Historical Dancers

As long as we’re have been on this earth we have been dancing.

Sadly very little very little evidence survives about these early dance though we can get a glimpse of medieval dance from paintings and works of literature from this time period.

The earliest surviving dance manuals describing dance come from the Renaissance period, but the era we no most about starts with the French court during the 17th century, this style known as baroque dance”

  • Gavotte
  • Minuet

The dancers of the 18th century are split in to those of the regency era and those of the Victorian and include double and triple rhythm

Regency Period

  • Scotch reels
  • Quadrillions
  • English country dancing
  • The Polka
  • Schottische
  • Two Step
  • Old time Waltz

And in the 20th century we get the rise of popular ballroom dancing with dances coming from all over the world not just within Europe

From about the late 1800 to 1910 were get the start of the modern waltz and buy the end it the rag time era

  • Modern Waltz
  • Viennese Waltz
  • Tango
  • Maxixe
  • Foxtrot
  • Charleston

1930 and it’s Swing dance and the rise of popular American dancers through the 40’s and in to thee 50’s

  • Lindy Hop
  • Jitterbug
  • Quickstep
  • Slow Foxtrot
  • Swing
  • Rumba
  • Samba
  • Cha cha
  • Paso doble

And the list keep going since the swing era we had both a growth and a drop in couple dancing with the standardisation of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing, then in the 1980’s we got a growth in new Latin style of dance

  • Salsa
  • Lambada
  • Bachata
  • Merengue

Are you a Hotel, Village hall, Stately home, that would like to run a historical or Vintage dance, have you got a celebration coming up and want to have something different then give Janet and John a call

Prices start at £100 for a two hour basic dance class for your guests at your premises.

Choose from a period in time

  • Medieval
  • Renacence
  • Victorian
  • Roaring Twenties

Or chose a style of dance

  • Rag time
  • Swing
  • Classical Sequence
  • Ballroom
  • Tango
  • Latin
  • Rock n roll

For more information or to book email learn@jlcdance.co.uk

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


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.


  • 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

Nov catch Up 2017

We took our UKA Examinations

on 11th November

Examination Results
You did it again well done all I’m so proud
30 Highly Commends
17 Honours
4 Distinctions

We had so much fun at Jan’s JLC Danceathon (I must be crazy)

Jan’s Danceathon was on 19th November 2017 she she danced for 24 hours to raise money for our Silver Dancers Club (focusing on Dementia) and for the Alzheimer’s Society.

We did it we raised £722 Thank you everyone

see pictures here



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