Only online at the moment, till we're allowed and it's safe enough to meet inside with social distancing!
On the second or third Saturday of the month, women meet online by Zoom whilst required, to dance Latin, Ballroom and Line dances, we will then return to Bishopsgate Institute, London, UK.
Themes nights. We mix teaching, chatting, dancing, organise polls and activities about dances, music or Sapphires and a little mask contest.
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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.
We would like to encourage Advanced and Intermediate dancers to participate in the Beginners/ Improvers class to help the beginners, make new dancers feel welcome and practise and improve their own dancing.
8pm - 9pm
9pm - 9:30pm
Chatting in smaller groups
Every second or sometimes third Saturday of the month
Online on Zoom
As soon as we can meet again in person:
In the 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 with recyclable paper cups. There you are welcome to refill your reusable bottles.)
Sapphires membership costs £10 for one year and can be purchased below. It gives you a discount for the Women's Night and it supports the event.
Once we're back at Bishopsgate Institute the membership can also be purchased in cash from our group inside the dance hall. Then you go back to the entrance hall, show your entrance ticket and the membership card and get the difference refunded.
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.
Terms and Conditions
Memberships are valid for the period stipulated and are non-refundable and non-transferable. We have a 48 hours cancellation policy for the entry fee and the booking can only be rescheduled not refunded.
Price & Booking
£ 10 regular
£ 8 members
£ 15 fund a concession ticket
£ 5 concession (if you're on low income or benefits)
The price is for the whole evening including classes and social dancing. Book early as the numbers are restricted and latest one hour before the event! Half an hour before we'll email you the Zoom link to the provided email address. After that we can't process any more bookings.
Make sure that your Zoom name, the first name and surname in your Zoom profile is the same then in your booking so we know that you've booked and paid. That's the name in your box with the your video screen.
You can pay by card or by paypal. Decide the number of tickets you want to buy, then click on 'Continue' and then choose if you pay by paypal or Debit or credit card ('Checkout as guest' on bottom)
Ends one hour before