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Hello & Welcome: This site was set up in 2009 to ensure the sequence dancing public have access to the best possible material. I’m not sure it’s had the desired effect, but nevertheless we are now the world’s largest on-line archive of sequence dance scripts, with around 2000 scripts, covering the very best and most popular sequence dances. We also offer the best value for money available in purchasing scripts (works out at less than 1 pence per script). We think the site is a superb resource both for those new to sequence dancing and to those already involved but looking to broaden their repertoire. The site has been designed to be streamlined and easy to navigate, with easy access to the scripts – we hope you like it.

The Script Library: Scripts are currently available for all official UK prizewinning dances from 1980 to 2008, most of the prize-winners from the seventies and most of the significant dances from before that, plus a selection of non-prize-winners and unofficial dances, some never previously released. 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. 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”, plus a bit more. If you are looking for a particular dance, there is a search facility on the right of this Page, or you can look through our A – Z listings here. To help you identify the best dances, some commentaries are included (plus there are some more here), plus the lists include my own personal rating – a star system is used.

The Scripts: Scripts can be viewed on-line and can also be downloaded as pdf files, saved to disc, viewed off-line and printed etc. Our scripts are based on the original ones written by the arrangers, and according to standard scripting conventions as adopted by the major UK teaching associations. Some of our scripts are available free 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 Library, 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 prize-winners and non-prize-winners and unofficial dances, both released and dances (mainly non-winning inventive entries). I have in the past added some of my own arrangements (MORNINGTOWN BLUES is a recent example). Requests will be considered and honoured where possible (we have most scripts from the last 70 years, but please note we will not publish very recent dances). Having said that, virtually everything of any significance for sequence dancers is there already in the Library. New additions are first posted to the Latest Page for easy tracking.

Monthly Dance Feature: We have in the past released free-to-view scripts for a selection of our personal favourites on a roughly monthly basis. Having taken a break from this over the last year or so, we are now starting this again – for more details please go to our Feature Page).

We have compiled a list of links for sequence dance demo videos, together with links to popular music suitable for sequence. These are available on our Videos Page. Demonstration videos are also available for many of the previous featured dances, and we hope more videos will become available in the future.

Related Sites: We have a Facebook Page running in parallel with this site, useful for news and topical discussion, and a YouTube Channel. I’ve now closed down the old WordPress Blog as it seemed redundant (it’s still available, and you can still add comments, just not being updated).

We hope you find these resources useful, and that they will help ensure Sequence Dancing has a healthy future.

Technical Note: The site is compatible with all PC/laptop browsers tested so far and all but one of the popular mobile browsers. The one exception is that older versions of the built-in Android browser (eg Android 4.4.4) don’t work now we have updated the site to use SSL encryption. Thus it can be important to keep your browsers up-to-date – however, users may be limited in the updates they can access without buying a new device, and a better solution is to use an alternative browser eg Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Chrome & Firefox and their mobile apps can both be downloaded for free from the web and most mobile devices come with either Chrome or Firefox pre-installed anyway. The new Microsoft Edge Browser that comes with Windows 10 seems to work very well, the fastest and most user-friendly for PC’s and laptops in my experience, with Chrome being my preferred choice for mobiles as the typeface is bigger.

We have now installed SSL encryption for added security and protection of your personal data. You can view our Privacy Policy here.

For the latest information regarding updates to the site, plans for the site, help on technical issues etc., visit our News Page.

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