So I’ve always wanted to be a princess how about you?

CLASSICAL SEQUENCE

Classical Sequence which used to be known as Old Time reflects the types of dance being performed in ballrooms across the land, as long ago as the 17th Century. It’s the ultimate to be a princes/prince dance.

The original dances performed in this genre (see I’m even talking posh know) include Polkas, Mazurkas, Gavottes, Minuets, Old Time Waltz, Two-steps, One-steps etc. but over the years it has grown to know include Tangos, Saunters, Blues, Swings and other related dances.

This form of dance is a style whereby dances are performed “in sequence” as the name suggests. The steps are arranged in such a way that everybody is dancing the same steps at the same time, usually to either 16 bars of music. (Great if you a princess like me with a bad memory).

No seriously this is a lovely style of dance to learn and fits well in the current trend of Vintage. As we are situated in Blackpool, Classical Sequence (Old Time) is a great style to learn as it very popular in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

If you have always wanted to dance like a princess or indeed with a princess then this is the style for you. With all it’s elegance and charm you feel your dancing with your own Miss Emma or Mr Darcy.

Janet

  • Children’s Classical Sequence 4.15-6.00 pm Wednesdays
  • Adults Modern and Classical Sequence Thursday 7.00-8.00 pm

Why not Book a Private Classical Sequence Course for you and your partner

10 hours spreed over the weeks as you wish (subject to studio availability), with one of our instructors

  • Janet Lee Chapman Licentiate Classical Sequence
  • Lynda Mullen Associate Classical Sequence
  • Brian Porter Associate Classical Sequence

Text 07940088776 with your name and we will get back to you as soon as possible

Private courses

Come on travel the world with me and my bear

Waltz, Salsa, Flamenco, Samba, Tango, and Jive gosh there are so many styles of dance that have won my heart and many of my friends worldwide. Dancing is an integral part of many cultures around the world and has been so for centuries.

Worldwide, dance forms have developed over centuries crossing regional boundaries and infusing with others. Some staying localised while others have gained admirers globally.

Ballroom and Latin Dancing encompasses dancers from across the globe

  • Germany – Waltz
  • Polish- Mazurka
  • Cuban – Cha cha, Rumba, Mambo and Salsa
  • American – Jive, Quickstep, Charleston and Slow Foxtrot
  • Spanish – Paso Doble
  • Argentinian – Tango
  • Brazilian – Samba,
  • French – Gavott and Quadrille
  • Czech Republic – Schottische
  • English – Saunter
  • Hungarian  – Galop

JLC World Dance Club

 
Monday 4.15 – 6.00 pm 5 -16 years all levels run in conjunction with the Children’s University and the UKA. In this session children get the chance to learn dancers from all over the world.
  • Where they come from
  • The culture of the people who live there.
  • What language they speak etc
Ever 24 weeks the children have the chance to take awards assessed externally by the UKA
  • For our littler ones we have Uni -Ted (under 9 yrs) He likes to travel ask questions and has lot of friends all over the world. Children can take Uni-Ted awards and collect his badgers
  • For the 8 years and over we have Round the World Dance Awards to collect were children are assessed on dance and are asked to do a small written project on the country the dance comes from.

This Summer 2019

  1. Our world dance club is going out of this world
    To celebrate 50 years since the moon landing and to get their Bronze certificate from Sky badger in disability awareness our World Dance Club is creating their own Luna Dance Studio plus dances that are all fully inclusive and we are learning a sign song to welcome deaf pupils to our school.
  2. Our world dance club are learning all about Tango, Standard Tango, Argentine Tango and Classical Sequence Tango. We are also learning were Argentina is and what the national dress is of Argentina.
 
 

Send Uni a post card

He loves collecting post cards to so if your going somewhere this summer why not send uni a post card
Mr Uni Ted
Spen House
1-2 Spen Business Park
Ashworth Road
Blackpool FY4 5LP

Do you think it true that Tango was originally danced only by men?

Argentine Tango

Was this Sexy Dance originally dance only by men?

Tango, was the first couple dance to introduce the concept of improvisation and therefore radically different from anything that came before it because. Immigrants into Argentina in the Nineteenth century brought the fashionable dances of the day,  the Waltz, and the Polka with their shocking new hold. Exactly how and even when the Tango began we can never know as it evolved in the streets with the underprivileged and most of what we do know comes from comments made by people who were not part of their culture, and who knew little or nothing about Tango.

What we do know is

  • “Toma maté, ché” was the first piece of music written and published in Argentina (in 1857) describing itself as a tango
  • Tango Andaluz, Andalucian Tango, a style of music from the area of Spain and was one of the most popular kinds of music in Buenos Aires in the 1800’s

It is generally thought that the Tango was born in the brothels of Buenos Aires, but it is more likely that the brothels were where people of the upper and middle classes first encountered it. A shortage of women in the population meant brothels were popular but this shortage of women also meant queues in the brothels as men waited for the women to become available thus the brothel owners would employ Tango musicians.for entertainment, the men would use this time to practice their dancing steps and with the women other wise engaged they would dance with each other, looking for the best ways to please a woman when they danced with her, preparing for that rare moment when they actually did have a woman in their arms.

There were are many styles of Tango in Argentina before 1955 here are three that are still danced today.

Lets start in Buenos Aires and the central part of the south of the city in the early 1950s. The Tango here developed on crowded dance floors. This is probably the simplest Tango dance style, choreographically but still technically demanding. The connection of the couple is central to this style which has a random motion across the floor and relies the musicality of the dancers for its flavour.

Next the style danced in the north of Buenos Aires in the 1940’s, this is a very an elegant Tango dance style. Being born in the financially better off south of the city the dance floors here have tended to be larger. This lead to a style of Tango danced in long straight lines, punctuated with a sudden, very complicated movement.

Thirdly and possibly the oldest of the Tango dance styles is the style of the south. There are mot many straight lines, in this style it is made up of curves and arcs. The dancers stance is closer to the floor.and involves many pauses, and many rapid movements. This is the style where ganchos and boleos were danced. The archetypal step is one where the leader takes the follower off her axis, taking responsibility for her weight, and perhaps walking her around the foot she is standing on.

Want to learn how to Tango?

  1. Mondays 2-4pm at JLC Dance Spen House, Learn how to Tango with Janet a great two hour class were we cover the basic Tango styles and add a few impressive moves to get you moving.cost £5
  2. Tuesday 8.30-9.30pm at  @ Lateo Boutique Lytham Road Great music, Great atmosphere, Great dancing, Great drinks, and what’s more it’s FREE tuition. So come down have a few drinks and dance the night away with Jan.
  3. Thursday 8-9pm at JLC Dance Spen House, Learn how to Tango with Janet a great two hour class were we cover the basic Tango styles and add a few impressive moves to get you moving.cost £5

Teacher Janet Lee Chapman Qualified Argentine Instructor with The UKA since 2010 Janet is helped by Brian Porter who has been dancing Tango for over 10 years.