Gay Men’s Dance Company to hold trial dance classes in Brighton this Thursday and Saturday

Besi Besemar January 17, 2017

Gay Men’s Dance Company (GMDC) will hold two trial dance classes in Brighton in January to give locals the opportunity to see if they like dancing.


GMDC run dance classes in various styles (including London’s only ‘male only’ pole dancing lessons), for people of all ages and abilities, whether you want to dance for fun, fitness or just to meet new people.

The Company was founded in September 2015 by Alex Scurr a London-based dancer, dance teacher and choreographer and offers a creative outlet; a place to express yourself in a safe and supportive environment while keeping fit, socialising and learning to dance. They have been running dance classes in Brighton since July 2016.


The point of these classes is not to become a professional dancer, it’s more about gaining confidence in moving, improving rhythm and co-ordination, increasing fitness, strength and flexibility, meeting new people and all while having fun!

Steven Brabenec who takes classes with GMDC, says: “I can honestly say that these classes are the highlight of my week. No matter what else is going on in my life I know I’m going to have an amazing time, the dancing and choreography is brilliant and every week I experience new things and push myself further than before.

Every week I finish the classes on a massive high and can’t wait for the next class. My overall flexibility has improved so much and my various bodily aches that we all have from sitting in an office all day have disappeared (usually replaced by stretched and aching muscles). Alex has created an incredibly warm and friendly environment with a great sense of camaraderie. I would encourage anyone, no matter what your dancing ability, age or shyness to give the GMDC a try.”

Brighton Class
Brighton Class

Dance classes include an aerobic dance warm-up, strengthening exercises and a strong focus on stretching and increasing flexibility.

You will learn dance technique and travelling exercises including leaps, kicks and turns and every class ends with a dance routine.

Classes will be based around modern, ‘jazz’ styles; street, commercial, hip-hop, technical, lyrical, musical theatre, disco etc., but also drawing from the strengths and relevant aspects of other dance forms including contemporary, latin and ballet technique as well as yoga, zumba and gymnastics to create a fusion of exercises and movements best suited for members needs.

GMDC is more than just dance classes, they are an active social community, with many opportunities to get involved in, including theatre trips, nights out, Sunday brunches and dance performances.

GMDC are holding two trial classes in Brighton on Thursday January 19 at New Fit 24-25 York Place, Brighton BN1 4GU and Saturday January 21 at Fitness First, 78 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE.

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