This event will take place both in person and online. To gain entry to this event, we require you to take a free NHS lateral flow test the night before/morning of the event and log the result on the NHS website or NHS app. You can find tests on the NHS website. Please make sure you have your NHS confirmation email/app showing a negative result to hand as you will be asked to show proof of confirmation of your negative test before being admitted to the event.
Sapphires is a fun evening in a friendly inclusive atmosphere for women only. Learn some steps for fun or perfect your technique in classes running from 19:00 to 20:00, and then dance the night away with us until 23:00.
Everyone who identifies as a woman is welcome.
- Come on your own or with friends. No partner needed.
- Tickets are £12 or £10 if you are a Sapphires member and only available in advance. Members must show their Sapphires membership cards at the door.
- Zoom tickets are £10.
- 19:00 – Intermediate
- 19:30 – Beginners (Latin & Ballroom)
- 20:00 - 23:00 – Line & Social Dancing (including walk-through)
How we’re keeping you safe
Because we would like to keep the staff and each other safe, we expect and recommend face coverings to be worn in the public areas that can become crowded. These are the corridors, toilet areas and the queues at the bar, as well as on the dance floor. There will also be an event-specific QR code that guests will be asked to scan on arrival.
To gain entry to our larger events, we require you to take a free NHS lateral flow test the night before/morning of the event and log the result on the NHS website or NHS app. You can find tests on the NHS website. Please make sure you have your NHS confirmation email/app showing a negative result to hand as you will be asked to show proof of your test while at the event. Please do not bring your test sample pad – we need the NHS confirmation email or SMS. Read our frequently asked questions.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or are asked to isolate and are not able to attend your class or pre-booked event, please contact the Bishopsgate Box Office for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not come to the Institute in person if you have symptoms or have tested positive.
Upon arrival, you’ll be asked if you would like a red wristband or a green one:
Red = only dancing with one person or a pre-selected small group of people
Green = dancing with everyone
In addition to these measures, Bishopsgate Institute has strict cleaning protocols in place and ventilation throughout the building. There are also numerous hand-sanitising stations available and touch-free drinking fountains. Find out more about how we’re keeping you safe.
Meet the Hosts
London Dance Studio
London Dance Studio are a dance studio affiliated with the prestigious ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing). Roswitha Wetschka and her team offer Latin and Ballroom classes for adults and individual lessons for any age. You have the choice whether to lead or follow, and you don't need a partner to join in.
For more info visit www.london-dance-studio.com/sapphires
Need to Know
- 19:00 - 23:00
- £12/£10 (advance booking only)
- Bishopsgate Institute and Online