LOCATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES WHICH OFFER PARTNERSHIP DANCING FOR SAME-GENDER COUPLES

Equality dancE is a member of the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF).

Send any inquiries or comments to info@equalitydance.nl. Become a member of Equality dancE for an annual fee of € 20,- and receive:
- Discount on the registration fee of the EuroGames.
- Four times a year the full color "Danskalender" magazine (Dutch language) the worlds first Ballroom Dance magazine for female couples and male couples:

Visit www.EqualityDancE.nl for a complete listing of same-gender partnership dancing throughout Europe.
More information to follow as it becomes available.

Other links:

www.pinkjukebox.com in London

ONE-TIME INDIVIDUAL LGBT PARTNERSHIP DANCE EVENTS ORGANIZED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY COUNTRY OUTSIDE OF THE US:

(Also, click here for single one-time partnership dance events and ongoing partnership dance events
for same-gender couples within the U. S)

Please send information about any single, one-time or ongoing partnership dance events for same-gender couples to TerryChasteen@hotmail.com for posting, regardless of how small they might be. As well, send any updates as they become available. Though we would love to be able to go through all of the web sites on our own to compile the information, such a monumental task would be next to impossible....and THANKS!

1. Argentina

2. Austria

3. Canada

4. Denmark
World Outgames II will take place from 1 - 8 August, 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark

4. England
5. Germany

Gay Games VIII will take place in Cologne, Germany from July 31st to August 7th, 2010


6. The Netherlands
7. New Zealand

ARGENTINA:


1. "La Marshall" is the famous gay milonga of Buenos Aires...

Qué es - Un espacio cultural en donde se fomenta la práctica del Tango, teniendo como consigna poder bailar con la pareja que cada uno elija, solo en función del rol que se quiera asumir en la danza.
Crear un espacio en el cual la gente se sienta cómoda, pueda comunicar y transmitir sus emociones libremente.
La movida es todos los miércoles, de 20:30hs. a 22:00hs, las clase de Tango, coordinadas por Augusto Balizano y un equipo de profesores. Luego a partir de las 22:30hs. comienza la milonga, donde se escucha y baila tango, vals, milongas, y disfrutar alguna que otra sorpresa musical (étnica, contemporánea, electrónica, etc.).. Se podrá presenciar demostraciones artísticas y culturales de diferentes temáticas.
Historia - En el 2002 se abre La Marshall de la mano de Augusto, para un grupo selecto de personas creando un ambiente íntimo y especial para la práctica del Tango.
Luego de un tiempo Augusto parte de gira hacia Europa, quedando la milonga cerrada por ese lapso.
A su vuelta y sumándose como organizadores Edgardo y Roxana Gargano se reinaugura masivamente el 16 de julio de 2003 y, desde entonces, miércoles a miércoles, La Marshall abre sus puertas para todos aquellos que gusten de la danza.
La idea, principalmente surge por la necesidad de un grupo de personas que querían poner en práctica todo lo aprendido en las clases de tango, pero de una manera distinta a la ya conocida.

La Marshall, Mie'rcoles 22hs. - Av. Independencia 572 - Informes: 4912-9043 - 15-5458-3423 - 15-6175-7945
Visit www.lamarshall.com.ar or email lamarshall@lamarshall.com

(2) Tango Queer Buenos Aires (www.tangoqueer.com)


(3) Second International Tango Queer Festival to be held in Buenos Aires From December 1st. till Dec. 8th (www.festivaltangoqueer.com.ar)


Dears friends,

From Nov. 26th till December 2nd. 2007 we have successfully held in Buenos Aires the First International Tango Queer Festival. With the theme: "Dancing Tango without fixed roles according to dancer´s sexes". We got toghether artists and students from all over the world as well as known teachers. It was held in some of the most prestigious Tango Salons in Buenos Aires such us Salon Canning and Confiteria Ideal toghether with places like Casa Brandon and Bulnes Class.

The tango teachers were Augusto Balizano, Mariana Docampo Falcón, Aurora Lubiz, Claudio Gonzalez & Melina Bruffman, Paula Rubín, Carla Marano and Enrique Miller from Buenos Aires and Ute Walter and Marga Nagel from Hamburg. The artists were Tanghetto, Las del Abasto, Miguel and Augusto toghether with Akie Hayashi from Japan , Propuesta 5, Gabriela Elena, Lala, La Carimba, the dance.teathre play Tango Capitales directed by Andrea Castelli, lectures by well known people like Fernanda Gil Lozano and Magali Saikin and films from Canada , Germany and USA.

