the cactus club

Welcome to the cactus club - now in our 25th year of line dance classes

London's LGBT line dancing classes and club where everyone is welcome. Our regular weekly social night now incorporates Lines and Bears and Borderlines

Probably London's longest running gay one-nighter.

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 that is played and the dances we have taught over the years. Yes - we do use modern Country music but line dancing has moved on a lot 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.

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

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Every Tuesday from 7.00 until 11pm
at The Two Brewers
114 Clapham High Street
London SW4 7UJ

Beginners' classes 7-7.50 pm
Steps and dances for the complete beginner in modern line dancing - we teach choreography from the 21st century as well as old favorites from the last. The step patterns used in dances we teach are a good introduction to other dance forms. There are also many partner dances that use these step patterns and some of these will be taught in the weeks ahead.
Cost for this stand alone lesson is £3 on the night. 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.

Beginners' Nightclub from 9th January from 7.50-8.10 pm
This is an easy to learn freestyle couple dance that can be used with various music styles. This is included as part of the beginners class.

Dances taught at the cactus club and more:

Our current programme can be found on our 'Dance' page here

Or you can find some of the dances from 1993 to 2018 alphabetically A-Z list

See us dance with Dermot for Red Nose Day 2015

Line Dance classes

From 5th September 2017: 7.00-8.10 pm Beginners stand alone class - assumed no previous knowledge - includes freestyle 8.10 and 9.15 Three classes for those dances with some experience Beginners class - £3 (You can add the rest of the evening for £5) From 8pm £6 for members , and £8 for non-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

We want our customers to fully enjoy the evening so

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Established in 1993

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...