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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  • Ada Unsworth Memorial Inventive Dance Competition winners - The Ada Unsworth Memorial Inventive Dance Competition was held on Sunday 14th November 2021. Classical Winner – Sunnycroft Swing arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard. Modern Winner – Ladygate Foxtrot arranged by Eugene Barber and Lorraine Heron. Latin Winner – Oscar Cha Cha Cha, arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes. 
  • Dance Holidays are back! - We are pleased to announce our dance holidays are back. We have a limited programme at the moment until we establish the demand for dance breaks going forward.  If you are interested in joining us on a future dance holiday, but you cannot see our regular venues listed, please contact Steven or Helen on 0795 […]
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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.