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Recent additions to Library - Dances are continually being added to the Library. For easy access, the links are provided below as well as in the A-to-Z – most recent additions at the top of the Page. So don’t forget to check back regularly (perhaps bookmark this Page). This includes archive dances from the golden years (as listed on the Future Page) plus non-prizewinning dances not previously released, and dances from more recent times * (see below).

SONGBIRD WALTZ Michael Davies, 1984: Finalist, NOB, not previously released, combining elements of his earlier winners Tahitian Waltz & Bluebird Waltz.

MAXI CHA-CHA-CHA Judy Clegg, from the archive of UKA non-winners, early 80′s (please note this has been corrected/updated since I first put it up)

As party season is now upon us, I thought what better than the following from Roger & Yvonne Corkery, non-winners from the IDTA Fun Dance competitions in the 70′s, not previously released:

CHAPLIN STRUT Roger & Yvonne Corkery, 1975 (this came second to the BERTHA BUMP – see below)

CHARLESTON RAG Roger & Yvonne Corkery, 1970′s

BERTHA BUMP Tony & Denise Dyer, 1975, danced to Black Pudding Bertha (The Queen of Northern Soul) by The Goodies.

LYNDALE WALTZ, Joyce Marland (Leyland, Lancs.), 1981: Semi-finalist UKA.

The next paragraph lists the newer dances that we will add over the coming year – starting December 2017 – one link to be activated per week):

PASO LA PAZ (video here), SAUNTER SHIRAZ, RUMBA DEL FUEGO, JEWEL JIVE, DELTA FOXTROT, WEST VIRGINIA WALTZ, STRICTLEE MAMBO, MADISON SWING, COOPER’S JIVE, RUMBA LA HIEDRA, TAYMAR TANGO, RUMBA LATINA, DIAMOND QUICKSTEP,SKYE SWING, TANGO GIOVANNI, TOORAK TANGO, MAMA MIA CHA-CHA-CHA, ASHTON SWING, CAEDMON QUICKSTEP, BOOGIE-WOOGIE JIVE, TORRANCE TANGO, WINDERMERE FOXTROT, TISCALI CHA-CHA-CHA, ETON WALTZ, CATERHAM QUICKSTEP, AMBLESIDE SAUNTER, MANUKA MAMBO, SAUNTER MADEIRA, ROSE WALTZ, WALTZ RIONA, SAUNTER MIRAGE, QUANTUM QUICKSTEP, FLORAL GAVOTTE, WALTZ RAVENNA, RIVERSIDE RUMBA, CASHMERE WALTZ, RUMBA SAVANNAH, TANGO MILANO, KINGSTON FOXTROT, HAWESWATER WALTZ, RANNERDALE RUMBA, SIMPLY SWING, SWEET SIXTEEN BLUES, WHITEABBEY WALTZ, CHATANOOGA CHA-CHA-CHA

REOLA QUICKSTEP Vi & Ken Agar, 1973

Some new additions, by request, courtesy of Charles Rowley (ARIZONA QUICKSTEP – WALTZ OF THE VALLEY).

ARIZONA QUICKSTEP John & Ida Hill, 1965

CAROLINA BLUES John Brookes, 1957

EMBASSY QUICKSTEP George Morris

ENNERDALE SAUNTER Alf & Kitty Moore, 1969

GARDENIA WALTZ Sam Clegg, 1955

TANGO KATRINA Jim Brennan, 1967

KENWYN TANGO Ken Fuller

MYSETTA WALTZ Kay Ranwell, 1966

OPAL WALTZ Alf & Kitty Moore, 1968

PANAMA SWAY Sam & Irene Fautley, 1967

WALTZ OF THE VALLEY Bill & Maude Stevenson, 1969

RAINBOW WALTZ Sequenceblogger, 2017: Recommended music The Rainbow Connection (Ross Mitchell, His Band & Singers). Free-to-view script.

