What exactly is Sequence Dancing?

Sequence Dancing is a form of dancing where all couples dance the same prescribed routine of dance steps. This routine is then repeated until the end of the piece of music.

What style of dancing is sequence dancing?

Many different rhythms and types of dance are covered, including ballroom, latin american and other styles. You will find many sequence dances for Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Rumba, Jive, Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Paso Doble, Mambo and Salsa and more!

What sequence dances are there?

There are thousands of difference sequence dances! Each one has its own unique name (for example the “Mayfair Quickstep” or the “Bossa Nova 66”).

What are the most popular sequence dances?

The most popular sequence dances vary by venue, region and country, but the following dances are certainly very popular at Danceworks Devon:

  • Rumba Number One
  • Sally Ann Cha Cha
  • Cindy Swing
  • Catherine Waltz
  • Mayfair Quickstep
  • Queen Of Hearts Rumba
  • Tango Serrida
  • Alpine Stroll
  • Argentine Stroll
  • Melody Foxtrot

What is the difference between ballroom  or latin dancing and sequence dancing?

In ballroom and latin american dancing, couples dance their own choice of steps in the order they choose to. In sequence dancing, everyone does the same steps. This makes it much easier to navigate around the dance floor.

Isn’t it a bit repetitive?

Not at all. There are thousands of different sequence dances, and new ones are constantly being invented. For example, the King Charles Waltz was written to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III in 2023.

How do I get started?

To learn sequence dancing it’s helpful to know the basic dance steps of ballroom and/or latin american dancing. If you are a complete beginner, then why not visit Danceworks Devon and join a class, or perhaps have a few private lessons to help you get started.

Can I learn online?

Yes, we have several sequence dance videos available online so that you can practice in your own time, or learn some routines before you visit the studio in person.

You can also find some sequence dance videos on our YouTube Channel.

What Sequence Dancing is available at Danceworks Devon?

We have a learn sequence dances class on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 3pm here at Danceworks Devon, where you can learn all the popular sequence dances.

We also hold special Sequence Dance coffee mornings every other Thursday from 10:30 to 12:30. 2 hours of your favourite sequence dancing in a social setting and complimentary tea & coffee.

Please click here to see a full list of all the dates for our next sequence dance classes and coffee mornings.

We also hold social dance evenings each weekend on alternate Fridays & Saturdays, as well as weekly tea dances on Tuesday afternoons. These all include a mixture of ballroom, latin and sequence dancing.

Please click here for the dates of our upcoming social dance evenings and tea dances.

Our sequence dancers are very friendly and will be delighted to show you some steps!

Our popular dance holidays always include a mixture of ballroom, latin and sequence dancing too.

Isn’t sequence dancing just for old people?

Definitely not. Dancing offers a formula for great health and happiness at any age. Sequence dancing is great for older people, but we have lots of young sequence dancers too. Having said that, some of our older dancers definitely have more energy, attitude and enthusiasm than many of the younger dancers.

You can dance at a gentle level for strictly social dancing, or ramp it up for more of a workout (the Mayfair Quickstep will challenge anyone’s fitness levels). You can even take it to the highest level and become a competitive sequence dancer.

Remember, you are never too old or too young to start dancing – and the benefits will amaze you!