People from all over the world joined the festival (Germany, Japan, Australia, England, USA, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Denmark and Brasil)
We had a master DJ in tango: Mario Orlando.

We would like to invite you to join the Second International Tango Queer Festival to be held in Buenos Aires From December 1st. till Dec. 8th. The information will be available soon at our web page www.festivaltangoqueer.com.ar

For further infortmation contact us : contacto@tangoqueer.com

Mariana Docampo Falcon
Roxana Gargano
Augusto Balizano

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From 1rst. to 7 december 2008
2nd. Queer Tango Festival of Buenos Aires

Teachers:

Augusto Balizano

Mariana Falcón

Aurora Lúbiz

Claude Murga

Alejandro Hermida

Enrique Miller

Master Class with:

Olga Besio

Special Classes with:

Christy Coté & Chelsea Eng (San Francisco)

Lalo Gargano (Tokio)

Guest Artists:

Tanghetto

Tango Con*Fusion (San Francisco)

Augusto & Miguel

Akie Hayashi

Aurora Lubiz & Enrique Miller

Lala

Tangueteros

and much more!

Activities:

Workshops every day

Big Ball

Closing Party

Two Milongas

One Practica

Tango Journey and asado in the countryside

The schedule with the workshop's themes will be available very soon at our web page www.festivaltangoqueer.com.ar

Information: contacto@tangoqueer.com

AUSTRIA:


1. Sat, September 18, 2004 Wien Blue Danube Cup 2004 Internationales Equality Tanzturnier Wien
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Visit www.blue-danube-cup.org

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CANADA:


1. July 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2004 - Canadian Rockies International Rodeo, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Alberta Rockies Gay Rodeo Association (ARGRA)
Web site: www.argra.org
Rodeo Hotline: 403-541-8140

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April 23-24-25, 2004, HOEDOWN XI.
11th Anniversary Hoedown, Québec City, Québec, Canada. Hosted by Hors-la-Loi du Faubourg Québec Danse Country. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) We are glad to invite you to dance and have fun with us in Quebec City for our 11th Edition Hoedown 2004!!! Also, Every Monday - 8 PM: Dance workshop for beginners, intermediates and advanced, followed by an Open Dancing from 9 PM till midnight. Hors-la-Loi du Faubourg, 815, St-Augustin St., Quebec, Canada. Visit www.geocities.com/hlldf/index2.html for additional information.

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3 . Country Stomp XII Montreal, Québec, Canada - August 26-28, 2005
hosted by Club Bolo Danse Country Montréal
phone: (514) 849-4777, E-Mail: Club Bolo Danse Country Montréal (This event is open to and welcomes everyone). Visit www.clubbolo.com.
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4. July 31st to August 4th, 2006 - The 1st World OutGames, Rondez-Vous Montreal 2006 Gay Sport and Cultural Festival, Montreal, Québec, Canada. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone)


Click on the above graphic to visit the web site of the 1st World Outgames, Montréal, 2006

The question: Gay Games, Chicago, 2006 or World OutGames, Montreal, 2006? The answer: A herd of wild buffalo shouldn't keep us away from either one of them if it's at all possible to attend both....

We have almost a year to make arrangements for scheduling and fund-raising to attend what will become the
two most grand and incredible LGBT dance events ever to grace the North American Continent; whether
we do so as spectators or as competitors. Start making plans now to join us in the Sport of
Gay Dancing for same-gender couples, during one or both of these magnificent events.
You'll enjoy an unbelievable dance experience with performers and social dancers
of all levels from across the United States and around the world. And
remember that most of those present and competing will be
BEGINNERS!.

This event has been officially sanctioned by the International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country & Western
Dance Clubs (IAGLCWDC) and will hold a C/W dance competition during the 1st World OUTgames, Montreal, 2006.

By beginning to train now, literally
"ANYONE"
can be prepared to compete in at least the newcomer, beginner or even
the intermediate levels of the
1st World OUTgames, Montreal, 2006.

(Please note regulations in switching of partners)

Whether as a competitor or spectator, make plans now to attend two of
the most exciting LGBT dance events that you will to ever experience.
And they'll both take place right here on the North American Continent
within a 3-week period.





Olympic Studium, home of the opening and closing ceremonies, 1st World OutGames, Montreal, 2006.

