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Special Rates DANCE 2020

We appreciate many of you will be missing dancing and although our group dance holidays are on hold for the moment we want you to have the opportunity to enjoy a staycation this summer at some our best hotels.

Our ‘Dance’ hotels are unique. With so few hotels around the UK with good ballrooms they need your support to survive. That’s why Steven and Helen have negotiated special rates for you and your families to take advantage of until our group dance holidays can resume.

As hotels open and are ready to take bookings we will add their details below. All you need to do is call the hotel quoting the reference DANCE2020 in order to receive the special rate. 

Hotels include: 

Bedford Hotel, St Annes – 01253 724636 – open from July

Kensington Hotel, Llandudno – 01492 876784 – awaiting Welsh Government

Please support these hotels. We want to guarantee we have somewhere to dance in the future. If you use other hotels which you feel would like our support please get in touch and we will contact them. Thank you Steven and Helen 

Andrea Wortley and Tracey White

Andrea Wortley and Tracey White both have their own dance schools.

Andrea started dancing at a young age, and has competed at both local and national level for many years, deciding to take her professional exams almost 20 years ago, and now devotes her time to dance as a teacher, coach, examiner and adjudicator.

Having worked through all the Associate, Licentiate and Fellowship qualifications in Ballroom, Latin, Classical Sequence and Freestyle, she is now a proud teacher and  Examiner with the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) and a member of the North East Area Committee.

Andrea’s passion for dancing is very much evident in all classes and she strives to pass that same love on to every one of her clients.

Visit Andrea’s website here

Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton

12th-15th July 2020 (3 nights) or 12th-16th July 2020 (4 nights) 

**3 rooms remaining** 

3 nights £225 per person or 4 nights £299 per person.

Single supplement applies.

This family run hotel, on the outskirts of the delightful market town of Skipton, offers the best in Yorkshire hospitality. The spacious, air conditioned, Malham Suite Ballroom always receives first class feedback from our guests and the hotel is ideally located for visiting numerous local attractions. 

The Rendezvous has spacious en-suite bedrooms with lift access to all floors. All bedrooms are tastefully designed offering quality and a restful stay. The Baby Swan Restaurant serves a superb selection of home cooked food using local produce and the newly built conservatory has beautiful sweeping views across the hills of the Yorkshire Dales. Their leisure centre has a swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool spa and newly refurbished gym.

Your holiday will include: Up To Date Modern Sequence Dancing each evening in the hotel ballroom. 3 nights or 4 nights, dinner, bed and full English 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.

 

Please note, we act as agent for relevant providers of accommodation, transport and other service providers. We reserve the right to substitute the relevant providers if necessary. When we have confirmed your booking, a contract exists under which we accept responsibility for the provision of all the services described in our invoice. Please see our Terms and Conditions of booking. 

Bedford Hotel, St Annes

18th-21st September 2020 or 21st -24th September 2020 

**2 rooms available on each holiday**

Only £228 per person per holiday. No single supplement.

The Bedford Hotel in St Annes will be our autumn 2020 venue. This family run hotel is always extremely popular due to its superb facilities, excellent service and award winning cuisine.

The hotel has 46 en-suite bedrooms with satellite TV, direct dial telephone, hair drier and tea and coffee making facilities. Dinner will be served in the ‘Cartland’ restaurant which offers a mouth-watering selection of home-made dishes nightly. The hotel has been awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence. The air conditioned hotel ballroom will be our venue for social sequence dancing on all three evenings.

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

 

20th/21st -24th September 2021 or 24th-27th September 2021 on sale soon.

Please register your interest by calling us.

Please note, we act as agent for relevant providers of accommodation, transport and other service providers. We reserve the right to substitute the relevant providers if necessary. When we have confirmed your booking, a contract exists under which we accept responsibility for the provision of all the services described in our invoice. Please see our Terms and Conditions of booking. 

Athena Royal Beach Hotel, Cyprus, Paphos

4th-18th November 2020 – 7, 10 or 14 nights available

Following the success of our second overseas up to date modern sequence dance holiday we are returning again, working with Personal Touch Holidays. See the attached PDF for full details and prices. Paphos Flyer November 2020

You will need to book direct through Personal Touch Holidays, who will be happy to provide you with any further details, including alternative airport options. Telephone 01403 786 200 and ask for Michelle. If you would like to speak to Steven and Helen please call us on 0113 273 6885. 

Places are limited on all our holidays, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note, we act as agent for relevant providers of accommodation, transport and other service providers. We reserve the right to substitute the relevant providers if necessary. When we have confirmed your booking, a contract exists under which we accept responsibility for the provision of all the services described in our invoice. Please see our Terms and Conditions of booking. 

Bedford Hotel, St Annes – Tinsel and Turkey

4th-7th December 2020 (possible same weekend as UKA inventive dance competition)

**3 rooms remaining** 

Only £225 per person. No single supplement.

The Bedford Hotel in St Annes will be our Tinsel and Turkey venue for 2020. This family run hotel is always extremely popular due to its superb facilities, excellent service and award winning cuisine.

The hotel has 46 en-suite bedrooms with satellite TV, direct dial telephone, hair drier and tea and coffee making facilities. Dinner will be served in the ‘Cartland’ restaurant which offers a mouth-watering selection of home-made dishes nightly. The hotel has been awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence. The air conditioned hotel ballroom will be our venue for sequence dancing on all three evenings.

Your holiday will include: Up To Date Modern Sequence Dancing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in the hotel ballroom. 3 nights dinner, bed and full English 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.

3rd-6th December 2021 on sale soon. 

Please register your interest by calling us. 

Please note, we act as agent for relevant providers of accommodation, transport and other service providers. We reserve the right to substitute the relevant providers if necessary. When we have confirmed your booking, a contract exists under which we accept responsibility for the provision of all the services described in our invoice. Please see our Terms and Conditions of booking.

Ray Fenton-Storey and Lissia Giles

Ray Fenton-Storey and Lissia Giles – Ray has danced nearly all his life and began at the age of 5 with what was then known as Old Time, and first competed aged 8. He started teaching at age 16 and qualified at 17, as an Associate with the IDTA in 1970 and with the ISTD in 1975. Ray was trained mainly by John Knight and Peggy Spencer, with further training when teaching for Josephine Bradley and later Bill Phillips. He has since qualified at Licentiate level in Latin, Classical/Old Time, Freestyle, Rock& Roll, Line Dance and Viennese Waltz and is now a Fellow in Modern Ballroom, with both the IDTA and UKA. Ray is a licensed championship adjudicator.

In 1996 Ray trained two teams for the All England Under-16 Disco Formation competitions where they achieved 1st and 4th places. He first started entering Sequence Inventive competitions dancing with his wife, Bridget, and they had several winning dances including the ever popular Let’s Jive and then Peppercorn Jive. Having worked together for 20 years, in time Bridget needed 2 hip replacements so Ray now dances with Lissia as his regular competitions partner . Ray runs dances where he teaches the latest dances. He also gives private lessons in Ballroom, Latin and Sequence at all levels from beginners through medalists, to coaching competition dancers and training candidates for professional qualifications.

Lissia started dancing at the age of 3 with Ken Bateman, in Slough. Having gained all her medals in Ballroom and Latin she first qualified with the IDTA in 1999, aged 17, as an Associate in Ballroom. Lissia later met Ray through one of the sequence clubs and then trained with him to gain her Associate in Classical/Old Time. She is now continuing with training for her Licentiate in Ballroom. In 2003 Ray invited Lissia to partner him in Sequence Inventive competitions, initially dancing his own arrangements. She then progressed to entering her own dances achieving her first win in 2005, with the Seaside Salsa. Lissia independently runs her own classes in Sequence, Ballroom and Latin.

Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Ellen-Harrison-and-Kelly-SlEllen Harrison and Kelly Sloan – Ellen and Kelly started dancing as children at the T&D Morgan School of Dancing, who specialise in sequence dancing, taking medals and entering medallist competitions.

Ellen qualified with the NCDTA some years ago, with Kelly following more recently. After attending the NCDTA inventive dance competition for many years, they took up the challenge and entered their first competition in January 2007.

They then won their first competition later that year with the Crossway Cha Cha Cha at the UKA event. They have also had other successes, including the popular Mambo Marina.

For further details contact: Ellen 01325 261834 or Kelly 01325 356412 or visit www.kellendance.co.uk

 

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard –Stuart started dancing during the 1960’s by going to beginners classes with his parents, which then progressed to taking medals through the IDTA. He qualified as a professional dance teacher with the IDTA in the late seventies. 

Beverly started dancing by taking medals in ballroom and latin. This then led to an interest in theory and teaching which she completed in 1996 with the IDTA.

Stuart and Beverly have been friends for many years and decided to enter their first inventive competition together in October 2006, achieving their first win in February 2007 at the ISTD – the Imperial Foxtrot, followed by the ever popular Gershwin Foxtrot and the Amethyst Waltz.

Stuart and Beverly run Sequence dances on:-

Tuesday night (only a selection of new dances are taught here) at the Post Mill Centre, Market Street,
South Normanton, Derbys DE55 2EJ, 7.30 pm – 9.45 pm

Friday night at All Saints Church Hall, Blackwell Road, Huthwaite, Notts. NG17 2JT Times are 7.30pm – 10.00pm

They also run Sequence Dancing Holidays in the UK.

For any information please contact Stuart 07743 322317 Beverly 07910 849339

Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton – Twixmas

27th-30th December 2020 Twixmas Break

Only £228 per person. Single supplement applies.

This family run hotel, on the outskirts of the delightful market town of Skipton, offers the best in Yorkshire hospitality. The spacious, air conditioned Malham Suite Ballroom received first class feedback from our guests earlier this year and is the ideal venue to relax with friends over the festive period.

The Rendezvous has spacious en-suite bedrooms with lift access to all floors. All bedrooms are tastefully designed offering quality and a restful stay. The Baby Swan Restaurant serves a superb selection of home cooked food using local produce and the newly built conservatory has beautiful sweeping views across the hills of the Yorkshire Dales. Their leisure centre has a swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool spa and newly refurbished gym.

Your holiday will include: Up To Date Modern Sequence Dancing each evening in the hotel ballroom and also one morning dance/teaching session. 3 nights dinner, bed and full English 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.

27th-30th December 2021 on sale soon. 

Please register your interest by calling us. 

Please note, we act as agent for relevant providers of accommodation, transport and other service providers. We reserve the right to substitute the relevant providers if necessary. When we have confirmed your booking, a contract exists under which we accept responsibility for the provision of all the services described in our invoice. Please see our Terms and Conditions of booking. 

Cairn Hotel, Harrogate

28th-31st March 2021 

Only £229 per person. Single supplement applies.

The elegant Cairn Hotel was built during Harrogate’s period as a Spa Town and has been carefully modernised, retaining many of its grand original Victorian features.    

The Hotel is located only a short 5 minute walk from the town centre and a short drive away from Leeds, York, Knaresborough, Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales.

The Promenade Suite Ballroom, with its wooden sprung dance floor, is a favourite with all dancers and will be our venue for sequence dancing each evening. Dinner will be served in the Windsor Suite Restaurant nightly and the hotel offers you complimentary wi-fi in public areas with free on site parking.

Your holiday will include: Up To Date Modern Sequence Dancing each evening in the hotel ballroom and 3 nights dinner, bed and 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.

Please note, we act as agent for relevant providers of accommodation, transport and other service providers. We reserve the right to substitute the relevant providers if necessary. When we have confirmed your booking, a contract exists under which we accept responsibility for the provision of all the services described in our invoice. Please see our Terms and Conditions of booking. 

Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton

3rd-6th May 2021 or 2nd-6th May 2021    

Only £230 per person for 3 nights or £299 per person for 4 nights

Single supplement applies.

This family run hotel, on the outskirts of the delightful market town of Skipton, offers the best in Yorkshire hospitality. The spacious, air conditioned Malham Suite Ballroom received first class feedback from our guests earlier this year and is the ideal venue to relax with friends.

The Rendezvous has 80 spacious en-suite bedrooms with lift access to all floors. All bedrooms are tastefully designed offering quality and a restful stay. The Baby Swan Restaurant serves a superb selection of home cooked food using local produce and the newly built conservatory has beautiful sweeping views across the hills of the Yorkshire Dales. Their leisure centre has a swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool spa and newly refurbished gym.

Your holiday will include: Social and Easy Popular Sequence Dancing each evening in the hotel ballroom with 3 or 4 nights dinner, bed and full English 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.

Please note, we act as agent for relevant providers of accommodation, transport and other service providers. We reserve the right to substitute the relevant providers if necessary. When we have confirmed your booking, a contract exists under which we accept responsibility for the provision of all the services described in our invoice. Please see our Terms and Conditions of booking. 

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso

7th-10th May 2021    

Only £249 per person. Single supplement applies. 

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: Up To Date Modern 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

Please note, we act as agent for relevant providers of accommodation, transport and other service providers. We reserve the right to substitute the relevant providers if necessary. When we have confirmed your booking, a contract exists under which we accept responsibility for the provision of all the services described in our invoice. Please see our Terms and Conditions of booking.

Kensington Hotel, Llandudno

5th-9th July 2021 

**On sale soon** 

With a central promenade location, the Kensington Hotel is our summer social sequence dance venue for 2021. The hotel is ideally located just a five minute walk from Llandudno town centre. This friendly, family run hotel is always very popular with all dancers and has a beautiful maple sprung dance floor and fully air conditioned ballroom. The hotel also has secure onsite car parking to the rear. 

Your holiday will include: Social and Easy Popular Sequence Dancing each evening in the hotel ballroom and 4 nights dinner, bed and 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

 

Please note, we act as agent for relevant providers of accommodation, transport and other service providers. We reserve the right to substitute the relevant providers if necessary. When we have confirmed your booking, a contract exists under which we accept responsibility for the provision of all the services described in our invoice. Please see our Terms and Conditions of booking. 

Barry Earnshaw and Beverly Murch-Fowkes

Barry Earnshaw & Beverley Murch-Fowkes returned to inventive dance competitions in 2007. Barry is enjoying competing again and is qualified with the ISTD, UKA and BATD. Barry is the former British Amateur and Professional Classical Sequence Champion and teaches Modern Sequence each week at Bedworth Liberal Club in Nuneaton from 7.30 pm. Beverley runs an afternoon dance at Silverdale Community Centre – Thursday: 1.30 to 3.30 pm and Monday 2 pm to 4 pm at Ruddington Village Hall each week.

Ray Fenton-Storey and Lissia Giles

Ray Fenton-Storey and Lissia Giles – Ray has danced nearly all his life and began at the age of 5 with what was then known as Old Time, and first competed aged 8. He started teaching at age 16 and qualified at 17, as an Associate with the IDTA in 1970 and with the ISTD in 1975. Ray was trained mainly by John Knight and Peggy Spencer, with further training when teaching for Josephine Bradley and later Bill Phillips. He has since qualified at Licentiate level in Latin, Classical/Old Time, Freestyle, Rock& Roll, Line Dance and Viennese Waltz and is now a Fellow in Modern Ballroom, with both the IDTA and UKA. Ray is a licensed championship adjudicator.

In 1996 Ray trained two teams for the All England Under-16 Disco Formation competitions where they achieved 1st and 4th places. He first started entering Sequence Inventive competitions dancing with his wife, Bridget, and they had several winning dances including the ever popular Let’s Jive and then Peppercorn Jive. Having worked together for 20 years, in time Bridget needed 2 hip replacements so Ray now dances with Lissia as his regular competitions partner . However, Bridget did return to dancing and together they continue to hold regular Sunday morning sessions teaching all the new sequence dances. They also run 3 clubs, organise and host many dance holidays, and Ray frequently gives lectures. He also gives private lessons in Ballroom, Latin and Sequence at all levels from beginners through medallists, to coaching competition dancers and training candidates for professional qualifications.

Lissia started dancing at the age of 3 with Ken Bateman, in Slough. Having gained all her medals in Ballroom and Latin she first qualified with the IDTA in 1999, aged 17, as an Associate in Ballroom. Lissia later met Ray through one of the sequence clubs and then trained with him to gain her Assoclate in Classical/Old Time. She is now continuing with training for her Licentiate in Ballroom. In 2003 Ray invited Lissia to partner him in Sequence Inventive competitions, initially dancing his own arrangements. She then progressed to entering her own dances achieving her first win in 2005, with the Seaside Salsa. Lissia independently runs her own classes in Sequence, Ballroom and Latin and is involved with a local group of adult handicapped people.

Tony and Tina Higgins

Tony and Tina have been dancing together socially since the early 1990s, mixing both ballroom and modern sequence.

Tony qualified in ballroom with the ISTD in 2016 and both qualified in latin in 2018, again with the ISTD.

They entered their first competition in February 2019 and achieved their first win in March 2020 with the Blue Peter Swing at the ISTD event.

Tony and Tina run a weekly sequence tea dance on Wednesday afternoons at Asfordby Village Hall (near Melton Mowbray) from 1:30 to 4:00pm and teach all winning dances. They also hold a monthly sequence dance in Great Casterton (near Stamford).

For more information telephone 01664 454229 or 07864 833577

 

Coronavirus Update

Sadly, Steven and Helen’s dance school is temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus situation, but we are working on plans to reunite with all our dance friends. If you have dance breaks booked with us we will stay in regular contact with you via email, so please ensure our email address is in your contact list. Please keep safe and enjoy the time to relax. If you want to call Helen please do.

2021 Sequence Dance holiday dates for your diary

We know 2020 has been a challenging year, but we also know dancers love to plan ahead. Here are some 2021 Up To Date Sequence dance holidays and Social and Popular Sequence holiday dates for your diary.

We expect 2021 to be a busy year, as people choose to holiday in the UK. Don’t miss out, register your interest today. We will only be taking deposits once things settle, but at least you will be on the list. Contact Steven and Helen for more details and to register your interest. 0113 273 6885

Social and Popular Sequence Dance Holidays

Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern, Worcester 9th-12th April 2021

Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton 2nd or 3rd -6th May 2021

Kensington Hotel, Llandudno 6th-10th July 2020 or 5th-9th July 2021

Bedford Hotel, Lytham St Annes – 18th-21st September 2020 and 21st-24th September 2020 or 20th/21st-24th September 2021 and 24th-27th September 2021.

Modern Up To Date Sequence Dance Holidays

Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton – Summer and Twixmas- 12th/13th-16th July 2020. 

27th–30th December 2020 and 2021

Bedford Hotel, Lytham St Annes – 4th-7th December 2020 and  3rd-6th December 2021

Athena Royal Beach Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus  4th-18th November 2020. 7, 10 or 14 nights available. 

Cairn Hotel, Harrogate –  28th-31st March 2021. 

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, Scottish Borders – 7th-10th May 2021

Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea, Portsmouth –  11th or 12th -16th July 2021.

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To register or receive more information for any dance holiday contact Steven and Helen 0113 273 6885 

 

Andrew Davies and Clare Rushby

Andrew Davies and Clare Rushby ~ Andrew started dancing in Classical Sequence when he was 8 years old. He got straight into the open competitive circuit, and went on to win every major title in his juvenile and junior careers. Having qualified with the UKA, he now teaches full time in many styles of dance and fitness at Burroughs Dance Centre, based in Weston-super-Mare.

Clare Started ballet and tap when she was 4 years old. Over the first few years of her dancing life, she branched out into other styles, competed in medallist competitions and later had the opportunity to compete in the open competitive Classical Sequence circuit as a juvenile and junior. She was a British juvenile championship runner up, and was a junior finalist. Since leaving school, Clare started work as a full time fitness instructor within her family’s business. Recently qualifying with the UKA, she teaches at Rushby Dance and Fitness in many styles of fitness and dance.

Andrew and Clare’s partnership formed in May 2014, soon winning their first inventive competition with Rumba Gold. They would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the warm welcome into the inventive circuit, they are thoroughly enjoying learning new things and embarking on new challenges.

Social Sequence Dance Night and Competition Day – Sunday 6th September 2020

Our Speedwell Rooms event will be held on Sunday 6th September 2020 and from 5.30 pm there will be a 50/50 social sequence dance night with MC’s Steven Shaw and Helen Blackburn. Tickets are only £5 each.

The event also includes open classical/modern sequence dance competitions during the day for children, and adult competitions during the afternoon. Tickets £11 in advance or £13 on the day.

Tickets available now. Call 0113 273 6885 for more information

Speedwell Rooms Sequence Dance Night

Speedwell Rooms 2013

Speedwell Rooms 2013

Mark Webb and Emily Hunt

Mark and Emily are local to each other living in the Black Country and are members of the IDTA Midlands area board. Their first competition was at the IDTA Congress meeting in July, 2017. In their second competition, at the British Dance Council, they won the Modern Sequence Section with ‘Winscar Waltz’ in August 2017.

Mark – Has been dancing socially and competitively for over 35 years and qualified with the IDTA in 2003. He has competed in several forms of dance at high levels including holding 2nd and 3rd place in the UK Rock ‘n’ Roll Championships, part of the World Championship Freestyle team, represented the United Kingdom in the World Ballroom formation team Championships. Now running a successful dance school, Saturday night social dances and holidays. He is currently the secretary for the IDTA Midlands Area, and has delivered numerous lectures, including most recently a Rock ‘n’ Roll lecture at the IDTA Congress. He also owns his own busy dance shop in Sedgley.

Emily – Emily has been dancing socially and competitively for over ten years. Competing in open competitions at high levels all over the UK reaching several finals at Blackpool. This includes dancing for the ‘Rest of England’ Team several times.  Qualifying as a Student in Classical with high marks, receiving the ‘Bill Task Award (2010)’. Then when Emily Qualified at Associate level with the IDTA in Classical she was also nominated for the ‘John Dilworth Award’. Emily also has a degree in ‘Professional Dance Development’ from Buckinghamshire New University. 

Barrie and Janette Greenall

Barrie and Janette begand dancing when they attended a sequence beginners class in 1994 with John and Diane Free, also taking Ballroom and Latin Lessons for social enjoyment until their teachers moved back to their family roots in Scotland. They then began running a weekly social dance for all the friends they had made over the years.

Looking to improve the experience for their dancers they progressed to receiving ongoing tuition from Roy and Elaine Sharpe. They first qualified with the BATD at Associate Level in Modern Ballroom in 2011, then went on to Associate Latin in 2012 and Classical Sequence in 2013, Membership Ballroom in 2014 and Membership Latin in 2017.

Barrie has a small engineering company and still works full time, Janette part time in the office. The have two social dances each week at St Matthews Parochial Hall, Pemberton, Wigan.

Sunday Social 8 pm to 11 pm

Wednesday Class 7.15 pm -8.30 pm, intermediate ballroom, Latin and sequence followed by Social dance 8.30 pm to 11 pm.

Barrie and Janette can be contacted on 01942 271144

 

 

 

George and Janet McDonald

George and Janet McDonald began Sequence Dancing in 1986 as a social form of dancing together and thoroughly enjoyed the whole social and friendly experience from the beginning. Wanting to gain more expertise they trained and qualified in Modern Ballroom in 1995 with BATD adding further qualifications in Classical, Country and Western Line Dancing and Club Latino.

George and Janet have taught modern ballroom continuously since they qualified until the present encouraging many of their ballroom dancers to take up sequence dancing as well. They have trained a large number of ballroom and sequence dancers through to professional qualifications many of whom now teach classes themselves.

They hve organised dance holidays in the past for groups of their own dancers as well as being leaders for a number of dance holiday companies and hotels. They have competed in Inventive Dance Competitions since 1996 winning in the past with Harmony Foxtrot, Lilac Lady Tango in the Classical Section and very recently with their Wicked Waltz in the Modern Section.

They continue t oprovide ballroom classes weekly in Renfrew and modern sequence in Paisley as well as a range of tea dances for the West of Scotland Housing Association which includes some participants with learning difficulties.

For further information about any of the above please contact us on 0141 886 1565

Peter and Yvette Harris

Peter and Yvette, both started dancing in 1996, after Yvette’s mother and father introduced them to sequence dancing on a holiday to Scarborough.

They started going to sequence dancing on an evening and learnt a mixture of old and new sequence dances.  They then attended Anne Thompson’s dance academy where in 1998, Yvette Qualified in Classical Sequence with N.C.D.T.A.

They ran a number of dances and dance holidays and in 2011 Peter Qualified for his A.U.K.A.P.D.T. Sequence Dance qualification.

They decided to enter inventive dance competitions and won their first new dance competition with the Moonbeam Mambo in 2014.

12 January 2020 – Northern Counties Dance Teachers Association

Additional Information: Competitions open to members of all professional dance associations affiliated to the BDC. Limited tickets will be sold on the day, but seats cannot be guaranteed. Tickets maybe booked through the NCDTA General Secretary on 0191 2682372. Prize money £150 per winning dance and £25 per couple all finalists. Closing date 16 December 2019 email dance names to secretary@ncdta.com Details and rules from General Secretary 0191 2682372. Scripts available £1 each following teaching session.

www.ncdta.com

Venue: NEW VENUE Wallsend Memorial Hall, NE28 6RN

Doors open:  8.45 am (Pros/members) 9.15 am (non members)

Competition starts: 10.00 am

Finish time approx:  6 pm

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information:
£15 each – NCDTA members £5 each on production of membership cards

Contact: Cora Ann Leonard on 0191 268 2372 for tickets and to enter dance names. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope, cheques payable to NCDTA Ltd.  Closing date is 16th December 2019

Teaching of new dances: same day

Food Available: light refreshments

Parking: on street parking

2020 Winners

Classical Winner – Hugo Swing

Arranged by Paul and Caroline Dellar

Modern Winner – Schnyder Waltz

Arranged by David Howker and Deborah Catlow

Latin Winner – Aussie Cha Cha

Arranged by Brett McIntyre and Lauren Phillips

2019 Winners

Classical Winner – Yankee Swing

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Music: King of Dixie Land by Dickie Valentine

Latin Winner – Mambo Americano

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Music by Not Without Us by DJ Otz available from Itunes

Modern Winner – January Waltz

Arranged by Graham and Avril Watkins

Music by The Ultimate Ballroom Album 10 – When you’re smiling CD2 Track 7 Yearning For You WR2CD5049

2018 Winners

Classical Winner – White Rose Gavotte

Arranged by John and Ann Rainey

Music: Larry Green. Cheek to Cheek. CDTS 193. Track 21 “My One and Only Love”

Latin winner: Charnwood Cha Cha Cha

Arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Music: Larry Green. Hats off to Larry. Track 14 – Moves Like Jagger

Modern Winner – Forever Foxtrot

Arranged by Graham and Avril Watkins

Music: Gunter Noris – Requests 5 – WRCD – 5018 Track 11 S’Wonderful

2017 Winners

Classical Winner – Speedwell Saunter

speedwell saunter

Arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Music : Richard Keeling , CD Rebel Heart, Track 16 ‘Gee Baby’

Latin Winner – Butterfly Jive

Butterfly Jive

Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Music: Cliff Richard, CD Just Fabulous Rock & Roll, Track 2 ‘ Butterfly’

Modern Winner – Leo Quickstep

Leo Quickstep

Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Music: Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart. CD Elegant Dance Vol. 3.

2016 Winners

Classical Winner – Teesdale Tango

Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Music: No Time Like Old Time – Track 6 – Autumn Leaves

Latin Winner – Rivelin Rumba

Neil and Lesley Marshall

Music: Larry Green – Cheek to Cheek – Track 10 ‘Kingston Town’

Modern Winner – Buckingham Quickstep

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Music: Larry Green – Have A Nice Day – Track 2 – ‘C’est Magnifique’

2015 Winners

Classical Winner Washington Tango

Neil and Lesley Marshall

Neil and Lesley Washington Tango

Music: Hisao Sudo, Elegant Dance Volume 4: Track 3 ” He’s a Pirate”

Latin Winner – Star Ruby Rumba

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Stuart and Beverly Star Ruby Rumba

Music: Ronnie Ross – CD Instrumentally Yours CDTS 206 – Track 6 La Playa

Modern Winner – Tango Tyrell

James Hatton and Lauren Phillips

James and Lauren Tango Tyrell

Music: Ultimate Ballroom Collection CD2 Track 15: “The Capricciosa”

2014 Winners

Classical Winner

County Gavotte

Neil and Lesley Marshall

County-Gavotte

Latin Winner

Sunstone Cha Cha Cha

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Sunstone-Cha-Cha

Modern Winner

Sapphire Tango

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Sapphire-Tango

2013 Winners

Classical Winner:

Tiger Eye Tango

 

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Music: Empress Orchestra – Blackpool My Blackpool – The Music Now and Then 1 WRCD 5035 CD1- Track 27 Ecstasy

Latin Winner:

Rumba Serenata

Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Music: Hugo Strasser Die Tanzlatte 1991 LC0193 Track 5 ~ Insime

Modern Winner:

Syracuse Waltz



David Belshaw and Karen Kelly

Music: Empress Orchestra – By the Ballroom Clock – CD 1010125 – Tracl 6  Waltz of My Heart

16 February 2020 – West of Britain

Additional Information:Presented by Martin Bird and Kris Turner. Modern and Classical sections only. Competitors entry tickets free. Limited spectator tickets available, strictly on first come first served basis. Competitors enter online by Wednesday 12th Feb 2020 at www.martinbird.net/west-of-britain-titles.html

Venue: Euphoria Dance Studios, 22 Marston Lane, Bedworth, CV12 8DH

Doors open:  1.15 pm

Competition starts: 1.45 pm

Finish time approx:  4.45 pm

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information: 
£12 each in advance only, limited numbers on first come first served basis.

Contact: Enquiries, entries and ticket requirements to Martin Bird, Brockbank Lane, PO Box 746, Banbury, OX16 6NY,   mbdancepromotions@gmail.com  07989 553934

Teaching of new dances: same day

Food Available: Light refreshments, hot drinks

Parking: As advised on the entry form and website http://www.martinbird.net/west-of-britain-titles.html

WINNERS

Classical Winner – Saunter Dior

Arranged by Paul and Caroline Dellar

Modern Winner – Hampton Court Foxtrot

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Classical Winner – Toabie Blues

Arranged by Ray Fenton-Storey and Lissia Giles

Modern Winner – Let’s Tango

Arranged by Ray Fenton-Storey and Lissia Giles

15 March 2020 – Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

Additional Information: The day will commence at 9.15 am with the 3-dance medallist event, followed by the Inventive competition at 10.30 am.  The sections are Classical Sequence and Latin Sequence.

Entries for the Inventive Dance competition should be sent by email to Louise Sampson. These should arrive on or before 1 March 2020.  Dances should be entered under their respective rhythm and, at this point, not by title.  CDs can only be accepted for musical requirements.

 www.istd.org

Venue: West Park Leisure Centre, Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AA

Doors open:  8.45 am  ~ ISTD Medallist 3 dance competition starts at 9.15 am

Competition starts: Inventive starts 10.30 am

Finish time approx: 3 pm

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information:  (cheques payable to ISTD) £14 non members. £13 ISTD Members (valid membership card to be produced)

Contact: Enquiries, entries and ticket requirements to Megan Garner MGarner@istd.org telephone (0)20 7377 1577 . Closing date 1st March 2020.

Teaching of new dances: same day

Food Available: small café on site

Parking: free

2020 Winners

Classical section – Blue Peter Blues

Arranged by Tony and Tina Higgins

Latin section – Rochetser Rumba

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

2019 Winners

Modern Winner :  Sierra Foxtrot

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Latin Winner : Hylton Jive

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

2018 Winners

Classical Winner : Gypsy Swing

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverly Murch-Fowkes

Modern Winner : Mendoza Waltz

Arranged by David Howker and Deborah Catlow

2017 Winners

Classical Winner : Bollinger Blues

Bollinger Blues Duncan and Hannah

Duncan and Hannah Trever

Music: Vince Hill, The Ultimate Collection, Track 13 “The Importance of Your Love”

Latin Winner: Jive Seventeen

Jive Seventeen Kay and Barbara

Kay Fairgrieve and Barbara Harvey

Music: Rick Vito Casa Musica Latin Mega Hits2 CM CD 510- CD 2 Track 11 The Ways of SIn

2016 Winners

Latin Winner: Caiprioska Cha Cha Cha

Caiprioska Cha Cha

Duncan and Hannah Trever

Music: Trijnte Oosterhuis, Luna Do Brasil CMCD037 – Track 8 – ‘Another Saturday Night’

Modern Winner: Promise Waltz

Promise Waltz

Kris Turner and Daniella Trueman

Music: Empress Orchestra, Always and Forever, EO01 – Track 10 ‘Always & Forever’

 

 

2015 Winners

Classical Winner: Ashleigh’s Two Step

Kay Fairgrieve and Louise Sampson

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Modern Winner: Rainbow Quartz Foxtrot

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Stuart Rainbow Quartz Foxtrot small

 

2014 Winners

Classical Winner: Mississippi Blues

David Howker and Deborah Catlow

Mississippi-Blues

 

 Latin Winner: Jive Fifty

Yvonne Hall partnered by Jonathan Reed 

Jive-Fifty

 

 

2013 Winners


Classical Winner:

Imperial Two Step

Shelly O’Hara and Scot Harwood

Music:

Latin Winner:

Vista Mar Cha Cha Cha

Scott Harwood and Shelly O’Hara

Modern Winner:

Red Velvet Tango

Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

 

28 August 2020 – Scarborough Sequence Festival CANCELLED

Sadly this event is now cancelled until 2nd April 2021. 

Additional information: Part of a 3 day sequence festival starting Friday 28th August 2020 to Sunday  30th August 2020.  All three inventive dance competitions will take place on Friday 28th August 2020, with teaching of the new dances on Saturday 29th August 2020. The Festival commences on the Friday afternoon with Tea Dance.

Full details on website www.dancefestivals4you.co.uk

Floral-HallVenue: The Ocean Ballroom, Spa Complex, Scarborough YO11 2HD

Doors open
:  7 pm

Finish time approx: 11.30 pm

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information:
Day tickets are available @ £12.50 (Friday) £16.00 (Saturday & Sunday per day) see www.dancefestivals4you.co.uk

Contact: Contact David Bullen 01704 540859 for tickets and competition entry forms.

Teaching of new dances: following day

Food Available: snacks available within the building

Parking: local pay and display car parking

2019 Winners

Classical Winner: Trappist Tango

Arranged by Graham and Avril Watkins

Latin Winner: Chester Cha Cha

Arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Modern Winner: Dreamtime Waltz

Arranged by John and Ann Rainey

2018 Winners

Classical Winner : Tea Time Tango

Arranged by Graham and Avril Watkins

Music: Perfect Day – David Last CDTS243 Track 15 “Eloise”

Latin Winner : Cosmopolitan Cha Cha Cha

Arranged by Andrew Davies and Clare Rushby

The Ultimate – Blackpool Music Vol 2 CD2 T5 “Fargo”

Modern Winner : Santa Fe Foxtrot

Arranged by Robert and Louise Aldred

 

2017 Winners

Classical Winner – Robins Swing

Arranged by Graham and Avril Watkins

Graham and Avril Robins Swing

Latin Winner – Chartwell Cha Cha Cha

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Chartwell CCC Stuart and Bev

Modern Winner – Waltz La Passione

Arranged by David Howker and Deborah Catlow

Waltz La Passione David and Deborah

2016 Winners

Classical Winner – Blue Moon Blues

Blue Moon Blues

Graham and Avril Watkins

Modern Winner – Windsor Foxtrot

Windsor Foxtrot

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Latin Winner – Kensington Rumba

Kensington Rumba

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

 

2015 Winners

Classical Winner

Ypres Centenary Saunter

Martin and Sarah Bird

Modern Winner

Woodhorn Waltz

Lee Dudman and Linda Dudman

Latin Winner

O.J. Cha Cha

Lee Dudman and Linda Dudman

2014 Winners

Classical Winner:

Saunter Zafira

Lee Dudman and Linda Dudman

Modern Winner

Yellowstone Waltz

Robert and Louise Aldred

Latin Winner:

Crystal Jive

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

 

 

2013 Winners

Classical Winner:

Sambuka Blues

Lee Dudman and Linda Dudman

Modern Winner:

Key West Waltz

Robert and Louise Aldred

Latin Winner

Rose Gold Rumba

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

 

 

 

17 May 2020 – Allied Dancing Association

Additional information: SPECIAL ONLINE EVENT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. General dancing throughout the day and in between the competition rounds. The scripts of the three winning dances will be on sale at the completion of the competition and teaching of the winning dances. Please note only food purchased on the premises can be consumed.

Venue: NEW VENUE  Whitby Sports and Social Club, Dunkirk Lane, Chester Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6QF

Doors open:  9.45 am

Competition starts: 10.30 am

Finish time : 5.30 pm

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information: Allied members – £TBC on production of current membership card. Spectators – £TBC each. Competitors £TBC per couple.

Contact: For tickets and entry forms contact Helen Blackburn 0795 7423875. Seats can be booked

Teaching of new dances: same day

Food Available: light snacks

Parking: £1.50 all day

2020 Winners

Latin Winner – Juliet Jive

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch Fowkes

Classical Winner – Tachbrook Tango

Arranged by Julie Buchanan and Linzi Buchanan Brown

2019 Winners

Latin Winner – Adelphi Rumba

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch Fowkes

Music: As if We Never Said Goodbye – Larry Green – CDTS 249 – Thanks for the Memories

Classical Winner – Saunter Lemare

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch Fowkes

Music: Moonlight and Roses David Last CDTS 079

Modern Winner – Lima Tango

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch Fowkes

Music: Sombras  – Richard Keeling – A Perfect Night CDTS 158

 

2018 Winners

Latin Winner – Belvedere Samba

Arranged by Duncan and Hannah Trever

Classical Winner – Ellesmere Saunter

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Modern Winner – Blackwood Waltz

Arranged by Keiran Kelly and Laura Tudor-Williams

 

2017 Winners

Latin Winner – Phoenix Rumba

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverly Murch-Fowkes

Barry and Bev Phoenix Rumba

 

Classical Winner – Trueman Tango

Arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Ellen and Kelly Trueman Tango

Modern Winner – Loxley Tango

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverly Murch-Fowkes

Barry and Bev Lowley Tango

2016 Winners

Classical WinnerGreystones Gavotte

ellen kelly greystones gavotte

arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Modern WinnerWarwick Tango

stuart and bev warwick tango

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Latin WinnerMalbec Rumba

duncan hannah Malbec Rumba

Arranged by Duncan and Hannah Trever

2015 Winners

Classical Winner

Tesla Tango

David Howker and Deborah Catlow

Arranged by David Howker and Deborah Catlow

Modern Winners

Westlee Waltz

David Howker and Deborah Catlow

Arranged by David Howker and Deborah Catlow

Latin Winners

Rumba Allure

Rumba Allure

Arranged by Paul and Caroline Dellar

 

2014 Winners

Classical Winner

Tango Addict

Tango-Addict

Paul and Caroline Dellar

Music: Richard Keeling – Strangers On The Shore (CDTS210) Track 5 “Turtletauben Tango”

Latin Winner

Alliance Rumba

Rumba-Alliance

David Howker and Deborah Catlow

Music: Richard Keeling, Feeling Good CDTS 204 Track 4 “Begin The Beguine”

Modern Winner

Jade Quickstep

Jade-Quickstep

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Music: Richard Keeling Dance With Me CDTS 194 Track 11 “Zing Went The Strings of My Heart”

2013 Winners

Latin Winner

Hinoki Bossa Nova


Ian and Sue Webster

Music: Jane McDonald – DMGTV013 You Belong To Me ~ Track 8 ‘Blame it on the Bossa Nova’

Classical Winner

San Antonio Saunter


Robert and Louise Aldred

Music: Ballroom Nights 4 , CD-Z4104, CD2 Track 1- ‘Love is the Sweetest Thing’


Modern Winner

Kelso Quickstep


Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Music: Ultimate Balroom 2 – Track 13 – It Don’t Mean a Thing

21 June 2020 – British Association of Teachers of Dancing CANCELLED

Additional information: The new dance competition is part of their annual congress weekend, which includes a gala dinner on the Saturday evening. Cabarets TBA. Book Dinner Dance tickets via the BATD office – £55 each. 

www.batd.co.uk

Venue: Crowne Plaza, Congress Road, Glasgow, G3 8QT

Doors open: 12

Competition starts: 12.30

Finish time approx: 7 pm

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information:
£12 For inventive dance competition and teaching of winning dances only.

