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IDTA Inventive Dance winners results
IDTA Inventive Dance Competition in Blackpool The IDTA Inventive Dance Competition, was held on Sunday, 6th July 2024, at the iconic Spanish Hall in Blackpool, ...
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BATD Inventive Dance winners results
British Association of Teachers of Dancing Hosts Inventive Dance Competition in Glasgow On Sunday, 16 June 2024, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow, the ...
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Join the Celebrations in 2025!
Back by popular demand, we’re delighted to announce our return to the popular Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton for two monumental 25th-anniversary year dance holidays!  ...
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Steven Shaw and Helen Blackburn organise Sequence Dance Holidays in the UK and you are more than welcome to join them.

“A Super Holiday”

“Steven and Helen, many thanks to you both for a super holiday, your hard work and organised programme is much appreciated.”

J & B from Retford

“Far Exceeded Our Expectations”

“We had done dance breaks before, but yours far exceeded our expectations, so thank you to you and Steven”

D & S from Bolton

“A Brilliant Few Days”

“Thank you once again for a brilliant few days”

G & J from Scotland

“A Marvelous Dance Holiday”

“Just to say thank you for a marvelous Dance Holiday. The Hotel was excellent, the food was excellent, but more importantly the dancing was fantastic, so much fun.”

T & C from Scotland

“A Magic Holiday!”

“Just to say a big thank you for another fab dance holiday. Your music, as always, Steven has been brill, programme first class, organisation, Helen wonderful. You two put so much into giving us a magic holiday! Thank you.”

A & J from Lancashire

“A Lovely Weeks Dancing”

“You always make the holiday very enjoyable. Thanks again for a lovely weeks dancing.”

G & V from Cumbria

“We Enjoyed Ourselves”

“Thank you for arranging the dance hoilday in Skipton. We enjoyed ourselves and appreciate your hard work.”

P & L from Fylde

“We Enjoyed Ourselves”

“Thank you for arranging the dance hoilday in Skipton. We enjoyed ourselves and appreciate your hard work.”

P & L from Fylde

"Lovely to Dance with you"

"Thank you Steven and Helen, for an enjoyable dancing break. It has been lovely to dance with you again."

M & J from Blackpool

"Lovely To Dance With You"

"Thank you Steven and Helen, for an enjoyable dancing break. It has been lovely to dance with you again."

J & M from Blackpool
About MSD World
Welcome to Modern Sequence Dancing World

Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Steven Shaw and Helen Blackburn are qualified Dance Teachers and successful Inventive Dance Competitors.

They have been encouraging couples to take to the dance floor and enjoy Sequence Dancing for many years.

Both are championship adjudicators and are available for lectures and tuition at all levels.

If you would like more information contact us directly on 0795 7423 875.
16th June 2024 – British Association of Teachers of Dancing
This event is part of the BATDs annual congress weekend, which includes a gala dinner on Saturday evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow. ...
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6th July 2024 – International Dance Teachers Association
This event is part of the annual IDTA congress weekend.  Tickets will be on sale from the IDTA office, telephone 01273 685 652, date ...
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4 August 2024 – British Dance Council
Experience an extraordinary day filled with rhythm, music, and limitless dancing as the British Dance Council invites you to attend their Inventive Dance Competition ...
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In Ballroom and Latin American Dancing couples dance their own routine of steps in the order they wish – with the man leading.

In Sequence Dancing all couples dance the same routine of steps – for 16 bars of music at which point the sequence (hence the name) is repeated until the end of the music.

Each sequence of steps or dance has its own name and there are (literally!) thousands of different Sequence Dances all using basic Ballroom, Latin American and Classical dance steps.

All different rhythms and styles of dance are covered – Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Rumba, Jive, Samba, Cha Cha, Paso, Mambo, and Classical Saunter, Gavotte, Two Step, Glide, Waltz and Tango, even Salsa, there are countless different sequence dances for all these dance styles.

All types – from elegant and traditional waltzes to recent chart releases. Some music is available to stream, but if you want strict tempo music try masetrorecords.com for CD’s or downloads. There is nothing better than live music and you can find a few musicians on our Links page.

Regular dancers tend to wear specialist dance shoes (see our page for a list of possible retailers) but for beginners this is not necessary. Just make sure you wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch and move easily. Dance shoes are better than rubber soled as they will help you glide across the floor better.