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Inventive Sequence Dance Competition

Inventive Sequence Dance Competition

26 September 2019

A report by Lee Williams

I was invited to be one of the judges at the Sequence Inventive Dance Competition on Sunday 17th March 2019 at West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Derbyshire. The day started with the 3-Dance Event: Juvenile, Junior, U/35, O/35 and O/50. Fellow judges Louise Sampson and Kevin Page joined me and there was an excellent standard in all grades.

The audience was appreciative and supported the competitors. By mid-morning the hall was packed for the first round of the Latin Sequence Inventive Competition. We were joined by Murial Adren and Julie Earnshaw to judge the inventive sections. There were 11 entries in the Latin section and the winners were Stuart Perry and Beverley Howard with their Hylton Jive, a very danceable routine with some interesting amalgamations. In the Modern section the winners were Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch Fowkes with Sierra Foxtrot, which was stylish and elegant. The two winners were popular with the audience.

Anne Lingard presented the trophies. Both Stuart and Barry, aided by their partners, taught their dances clearly and professionally. Compere for the day was Jill Bush who kept the proceedings flowing efficiently. I would like to thank the Sequence committee for inviting me to judge. 

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