This blog accompanies our website Sequence Dance Scripts, the aim of which is to promote and to provide access to scripts for sequence dances from the archives. The website has an on-line library of scripts from the last century with an especial focus on dances from the 60’s, 70, & 80’s – the “golden years” of sequence dancing. The library contains scripts for nearly all UK prizewinners from 1980 – 1999 inclusive, most of the dances from the 70’s, and most of the significant dances from the years prior to that. It covers most dances of interest to competitors and medallists, and most of the dances enjoyed by social dancers across the world. In addition, the library contains many unofficial dances and non-prizewinners, including many never previously released. There are over 1600 scripts in total.

There are many archive dances of exceptional quality that have now been largely forgotten, or never released in the first place, and unfortunately so in our view. We also feel that these dances offer a far superior alternative, with considerably more variety and challenge, to the “prizewinning” dances generated by today’s inventive dance competitions. Our principal aim in setting up the Script Library is to ensure that today’s dancers have easy access to this archive material so putting them in the position of being able to select the best routines for their dancing needs. We feel that this is particularly important at this time when sequence dancing is struggling to retain it’s popularity and is rapidly disappearing from the programmes of many a dance school. Anyway, after years of being deprived, you now have access to the best – the choice as to whether you make good use of it is entirely yours. The alternative is to go with the flow whilst the final phase of downward spiral continues and sequence dancing becomes a thing of the past.

For a full list of scripts available in the library, click here. For samples of our scripts, click here. For details of how to access the script library, click here. For those interested in Dance Demonstration Videos, click here. We also have a Facebook Page.

If you have any further queries, please E mail us at sdscripts@gmx.com.

Some examples of our archive dances: