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John and Ann Rainey

John-and-Anne-RaineyJohn and Ann Rainey first got together on Easter Sunday 2010 at the Floral Hall, Southport and spoke about entering the Inventive Dance competitions together. They met up a few weeks later for their first practice session and their first competition was the B.A.T.D. event in Aberdeen.

Their first win together came at the N.C.D.T.A event held in South Shields during January 2011. They won the “classical” sequence section with the Southdowne Saunter – this being the name of the hotel they stayed at during their visit to the I.S.D.C. festival at Bridlington.

Romance blossomed and they became engaged in early December 2010. They married in September 2012.

John has danced since the age of 10 and has competed since the age of 13. He is qualified at Fellowship level in Classical Sequence, plus Membership in both Ballroom and Latin, and he is now an Examiner with the B.A.T.D.  He is the B.A.T.D. delegate on the Sequence Advisory Committee and in June 2019 became a member of the Executive Council of the B.A.T.D.  John and Ann are also members of the N.A.T.D.

Ann has danced since 1995 and is qualified at both Associate and Membership levels in Classical Sequence and Ballroom branches as well as qualified at Associate level in Latin American. John and Ann run a Sequence dance every Monday which includes the teaching of all new dances at Gargrave Village Hall. They also run a Popular Sequence Dance on Friday evenings at St. Peters Church in Crosshills.

To contact them please call 07840 806698, or 01756 749867 or visit website


Ian & Sue Webster

Ian-and-Sue-WebsterIan & Sue Webster : Sue started dancing at the age of 2, with tap & ballet. Ian started at the age of 12 with Ballroom, Latin and Old Time. They met at and were trained by the late Bob Dale. Ian qualified in 1959 and Sue a few years later, and are qualified in Ballroom, Latin, Classical, Freestyle, Rock and Roll.

They have trained formation teams, and on one occasion won with their Junior 4 couple formation team at the Butlins Filey Dance Festival. They run a small, but busy Dance School in Ashton-under-Lyne Lancashire.

Sequence dances are held Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings, along with private lessons, tea dance & beginner’s classes held during the day & early evening.

Their involvement in Inventive Competitions started in 1992, and since then they have been successful with over 60 prize winning dances, including Sweet Bay Salsa, Bramble Bossa Nova, Mulberry Glide and The Alpine Stroll.

More information. Contact No. 0161 330 0909

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso Scotland

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso Scotland

7-10 May 2022

£259 per person, single supplement and upgrades available

FULLY Booked – waiting list available

Call to book your places 0795 7423 875

The Cross Keys Hotel is in the heart of Kelso’s picturesque French-styled cobbled square and provides a warm and friendly welcome to all its guests,   offering excellent service from attentive, friendly staff.

The hotel is situated in a peaceful corner of Scotland, yet still within an hours drive of Edinburgh. It is a comfortable and convenient base to explore all that Kelso and the Scottish Borders has to offer.

All 22 en-suite bedrooms have tea and coffee making facilities and access to free Wi-Fi. Dinner will be served each evening in ‘Saddlers’ Restaurant, offering an excellent selection of traditional cuisine using locally sourced produce. After dinner, dance the night away in the recently refurbished Hotel Ballroom.

Your holiday will include: Social and Popular Sequence Dancing each evening in the hotel ballroom with 3 nights dinner, bed and full Scottish breakfast. 

Places are limited on all our holidays, so please book early to avoid disappointment. To book or for further information please telephone Steven and Helen on 0113 2736885