£16 Ticket includes entry to Ballroom and Latin lectures commencing 9.30 pm till 12 noon
BATD members free, but must apply for tickets in advance. No charge for programme. Scripts on sale £3 for the 3 winning dances. Prize money £125 in each section and £20 other finalists.

Contact: Contact BATD head office on 0141 427 3699 for tickets and competition entry forms. 

Teaching of new dances: same day

Food Available: light snacks

Parking: Yes – pay by the hour

2019 Winners

Classical Winner – Damson Blues

Arranged by Ian and Sue Webster

Modern Winner – Midsummer Waltz

Arranged by John and Ann Rainey

Latin Winner – Julie’s Mambo

Arranged by Lissia Giles and Ray Fenton Storey

2018 Winners

Classical Winner – Floral Blues

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Latin Winner – Le Gigolo Jive

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverly Murch-Fowkes

Modern Winner – De-Kuyper Foxtrot

Arranged by Deborah Catlow and Partnered by David Howker

2017 Winners

Classical Winner – Anniversary Saunter

John and Ann Anniversary Saunter

John and Ann Rainey

Music – Larry Green, Unchained Melody- CDTS 214 Track 4 – The Power of Love

Latin Winner – Molinito Mambo

Molinito Mambo Barrie and Janette

Barrie and Janette Greenall

Music – Salsa Sensation BBC Big Band Salsa All Stars – Track 3 – Heeatwave

Modern Winner – Candleberry Foxtrot

Candleberry Foxtrot Ian and Sue

Ian and Sue Webster

Music – Gunter Noris – Requests 5 Track 11 “S Wonderful”

 

2016 Winners

Classical Winner – Sunkiss Saunter

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Arranged by John and Anne Rainey

Modern Winner – Wicked Waltz

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Arranged by George and Janet McDonald

Latin Winner – Redwood Cha Cha Cha

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Arranged by Ian and Sue Webster

2015 Winners

Classical Winner:

Midsummer Saunter

Arranged by John and Ann Rainey

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Latin Winner:

Silk Tree Rumba

Arranged by Ian and Sue Webster

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Modern Winner:

Waterford Waltz

Arranged by John and Ann Rainey

modern

 

2014 Winners

Classical Winner:

Saunter Cherise

Joan and Ann Rainey Saunter Cherise

Arranged by John and Ann Rainey

Music: Empress Dance band – Hushabye Outcast – Track 10 – Wine/Rainbow/Can’t Smile

Latin Winner

Rumba Acacia

Ian and Sue Webster Lacewood Waltz

Arranged by Ian and Sue Webster

Music: Richard Keeling – Band Of Brothers CDTS 186 – Track 11 Frozen

Modern Winner

Lacewood Waltz

Ian and Sue Webster Lacewood Waltz

Arranged by Ian and Sue Webster

Music: Jon Canning – Have I Told You Lately – Track 2 Aranjuez Mon Amour

 

 

 

2013 Winners

Latin Winner:

Rumba Victoria

Ian and Sue Webster

Music: Larry Green – Jump Shout Boogie CDTS 189 Track 9 “Sometimes”

Classical Winner:

Iris Saunter

John and Ann Rainey

Music: Bert Kaemfert ~ With a Sound in my Heart ~ Track 10 ‘Secret Love’

Modern Winner:

Bert’s Waltz

Joahn and Ann Rainey

Music: Richard Keeling ~ ‘A Perfect Night for Dreaming’

 

4 July 2020 – International Dance Teachers Association CANCELLED

Additional information: This event is part of the IDTA congress.  Tickets on sale from the IDTA office 01273 685 652 from May 2020. Prize money – Winners: £200 plus £50 expenses and £50 per couple finalists. Modern, Latin, Classical and Fun Dance sections. 

www.idta.co.uk


Venue:
Floral Hall, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre

Doors open:  8.45 am

Competition starts: 9.30 am

Finish time approx: 5 pm

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information: Competition IDTA members Free
Spectator non members £TBA, Non members competitors £TBA

Contact: Tickets and competition entry forms available from, Stephanie at the IDTA office on 01273 685 652, email s.james@idta.co.uk or download from website at www.idta.co.uk from May 2020.

Closing date June 2020

Teaching of new dances: same day

Food Available: limited selection from bar

Parking: pay by the hour

2019 Winners

Classical Winner – Thornbridge Tango

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Modern Winner – Tango 47

Arranged by Tracey White and Andrea Wortley

Latin Winner – Salsa Sizzle

Arranged by Darren and Anita Kelly

Fun Dance  – Samba for Sue

Arranged by Tracey White and Andrea Wortley

2018 Winners

Classical Winner – Waferfront Waltz

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Latin Winner – Rumba Memoire

Arranged by Berry Earnshaw and Beverly-Murch-Fowkes

Modern Winner – Emerald Quickstep

Arranged by Tracy White and Andrea Wortley

Fun Dance Winner – Boogie Bosa Nova

Arranged by Tracy White and Andrea Wortley

2017 Winners

Classical Winner – Morningtown Blues

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David Howker and Deborah Catlow

Music: The Best of The Seekers – Morning Town Ride

Modern Winner – Parklands Foxtrot

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Barry Earnshaw and Beverly Murch-Fowkes

Music: Casa Musica Vol 8 : Nat King Cole Track 10 ‘That’s You’

Latin Winner – Jive Together

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Alan and Eunice Lam

Music: Tony Gilbert, 1930’s The Age of Elegance CDTS 220 Track 18 ‘Just a Gigolo’

2016 Winners

Classical Winner – Saunter Samsara

Paul and Caroline Dellar

Arranged by Paul and Caroline Dellar

Modern Winner – Interval Waltz

Graham and Avril Watkins

Arranged by Graham and Avril Watkins

Latin Winner  – Tambora Mambo

Alan and Eunice Lam

Arranged by Alan and Eunice Lam

2015 Winners

Classical Winner

Lola Gavotte

Lola Gavotte Web

Arranged by Paul and Caroline Dellar

Modern Winner

Daiquiri Foxtrot

Daiquiri Foxtrot Web

Arranged by Duncan and Hannah Trever

Latin Winner

Red Ruby Jive

Red Ruby Jive web

Arranged by Peter and Yvette Harris

2014 Winners

Classical Winner:

Teal Tango

Teal Tango

Arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Modern Winner:

Angelite Waltz

Angelite Waltz

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Latin Winner:

Moonbeam Mambo

Moonbeam Mambo

Arranged by Peter and Yvette Harris

2013 Winners

Latin Winner:

Rumba Cascade

Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Music: Empress Dance band – Hushabye Outcast – Track 13 ‘I Dreamed A Dream’

 

Classical Winner:

Red Rose Gavotte

John and Ann Rainey

Music: Sydney Thompson – Old Tyme Hallmark 305172 – Track 2 ‘Gavotte From The Gondoliers’

Modern Winner:

Blue Topaz Foxtrot

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Music: Empress Orchestra – Blackpool My Blackpool – The Music Now & Then WR2CD5036- CD1 – Track 13 ‘Somewhere In Time’

2 August 2020 – British Dance Council ON LINE EVENT

Please note this event will now be held online. Please see  http://www.martinbird.net/inventive-comp.html  for details of how to enter and how the event will be run. Closing date 2nd July. 

Additional information: 70th Anniversary event. Competition day limited amount of general dancing in between competition rounds. New dances will be taught throughout the day. Closing date TBC. 

www.british-dance-council.org

Venue: Venue to be confirmed

Doors open: 9.30 am

Competition starts: 10 am

Finish time approx: 5 pm

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information:
Competitors £14

Spectators – Sunday £15

Contact: Tickets from Derek Tonks, 28 Bredon Close, Albrighton, WV7 3PQ 07719 419170. Entries Scott Blant Harwood; sblantharwood@gmail.com 07789312747

Teaching of new dances: same day

Food Available: snacks available from the bar

Parking: Free

2019 Winners

Classical Winner: Sunshine Stroll 19

Arranged by Graham and Avril Watkins

Music: Morecambe and Wise, Classic Morecambe & Wise Songs and Sketches. Track 26, Bring Me Sunshine 

Latin Winner : Crystal Rumba

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Music: Fragile by Jon Canning – A Time For Love

Modern Winner:  Waltz Serenade

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Music: So I Can Find My Way by Larry Green. Download from Maestro Music.

