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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. 

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

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.

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