"GLISA [the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association] is pleased to announce today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Rendez-Vous Montréal 2006". The 1st World Outgames Rendez-Vous Montréal 2006 are coming to North America with Montréal as proud host to the world. The spectacular Rendez-Vous Montréal 2006 Gay Sport and Cultural Festival will take place between 29 July and 5 August 2006. The international Conference on the advancement of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Rights will be held 3 days prior to the games, from 26 July to 29 July 2006. There hasn't been anything like it in Montréal since the 1976 Olympic Games!
This event follows by 10 days the Chicago, 2006 Gay
Gay Games®and Cultural Festival, both of which the genuine, hard-core dance enthusiests for same-gender dancing will make plans to attend, as well. So save your money and vacation time and take all 3 weeks off for a rare opportunity to see two of the the best dance events for same-gender couples in the world, back-to-back on the North American continent...(plus it is guaranteed that there'll be plenty of hardy partying between events that you won't want to miss!!).
An International Rendez-Vous with Sports and Culture!
We are firmly devoted to delivering an event where sport will be practiced without discrimination of any kind (please take note...), where the presence of the gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities are celebrated through sport and culture and where participants will have an experience of a lifetime in a city celebrated for its world-class hospitality.
"We are also pleased to announce that Berlin will submit its proposal to become the next host city for the second World Outgames in 2009, an incredibly encouraging development for such a young organisation.

460 dancers (230 couples) are expected to participate in the Montreal, 2006 Dancesport event which will be held over 4 days — from Monday 31 July to Thursday 3 August. The Grand Ball will be presented on Friday 4 August. Open to dancers of all levels and incorporating both standard Modern Ballroom and Latin American style dancing, the event will feature both male and female couples.
Rules:
The competition will be governed by the rules of the Association amateur de danse sportive du Québec (Québec Dansesport Amateur Association), a member of Canada DanceSport.
Sanctioning:
The event will be sanctioned by the Association amateur de Danse sportive du Québec.
Venue / Location:
Hall A | Zone 3 • Palais des congrès

OVERVIEW
Dancesport competition will take place over four days, followed by a formal ball given on the fifth day. The competition will be open to all level dancers of all ages, and it open to wheelchair participants.

DATES
• Monday, 31 July 2006
• Tuesday, 1 August 2006
• Wednesday, 2 August 2006
• Thursday ,3 August 2006
• Friday, 4 August 2006 – Grand Ball

RULES
Rules of the Association Amateur de danse Sportive du Québec (AADSQ) will be used.

SANCTIONING
To be determined.

COMPETITION FORMAT
The two style of dances will be:
Standard style
Latin/American style
Men and Woman couples will compete in different events. Participants must be 18 years old and older.

Categories
(Please note regulations in switching of partners)
Men Couples 18 – 44 years Les concurrents doivent être agés de 18 et plus.
Women Couples 18 – 44 years
Mixed Couples 18 – 44 years

Men Couples 45 years and older Les concurrents agés de 45 ans et plus peuvent, s'ils le désirent, s'inscrirent dans la catégorie 18 – 44 ans. Toutefois, ils ne pourront concourir que dans une seule catégorie. Pour le calcul de l'âge des couples, le total de l'age des deux personnes sera divisé par deux et devra égaler ou dépasser le chiffre 45.

Women Couples 45 years and older
Mixed Couples 45 years and older

Men Couples Wheelchair For the wheelchair category, a couple is composed of one person in a wheelchair and the other dancing in the upright position.

Women Couples Wheelchair
Mixed Couples Wheelchair

Switching of partners from one event to another (which is different from Gay Games):
Dancers in different age groups and different dance styles are permitted to switch partners from one to another in most cases. Those dancers 45 years and older may dance below their age group, however those younger than 45 may not dance up into the over 45 category. Someone 45 years or over may dance in both categories, but only with different partners. Dancers may not dance both under and over 45 years old with the same partner, but can dance both age levels with different partners and can switch at will between the different dance styles.

Levels
Participants must choose their division (A, B, C, D) for each style. A Classification event will be held on the first day of the event to determine participants' level. It is possible that certain couples will be ranked in a higher level division so it is essential to prepare the additional dance required in the higher level of registration.

Levels are specified as follows:
Level A Participants with several competitive experience
Level B Participants with some competitive experience
Level C Recreational level participants
Level D Beginners

Participants will perform the prescribed number of dances required at their level.

Dances:
Level # of dance Standard Dances
A 5 Valse, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep
B 4 Valse, Tango, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep
C 4 Valse, Tango, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep
D 3 Valse, Tango, Quickstep
Level # of dance Latin/American Dances
A 5 Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive
B 4 Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive
C 4 Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive
D 3 Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Jive

The 1st World OUTgames, Montreal, 2006 has officially endorsed a Country/Western competition for 2006, though this is not yet considered an official sport. IAGLCWDC (International Association of Gay and Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs) will be sanctioning the event using IAGLCWDC rules, as well as providing the judges, etc. General competition rules may be found on the web site of IAGLCWDC at www.iaglcwdc.org/dance/dance.html or www.OutCountryDance.org/dance/dance.html (though it seems as though these general rules should be varied to be all-inclusive of professional competitors as well as to be all-inclusive without requiring previous qualifying as in the other sports and in Ballroom & Latin competitions during the World OutGames, Montreal, 2006.