DIDDY QUICKSTEP Lewis Wilson, 1966

REFLECTIONS RUMBA T. & D. Nutter

SUSIE-RHYL SWING John & Susan Sommerin, 1972

LADY DI WALTZ John McEwen, 1981

* BB CHA-CHA-CHA, BORROWDALE WALTZ, CHUCCI CHA-CHA-CHA, CINCINATTI QUICKSTEP, SAUNTER FELICIA, JR JIVE, LILAC LADY TANGO, MAESTRO MAMBO, PLATINUM SAUNTER, RICHMOND GAVOTTE, RUMBA ROSILLINI, RYLSTONE RUMBA, SUNSET RUMBA, SAN JOSE CHA-CHA-CHA, SAN MARINO SAUNTER, SAUNTER SERENA, TARANSAY TANGO, TIMES SQUARE TANGO, TORINO CHA-CHA-CHA, SUN SAMBA, EVIE QUICKSTEP, SPRINGFIELD SWING, JOOP JIVE, SANTIAGO TANGO, TAMARACK TANGO, CROSSWAYS CHA-CHA-CHA, BLUEBELL SWING, PEPPERPOT JIVE, WALTZ NIOLI, TANGO NATALIA, OLIVIA’S WALTZ, WALTZ LUCIA, SUGARBERRY SALSA, REDCLIFFE FOXTROT, BIRMINGHAM BLUES, MINSTREL FOXTROT, IMPERIAL FOXTROT, SYDNEY SWING, WYOMING WALTZ, THIARA TANGO, GERSHWIN FOXTROT

DAFFODIL WALTZ Julie Williams: Non-winner, 1981.

PIXIE QUICKSTEP Non-winning finalist, 1981.

MAYO GAVOTTE Ted & Sue Burroughs, 1984: Named in memory of the late Denise Mayo. This didn’t win unfortunately, another one that got away, but entered at Butlins, Minehead (beaten by Sindy Swing !). I’d forgotten about this one until the recent GARTHLANDS GAVOTTE came along and which reminded me of it a bit. The script will be free to view for a short time.

RUMBA NICOLE For those fed up with the run-of-the-mill in Rumba, here’s one featuring the Continuous Circular Hip Twist (as shown here). Recommended music: Hugo Strasser’s cover (in sequence) of 1982 Eurovision winner A Little Peace performed by Nicole – Hugo Strasser’s cover (Shlager Stars, Ein Bisschen Frieden) is on Spotify, but for Nicole click here. The script will be free to view for a short time.

DECIMAL QUICKSTEP Jeff & Muriel Aldren, 1970

WALTZ PARIS John & Margaret Dore, 1987: An Australian dance.

TANGO MONDELLO Peter Sharpe, 1975

HATTON GARDEN WALTZ Sequenceblogger, 2017. Featuring the “Bombshell“. Video here, courtesy of Bill & Sandra Tepper.

FOXTROT CHAMPS ELYSEES Owen Oxley, 2010: An Australian dance.

SCARLET WALTZ Owen Oxley, 2010: An Australian dance.

RAINBOW SAUNTER The latest Australian dance (not the Robert Stewart dance from the 70′s)

SUNSHINE QUICKSTEP Norman Martin, 1980. By Request.

BROOKLYN TANGO Robert & Louise Aldred: From a BDC Competition designed to produce championship level dances. My own view is that this is exactly the sort of routine that should be danced in mainstream sequence dancing. So I’ve decided to make a script available. There is also now an inventors video available free to view on BBL’s site – click here. I’ve written the script based on the video, so you’ll have here the rare opportunity to see a script that actually matches a video. The script is available in chart form from various teaching associations for something like £5 and it’s not possible to get a “normal” script anywhere. This script is free-to-view. Others from this series are also available to our members below .

TAUROMACHIA PASO DOBLE Philip Blackburn

FLARE FOXTROT Philip Blackburn & Gemma Clunie

GREEN EMERALD WALTZ Luke Shepherd

Some recent Australian Dances:

MARBURG WALTZ

PEAK CROSSING CHA-CHA-CHA

ANZAC CENTENARY FOXTROT

ZENA’S WALTZ

MARGO TANGO Raymond Casey, 1971: By Request.

