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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  • Social Sequence Dance Night and Competition Day – 4 September 2022 - Our Speedwell Rooms event will be held on Sunday 4th September and from 5.30 pm there will be a social sequence dance night with MC’s Steven Shaw and Helen Blackburn. Tickets are only £6 each. The event also includes open classical/modern sequence dance competitions during the day for children, and adult competitions during the afternoon.  […]
  • IDTA Inventive Dance Competition winners - The IDTA Inventive Dance Competition was held online on Saturday 9th July 22. Classical Winner – Tango Rioja arranged by Duncan and Hannah Trever. Modern Winner – Lauren’s Waltz arranged by Eugene Barber and Lorraine Heron. Latin Winner – Chatsworth Rumba arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard.
  • Dance Holidays are back! - We are pleased to announce our dance holidays are back and alongside UK holidays we are also returning to sunny Cyprus in 2022. If you are interested in any breaks simply give us a call on 0795 7423 875.  We look forward to hearing from you.  


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.