Rules/Sanctioning – IDSF (International Style), IAGLCWDC (Country/Western Style).

Visit www.montreal2006.org for additional information.

This event follows by 10 days the Chicago, 2006 Gay Gay Games®and Cultural Festival, which many of the genuine, hard core dancers will make plans to attend, as well. So begin to save your money and vacation time now to and take all 3 weeks off...this is an opportunity to see the best dancing for same-gender couples in the world, back-to-back on the North American continent...plus it is guaranteed that there'll be plenty of hardy partying between events that you will not want to miss!!.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS:

By beginning to train now, literally
"ANYONE"
can be prepared to compete in at least the newcomer, beginner or even
the intermediate levels of


Whether as a competitor or spectator, make plans now to attend two of the most exciting LGBT dance events that you will to ever experience; Gay Games, Chicago, 2006 and the 1st World OUTgames, Montreal, 2006. And they'll both take place right here on the North American Continent within a 3-week period
(Early registration ends in December of 2004 )

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Chicago, Illinois, July 15th -July 22nd, 2006 - Gay Games® and Cultural Festival VII, Chicago, 2006 International Ballroom & Latin Dance Competition (This event is open to and welcomes everyone)



The Chicago River-Photo by Todd Rosenberg Monroe Harbor-Photo by Ray F. Hillstrom, Jr

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Denmark


9. World Outgames II Copenhagen, 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark - August 1-8, 2009 (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Visit www.copenhagen2009.org, E-mail: info@copenhagen2009.org, Telephone: + 45 3325 7400, Fax: + 45 3325 7410

World Outgames II, 2009 will take place from 1 - 8 August, 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark

World Outgames 2009 is organised and implemented as a collaborative venture between the City of Copenhagen, Wonderful Copenhagen (the official tourist organisation of the Greater Copenhagen area) and Pan Idræt.

The parties have collaborated to establish an organisation to handle the event, which encompasses partnerships with sponsors and volunteers prior to and during the event. The organisation will also be responsible for contact with hotels and transport companies to ensure an appropriate execution of the event.

NEW ORGANISATION

Since 2006 World Outgames 2009 has been organised under Wonderful Copenhagen. From 1st January 2007 the establishment of a new organisation will give the necessary freedom of action and ongoing management of the funds set aside for the project. Copenhagen municipal politicians will be involved in the work of the organisation, and the new board will benefit from the talents of members from the City Council, Wonderful Copenhagen, Pan Idræt and the LGBT community.

SPORT IN DENMARK

The City of Copenhagen has a history of partnership with the two major sporting organisations in Denmark, the DGI (Danish Gymnastics and Sports Association) and the DIF (National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark) in the organisation of various projects. This will also occur in the planning for the sport events of the World Outgames 2009. Pan Idræt is a well-known Copenhagen sports club, and is a member of both organisations.

Some of the largest sports clubs in Copenhagen will also take an active part in organising some of the sports events.

The main partners of World Outgames are: GLISA, the City of Copenhagen, Wonderful Copenhagen & Pan Idræt.

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ENGLAND


1.
Sat, February 18, 2006 - London, England. The 10th Pink Jukebox Trophy; The London Open Championship for Same-Gender Couples at the Rivoli Ballroom in South London. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Location: Rivoli Ballroom, 346 Brockley Road, Brockley, SE4 London.

Information: Ralf Schiller & Jacky Appleton, Email: pjukebox@aol.com
Tel: +44 374 433 627,
Visit www.pinkjukebox.co.uk .

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2. Original Sunday Tea Dance - BJ's White Swan, 556 Commercial Rd., London E14, England, Phone: 020/7780-9870. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) A very camp and very fun Sunday ballroom, line-dance, time-warp disco. Tea and sandwiches served up until 7 PM. Tube: Aldgate East. 5.30pm-midnight hosted by the legendary tea dancing maestro Jo Purvis, and playing ballroom, cheesy disco and everything in between.

