The Sequence Faculty was formed in 1947 as the Victorian and Sequence Branch. Its aim was to encourage the dances which were popular prior to the First World War and which are now generally referred to as Old Time dances.
At this time there was a great revival in this form of dancing and the ISTD Council invited three Fellows of the Ballroom Branch who specialised in Old Time Dancing to form a committee: Cecil Ruault, Netta Brooke, and Margaret Cadman. Miss Ruault was appointed Chairman, a position she held until 1980.
Today Sequence dancing includes not only the authentic Old Time style but many dances and sequences based on Ballroom and Latin American techniques. It is probably the most popular form of social dance today, as Sequence Clubs are to be found in nearly every village and town. Two of the great attractions of this form of dance as a pastime are the friendly atmosphere which prevails and its appeal to all age groups. For those who wish to improve their standard, the examination system and Medallist Competitions provide the necessary goals for which to aim.
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To obtain more information and to keep up-to-date with Sequence matters, please see the Sequence Faculty Newsletter. Copies are available from Katherine Costain on +44 (0)7551 159470 or email Sequence.Club@istd.org.
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