2018 Winners

Classical Winner: Tango Britannia

Arranged by: Graham and Avril Watkins

Music: David Last. One Moment In Time – Track 5 Apache

Latin Winner : Richmond Rumba

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Music: Larry Green. Love is all around us. Track 16 “History of Love” CDTS244

Modern Winner: Tango Lorenza

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Music: Dokman Tango Empress Orchestra

 

 

2017 Winners

Classical Winner: Garthlands Gavotte

Garthlands Gavotte

Arranged by : Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Music: No Time Like Old Time – Tony Evans – Track 4 – Sweet Gingerbread Man

Latin Winner : Rumba Faustino

Rumba Faustino

 

Arranged by Duncan & Hannah Trever

Music: Agnetha Faltskog – Fly Me To The Moon – Track 7  – My Colouring Book

Modern Winner : Winscar Waltz

Winscar Waltz

Arranged by Mark Webb and Emily Hunt

Music: Ross Mitchell – Zing into the 90’s – DLD1010 – Track 4 – Dancing Like Lovers

 

2016 Winners

Classical Winner : Elizabethan Waltz

Robert and Louise Aldred Elizabethan Waltz

Robert and Louise Aldred

Latin Winner : San Diego Samba

Robert and Louise Aldred San Diego Samba

Robert and Louise Aldred

Modern Winner : Tia Maria Tango

Duncan and Hannah Trever Tia Maria Tango

Duncan and Hannah Trever

 

2015 Winners

Classical Winner : Talahassi Tango

Lee Dudman and Linda Dudman

Latin Winner : Emerald Rumba

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Modern Winner : Woodsdown Waltz

Ian and Leah Hardaker

 

2014 Winners

Classical Winner : Stonebridge Saunter

Stonebridge Saunter

Arranged by Ian and Leah Hardaker

Modern Winner : Xander Quickstep

Xander Quickstep

Arranged by Neil and Lesley Marshall

Latin Winner : Rumba Gold

Rumba Gold

Arranged by Andrew Davies and Clare Rushby

2013 Winners:

Latin Winner:

Emerald Jive

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Music: Richard Keeling, In The Mood CDTS 181 Track 5 In The Mood

Classical Winner:

Westgate Tango

Lee and Linda Dudman

Music: Empress Orchestra EO01, Always and Forever, Track 13 “Por Una Cabeza”


Modern Winner:

Wycombe Waltz

Lissia Giles partnered by Lee Dudman

Music: Casa Musica, The Best of Ballroom Music Vol 4, CM-CD 005 Track 1 “Fascination”

 

16 August 2020 – Associated Board of Dance CANCELLED

Dear Teachers, Inventors and Dancers, unfortunately it is with great sadness that due to the current unprecedented times we find ourselves living in with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Associated Board of Dance has taken the decision to cancel the Inventive Sequence competition scheduled for Sunday 16th August 2020.

As an association we will always view the health and well-being of our members and dancers as our priority. Due to Government guidance and advice on social distancing we feel it would be prudent to reschedule this event for next year.

Please be assured we will be holding our event in 2021 and look forward to welcoming you all for a great day’s dancing and competition. Stay safe, stay well and keep dancing!

Peter Nash, ABD Ballroom Director

Gaynor Fielding, Ballroom I President, Head of Sequence Faculty

Scott Blant-Harwood, Vice Head of Sequence Faculty

Additional Information: Prize money £100 winner and £20 each finalist. Social dancing throughout the day. Refreshments available. 

Venue: Festival Hall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, NG17 7DJ

Doors open:  10 am

Competition starts: 11 am

Finish time approx:  6 pm

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information: 
£15 spectators each and £7.50 each Competitors

Contact: for more details contact scottblantharwood@gmail.com 07789312747 For ticket info or any further information required.

Teaching of new dances: same day

Food Available: available on site

Parking: TBC

2020 Event Cancelled due to Coronavirus

2019 Winners

Classical Section – Stoneacre Saunter

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Modern Section – Tinks Waltz

Arranged by David and Jayne Harwood

Latin Section – Ravenscroft Rumba

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

13 September 2020 – National Association of Teachers of Dancing

Additional information: NATD inventive dance competition with social dancing in between rounds. Closing date 31st August 2020. www.natd.org.uk

Hermitage_Lesiure_CentreVenue: Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby-In-Ashfield, NG17 7DJ

Doors open:  9.15 am

Competition starts: 10 am 

Finish time approx:
5 pm

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information: Spectators single £TBA each. NATD members spectators £TBC each. Competitors £TBA each (includes entry fee and free programme)

Programmes £1

Contact: Tickets, seating and entry forms from the NATD office, please purchase tickets and book your seats. Make cheques payable to NATD Ltd enclosing a stamped addressed envelope to the General Secretary, NATD, National House, Turnfields Court, Turnfields, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4PT. Email address info@natd.org.uk telephone 01635 868888 / 226889. info@natd.org.uk

Teaching of new dances: same day

Food Available: cafe on site

Parking: TBC

2019 Winners

Classical Winner – Southend Swing

Arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Modern Winner – Fairfield Foxtrot

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Latin Winner – Melrose Mambo

Arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

2018 Event Cancelled due to bad weather

2017 Winners

Classical Winner – Paradise Blues

Paradise Blues

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverely Murch-Fowkes

Latin Winner- Morton Mambo

Morton Mambo

Arranged by Eric and Lynda Dodd

Modern Winner – Caister Quickstep

caister quickstep

Arranged by Eric and Lynda Dodd

2016 Winners

Classical Winner

John Ann Rainey small

Evening Star Saunter arranged by John and Ann Rainey

Tony Gilbert Sound C’est Si Bon – CDTS 231 – Track 18  A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening

Latin Winner

Stuart and Bev small

Marlborough Mambo arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Music: Richard Keeling – You’re My World CDTS 154 Track 9 ‘Hoots Man’

Modern Winner

David and Deborah small

Champagne Foxtrot arranged by David Howker and Deborah Catlow

Music: The Very Best of Doris Day – Track 10 – Cheek to Cheek

2015 Winners

Classical Winner

Hattyboo Blues arranged by John and Ann Rainey

Hattyboo Blues small

Latin Winner

Jet Stone Jive arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Jet Stone Jive small

Modern Winner

Waltz J’Adore arranged by Paul and Caroline Dellar

Waltx J'Adore small

Ron Lane Memorial Trophy winners Paul and Caroline Dellar

Ron Lane Trophy small

2014 Winners

Classical Winner:

Blue John Swing

Blue-John-Swing

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Latin Winner:

Rhinestone Rumba

Rhinestone-Rumba

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Modern Winner:

Eternity Waltz

Eternity-Waltz

Arranged by Paul and Caroline Dellar

2013 Winners

Classical Winner:

Tango Tenuta

Tango-Tantu
Ian and Leah Hardaker

Music: Elegant Dance 4
– Track 3 – ‘He’s A Pirate’

Latin Winner:

Red Jasper Jive

Stuart Perry & Beverly Howard

Music
: Larry Green – Have a Nice day CDTS198 – Track 18 ‘Shake Rattle and Roll’

 

Modern Winner:

Pink Diamond Foxtrot

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Music: Larry Green CDTS189 – Jump Shout Boogie – Track3 ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’

19 October 2020 – Blackpool Dance Festival

The Adult Sequence Dance Festival will once again immediately follow the Children’s Dance Festival on Saturday 17th October.

If you are a Modern Sequence Dancer or Dance Teacher why not come along to Blackpool and enjoy dancing at one of the countries finest venues, the Empress Ballroom. Music will be provided throughout the festival by organ player Elizabeth Harrison.

During the 3 day festival you will see some of the UK’s finest young competitors taking part in the British Sequence Dance Championships.

Whether you come for one day, or all three days, you will be guaranteed first class Modern Sequence Dancing with some of the countries leading MC’s.

Your afternoon MC’s will be: Sunday, TBC 2. pm, Monday, TBC 2 pm  and Tuesday, TBC 2.15 pm . Afternoon Tea Dance tickets are only £TBA each.

Your evening MC’s from 6.30 pm will be:

Sunday– TBC
Monday–
TBC
Tuesday– TBC

The Inventive Dance Competition takes place on Monday and you will have the opportunity to be one of the first to learn the new dances direct from the winners during one of Tuesdays teaching sessions.

www.blackpooldancefestival.com

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Venue: Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Doors open:  10 am

Competition starts: 10.30 am

Finish time approx: 11.30 pm

Times Subject To Change

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information:
£TBC Adult Daily Ticket no seat per person £TBC per child

£TBC Season Ticket no seat (3 days) per person
Reserved Seating – additional charge applies
All can be purchased from Dance Festival Office prior to the Festival commencing then from the Winter Gardens Box Office during the Festival.

Contact: Contact the Dance Festival office for ticket application forms, advance group bookings and competition entry forms on 01253 625252 or download them from the website when available.

Teaching of new dances: following day. Professionals from 11 am. General Public from 1 pm

Food Available: small café within the building

Parking:
pay per hour

2019 Winners

Classical Winner – Grand Floridian Gavotte

Arranged by David Smith and Danielle Wallis

Music: Dancebeat 26. Don’t Stop Believin – Track 5 With One Look

Latin Winner – St James Jive

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Music: Richard Keeling. In The Mood CDTS 181 – Track 5 In The Mood

Modern Winner – Edith’s Waltz

Arranged by Adam Bynert and Bethany Rushby

Music: Theme from Forest Gump – Andrea Spadaroi

2018 Winners

Classical Winner: Gondolier Gavotte

Arranged by Andrew Davies and Clare Rushby

Latin Winner: Malvern Mambo

Arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Modern Winner: Waldorf Waltz

Arranged by Robert and Louise Aldred

2017 Winners

Classical Winner– Titan Tango

Titan Tango Andrew Davies and Clare Rushby

Arranged by Andrew Davies and Clare Rushby

Latin Winner – Spring Hill Samba

Spring hill samba Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Modern Winner – Milwaukee Waltz

milwaukee waltz Robert and Louise Aldred

Arranged by Robert and Louise Aldred

2016 Winners

Classical Section : Taittinger Tango

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Duncan and Hannah Trever

Music: Bryan Smith & His Orchestra. Old Time and Sequence Favourites CDTS016 Track 24 Blue Tango

Latin Section : Meadowfield Mambo

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Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Music: Richard Keeling – Imagine – Track 21 Do You Remember

Modern Section : Wisconsin Waltz

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Robert and Louise Aldred

Music: Snow. Empress Orchestra

 

2015 Winners

Classical Section : Houston Tango

Arranged by Robert and Louise Aldred

Latin Section : Crystal Samba

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Stuart and Bev Crystal Samba

Modern Section : Waltz Amabile

Arranged by Ian and Leah Hardaker

2014 Winners

Classical Sequence

Red Spinel Saunter

Red Spinel Saunter

arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Latin Sequence

Rumba Missouri

Rumba Missouri

arranged by Robert and Louise Aldred

Modern Sequence

Fantasy Foxtrot

Fantasy Foxtrot

arranged by Andrew Davies and Clare Rushby

 

 

 

2013 Winners:

Classical Sequence

Tango Arizona

Robert and Louise Aldred

Tango-Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latin Sequence

Gemini Rumba

Lee Dudman and Linda Dudman

Gemini-Rumba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Sequence

California Foxtrot

Robert and Louise Aldred

California-Foxtrot

1 November 2020 – Ada Unsworth Memorial Event

Additional information: For further information contact Rita Carradus 07710 444241 or 01202 630173. Closing Date for entries 31st October 2020. Special room rates are available – £TBC for double room 2 people sharing with bed and breakfast and £TBC for a single room bed and breakfast. Restaurant is now open until 9 pm for anyone wanting to book dinner. Telephone 01252 838000 and state you are attending Rita Carradus Function in the Canal Suite 1/11/2020. 