If you really want to get away from the Harrods bags and Hard Rock Cafe souvenirs of tourist London - then head to the famous East End. Home of cockneys, jellied eels and corner pubs you will not get a better feel for the soul of London then this area stretching from the Tower to the Essex border. This is one of the poorest parts of London, but is in no way dangerous, and the people here are more natural and down-to-earth then the showy West End.
The old East End of narrow alleys, corner pubs and music halls is going. The area was decimated in the Second World War. For ten months the entire German airforce came over every night and its dropped bombs. It was rebuilt and the small corner pubs and markets remain, but more importantly so does the soul for this is the London of Jack-the-Ripper, The Kray Twins, and of course 'Eastenders'. If you venture in, you can congratulate yourself for being so intrepid as you will probably be the only foreigner there.
'The White Swan', Commercial Road, Stepney, (hours 10.00-02.00am)
The 'White Swan' is about fun. Hundreds of gays and their straight friends come here every week from as far afield as Kent and Essex. If you are a foreign visitor then you will be something of a novelty for these lads - as not many head out this way. It is very hard to find and is along walk from the tube (Stepney Green), so a taxi from central London is best at only £10.00.
Inside is a darkened nightclub with stage, disco and enormous bar. The music is unpretentious, usually consisting of the top-twenty, and there is a beer garden out back. But the people are friendly, and after a few drinks you will be dropping your 'aitches like the locals as well.

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3. The Kensington Dance Studio - Wednesday Nights from 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm. A Social evening with an hour of lesson on three different levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. For more information call Ralf on 07774 443 627. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
The Kensington Dance Studio offers a wide range of dances including: Argentine Tango, Salsa, West Coast Swing, Bossa Nova along side the Standard Ballroom dances Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep and the Latin American Rhythms Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Jive, Paso Doble. The Kensington Dance Studio is situated on The first floor of the Polish Club at 55 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington. We are a Lesbian and Gay friendly dance school. The teaching is of the highest quality whether at a social or medallist standard. Private lessons (by appointment), workshops and classes are available Monday - Thursday. Visit www.kensingtondancestudio.co.uk.

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4. West One Dance Club - Tue & Thursday evenings plus Wed workshops, 33 Seymour Place W1H 5AU, 020 8926 2547, westonedanceclub@aol.com (This event is open to and welcomes everyone). Visit www.westonedanceclub.co.uk.

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5. St Johns Ambulence Hall - Ballroom & Latin Dance Class for Lesbians & Gay Men every Thursday for rhythm, style, friends & fun. 23 East Avenue, Walthamstow E17 (near Walthamstow Central Tube-Victoria Line) (This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
New Beginners, improvers & intermediate 8.30-10.30pm. A warm welcome & expert tuition is here for you. For info ring Jan on 020 8801 3815 & Fax. 0208801 3474. Janet Clark Examiner & Fellow I.S.T.D
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6. Jacky's Jukebox at the Rivoli Ballroom on the first Saturday every month from 7:30-12:00pm. Mixed Gay/Straight crowd. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Dance round this fabulous traditional ballroom preseved just as it was in the 30's. Dancing includes Salsa, Ballroom, Latin, Country, 70s line dances, Old time, Argetinian Tango. Its is a very mixed & friendly environment. There are no classes. Venue: the Rivoli Ballroom, 350 Brockley Rd SE4.. £6. Details from Jacky 07715 421349 or from the Rivoli Ballroom 020 8692 5130.

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7. Ruby's Tea Dance, Ruby's, 49 Carnaby St, W1 tel 020/8302 6651. Tube: Oxford Circus. Sun from 5.30pm (4.30pm for beginners). (This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
Ballroom, Latin and line dancing, with free afternoon tea. Profits to Lesbian & Gay Switchboard.

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8 .
Jacky & Ralf present The Pink Jukebox - A Ballroom and Latin dance club for Lesbians, Gay men and their Friends
every second and fourth Sunday of each Month. Mix & Mingle, Jitter & Jive - A great place to meet new people, learn a few dances, or hang out, have a drink & listen to an original selection of great music covering the last 70 years. Intimate atmospheric fun! You do not need to come with a partner.
The Venue: Auberge, 35 Tooley Street SE1, London SE1
Times & Classes: Advanced class 2.30, Intermediate Class 3-4pm, Beginners Class 4-5pm, Dancing 5-8pm.
Entrance fee: £7 (Members £6) Membership £10 p.a.
For more information call Ralf at 07774 443 627. W eb address: www.pinkjukebox.co.uk

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Manchester, England
(9) PrideGames 2007 an International lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans Sports Festival is holding its first ever Ballroom and latin Dance Competition in Manchester, England on 17th and 18th August 2007.

