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7.00 each
Sequence Dancing

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Sequence Dancing 
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The Dances

Cha Cha Cha

It came from the less inhibited night clubs and dance halls as the Mambo underwent subtle changes. It was really a mambo with a triple timing which became a dance in itself.

Cha Cha can be danced to many club and disco tracks and basic steps can be mastered fairly quickly by most beginners.

Fox Trot

Said by some to have been originated by Harry Fox(1913). It is now a standard ballroom dance the world over.One version of the foxtrot is a good foundation for any social dance and be easily attempted by beginners with relative ease.

It can be danced to many standard popular songs in 4/4 time. The rhythm is relaxed and flowing. The ‘slow foxtrot’ is a more advanced version of the dance.

Its elegant movement requires precise control by the dancers and this version is better suited to intermediate and advanced dancers.

QuickStep

The English version of the Fast Foxtrot, which has quick hopping steps set among the smoother gliding figures.

It is very popular in Europe as a competition dance.

It ranks among the ‘Big Four’; the other three being the Slow Foxtrot, the Waltz and the Tango.

A social version of the Quickstep can be learned quite quickly by beginners and can be danced to many popular songs that use a faster 4/4 rhythm.

Rock ‘n’ Roll or Jive

A faster form of the slower swing. The basic step pattern can be danced as a triple or a single step.

Beginners sometimes find the single timing easier to learn than the triple timing. This is a lively exuberant dance with lots of underarm turns.

Saunter Together - sequence dance

Modern sequence dancing has a repeat of the steps at every sixteenth bar, typically going on for five or six sequences in all.

Specially performed sequence dance music in strict tempo is needed, although some 'ordinary' music will occasionally suffice. There are many different tempo types for sequence dancing, based on the classification of each dance.

Each has an accepted speed of playing so that a typical programme of sequence dancing has a wide variety of activity. Sequence dances are split into 3 different sections; 'old time' (now referred to as 'classical'), 'modern' or 'Latin' with the dividing line being somewhere in the early 20th century.

New sequences are being devised all the time and the number which have been published as scripts runs into thousands.

Bossa Nova - sequence dance

The music of the Bossa Nova comes from Brazil. The dance originated in Carnegie Hall, and is really a faked version of the true Samba.

It was sometimes referred to as a salon samba. The dance originated in 1961, has an easy rhythm and is not difficult for beginners

Tango

Tango (the dance with the stop "Baille Con Carte") is one of the most fascinating of all dances. Originating in Spain or Morocco, the Tango was introduced to the New World by the Spanish settlers, eventually coming back to Spain with Black and Creole influences.

In the early 19th Century, the Tango was a solo dance performed by the woman. The Andalusian Tango was later done by one or two couples walking together using castanets. The dance was soon considered immoral with its flirting music!

Ballroom Tango originated in the lower class of Buenos Aires, especially in the "Bario de las Ranas". Clothing was dictated by full skirts for the woman and gauchos with high boots and spurs for the man.

Waltz

Waltz is a smooth progressive dance characterized by long, flowing movements, continuous turns, and rise & fall.

Graceful and elegant, Waltz dancers glide around the floor almost effortlessly.The American style is punctuated with lavish open movements, underarm turns, and solo spins

 At 28-30 measures per minute, the tempo is slow at best, but the expressive quality of the music often invites very powerful and dynamic movement from dancers.

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Merengue

The dance of the Dominican Republic is 2/4 time interpreted by the dancers with a ‘cuban motion’ movement.

It became popular in 1957. The rhythm has a moderate speed and the basic foot movements can be achieved by most beginners with ease.

Viennese Waltz

With such wonderful composers as Johann Strauss and others, the Waltz became more and more refined. Originally the steps became smaller- although advanced Viennese dancers now take comparable steps to the standard waltz- with the turns smoother and more compact.

The lilting music and the graceful flowing of the dancers costumes added to the elegant and enchanting Viennese Waltz.

The speed of the movement and the amount of turns, however, do not make this an easy dance for beginners.

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35 years teaching
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Championship Adjudicator

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Appeared on Come Dancing
Representing North West

Represented England in
Countries all Over the World
 
Top twelve Amateurs and
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