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Penny Scripts, Popular, Easy and Social Sequence Scripts
Thanks for your visit to this page. One of the easiest ways to build a library of Popular, Easy and Social Sequence dance scripts is from any of the major auction sites on the internet. Look out for books like
"Learning the Essential Sequence Dances" by T.A Whitworth
which contains around 38 FULLscripts, albeit not in exactly the same current format used by the Modern Sequence Dance Script Suppliers or in the versions written here where I try to follow the format updated towards the same standards. You'll also find a further 40 or more scripts in "Headings Only" form to help you on your way. This book sells from around £1.00 up to about £7.00 for a good used copy, making each script cost just a few pence, call it $2.00 to $14.00, again, a few cents each for each dance.
Other books worth looking out for include - Sequence Dancing by Michael Gwynne, and Old Time and Sequence Dancing by Victor Sylvester. Both contain scripting for some of the really old classic dances ansd again can be found very reasonably on the internet auction sites with a bit of research.
In Britain and abroad, there are many Clubs that specialise in teaching all the new sequence dances as soon as they come out, but that's not what I'm into here. This site is for folks who want to dance the older dances, but don't know where to start in finding details or scripts for these.
If you're looking for scripts for the new Modern Sequence Dances, look on the Sequence Links page for the link to script services. I don't, and cannot supply them, Modern Sequence Dance scripts are covered by Copyrights Laws.
All of the Scripts here are original works prepared from sight and personal notes, plus notes kindly supplied by intetrested dancers and therefore any similarities to any previously or currently available Scripts are purely coincidental and come about as a result of using standard descriptive terms and reference works.
|Easy, Popular and Social Sequence Dancing |
Sequence dancing is a wonderful hobby that can be enjoyed by partners, husband and wife or simply dance partners. Sequence Scripts Co UK is here to help you with some starting advice, and how to dance the lovely old Sequence Dances by finding old scripts for the older very popular social sequence dances
|Social Sequence Dances |
Easy Sequence Dances of the older type are often very quick and easy to learn, and since the Man knows his own steps, and the Lady knows her steps, even folks who don't usually dance together can do easy, social and popular sequence dances without hours of practice and tuition, although a few lessons wouldn't ever go wrong. Social Sequence Dance Clubs mostly have a program of about forty to ninety or so easy and popular older dances that get repeated and cycled round steadily every few weeks. If you are new to Sequence Dance, that gives you plenty time to learn the dances.
|Old Time Dances|
A number of the Popular Sequence Dances have been around for a long time, up to 50 years or more, even 100 years old in some cases. Some include elements straight out of Old Time dancing, others lean more towards the Modern and Latin dances. Just to confuse you, what used to be called Old Time is now called Classical Sequence.
As well, some of the older dances I've got here are a mixture of Old Time and Modern steps, and some dances were written or arranged by local Dance Leaders or Teachers and their original details and dates are uncertain.
If you know who wrote or arranged any of these "Origin Unknown" dances, please send me an e-mailwith the details so I can give credit where credit is due.
|From Observation Scripts |
I'm no script writing expert. Some of the scripts here are from notes I've scribbled down in notebooks and on pieces of paper. If I've got things wrong, then let me know and I'll try to put things right. Some older dances don't use the newer names for the steps, some very old Latin dances don't use normal Latin steps or style. Where I can, I've tried to update these a bit without losing the original dance, again, If I've got that wrong, tell me and I'll put it right. Each dance has an introduction page where I've listed anything else I know about variations to the original script, and suggested music to give a different flavor or rythm to the dance.