance Council (UKEDC), European Same Sex Dance Association (ESSDA), and Federation of Gay Games (FGG) – he is currently focussing on supporting a successful World Championship in Hong Kong in 2023 and the bid to host EuroGames 2025 in London.

Pete also organises two of the best equality dance competitions here in the UK: the ‘UK Equality Open’ and the ‘Equality 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 has been an active board member of United Kingdom Equality Dance Council (UKEDC), European Same Sex Dance Association (ESSDA), and Federation of Gay Games (FGG) – he is currently focussing on supporting a successful World Championship in Hong Kong in 2023 and the bid to host EuroGames 2025 in London.

Pete also organises two of the best equality dance competitions here in the UK: the ‘UK Equality Open’ and the ‘Equality 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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UK Equality Open

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

Equality Fun Competition

The next Equality Fun Competition will take place at the Rivoli Ballroom on Saturday 1st October 2022. It’s an informal and fun practice competition for starter, beginner and improver same-sex and equality dancers.

UKEO22 – Registration Open – The Triangle, Burgess Hill

We hope you all enjoyed the Pink Jukebox Trophy - we are now pleased to announce that registration for both competitors and spectators for the UK Equality Open 2022 is now OPEN!   Venue: The Triangle, Burgess Hill   We are expecting 5 showdance teams this year, so...

Dancing Times – July 2022

In July’s ‘Dancing Times’, Pete Meager speaks to one of the UK’s newest equality dance couples Emily Watts & Frances Howell - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now....

Dancing Times – June 2022

In June’s ‘Dancing Times’, Pete Meager reviews the recent Rendez-Vous de Paris equality dance competition - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now....

Dancing Times – May 2022

In May’s ‘Dancing Times’  Pete Meager introduces Ansell Chezan, the newly appointed chair of the UK Equality Dance Council - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now....

Dancing Times – April 2022

In April’s ‘Dancing Times’  Pete Meager seeks out some new social dance classes that have arisen in 2022 for equality dancers - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now....

Dancing Times – March 2022

In March’s ‘Dancing Times’  Pete Meager previews EuroGames 2022 in Nijmegen and what’s to come for Dancesport - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now....

Group Classes Restart from March 2022!

Our adult group class takes place in person at New Charlton Community Centre. Thursdays, Beginners 19.00 - 19.30 (£7.50), and then improvers from 19.30 - 20.30 (£10.00) each week. Classes start back from Thursday 10th March 2022. Due to the current situation we are...

UK Equality Open 2021 – Dancing Times Review

After nearly two years of the absence of competitive dancing in the UK, we returned to the dancefloor with the 2nd UK Equality Open (following it’s hugely successful debut in Bournemouth in 2019 just before the world went into lockdown). This year the UKEO went to...

Dancing Times – February 2022

In February’s ‘Dancing Times’  Pete Meager speaks to Jacky Logan about ‘Jacky’s Jukebox’ and her new ‘pop-up’ socials - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now....

Dancing Times – January 2022

In January’s ‘Dancing Times’  Pete Meager reviews the UK Equality Open Competition in Manchester, the first equality competition in person for 2021  - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now....

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