IDTA Nationwide Classical and Modern Sequence Competition 2019 at Blackpool Winter Gardens.

What a great weekend at Blackpool competing in the Nationwide classical and modern sequence competition. Starting with a warm up on arrival on Friday at the tower ballroom.
The competition started early on the Saturday with our under 12 lady, who danced her modern sequence superbly, through the heats.
The adults commenced in the afternoon with their classical sequence with great vigor, moving through heats and into semi finals, we had one finalist with a 5th in the Veleta and a 5th in classical sequence.
Finishing quite late 10 o’clock for supper.
Sunday had both our stardance and under 12 young ladies competing in their classical sequence and again superb dancing from both through the heats.
Our additional needs young man achieving a 4th in his first Blackpool.
The adults again competed well in their modern sequence with improvement from last year, again recalls for all and a finalist reaching 5th in modern sequence.
Would like to say well done to all of the competitors.
Another late evening with a well deserved celebratory meal and drinks.
Now the work starts for next year 2020!

Medal Test

On Sunday 22nd September the school held a Ballroom, Latin , Classical  and Modern Sequence Medal test.
There were 47 Medals, danced by individuals and couples supported by the school. 

Students from 8 years of age, dancing Stardance syllabus up to adults dancing Bronze, Silver, Gold and above gave a truly magnificent spectacle.

The examination was undertaken by the IDTA and enabled all medallists to demonstrate their abilities and show their and improvement through the year. The day close with all giving their best and a desire to continue learning. Now we wait with anticipation the results of the test.

Old Time Ball

A&M Dancing Old time ball

Ladies dust off that ball gown and gents uncover that dinner suite and come and enjoy an evening of Classical old time and modern sequence dancing.

Those favourites, Midnight Tango, Lilac Waltz, Promenade Gavotte, Saunters and many more with modern sequence Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot and quickstep.

Bring Refreshments and a smile, it’s time to dance.

Saturday 3rd August at Rayne Village Hall

From 8pm till 11pm

Attendance Fee £7 Single £14 Couple.

Look Forward to seeing you.

Nationwide Classical and Modern Sequence Competition – Blackpool 2018

The IDTA  Nationwide Competition was held over the weekend of the 27th and 28th October 2018 in the Winter Gardens Blackpool, the school has competed for many years and this year was no exception. With competitors in many age groups and pupils learning the routines and practicing throughout the year the time to compete had arrived. For some it was their first visit and the splendour of the Winter gardens and the occasion was overwhelming.

An 8am early start on Saturday for the children’s modern sequence Under 12’s  partnership performed well and there were very proud parents, in the afternoon the adults took to the floor in the classical sequence competition in four age groups, all competitors danced well resulting in two finals and two trophies. For the mans over 50 a second place and the ladies over 50’s, sixth place.

The Sunday began with the repeated early call when our star dance competitor took to the floor, again performing very well with proud parents the reverse of Saturday children dancing their classical sequence all that hard work paid off with smiles they competed well against very strong competition an understanding and desire to improve for next year.

The adults turned to there modern sequence competition and again all performed very well with two finals reached the men’s over 50’s a third place and the ladies over 50’s a seventh place.

So a little tired on return but the desire to improve and return next year.

A great weekend had by all.



Details of Classes for Children and Adults.

A & M Dancing holds classes at the following places and times:


Children’s Theatre School Classes

St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Bocking CM7 5JY

  • 9 00 – 9.40 Babies Ballet and Tap
  • 9.45 – 10.40 Freestyle/ Old Time/Ballroom and Latin
  • 10.45 – 11 40 Ballet and Tap 5 to 7 years
  • 11.45 – 12.40 Ballet and Tap 8 to 9 years
  • 12.45 – 14.15  Ballet & Tap under 16 years


Children’s Ballet and Tap Classes

St Mary’s Church Hall Church Street, Bocking CM7 5JY

  • 4 00 – 5.00 Grade 2 Ballet
  • 5.00 – 5.30 Grade 1 & 2 Tap


Children’s and Adults Classes


St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Bocking CM7 5JY

  • 6 30 – 8 00 Competitive Classical and Modern Sequence dancing under 16’s to over 60’s
  • 8.00 – 10.00 Adult Social, Classical and Modern Sequence class.


Adults Ballroom & Latin with sequence Class

2.30pm to 4.00pm

at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Bocking CM7 5JY

Adults Ballroom & Latin Class

Rayne Village Hall

  • 8.30 – 10.00 Adults – Ballroom and Latin (All levels)


Grade 3 Ballet and Tap Class 5pm to 6.30pm

All held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Bocking CM7 5JY

2018 A&M Dancing Show

Saturday 15th  September 2018

2 performances  1.30 pm and 6.30 pm

Moments of Mystery

Celebrating the eighth production by A&M Dance School we present a journey focused on Moments of Mystery.

A combination of choreographed performances entertaining differing dance styles and music, incorporating Tap, Ballet, Ballroom, Latin, and Theatre Craft, music themed from theatre, film and TV.

Performed by an enthusiastic cast, students, from under-five’s to 16 years.

Please come along and experience an afternoon or evening of enjoyment and fun.


Social Dance 2018 Programme

A&M Dancing School Evening Social Dance Programme

Evening Social Dances held at Rayne Village Hall.

Doors open 7.45 pm for 8 pm start, closure at 11 pm.

An opportunity to enjoy a friendly and social evening with family and friends, please bring your own refreshments and nibbles.

Admission single £7.00 couples £14.00

Sat 24th February 2018

Sat 24th March 2018

Sat 28th April 2018

Sat 23rd June 2018

Sat 21st July 2018

Sat 4th August 2018 (Old Time and Modern Sequence Ball)

Sat 29th September 2018

Sat 20th October 2018

Sat 24th November 2018

Sat 8th December 2018 (Christmas Party)

Further information required please contact the web page.

Theatre Exams SUCCESS

The school undertook an number of exams at differing ages and genre, Theatre, Gym, Ballet, Tap and Modern. Following the exam the pupils commented on how lovely the examiner was and how enjoyable the day was. This was reflected in the results well done everyone you should be very proud of your achievements.

Attached is the medal table how colourful and many rosettes and medals presented to all.

Well done all Miss Jacqui