History of Sequence
Up to the end of the First World War the ballroom dances were based on the basic ballet positions of the feet and arms. Social dances at the time included the waltz and polka, and some arranged set sequence dances like the Lancers and the Quadrille. A combination of these two distinctive styles of dance – the set with turned out feet and the social dances such as waltz and tango danced with a partner, gave rise to the popular form of sequence dancing for a long time known as Old Time. Each `arranged` dance was named, consisted of a sequence of 16 bars which was repeated and often had music especially composed for it.