HONEY QUICKSTEP Norman & Olive Martin, 1976: By Request.

NEW YORK QUICKSTEP Robert & Louise Aldred: Another of these BDC “Championship Dances”. Again, my own script written on basis of inventors video.

SASPARELLA SWING Steven Shaw & Helen Blackburn (link broken previously)

SILVER WEDDING WALTZ Graham & Avril Watkins (link broken previously)

SAUNTER SIGNORINA Tracy Schofield & Alison Daley (link broken previously)

RUBY WALTZ Edwin Vickers & Beverley Murch-Fowkes (link broken previously)

TORTELLINI TANGO Steven Shaw & Helen Blackburn (link broken previously)

PASO VALENCIA Dennis & Alice Douglas, 1979.

SWINGING SAMBA Maurice Tait & Yvonne Stanley, 1978: Prolific arrangers of sequence dances. Maurice sadly passed away last week, so we thought we would publish this to honour Maurice & Yvonne’s contribution. Their RUMBA DUET which is excellent is available free-to-view from our Samples Page.

PARTY TRIO Vernon Kemp, 1987: Something for the party season. Arranged for two ladies and 1 man, this may be danced by three ladies, 2 men and one lady, or a couple who would dance the steps as man and lady. Basically anything goes.

The following and all of the other new additions from the last 18 months or so prior to November 2016 as previously listed on this page have now been moved over to the A-Z section in a properly indexed form which will hopefully make searching the database a little easier. This includes 300 or so scripts covering the period from 2000 – 2006. The discs have also now been fully updated to include all of these.

TANGO CONCERTINO Sequenceblogger, 2016: Try it to Prandi Sound Tango Ensemble, Sensation

ROYAL PARK TANGO Ted & Sue Burroughs, 1986: (NOB finalist, not previously released)

QUEENSWAY SAUNTER IDTA finalist 1982: this was later edited to make a prizewinning Saunter of some repute, but some parts that were very unusual were left behind and never been seen since. So I thought it was time this had an airing. Dances well to Abba’s I Do

TANGO TREGARON Ted & Sue Burroughs, 1981: Blackpool finalist, not previously released

AVONDALE SAUNTER Ted & Sue Burroughs, 1980: ISTD finalist, not previously released

JAVA QUICKSTEP Sequenceblogger, 2016: A new arrangement by myself

QUEEN ELIZABETH WALTZ Alex Moore & Victor Sylvester, 1953: By Request, script courtesy of Charles Rowley

NAROBI QUICKSTEP Ray Hodgkinson, 1972: By Request, script courtesy of Charles Rowley

RICARDO TANGO Sam Clegg, 1953: By Request, script courtesy of Charles Rowley

TRUMPET TANGO Neil & Lesley Marshall, 1984: A non-winner, not previously released

Recent corrections/improvements to existing scripts: MAXI CHA-CHA-CHA (error on Bars 5 & 6 corrected), PIXIE QUICKSTEP (different version), RUMBA NICOLE (different version), HATTON GARDEN WALTZ, RACHEL CHA-CHA-CHA (typo on Bar 5), BROOKLYN TANGO, NEW YORK QUICKSTEP, TANGO CONCERTINO (2 bars modified), PASO ESPAGNOL (security settings modified to allow printing), ROYAL PARK TANGO (different version), WYEDALE SAUNTER, TARANTELLA TANGO, SAMBA GRENADA, TANGO CHAMPAGNE, SWEETHEART RUMBA, BLIGHTY BOSSA NOVA, CHA-CHA JUANITA, TANGO JEALOUSY, BROADWAY QUICKSTEP, BEVERLEY-ANNE WALTZ, CARLDEAN QUICKSTEP, MARIA FOXTROT, GOLDEN SWING, TESSA TANGO, SAMBA ELEGRE, SHERRIE SAUNTER, EMPRESS MAZURKA, BLENHEIM STROLL, TANGO MILAN, MISSISSIPPI DIP