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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Our Events

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 – 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....

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...

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