Venue: Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 6PT,

Doors open: 9.15 am

Competition starts: 9.45 am

Finish time approx: 6 pm

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information: £TBC each contact Rita Carradus on 07710 444241 or email rita.a.ball@hotmail.co.uk

Contact: online entry at www.martinbird.net/ada-unsworth-inventive.html

Teaching of new dances: during the day

Food Available: tea/coffee and light refreshments available all day. (strictly no food or drink can be brought into the premises)

Parking: free car park

2018 Winners

Classical Section  – Swaledale Saunter

arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Modern Section – Countdown Quickstep

Arranged by Graham and Avril Watkins

Latin Winner – Christchurch Cha cha Cha

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

2017 Winners

Classical Section – Black Country Blues

graham and avril

Graham and Avril Watkins

Modern Section – Let’s Waltz

Ray and Lissia

Ray Fenton-Storey and Lissia Giles

Latin Section – Rumba Mounda

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David and Geraldine Roberts

 

2016 Winners

Classical Section –  Winter Saunter

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Arranged by John and Ann Rainey

Music: Larry Green – Cheek to Cheek – CDTS 193  – Track 14 Cheek to Cheek

Modern Section – Coral Bay Waltz

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Arranged by David and Geraldine Roberts

Music Colombia Music Orchestra – Strictly Ballroom Dance CD Number 1 – Track 1 Vivre Pour Vivre

Latin Section – Kaylee Rumba

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Arranged by Lissia Giles and Ray Fenton-Storey

Music – The Ultimate Latin Album 5 WR2CD – 5038  – Track 3 Nobody Knows

 

2015 Winners

Classical Section – Lace Agate Swing

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Modern Section  – Silver Fir Foxtrot

Ian and Sue Webster

Arranged by Ian and Sue Webster

Latin section – Manhattan Mambo

duncan and hannah trever

Arranged by Duncan and Hannah Trever

 

2014 Winners

Latin section – Bowness Cha Cha

Bowness Cha Cha (1)

Arranged by Neil and Lesley Marshall

Music: Richard Keeling CDTS 210, Stranger on the Shore, Track 13 ‘Coco’

Classical section – Selby Swing

Selby Swing

Arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Music: David Last Profiles Track 1 ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

Modern Section – Beryl’s Waltz

Beryl's Waltz

arranged by John and Ann Rainey

Music: Richard Keeling CDTS 158. A Perfect Night For Dreaming, Track 9 ‘ A Perfect Night for Dreaming’

 

2013 Winners:

Latin Section – Rock Crazy Jive

Michael Stevenson and Heather Jackson

Rock-Crazy-Jive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Section – Hoabie Quickstep

Lissia Giles and Martin Bird

Hoabie-Quickstep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classical Section – Tiffany Saunter

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Tiffany-Saunter

6 December 2020 – United Kingdom Alliance

Additional information:  Three usual competitions. Ballroom, Latin and Classical sequence inventive competitions. 

DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

www.uka.co.uk

Venue:  Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood, FY7 6HF

Doors open:  9.30 am

Competition starts: 10 am

Finish time approx: around 6 pm

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information:
£TBC spectators

£TBC non member competitors
UKA members free on production of current membership cards

Contact: Sue Burroughs on 01934 621 281 for tickets and dance entries by 21st November 2020. email sbdancecentre@gmail.com

Teaching of new dances: same day

Food Available: Cafes within the building

Parking: pay by the hour

2019 Winners

Classical Winner – Water Lily Waltz

Arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Latin Winner – Rumba Simone

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverly Murch-Fowkes

Modern Winner –  Midwinter Waltz

Arranged by John and Ann Rainey

2018 Winners

Classical Winner – Bathams Blues

Arranged by Graham and Avril Watkins

Modern Winner – Bella Foxtrot

Arranged by Adam Bynert and Bethany Rushby

Latin Winner – Alpha Jive

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Fun Dance winner  – Highland Fling (Swing)

Arranged by John and Anne Rainey

 

 

2017 Winners

Classical Winner – Southfields Saunter. Arranged by Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Kelly and ellen UKA 2017

Latin Winner – Penderyn Cha Cha Cha arranged by Duncan and Hannah Trever

Duncan and Hannah UKA 2017

Modern Winner – Highclere Foxtrot arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Stuart and Bev UKA 2017

Party Dance winner – Twenties Christmas Swing arranged by John and Ann Rainey

John and Ann UKA 2017

2016 Winners

Classical Winner – Sandringham Swing arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Modern Winner – Highgrove Foxtrot arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Latin Winner – Goldenrain Rumba arranged Ian and Sue Webster

Party Dance winner – Christmas Cracker cha Cha arranged by Ian and Sue Webster 

2015 Winners

Classical Winner

Serenata Blues

david & deborah small

Arranged by David Howker and Deborah Catlow

Modern Winner

Royal Sapphire Foxtrot

stuart and bev small

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Latin Winner

Mango Bossa Nova

ian and sue small

Arranged by Ian and Sue Webster

2014 Winners

Classical Winner

Swinburne Swing

Swinburne Swing

Ellen Harrison and Kelly Sloan

Modern Winner

Phillyrea Foxtrot

Phillyrea Foxtrot

Ian and Sue Webster

Latin Winner

Citrine Cha Cha

Citrine Cha Cha

Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

2013 Winners

Latin Winner:

Chestnut Cha Cha

Ian and Sue Webster

Music: Tony Crane ~ The Ultimate Latin Album 2 – WR2CD-5026 – Track 18 “Chilly Cha Cha”

Classical Winner:

Black Pearl Tango

Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Music: Elegant Dance Vol 4 – Track 3 ‘”He’s A Pirate”

Modern Winner:

Fleetham Foxtrot

Ian and Leah Hardaker

Music: Elegant Dance 4 ~
Track 5 ~ “Moondance”

Paul and Caroline Dellar

Daisy Saunter - CopyPaul and Caroline have been teaching Modern Sequence dancing together since 1990. Caroline danced ballet from a very young age and then changed to Old Time dancing at the age of 10 and competed up to junior level to the age of 16.

Caroline qualified in Old Time with the UKA to membership level in 1984 and then in ballroom with the IDTA to Associate level in 1998, Latin Associate level in 2000 and ballroom Licentiate level in 2003. Paul was a late starter and only took up dancing socially when he met Caroline until he qualified in ballroom with the IDTA to Associate level in 1998 and then ballroom Licentiate level in 2003.

They run busy sequence classes on Tuesday and Friday evenings with occasional Saturday evening dances.

Past Competitors

Past Inventive Dance Competitors

Steven Shaw and Helen Blackburn danced in Inventive Dance Competitions from 1999 to 2012 and had 103 winning dances together. Their popular dances include the Feta Foxtrot, Tayside Tango, Saunter Shiraz, Hamilton Swing,  Trafalgar Two Step 2012, Glastonbury Glide, Valentina Cha Cha Cha and Ventura Waltz. Before moving into the inventive dance arena Helen won both the British Amateur Modern Sequence and the British Professional Classical Sequence Championships and is a triple Carl Alan Award recipient. She previously wrote the ‘Sequence’ pages for ‘Dance Today’ magazine and with her husband Steven they are triple Classique De Danse award winners and both received the Carl Alan award in 2013 for their Outstanding Classical Sequence Partnership. As Championship adjudicators they also teach and run sequence dances and holidays around the UK. 

Robert and Louise Aldred –both began dancing at the age of 3, Robert training with Joan and Lewis Wilson, Louise competing firstly as a juvenile in Classical Sequence and then as a junior and youth in Ballroom and Latin becoming one of the country’s leading competitors in these fields. Their first meeting was at a dance competition and they were married two years later.
They first entered into inventive dance at the British Dance Council competition at Stoke-On-Trent which they won with the Countess Waltz. This was later to become a Championship dance along with one of their more recent prize winning dances, the Washington Two Step. They are both Championship Adjudicators and have lectured for most of the Teaching Associations. Robert is a Fellow of both the NATD and ISTD, recently being invited to sit on the Sequence Faculty of the latter. Louise and Robert are co-principals of a busy dance school near Nottingham.  

Neil and Lesley Marshall  qualified as dance teachers in 1977 and started competing in Inventive Dance Competitions in 1978 and won their first inventive in 1979. Having now had over 50 prize winning dances, including the very popular Rumba Loui Ann, Kennies Waltz and Key Quickstep. Neil and Lesley have danced since a very early age, both coming from dancing families, and met in 1974 at the Blackpool Dance Festival. Neil trained with Jack & Joyce Briggs and danced open competitions. He joined their formation team at the age of 15 to 28 and the team won the Carl Alan Award and appeared on Come Dancing.

Barrie and Janette Greenall – Barrie and Janette began dancing when they attended a sequence beginners class in 1994 with John and Diane Free, also taking Ballroom and Latin Lessons for social enjoyment until their teachers moved back to their family roots in Scotland. They then began running a weekly social dance for all the friends they had made over the years. Looking to improve the experience for their dancers they progressed to receiving ongoing tuition from Roy and Elaine Sharpe. They first qualified with the BATD at Associate Level in Modern Ballroom in 2011, then went on to Associate Latin in 2012 and Classical Sequence in 2013, Membership Ballroom in 2014 and Membership Latin in 2017.