Pride Games 2007 - a week long LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender) multi-sport event in the North West of England and the first to include a Youth Games. Events take place from 12 - 19 August 2007, with over 35 sports and leisure activities over 7 days. Up to 2,000 athletes, plus around 3,000 spectators and supportersare anticipated from Greater Manchester, across the UK, Europe and beyond.

The 3 day international weekend will take place Aug 17 - 19 and will feature a broad programme of sporting, cultural and leisure events and will promote Greater Manchester clubs and groups that are offering activities all year round and promote healthy gay lifestyles.

NEW for 2007:
The AXM Pride Games Hub,
international Latin and Ballroom,
international Volleyball,
Youth Pride Games, Athletics and the Pride Games Summer Santa Dash.

Pride Sports is a dynamic entrepreneurial community driven organisation, with a focus on annual LGBT multi sports events and year round enabling support, primarily for increasing participation in sporting activity by lesbians, gay men, bisexuals trans people and the wider community.

For more information about the event, please visit www.pridegames.org

Best regards
Lou Englefield

Louise Englefield
Director
Pride Sports

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9. Lauriston Hall - A Gay Dance Holiday.
Easter 2005 at Laurieston Hall Dance-A-Rama! This fun event is a chance to get away for a week and have fun while you improve or learn new dances. Details: Contact John Henry at justjohn@bigfoot.com.

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10. Waltzing with Hilda, Latin & Ballroom Dance Club for women only, Jackson's Lane Community Centre, 269a Archway Rd (opposite Highgate tube station), N6 tel 0793/907 2958. Tube: Highgate. Second & Last Saturday of the Month (closed August) from 7:45pm-midnight. (This event is not open to everyone. Not even to everyone in the LGBT community. Please read the details below or contact the event coordinator to determine who will and will not be admitted)
Women-only Latin and ballroom dancing club - with a dash of country & western thrown in to keep you on your toes. Beer at pub prices and classes for beginners. Improvers Class: 8.00pm, Beginners Class: 8.45pm, Admission £8.00
Web address: www.hildas.org.uk, Information /details of upcoming classes: 079 390 72958, E-mail: WWhilda@aol.com

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11. Friday 9th December - Victor Victoria will be returning to the (refurbished) Leeds Town Hall.
For another night of glamour, glitz, dancing, entertainment and.... who knows what!? Details forthcoming....
Email: mike.robinson12@ntlworld.com, Write: c/o Shout!, PO Box YR46, Leeds LS9 6XG
web site: www.VictorVictoria.connectfree.co.uk
VICTOR VICTORIA
would like to invite lesbians, gay men and friends to
revel in the golden age of the silver screen at our

HOLLYWOOD BALL

filmed on location at LEEDS TOWN HALL
on Friday 9th December
8pm - 1am

Come in your best glad-rags to collect your richly deserved Oscar. Or come as the paparazzi to snap the stars as they arrive. Come as your favourite actor, your favourite character - or even your favourite film.

Entertainment this year will include a 20 piece big band filling the Town Hall with Glenn Miller favourites and much more.

TICKETS in advance £15
are now available from
* The Base, Bridge End, Leeds (open 4pm - late)
* by post: send a SAE, cheque payable to Victor Victoria, and phone number in case of query to: Victor Victoria, c/o Shout!, PO Box YR46, Leeds LS9 6XG
* in person from the Victor Victoria team

Tickets on the door £20
subject to availability. However, we expect to sell out before the night!

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Victor Victoria team

www.victorvictoria.co.uk

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GERMANY:


1. Sat, April 17, 2004 Köln Cologne Cup 2004
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
Visit www.seitenwechsel-cologne.de

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2.
Sat, June 19, 2004 Berlin 6. Offene Berliner Meisterschaften -- Berlin Open 2004 (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Visit www.pinkballroom.de. E-mail: info@pinkballroom.de


The 2004 Eurogames will include the 1st Linedance Competitions in Eurogames, hosted by Munich LAD's - Lucky Afternoon Dancers (Line Dance Group Munich).
Contacts: e-mail dancing@eurogames.info or wheelchairdance@eurogames.info. Also visit http://www.eurogames.info for more information.

