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Want to take your dancing one step further? Exams might be the place to start, where you can find lots more about dance examinations.

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The Sequence Faculty embraces three styles of dance: Old Time, Modern Sequence and Latin Sequence.

A 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.

Old 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.

Modern 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.

Latin 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.

Learning 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!

Prior 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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