Important Note: the site will remain on the web until 30th November 2016 and we will remain open for new subscriptions until that date. The site will then close. The site would require considerable upgrading and ongoing maintenance to ensure continued functionality into the following year and given the current number of subscribers it isn’t financially viable to keep it going.
Welcome to our Sequence Dance Script Library. The Library currently contains around 1600 scripts, covering the very best and most popular dances, and is an invaluable resource for the keen sequence dancer. We are now the world’s largest on-line archive of sequence dance scripts and offer the best value for money available in purchasing scripts (works out at 1 pence per script). The site has been designed to be streamlined and easy to navigate, with easy access to the scripts – we hope you like it. If you are new to Sequence Dancing, then you have chosen a great hobby and you have come to the right place. The Library will also be useful for those who are already involved in some form of Sequence Dancing (popular or otherwise) but are looking to broaden their repertoire – and also inventive competitors looking for “new” ideas (yes, we do have some on the books !).
The Script Library: Scripts are currently available for all official UK prizewinning dances from 1980 to 1999, most of the prizewinners from the seventies and most of the significant dances from before that, plus a selection of non-prizewinners and unofficial dances, some never previously released. In addition, the Library covers most of the popular sequence dances enjoyed by social dancers across the world, including some very old dances, plus most dances of interest to our current medallists and competitors. And there is a now a growing number of dances from the early 2000′s. The Library encompasses both Classical Sequence (or Old Time) and Modern & Latin Sequence. The best sequence dances are, in our view, those originating in the late sixties, seventies, and eighties, and we now have a very comprehensive archive from these “golden years”. If you are looking for a particular dance, there is a search facility on the right of this Page. To help you identify the best dances, commentaries are included (either here or on The Blog), plus the lists include my own personal rating – a star system is used.
The Scripts: Scripts are provided as pdf files which can be readily downloaded, saved to disc, viewed off-line and printed. Our scripts are based on the original scripts written by the arrangers, and according to standard scripting conventions as adopted by the major UK teaching associations. Some sample scripts are available to view via our Samples Page. An information sheet offering general guidance on reading scripts is available here. For a list of abbreviations used in the scripts, click here. To go direct to the Script Library Pages, click here.
Access to Scripts: To find out how to access the scripts, click here.
We are continually adding to the Library. We will continue to add archive UK dances, including both recognised prizewinners and non-prizewinners and unofficial dances, some of which have not previously been released. Some of the latter are listed in the Table on the Future Page, although I have scripts available for hundreds of other unreleased dances which are not listed, and I plan to add many more of these (which will be my priority). Further to this, I will be adding new dance arranged by myself on an occasional basis (REFERENDUM TANGO and MORNINGTOWN BLUES are recent examples). For recent additions, see our Latest Page.
Requests will be considered and honoured where possible (we have most scripts from the last 70 years, but we will not publish recent dances). But, with the exception of previously unreleased non-winning dances (which no-one else knows about yet and which I’m reserving for future publication and Dance Features), the best material is already there in the Library. To my mind, the priority now is to get people using it.
Monthly Dance Feature: We are releasing free-to-view scripts for a selection of our personal favourites on a roughly monthly basis. Demonstration videos are also available for many of the previous featured dances. For details, click here. For those interested in the videos, click here. We hope videos will become available for some of the featured dances in the future.
The Blog: We have a Blog running in parallel with this site containing numerous interesting items and useful supplementary materials, in particular our Technical Tid-Bit articles. To visit, click here. We also have a Facebook Page.
We hope you find these resources useful, and that they will help ensure Sequence Dancing has a healthy future.
Technical Note: the site functions and displays on all browsers so far tested. However, I have noticed that on recent versions of Internet Explorer (IE 10 & 11) some of the graphics are slightly compromised in normal view, and less so but still to some extent in compatibility view. It is not a major issue and site updates are planned to address this, but in the meantime I would advise users of the latter browsers to download a free copy of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and use either of these to view the site instead (as these work perfectly). We also seem to be Mobile Friendly.