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Women's Night

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!

 

NEW! Sometimes we offer Women's Beginners Crash Courses > in the afternoon before the Women's Night.

This event is for self-identified women.

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hosted by Roswitha

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Classes and social

Learn Latin and Ballroom dances with Roswitha and her team, meet others and have fun. No partner needed. Our dance evening is in a friendly, relaxed and inclusive atmosphere and open to all self-identified 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.
 
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NEW
Women's Beginners
Crash Course

For beginners and those who would like to restart. Learn or repeat the basics of some Latin and Ballroom dances.

2.5 hours of learning and dancing 15.30-18.00 including two short breaks. 


Please note that this class can only be booked together with the Sapphires Women’s Latin and Ballroom Night that runs the same evening. Book inside the booking page for Sapphires' event on Bishopsgate Institute's booking page >. Secure your space!

​Dates in schedule >

Schedule

Every second or sometimes third Saturday of the month

7pm - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 8pm

8pm - 11pm

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occasionally

3:30pm - 6pm 

Intermediate Class

Beginners Class

Social dancing

Beginners Crash Course

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Location 

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. A small bar is in the room (card only) which also offers crisps, and there's a free water dispenser available. You are welcome to refill your reusable bottles.

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Membership

 

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 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.

Covid

Lateral Flowtests are legally not required and not free anymore, but infection numbers are still high and we would prefer to keep everyone as safe as possible. 

Therefore we strongly recommend to do a Lateral Flow test in the 24 hours before the event, but we are not anymore in the position to check.

Please don't attend if you test positive and contact Bishopsgate Institute by email before the event on that case.

Masks are 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. 

Terms and Conditions

Memberships are valid for the period stipulated and are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Bookings: Terms & Conditions of Bishopsgate Institute apply.

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Price & Booking

Get a cheaper ticket by pre-booking online on Bishopsgate Institutes' website /what's on / performing arts, preferably a week ahead, latest two hours before ! 

 

Online tickets:

£ 12  

£ 10 members 

£ 10 price for Zoom 

Tickets at the door:

£ 14

£ 12 members

The price is for the whole evening including classes from 7pm and then social dancing. 

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. 

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The team

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 team of women from the same-sex dance scene (Chris, Erika, Gaynor, Norma, Penny and others) in close cooperation with Bishopsgate Institute.