Hi everyone,

Our last classes for Pilates and Zumba, before we break for Christmas, are on Thursday 14th December.

Our new Pilates routine started last week – but it’s not too late to join in as we’ll be continuing with this routine until we break.

I’m also still accepting old £1 coins and old £5 and £10 notes for classes so this is your chance to use them up.

For the classes timetable click here.


A great time was had by all at the recent YogaFit Retreat. As you can see from the pics, I led a few workshops, including a Charleston workshop, a partner dance workshop and a beach fitness class.

The next YogaFit retreat is at the end of January 2018 at a five-star Baltic Beach venue. I’m not sure if I can make it yet, but my code ‘YogaFitMatt’ still works to get 5% off. For more info about the upcoming retreat, click here.

Social activism meets dance

As many of you know, where possible, I like to combine dance activism with social activism. Over the next few weeks, alongside running Dancefloor Activist classes, I’ll be running dance classes with students at Brighton Pupil Referral Unit, which aims to help students to re-engage with learning and build the skills to contribute to the community as they journey through life.

I’ll also be running partner dance workshops with London’s post-gay independent arts outfit Duckie.

Please email me if you have a project that I might be able to contribute to. 

Upcoming tea dances

Ragroof Player’s Christmas tea dance is already sold out! But the good news is that tickets for the Valentine’s Special, on Sunday 11th February 2018, are already on sale.

Come along with a lover, a friend – or by yourself! Our welcoming hosts and instant dance classes throughout the afternoon mean that no-one will end up as a wallflower! And what a great place to possibly fall in love… To book your place at our Valentine’s Special click here or call 0800 411 8881.

For more information on Ragroof, please take a look at our website.

Finally, I post regular Dancefloor Activist and Ragroof updates on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you’re on any of those channels, let’s connect. Links are on my site.

See you soon,

Matthew x