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What is Sequence Dance
Sequence dancing is a form of dance in which a pre-set pattern of movements is followed, often to music which has been arranged specifically for Sequence Dancing. Sequence Dancing comprises three main groups: Classical Sequence, Modern Sequence and Latin Sequence sometimes referred to as round or circle dances since they move around the floor in an anti-clockwise direction. However, it also encompasses line dances, such as Sir Roger de Coverley, in which pairs of dancers form lines facing each other and square dances, such as The Lancers in which pairs of dancers arrange themselves in a square pattern.

Sequence dances are mostly arranged in 16 bar routines which are then repeated and Modern Sequence Dancing is a very popular form of social dancing both in the UK and overseas. It is an interesting and pleasurable activity and a good way of becoming involved in dancing. Not only does this type of dancing provide an excellent form of physical activity, it also exercises the cognitive skills and so is beneficial for all ages. It can be a great way to make new friends and enjoy a healthy life.
About Inventive Dance Competitions
Inventive Dance Competitions are competitions to find an original sequence dance, usually of 16 bar duration. The prize-winning dances are then used by social dancers and they are also used for sequence examinations and competitions. Inventive Dance Competitions may be held in Classical Sequence, Modern Sequence and Latin Sequence and they are open to professionally qualified teachers of dancing. The British Dance Council licence and approve Inventive Dance Competitions which, in turn, are organized by a number of promoters and professional dance teacher associations and societies throughout the year. The dances which have won first place at these competitions and are officially recognised by the British Dance Council. Scripts for these dances and other prize-winning dances can be found by contacting a Sequence Script Service such as Brockbank Lane (www.brockbanklane.com). Dance teachers are encouraged to consider using dances such as these and also prize-winning dances from previous years when compiling their programmes for social dances and classes. The British Dance Council licences new sequence dance competitions each year (often referred to as Inventive Dance Competitions) and these are run by a number of promoters. In this way the number of new dances is limited each year and means that patrons of social dances, which may be held anywhere in the country, will be able to recognise and join in with many of the dances on the programme. Furthermore, dancers can be assured that the dance will conform to a common technique and professionals can be confident that the script has been checked to ensure that it represents the dance demonstrated.
About Sequence Dance Competitions
The British Dance Council also authorise and licence competitions in Sequence Dancing which take place throughout the year for dancers of all abilities and ages. This ensures a uniform set of rules by which competitions are run and the Sequence Advisory Committee select dances which are believed suitable for the various grades and ages to ensure a standard approach across all events.
BDC Approved Championship Dances
Classical Sequence & Inventive Dance Championships

CLASSICAL SEQUENCE

CLASSICAL SEQUENCE

JUVENILE

 

 

 

10710

Natalie Hayes

16/11/2023

BRITISH CLASSICAL SEQUENCE JUVENILE (OPEN)

8749

Darren Park

26/11/2023

THE ENGLISH OPEN JUVENILE CLASSICAL SEQUENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

8766

Darren Park

11/02/2024

THE ALL ENGLAND OPEN JUVENILE CLASSICAL SEQUENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

8758

Darren Park

11/02/2024

THE ALL ENGLAND OPEN JUVENILE SOLO CLASSICAL SEQUENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

9690

Marjorie King & Mary Kirsten

14/07/2024

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, LEICESTERSHIRE AND NORTHAMPTONSHIRE CLASSICAL SEQUENCE JUVENILE OPEN

 

 

 

 

JUNIOR

 

 

 

10687

Natalie Hayes

21/10/2023

BRITISH CLASSICAL SEQUENCE JUNIOR (OPEN)

8752

Darren Park

26/11/2023

THE ENGLISH OPEN JUNIOR CLASSICAL SEQUENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

8770

Darren Park

11/02/2024

THE ALL ENGLAND OPEN JUNIOR CLASSICAL SEQUENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

8761

Darren Park

11/02/2024

THE ALL ENGLAND OPEN JUNIOR SOLO CLASSICAL SEQUENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

9691

Marjorie King & Mary Kirsten

14/07/2024

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, LEICESTERSHIRE AND NORTHAMPTONSHIRE CLASSICAL SEQUENCE JUNIOR OPEN

 

 

 

 

CLASSICAL SEQUENCE

 

 

 

