“A Super Holiday”
“Steven and Helen, many thanks to you both for a super holiday, your hard work and organised programme is much appreciated.”
“A Most Enjoyable Twixmas”
“Thanks for a most enjoyable Twixmas”
“A Brilliant Few Days”
“Thank you once again for a brilliant few days”
“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.”
“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 Lovely Weeks Dancing”
“You always make the holiday very enjoyable. Thanks again for a lovely weeks dancing.”
“We Enjoyed Ourselves”
“Thank you for arranging the dance hoilday in Skipton. We enjoyed ourselves and appreciate your hard work.”
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.
What is the Difference between Ballroom Dancing and Sequence Dancing?
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.
So Sequence Dancing covers a wide range of dance rhythms?
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.
What sort of Music is used in Sequence Dancing?
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.
Do I need any special clothing or footwear?
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.