The Sequence Faculty embraces three styles of dance:
Old Time, Modern Sequence and Latin Sequence.
Sequence dance is specially arranged to fit a 16 bar
passage of music and the dancers will then repeat this
'sequence' to the end of the music being played.
Time includes a wide range of rhythms such as Waltz, Tango,
Two Step, Gavotte, Saunter, Glide etc., some of these dances
dating back to the early 1900's. It is a very elegant from
of dance, making interesting patterns by the relative positions
of both the gentleman and the lady, together with changes
of hold, arm lines/shaping etc.
and Latin Sequence became very popular during the 1950's to
1960's and still today has a very large following. Although
some rhythms in the Modern style are the same as the Old Time
section, the dancers much remain in a normal dance hold for
the duration of the Sequence. The rhythms covered in the Modern
style are Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango and Quickstep.
Sequence, in some ways, is very similar in construction to
Old Time, given the fact that different holds/shapings can
be used. Rhythms covered are the Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba,
Jive and Paso Doble.
any or all of the above sections in a class situation can
be great fun for all age ranges, with the added bonus of being
a very good form of exercise!
to attending a Sequence class it is wise to check with the
teacher concerned if any special footwear or clothing is required.
They will be only too happy to advise accordingly. Likewise,
if one is interested in examination work, the teacher will
be able to suggest which classes can be offered for this purpose.
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