11507

Darren Park 

 18/08/2024

THE ENGLISH OPEN JUVENILE SOLO CLASSICAL SEQUENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

11504

Darren Park 

 18/08/2024

THE ENGLISH OPEN JUNIOR SOLO CLASSICAL SEQUENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

11499

Darren Park 

 17/08/2024

THE ENGLISH OPEN JUVENILE SOLO SEQUENCE 6 DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

11501

Darren Park 

 17/08/2024

THE ENGLISH OPEN JUNIOR SOLO SEQUENCE 6 DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

10692

Natalie Hayes

21/10/2023

BRITISH CLASSICAL SEQUENCE UNDER 21 (OPEN)

 

 

 

 

AMATEUR

 

 

 

10688

Natalie Hayes

21/10/2023

BRITISH BALLROOM SEQUENCE AMATEUR (OPEN)

10689

Natalie Hayes

21/10/2023

BRITISH CLASSICAL SEQUENCE AMATEUR (OPEN)

10692

Natalie Hayes

21/10/2023

BRITISH LATIN SEQUENCE AMATEUR (OPEN)

8753

Darren Park

26/11/2023

THE ENGLISH OPEN AMATEUR CLASSICAL SEQUENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

8778

Darren Park

10/02/2024

THE ALL ENGLAND OPEN AMATEUR CLASSICAL SEQUENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

9692

Marjorie King & Mary Kirsten

14/07/2024

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, LEICESTERSHIRE AND NORTHAMPTONSHIRE CLASSICAL SEQUENCE AMATEUR OPEN

 

 

 

 

SENIOR

 

 

 

10691

Natalie Hayes

21/10/2023

BRITISH CLASSICAL SEQUENCE SENIOR 035 (OPEN)

8754

Darren Park

26/11/2023

THE ENGLISH OPEN SENIOR CLASSICAL SEQUENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

8783

Darren Park

10/02/2024

THE ALL ENGLAND OPEN SENIOR CLASSICAL SEQUENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

9689

Marjorie King & Mary Kirsten

14/07/2024

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, LEICESTERSHIRE AND NORTHAMPTONSHIRE CLASSICAL SEQUENCE SENIOR OPEN

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL

 

 

 

10690

Natalie Hayes

21/10/2023

BRITISH CLASSICAL SEQUENCE PROFESSIONAL (OPEN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVENTIVE DANCE

INVENTIVE DANCE

9910

Natalie Hayes (BECL)

23/10/2023

BRITISH INVENTIVE DANCE(CS/LS/MS)

9338

Martin Bird

12/11/2023

ADA UNSWORTH MEMORIAL (CS/LS/MS)

10591

Cora Ann Leornard

21/01/2024

NCDTA INVENTIVE DANCE (CS/MS/LS)

10465

Martin Bird

18/02/2024

WEST OF BRITAIN (CS/MS & LS-ONLINE)

10044

David Bullen

29/03/2024

THE NORTH OF BRITAIN OPEN INVENTIVE DANCE COMPETITION (CS/LS/MS)

11395

Carol Parry

21/04/2024

ALLIED INVENTIVE DANCE COMPETITION (CS/MS/LS)

11564

Mark Anderson

16/06/2024

B.A.T.D INVENTIVE DANCE

 

 

 

 

For further information on how to become involved in Sequence Dancing at any level please contact the British Dance Council at 
SEQ-Officer@britishdancecouncil.com

Robin Short

Nigel Horrocks

Jan Williams

Gillian Mackenzie

Anne Lingard

Antony Hurley

Lorna Lee-Stylianos

Robert Grover

Len Armstong

Bryan Allen

Michael Williams

Kenny Welsh

Tracey Walters

David Trueman

Hannah Trever

Yvonne Saunders

David Roberts

Margaret Redmond

Sean Perry

Philip Perry

Carol Perry

Nicola Nordin

Hilary Mouat

Cora Ann Leonard

Anna Henrich-Jones

Malcolm Hill

Morgan Hemphill

Natalie Hayes

Krystof Grzelak

Antonio Franchitti

Mark Elsbury

Colin Donaldson

Philip Diment

Jaime Dieguez

Frances Dawson

Howard Cookson

Michael Conway

Warren Brown

Warren Boyce

Joanne Blackshaw

Robert Aldred

Mark Lunn

Christopher Hawkins