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Inventive Dance Competition 2013

Inventive Dance Competition 2013

11 June 2013

A busy and successful day featuring Modern Sequence, Latin Sequence and a special Two-Step

The Inventive Dance Competition was a very successful day, at the end of which three winning dances were selected from Modern Sequence, Latin Sequence and a special Two-Step category. Two out of these three dances will be added to the syllabus. In addition, ISTD medallist competitors took part in the 3-dance Sequence qualifying competition for Grand Finals in November, giving the spectators a lovely presentation at the start of the day. 

“It was good to see so many participating in the competitions, and enjoying the various events and general dancing interludes”

There were romantic Waltzes and flowing Foxtrots, but the eventual winners of the Modern Sequence dances were Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes with the Red Velvet Tango. 

The Latin American section caused the judging panel, Jill Bush (Chairman of the Sequence Faculty), Jack Briggs, Julie Earnshaw, Audrey Bromage, Karen Byron and I, more of a dilemma. Eventually the Vistamar Cha Cha Cha arranged by Scott Blant-Harwood and Shelley O’Hara, was declared winner of this section.

The special category added to this year’s Inventive Competition was the Two-Step. The Royal Imperial Two-Step was chosen, arranged by Scott and Shelley, making their second win of the day. These two dances will also be added to the ISTD syllabus.

As usual, events ran smoothly thanks to the combined organisational skills of Julie Earnshaw, Jill Bush and Robert Aldred, as well as Committee members and helpers. It was good to see so many participating in the competitions, and enjoying the various events and general dancing interludes. 

Inventive Dance sections for 2014 will be Latin American and Classical as well as the 3-Dance Medallist Competition. 

Diana Wykes

 A winning Red Velvet Tango gives Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes the trophy this year presented by Dancesport Chairman, Richard Hunt


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