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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

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

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

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

john-and-ann-winter-saunter

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 Dellar: Paul 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.
Paul and Caroline have just entered their first two inventive dance competitions and won with the Eternity Waltz at the NATD competition and the Daisy Saunter at the Butlins Southern competition.

They run busy sequence classes on Tuesday and Friday evenings, monthly Saturday evening dances and quarterly Friday evening dances with live music. They also run annual dancing holidays with David Last.

Past Inventive Dance Competitiors

Past Inventive Dance Competitors

David and Jayne Harwood – see their website click here

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.

Martin Bird and Sarah Ward Jones. click here

Karen Kelly & David Belshaw met in 1985 when they joined the Whitley Bay Alletsa Old Time formation team, becoming twice British Old Time Formation champions, representing the North East on Come Dancing, and Great Britain in the World Showdance. They turned professional in 1991 and had their first win at their first inventive dance competition with the Jasmine Foxtrot in 1993. For more details visit www.dkdancing.com

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.

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.

Although they don’t run their own dance night they currently go out dancing two or three nights each week in and around their home town of Newcastle

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.

They run two successful Modern Sequence Dances in North Hykeham, Lincoln on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, and are also available for Private Lessons. They have been guest MC’s at several events.

Lee Dudman and Andrea Kilgour: Lee and Andrea have known and worked together over a number of years and decided to compete in the Inventive Dance Competitions to get back on the dance floor. Although Lee will be remembered mainly as a successful ballroom dancer, he was also British Junior Modern Sequence champion with his partner, Rachel Turnbull. 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.

Lee is one of the principle’s 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 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.

Both were thrilled to win at the 2008 October Sequence festival and look forward to competing again in the future.

 

Barry Earnshaw & Beverley Murch-Fowkes return 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.

Heather Roberts visit sequencedancingmidlands.co.uk

Dorothy Hudson and Hilary Kershaw – Dorothy and Hilary were a new competition partnership in 2007. Dorothy previously competed in inventive dance competitions and has now returned with a new dance partner, Hilary. Hilary retired from running a very busy medalist school in 2000 and now enjoys running sequence dances

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

He competed in inventive dance competitions from 2005 until 2008 with Ann Brown. Their first win came at the end of 2005, with Abi’s Jive at the UKA competition and their second win came in June 2006 at the BATD competition, with Barbara’s Waltz, so named in memory of Ann’s mum.

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, with his partner at that time, Beverely Murch Fowkes, and they were successful with many winning dances, including the very popular Blue Angel Rumba.

Edwin retired from competitions at the end of 2006 and still enjoys social dancing with his wife Ann.

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. She now runs a busy dance school at the Polish Social Centre, Back East Street in Bury teaching dancers of all ages.

She has a Sequence class each Wednesday afternoon, 1 pm – 3.30 pm where she teaches a selection of the latest dances.

Kevin Page & Valerie Lawsare 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.

Kevin and Valerie run sequence classes on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. Evening social ballroom and sequence classes are available. Further details are available by phoning 01947 604 516

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.

They teach Modern Sequence Dancing and hold regular dances on the following days-

Monday : Welcome Hall, Ilkeston – 10.30am to 12.30pm (including the teaching of the new dances)

Basford Miners’ Welfare, Nottingham- 7.45 pm -10.15 pm

Tuesday : Coronation Hall, Toton – 7.45pm – 10.15pm
Thursday : Coronation Hall, Toton – 7.45pm – 10.15pm
Friday: Welcome Hall, Ilkeston – 7.30pm – 10.00pm

To find out more about John and Maureen’s classes and dances call 0115 913 2118

David Smith and Karen Smith are a mother and son partnership who started entering Inventive Dance Competitions in 2004. They are the arrangers of the Inverary Tango and the Silver Springs Foxtrot. Their busy lifestyle as you will see below prevents them from entering many of the competitions but they are pleased with their success so far.

They are full time Dance Teachers and along with David’s Dad & Karen’s Husband Michael run a very busy Dance school in Hereford, called Allseasons Dance & Leisure Studios. The business began life in 1990, running classes and private lessons teaching Ballroom, Latin American, Freestyle, Classical, Sequence & Line Dancing. In 1998 they purchased their own Dance Studio Premises in Friar Street, Hereford.

Karen and Michael are Licentiate Members of the I.D.T.A and the U.K.A.P.T.D and enter candidates for Medal Tests at regular intervals throughout the year. David is Fellow and Examiner for the U.K.A.

David as many of you will know is also an accomplished keyboard and Theatre organ player. He has produced a number of CD’s and both of Karen and David’s winning dances were performed to music from two of these. The CD’s can be purchased from David’s web site www.dsmda.comand you can email David on david@dsmda.com 

David also travels all over the country playing for Dancing, so if you are looking for an organist for a future event then do not hesitate in giving him a call. He also teaches in the Basingstoke and Maidenhead area.

For more details on what Allseasons Dance and Leisure have to offer please visit our website www.allseasonsleisure.co.uk

Michael and Angela Hayton –  visit Michael and Angela’s website click here

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. Both of these dances were named after minature porcelain shoes that Janet collects, each shoe having a distinctive name.

Sequence Dance Classes are held
Tuesday at Johnstone Castle Community Centre, Johnstone, Renfrewshire – 1.30 -3.30 pm.
Wednesday at Brediland Community Centre, Paisley – 1.30 – 3.30 pm

Beginners Ballroom, Beginners Sequence Classes and Private Lessons, in both, are also available in Renfrew Town Hall, Renfrew. Please contact us on 0141 886 1565 or log onto www.1st2dance.co.uk for further information. Details are also available regarding Kingshill Sequence Dance Holidays in which they are also involved with as Dance Leaders.

John and Pauline Stringfellow started sequence dancing in 1980 and qualified as dancing teachers in 1998. They currently provide sequence dancing on:

Monday- Modern sequence night 7.30 pm to 10 pm, Landmark, Pleasley

Wednesday- Modern sequence night 7.30 pm to 10 pm, Regency Ballroom, Market Place, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Friday- mixed sequence 8 pm to 10.30 pm, Glapwell Centre

for more details contact John and Pauline on 01623 811008

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.

They were overjoyed to get their first win in such a fabulous ballroom as the Spa at Bridlington with live music. Hopefully it might not be the first and last.

They lead and teach the new dances on Wednesday evenings at Shirland Village Hall between Alfreton and Clay Cross. 7.30pm to 9.45pm

 

Kay Fairgrieve and Emma Johnson – Visit fairhalldancing.co.uk for more details

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.