Back at Bishopsgate Institute!
On the second or third Saturday of the month, women meet to dance Latin, Ballroom & Line dances at the Bishopsgate Institute and have a great night out. Book, join in (also on Zoom) and dance!
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hosted by Roswitha
The Sapphires Women's Night is hosted by Roswitha Wetschka (teacher at her London Dance Studio and at Ralf Schiller's former Kensington Dance Studio) and is organised together with a well known team of women from the same-sex dance scene (Carley, Chris, Erika, Gaynor, Jay, Laury, Mary, Ngozi, Norma, Penny, Tori and Yvonne) in close cooperation with Bishopsgate Institute.
Classes and social
Learn Latin and Ballroom dances with Roswitha and her team, Carley, Penny and Tori, meet others and have fun. No partner needed. Our dance evening is in a friendly, relaxed and inclusive atmosphere and open to all women. We play Ballroom and Latin music including Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Bachata, Waltz, Quickstep, Tango and more, with occasional Line dances or Sequence dances, which are rather easy to follow and for everyone to join in.
7pm - 7:30pm
7:30pm - 8pm
8pm - 11pm
Line & Social dancing
Every second or sometimes third Saturday of the month
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Bishopsgate Institute (or on Zoom)
Main Hall or Upper Hall
230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH maps>
2 minutes walk from Liverpool Street station)
There'll be security personal at the door, who'll do bag checks to keep everyone safe.
No drinks (except water) or food are allowed to bring in. We have a cash and card bar which also offers crisps and bars and there's a free water dispenser available. You are welcome to refill your reusable bottles.
Sapphires membership costs £10 for one year and can be purchased below or at the event (in the latter case only valid for the next event). It gives you a discount for the Women's Night at the venue (online everybody get's the discount) and it supports the event.
If you want to give this project more financial support and a bigger chance to be viable and to survive, you can buy a Silver Membership for £30/year, a Golden Membership for £65/year or a Platinum Membership for £100/year, which will also give you a London Dance Studio membership as a gift. This includes additional discounts. For the Golden Membership you will get one free Wednesday Drop-In class additional as gift, for the Platinum Membership three.
We want to give you the chance to have the full dancing experience, while keeping youself, your loved ones, the Sapphires and the BGI team safe. You should know that Sapphires can only happen if our core team feels safe enough.
Therefore we ask you to do a Lateral Flow test in the 24 hours before the event and to bring the registration email or text message. Where to order and register tests.
Masks are now optional in the dance hall and based on an agreement with your dance partner:
Please check with your dance partner if you see they wear a mask. Otherwise feel free. In the public areas of Bishopsgate Institute (entrance area, hallways, toilets...) masks are still mandatory, so please arrive with a mask on.
Price & Booking
£ 10 members
£10 price for Zoom
The price is for the whole evening including classes and line & social dancing.
Now through the Bishopsgate Institute website > /What's On/ Performing Arts or search for Sapphires.
Book early to avoid disappointment as we'll have reduced numbers of dancers and booking ends TWO HOURS before the event. No tickets at the entrance!
Please show your valid membership card on arrival if you booked a membership ticket. Or pick up your card in the dance hall if you need a new one or after you have subscribed online to the Sapphires membership. In that case the front desk will have a list of the up to date members.
Terms and Conditions
Memberships are valid for the period stipulated and are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Bookings: Terms & Conditions of Bishopsgate Institute apply.