Our last class and dancealong for 2023 is on 5th December. We are then closed until 9th January 2024 at 7pm for our beginners' class

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We have lots of videos on YouTube if you want to learn at home.

London's LGBT line dancing classes and social club where everyone is welcome.

We are featured in Halfway with James Blunt and Ward Thomas

So why Line dancing?

Often associated with Country and Western music - such is the might of their PR machine - line dancing has been around much longer than Achy Breaky Heart, which most people remember and we have never danced. Have a look through our A-Z Dance List to see the range of music we play and the dances we have taught over the years.
YES - we do use some modern Country music but line dancing has moved on to include many styles of dance such as Latin American - Cha Cha, Samba, Swing/Jive, Salsa and Mambo and from Ballroom - Waltz and even Tango. So expect all sorts of music
Learning solo dancing first can help you move on to partnership/couple dancing in both the Country styles as well as Ballroom and Latin.

Dance is not just about exercising the body but remembering the routines gives your mind a bit of a work-out too

We keep alive the best from the 90s but we teach 'modern' dances too - many of our dance sheets now include the date they were choreographed, We use these instructions to make sure what you dance is correct - some may just follow a YouTube video without checking the intended steps.
If you are a dancer visiting London why not join us - we teach from Linedancer's charts to keep in touch with what is being danced elsewhere on the scene
Line dancing is international - learn with us and dance across the UK, on holiday in many places abroad - there are too many to list but see our links page for some LGBT clubs and Bill Bader's site for lots more
Check our Facebook page for any last minute changes

We are at The Two Brewers, 114 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UJ, on Tuesdays

Steps and dances aimed at the complete beginner in modern line dancing - we teach choreography from the 21st century as well as old favourites from the last. The step patterns used in dances we teach are a good introduction to other dance forms.
Cost for our beginners' stand alone class is £6 on the night (£3 if you become a member). We do not charge in advance, so no ticket is required and we do not tie you into a course but regular attendance is encouraged so why not become a member.

Dances taught at the cactus club and more:

Our current programme can be found on our Dance pages
Or you can find some of the dances from 1993 to 2022 alphabetically A-Z list

See us dance with Dermot for Red Nose Day 2015

Line Dance classes - please arrive before 7pm to be ready to start if you are a beginner

at The Two Brewers, 114 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UJ
7.00-8.30 pm Classes for a beginner - assumed no previous knowledge for £6 - £3 for members
8.00-9.00pm Classes for those dancers with some experience including run-throughs.
9.00pm onwards is general dancing - practise those you know.
Entire evening including all classes and general dancing for £9 or £6 for members
Borderlines and associated clubs very welcome
The Borderlines Clubs - Balham, Brockley, Bexley and Beckenham ran in South London from 1995 to 2001 and we still welcome old friends to the cactus club

Established in 1993 - We are 30 years old.

A History - the beginnings THE CACTUS CLUB - London’s first gay line and partner dance club begins at The Bell in King’s Cross with deejay Jo Purvis and instructor Peter Flockhart...

We can provide a taster in modern line dance for an adult audience - you do not need to be an LGBT group.
Previous clients have included The Club for Acts and Actors; Burberry, English National Opera and the Princes Trust

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