Welcome to Modern Sequence Dancing World

Steven Shaw and Helen Blackburn bring you details of all the latest ‘winning’ sequence dances and information about where and when local and national events are happening around the UK.

Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Steven and Helen 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 them direct on 0113 273 6885.

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  • NEW SEQUENCE DANCE HOLIDAYS ON SALE NOW- There are just a few rooms remaining on our latest dance holidays, including  Twixmas and Summer 2020 at the Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton and Cyprus 2020 is also now on sale . visit our Dance Holiday page for more details. 
  • NCDTA Inventive Dance Winners- The NCDTA Inventive Dance winners. Classical Winner – Hugo Swing, arranged by Paul and Caroline Dellar. Modern Winner – Schnyder Waltz, arranged by David Howker and Deborah Catlow. Latin Winner – Aussie Cha Cha, arranged by Brett Liam McIntyre and Lauren Charlotte Phillips.
  • Social Sequence Dance Night and Competition Day – Sunday 6th September 2020- Our Speedwell Rooms event will be held on Sunday 6th September 2020 and from 5.30 pm there will be a 50/50 social sequence dance night with MC’s Steven Shaw and Helen Blackburn. Tickets are only £5 each. The event also includes open classical/modern sequence dance competitions during the day for children, and adult competitions during the afternoon. Tickets […]


Inventive Dance Competitions are held throughout the year to find new Modern Sequence Dances for you to learn. Below is a list of dance competitions which are open to the general public. At some events your entry ticket will include the opportunity to learn the winning dances within a few hours of them being released. Other events teach the new dances the following day, so if unsure please check with the competition organiser before attending. Further information regarding who to contact, ticket availability and venues are available by clicking on the specific competition event below. The results of each competition will be posted on this site following the event.