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Jim and Hazel Wake. Jim and Hazel first qualified in 1963 with the ISTD and became fulltime dance teachers working at the Top Rank Victor Sylvester Studios in Gateshead. They began sequence dancing in 1998 after they retired and started to enter inventive dance competitions. They won the Blackpool Sequence Dance Festival new dance competition in 2002 with the Tynedale Quickstep and have had other winners during their career.

Eric and Lynda Dodd –  have been Dancing for 25 years. They progressed from Medal Tests into Social Competitions before moving into Senior Amateur Competitions, being trained by Jack and the late Joyce Briggs of Bradford. They achieved top six placings in both Classical and Modern Sequence Sections at the British Championships at Blackpool and turned Professional with the UKA in 2002.

 

 

Lee Dudman :  Lees was a past British Junior Modern Sequence champion with his partner, Rachel Turnbull.  Lee is one of the principal dance teachers at the Dudman School of Dance in Newcastle upon Tyne, alongside his mum, Linda, and wife, Natasha. The school covers all branches of dance, as well as theatre.

 

Andrea Kilgour: Andrea, with her partner Darren Park, competed mainly in the Sequence field and was British Amateur and Professional champion, and Classique de Dance and Carl Alan Award winner. Andrea teaches in Berkshire and Yorkshire, and focuses mainly on competitive work and specialist choreography. She is one of the teachers of the 2008 Amateur Sequence Champions, but has also spent time working with people with learning difficulties to enjoy music and dance.

 

Michael Stevenson started sequence dancing in 1985 and qualified in Classical Sequence with the IDTA in 1987. He ran classes for 21 years in the Stoke on Trent area, but retired at the end of 2005. Michael retired from inventive dance competitions at the end of 2008.

 

Edwin Vickers has been a qualified dance teacher for over 20 years. He first competed in inventive dance competitions in 2003 and was successful with many winning dances, including the very popular Blue Angel Rumba. Edwin retired from competitions at the end of 2006.

 

Ian Rowe competed in inventive dance competitions from 1998. He qualified in 1996 and works full time and retired from competitions in 2006.

 

Valerie Gilligan competed in inventive dance competitions from 1998 until 2006. Valerie started Old Time dancing at the age of 4 until the age of 16 and following a short break returned to dancing and turned professional at 28. 

 

Kevin Page & Valerie Laws are a brother and sister team who are qualified with the NATD & ISTD and have their own Dance Premises situated on Khyber Pass, Whitby, North Yorkshire. They have 2 spacious ballrooms with refreshments and a licensed bar. Both are fully qualified in Ballroom, Latin & Classical and are Examiners with the NATD. Other winning dances include the Khyber Quickstep, Resolution Rumba, Tango Regatta & Endeavour Waltz.

 

John & Maureen Dack have been competing for many years and are the arrangers of the Golden Quickstep, Sarahs Waltz and Sandringham Saunter to name a few.

 

George and Janet McDonald- George and Janet have been qualified dance teachers with the B.A.T.D. for 14 years and have competed in Inventive Dance Competitions for 12 years. A previous winning dance was the Harmony Foxtrot along with the Lilac Lady Tango.

 

John and Pauline Stringfellow started sequence dancing in 1980 and qualified as dancing teachers in 1998. 

 

Malcolm and Liz Preskey – Liz and Malcolm started sequence dancing in 1993 as company for their neighbours at an Adult Education class run by Jean and Roy Hopkinson at a local school. The neighbours soon gave up but Liz and Malc pressed on regardless after the first hysterical weeks. They qualified in Modern Ballroom in 1999 with the Allied Dancing Association followed by Classical and Latin in 2001 and 2004 respectively with the UKA.

 

Ian and Leah Hardaker

Ian-and-Leah-HardakerIan and Leah Hardaker –  Ian started ‘Old Time’ dancing at the age of 10 and began competing at the age of 14. He danced in Junior and Amateur competitions in the 1960s and appeared for ‘The North’ on Come Dancing just after his 21st birthday in 1968. He gave up dancing completely a few years later until 35 years on he and Leah met in 2006.

Leah had started ‘Beginners’ dance classes only 18 months earlier. They began dancing socially with the Morgan School of Dancing in Darlington, but soon entered the competition world in late 2007.

They progressed quickly with the Thomson Dance School winning the British Senior Modern Sequence Title at Blackpool in 2009,10 and 11 and were also runners-up in the Classical Sequence Championships in the same years. They retired from competitions in July 2012 and were married in August of the same year.

They qualified as Professionals in January 2013 and in their 2nd inventive dance competition, won with their classical Tango Tenuta at the NATD competition in March 2013.

David Howker and Debbie Catlow

David-Howker-and-Deborah-CaDebbie started to dance as a child entering Classical sequence competitions. She qualified as an Associate with the UKA in Ballroom in March 2007 and started competing in inventive dance competitions in 2009. She has been competing with David since 2011.

Lee Dudman and Linda Dudman

Gemini Rumba - CopyLee Dudman and Linda Dudman: Lee and Linda are a mother and son partnership. Lee will be remembered mainly as a successful ballroom dancer, he was also British Junior Modern Sequence champion with his partner, Rachel Turnbull.

Both are principle’s at the Dudman Academy of Performing Arts in Newcastle upon Tyne, alongside Lee’s wife, Natasha. The school covers all branches of dance, as well as theatre.

 

Neil and Lesley Marshall

Neil-and-LesleyNeil and Lesley Marshall qualified as dance teachers in 1977 and started competing in the Inventive Dance Competitions in 1978 and won their first inventive in 1979. Having now had over 50 prize winning dances, including the very popular Rumba Loui Ann, Kennies Waltz and Key Quickstep they continue to compete at all the major events.

Neil and Lesley have danced since a very early age, both coming from dancing families, and met in 1974 at the Blackpool Dance Festival.

Neil trained with Jack & Joyce Briggs and danced open competitions. He joined their formation team at the age of 15 to 28 and the team won the Carl Alan Award and appeared on Come Dancing for many years.

Neil and Lesley run regular sequence dances throughout the week in the Grenoside and Stannington areas of Sheffield and provide children’s dance classes each Saturday.

They also teach new dances at the ISDC Humberside area one Sunday each month, which they have done for the last 25 years. They are also guest MC’s at major events in the year.

Both are adjudicators, qualified in all three branches and are qualified scrutineers. To find out more about Neil and Lesley’s sequence dances telephone 0114 2337290

David and Rita Harrod

David-and-Rita-HarrodDavid and Rita Harrod are new comers to the inventive dance circuit and started Sequence dancing socially simply for enjoyment.

Having both qualified in 1998, David took early retirement and they are now competing at many of the competitions and running sequence dances locally in Blackpool.

Tuesdays: Cleveleys Senior Citizens Associaion Hall, Victoria Road, West Cleveleys. Modern Sequence 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Wednesdays and Saturdays: St Marks Church Westcliffe Drive, Layton, Blackpool opposite the Windmill Public House. Modern Sequence 7.00pm – 10.00 pm. Thursday morning class 10.00am till 12.00 the week following the new dance competition for teaching of the prize winning dances only.

Saturday Sequence beginners class 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Monday afternoon Popular and Social Sequence.

St Christophers Community Centre, Hawed Side Lane, Blackpool.
Dance instruction Mondays 12.30pm – 1.45pm. Monday social dance 2.00pm – 4.15pm

Friday mornings teaching class followed by social dance to include dances taught 10.00am – 12.45 pm

Programme subject to change.

David and Rita are also resident Dance Hosts for: Pontins at Blackpool for Golden Break Holidays in Spring and Autumn I.O.W Tours selected dates – contact I.O.W. Tours Tel 01983 405116 and Trouville Hotel, Sandown, Ise Of Wight. Tel 019834 402141

If you are visiting Blackpool or the North West why not pop along to meet them. Contact David and Rita on 01253 356 284

Louise and Robert Aldred

Robert_&_LouiseLouise and Robert Aldred both began dancing at the age of 3, Robert training with Joan and Lewis Wilson, Louise competing firstly as a juvenile in Classical Sequence and then as a junior and youth in Ballroom and Latin becoming one of the country’s leading competitors in these fields. Their first meeting was at a dance competition and they were married two years later.

They first entered into inventive dance at the British Dance Council competition at Stoke-On-Trent which they won with the Countess Waltz. This was later to become a Championship dance along with one of their more recent prize winning dances, the Washington Two Step.

They are both Championship Adjudicators and have lectured for most of the Teaching Associations. Robert is a Fellow of both the NATD and ISTD, recently being invited to sit on the Sequence Faculty of the latter.

Louise and Robert are co-principals of a busy dance school near Nottingham. They teach Ballroom, Latin, Sequence, Line Dancing, Salsa, R&R and Freestyle covering all levels including social dancers, medallists, competitors and professional tuition. The school is an ISTD approved Dance Centre offering QCA recognised graded examinations and qualifications.

Contact (0115) 9384688 for further information.

Steven Shaw & Helen Blackburn

Steven-Shaw-and-Helen-BlackSteven Shaw & Helen Blackburn  danced in Inventive Dance Competitions from 1999 to 2012 and  had 103 winning dances together. Their popular dances include the Feta Foxtrot, Tayside Tango, Saunter Shiraz, Hamilton Swing,  Trafalgar Two Step 2012, Glastonbury Glide, Valentina Cha Cha Cha and Ventura Waltz.

Before moving into the inventive dance arena Helen won both the British Amateur Modern Sequence and the British Professional Classical Sequence Championships and is a triple Carl Alan Award recipient. She previously wrote the ‘Sequence’ pages for ‘Dance Today’ magazine and with her husband Steven they are triple Classique De Danse award winners and both received the Carl Alan award in 2013 for their Outstanding Classical Sequence Partnership.

They are qualified in Ballroom, Latin and Classical sequence and are Championship adjudicators. They are available for private tuition at all levels, including beginners, and run a Modern Sequence Dance each Thursday at Ossett War Memorial Community Centre in West Yorkshire. Throughout the year Steven and Helen also organise Modern Sequence Dancing holidays nationwide.

If you would like more information contact them direct on 0795 7423 875