united kingdom same-sex dance council

Affiliate members

Introductory paragraph for affiliate members.

Contact: Michael Litke

Location: Pineapple Dance Studios, Covent Garden, London

Michael and his team run group lessons and private tuitions at different levels at the world famous Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden since 2003. Michael has become European Same-Sex Latin Champion in Berlin in 2017 and World Same-Sex Ballroom Vice Champion in Paris in 2018. He also holds Licentiate in Ballroom and Latin of ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) training numerous same-sex couples.


Contact: Stuart Barrett

Location: Brighton

Stuart Barratt is a Ballroom & Latin Associate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. Teaching since 2005, working with a range of levels from absolute beginners to training medallists for exams and competitions. Training adults and children working in schools, dance studios and at large scale events


Contact: Vernon Kemp

Location: London

Offering private tuition, Vernon Kemp of Central London Dance has over 30 years of top level experience in all forms of Social Dance, Teacher Training and Dancesport.


Contact: Jo Bond

Location: Brighton

Cheek2Cheek was set up in Brighton in 1998 as a social dance club for the gay and lesbian community.  We are a non-profit group and are currently looking for funding or sponsorship to ensure that we can continue into the future.

Our aim is to provide an alternative to the commercial gay scene and a relaxed and friendly environment in which people can meet and dance together.We cover many Ballroom and Latin dances. From Quickstep, Waltz, Social Foxtrot, Jive and Tango through to Bossa Nova, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Samba.


Contact: DSI London

DSI are the one of the principal suppliers of clothing, CDs, DVDs, and books for those interested in teaching or competing in Ballroom and Latin dance. And we are proud to say that DSI London offer a 10% discount on all their products for members of the UKSSDC