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Tinsel and Turkey 2024 Dance Break on sale now!
Get in the festive spirit and dance your way into Christmas with our Tinsel and Turkey Dance Holiday at the Bedford Hotel in St ...
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Twixmas 2024 ~ reserve your spot now!
Attention all lovers of Sequence Dancing! Do you want to celebrate the festive season in style? Look no further than our Twixmas 2024 Social ...
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Ada Unsworth Online Inventive Dance Competition
Watch the online inventive dance competition by visiting Martin Birds website (available until Monday 13th November 2023 evening) and see the latest Classical Sequence winners ...
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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

“A Most Enjoyable Twixmas”

“Thanks for a most enjoyable Twixmas”

J & A from Widnes

“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
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.
21 January 2024 – Northern Counties Dance Teachers Association
The NCDTA event is set to be a thrilling celebration of dance! With Inventive Dance Competitions, plenty of social dancing, and a range of ...
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18 February 2024 – West of Britain
This event is presented by Martin Bird and Kris Turner. Online ballroom section closing date 7th December 2023. Latin and Classical section is in ...
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29 March 2024 – North of Britain
Join David Bullen for his 48th Annual Easter Sequence Dance Festival at the stunning Ocean Ballroom Complex in Scarborough on Friday 29th March 2024! ...
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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.