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4. Sat, October 16, 2004 Bremen 3rd Female Cup: 3. Bremer TanzTurnier für Frauenpaare (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Visit www.frauentanzschule-bremen.de. E-mail: frauenTANZschule@nwn.de

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5 . Sat, October 23, 2004 Köln 2. Equality-Herbstturnier für Frauen- und Männerpaare mit Abendveranstaltung und Buffet.
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
Die A-Finale Standard und Latein erfolgen im Rahmen des Herbstballs. Die weiteren Details zum Turnierablauf und anschließenden Ball werden rechtzeitig bekannt gegeben. Visit www.mondial-koeln.de. E-mail: Herbstturnier-Koeln@web.de

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6.
Sat, November 20, 2004 Hannover 5. Tummeltanz der Lüste präsentiert durch Tanz Art (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Visit www.tanzart-hannover.de

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7. Sat, April 16, 2005 Oldenburg 5. Oldenburger Tanzturnier Auch in diesem Jahr findet in Oldenburg ein Tanzturnier statt - nur etwas später als bisher. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Austragungsort ist auch 2005 wieder die Kongresshalle der Weser-Ems-Halle. E-mail: Andreas.Dirk@t-online.de

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Sat, May 14, 2005 Berlin pinkballroom Turnier bis Pfingstmontag, 16.05.2005 (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Visit www.pinkballroom.de. E-mail: info@pinkballroom.de

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9. Gay Games VIII Cologne, 2010, Cologne, Germany (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Visit www.games-cologne.com. E-mail: info@games-cologne.de

Gay Games VIII Cologne 2010
Between July 31st and August 7th in 2010 the Gay Games VIII will take place in Cologne, Germany. Around 12.000 participants from all over the world are expected to take part in this sport and cultural event. Participant figures are reaching almost Olympic size.

We are expecting over 46,000 guests for the Opening Ceremony at the RheinEnergie-Stadium in Cologne, home of the famous Cologne Soccer Club. Please join us, 31 July through 7 August, for a week-long celebration of sports competition and cultural events.


This is the slogan of edition VIII of the Gay Games in Cologne in 2010. It brings everybody together. Be part of it and show with your tolerance, how others can do as well. Everybody can take part, independently from his or her sexual orientation. It just does not matter, if you are heterosexual, homosexual, transgender or transsexual.

For more than two years a group of around 40 people have worked hard on the bidding process. Annette Wachter, CEO of Games Cologne gGmbH is happy and it shows. "It was a lot of hard work, but it was worth doing. We put a lot of enthusiasm and energy into this project. Now the agreement with the Federation of Gay Games is signed and we are looking forward to welcoming all participants and guests in 2010. For us this is a big success and we are full of hope for the next four years. Now the plans will become reality."

Cologne: Beautiful City on the Rhine
Gay Games VIII will offer participants a chance to compete at Germany Sports University in Cologne. You can expect sports excellence from our German hosts, and if you have never been to Cologne, you will be pleased by the beauty of this location on the Rhine. Cologne was a former Roman city built over 2,000 years ago with many sites to visit during Gay Games. Tours of old town will be available in many languages – both walking tours and river cruises.

City of Gay Pride:
Cologne hosts the biggest Gay Pride in Germany, Cologne Gay Pride (formerly: Christopher Street Days Cologne). Germany is very progressive about gay rights and very welcoming to the LGBT community. Cologne’s LGBT population boasts of over 100,000 residents.

Passports, Hotels, and flights:
Many participants are starting to budget and plan for 2010. Be sure to check your passport expiration date to allow a replacement in plenty of time. Check out the hotel prices online and you will find Cologne has plenty of hotel choices for every budget. Compare hotels and flights around Europe – Cologne is an hour’s flight from many of the major European cities, and has direct high-speed train connections to European capitals. Hotels, food, drinks and even taxes are much lower in Germany than in some other countries. Cologne 2010 hosts will also arrange special hotel deals and travel deals for participants. We will keep you updated and you can subscribe to Cologne’s newsletter at http://www.games-cologne.com.

In just over two years, Cologne, Germany will play host to athletes and performers from around the world. An expected 12,000 participants from more than 70 countries will attend Gay Games VIII in 2010. Preparations are well under way, and several crucial milestones have been achieved. Pre-registration has already started! Click the red logo below to learn more.

Be Part of It!

We have prepared a 1 page Cologne fact sheet for you to deliver to your team mates. http://www.gaygames.com/en/participate/CologneFactSheet.pdf

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THE NETHERLANDS:

1 . Equality dancE - Dutch Dance Association for Female Couples and Male Couples
Information and Co-ordination Centre, www.equalitydance.nl, Email: info@equalitydance.nl

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2 . Team Amsterdam, Team of excellent dance trainers:
Peter Townsend, Maximiliaan Winkelhuis and Ruud Vermeij (author)
W: www.teamamsterdam.com


