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.

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.

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.

Dancing Times – November 2021

In November’s ‘Dancing Times’  Pete Meager reviews the Equality Fun Competition at the Rivoli Ballroom - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now....

Equality Fun Competition 2022

Saturday 2nd October played host to the very first ‘Equality Fun Competition’ at the Rivoli Ballroom in London. We would like to thank all of the teachers, students and social dancers who came and shared the dance floor with us - we are truly thankful. The aim of the...

Sponsor: Georgios TZ

With the #UKEO21 fast approaching there is still time to get yourself the most amazing outfit! ‘Georgios TZ’ by George Tzoulas: Georgios TZ is the UK’s leading specialist in costumes for same sex dancers. Celebrating 20 years as a couturier, George is proud to be a...

UK Equality Open 2021, Manchester – Update!

Entry for competitors will close at the end of October - if you havent registered already then please purchase your tickets on the link below:  ...

Dancing Times – October 2021

In October’s ‘Dancing Times’  Pete Meager reviews EuroGames Copenhagen 2021 and the first ESSDA European Championship since 2017!  - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now....

Group Class Tomorrow – Thursday 23rd September 2021

Our adult group class takes place in person at New Charlton Community Centre. Thursdays from 7.30pm-8.30pm each week. Due to the current situation we are limiting our classes to maintain safety. We ask that you are either double vaccinated or undergo a negative...

Group classes are back for 2021!

We are delighted to relaunch our group classes on Thursday 23rd September. We've been waiting patiently to ensure we will be returning to a safe and enjoyable environment and can't wait to dance with you all again. This is a combined level class from 19.30 - 20.30 at...

Dancing Times – September 2021

In September’s ‘Dancing Times’  Pete Meager explores what’s in store for equality dancing in the coming months - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now. #dancingtimes #dancingtimesmagazine...

Dancing Times – August 2021

In August’s ‘Dancing Times’ I speak to Ray Batchelor about the recent publication of Queer Tango Futures: Dancing For Change In A Post-Covid World - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now....

Dancing Times – July 2021

In July’s ‘Dancing Times’ I review the very first virtual Pink Jukebox Trophy - amongst lots of other great reads and reviews. Available digitally for all devices on PocketMags or in stores now. https://www.dancing-times.co.uk/july-2021-issue/ #dancingtimes...

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