3 .
June 16 - June 19, 2005 Eurogames 2005 Hosted by EuroGames Utrecht 2005. The city of Utrecht in The Netherlands hosts the 10th European Gay and Lesbian Multi-Sports Championships from 16th through 19th of June 2005. Includes competitions in 27 sports with up to 5000 athletes from all over the world. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Visit www.eurogames.info.
Email : 2005@eurogames.info, Internet : 2005.eurogames.info, Phone : +31 (0)30 234 3050
We will be dancing in four categories with the following dances:

Standard:
A-Class Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep
B-Class Slow Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep
C-Class Slow Waltz, Tango, Quickstep
D-Class Slow Waltz, Tango, Quickstep
Latin:
A-Class Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive
B-Class Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive
C-Class Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive
D-Class Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive

Organization:
Following the "General Look" for all couples, a "sighting round" will be danced. After this the adjudicators will classify the couples into the particular classes. The intermediate rounds (closed marking) and the finals (open marking) then follow.

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4 .
The Amsterdam Stetsons, Amsterdam's first Country & Western dance club for gays and lesbians in the Netherlands. Visit http://www.stetsons.nl for additional information or e-mail info@stetsons.nl. Regular weekly dancing at the Club building includes Monday nights for the advanced dancers (7:30 - 10:30 PM) and Tuesday nights for very advanced dancers. We dance from 8PM till 10:30 PM.But remember: everyone is welcome on both Monday and Tuesday evenings!

August 13th, 2005 - The Amsterdam Stetsons International Country & line dance Festival.

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5 .
Sat, May 08, 2004 Nijmegen 10. offene niederländische Meisterschaft (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) (No new date reported at this time). Visit www.sidestep.nl E-mail: hans@sidestep.nl

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6 . Sat, November 06, 2004 Zuidhorn, NL 6th In'ternational Dance Competition, Unidansschool Steppin' Out. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) (No new date reported at this time). Visit www.steppinout.tk E-mail: unidansschoolsteppinout@hotmai

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6. Every Saturday - Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Dance Evening, Danscentrum Gobits Each Saturday evening from 21.00 to 24.00. Free dancing for everyone.
Each Monday evening from 20.00 to 22.00group training for uni-pairs.
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
Location: Danscentrum Gobits, Valkenburgerstraat 132, 1011 NA Amsterdam.
Information: Contact: Ben Gobits, Email: bengobitsdanscentrum@capitolonline.nl, Tel: +31 20 6266622

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7 . Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Regularly scheduled dance evenings, Dansschool Step by Step
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone) from 20.30 until 24:00 hour Entrance à 5,- per person.
Location: COC Amsterdam, Rozengracht 14, Amsterdam.
Information: Gert Nijenhuis, Email: stepdans@euronet.nl, Tel: +31 30 2314355
Website: www.stepdans.nl .

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8 . Zwolle, The Netherlands - Danceschool UNIque Dance - Regularly scheduled social DanceCafe' every first Sunday of each month in venue 'Gayness' (Vrolijkheid in Dutch). (This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
(gay, lesbian or hetero)
Times: from 15:00 until 19:00 hours.
Location: De Vrolijkheid, Oude Meppelerweg 3, Zwolle
Contacts: Arno Doorn, Email: arnodoorn@uniquedance.nl, Tel:
+31 6 2423 1762 or Cor Besseling, Email: corbesseling@uniquedance.nl, Tel: +31 6 5587 3283
Website: www.uniquedance.nl

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9. Saturday, 11 March, 2006 Zwolle, The Netherlands - The 3rd Zwolse IJsselcup DanceSport competition, Danceschool UNIque Dance (This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
Location: Zwolle
Contacts: Arno Doorn, Email: arnodoorn@uniquedance.nl, Tel: +31 6 2423 1762 or
Cor Besseling, Email: corbesseling@uniquedance.nl, Tel: +31 6 5587 3283
Website: http://ijsselcup.uniquedance.nl

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NEW ZEALAND:


1. Tanglefoot Queer dance classes, New Zealand (This event is open to and welcomes everyone). Tanglefoot has been running courses in Lindy Hop, Salsa and Tango during 2002 with professional teachers in each style. Some participants
are seasoned dancers, others are complete beginners but everyone has a great time learning in the queer friendly environment and lots of new friendships have been made. In the future it would be great to run courses in a wider range of styles - perhaps hip-hop/funk, island style, jazz, men’s ballroom - whatever people would like to learn.

More on Tanglefoot queer dance classes contact Sarah Cole. Phone: (09) 638 8412 Email: tanglefootq@hotmail.com.
Partner dancing for the gay and lesbian community. Visit www.geocities.com/swing_nz/tanglefoot.html for more information.

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