IDTA 2021 Nationwide Modern Sequence and Classical Finals held at the Blackpool Winter Gardens.

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What a weekend A&M dancing competed in the IDTA Nationwide Medallist of the year held at the Empress Ballroom Blackpool in the Classical sequence and Modern Sequence Finals. There were 7 competitors from the school dancing in 10 competitions over the weekend this being Classical Sequence which includes the Old Time Waltz, Two Step, Tango, […]

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Adult Ballroom, Latin, Modern and Classical Sequence dance classes.

Begin this Thursday the 6th January at Rayne Village Hall, Rayne, commencing at 8.30pm till 10pm and every Thursday thereafter.

All abilities welcome from beginners to more advanced where teaching of social dance routines are presented in a friendly and enjoyable class.

If you have not danced before then this may be the opportunity to give it a go, you may be surprised, please call or pop along.

2022 A&M Dancing, Saturday Night Social Dance Dates

Members of A&M Dancing and non-members are welcome to socialise with friends and family dancing the night away and trying those dance steps and routines in Ballroom, Latin, Modern and Classical Sequence dances.

At Rayne Village Hall, Gore Road, Rayne, Near Braintree,

Commencing at 7.30pm till 10.30pm, entry £7.00 per person in advance and £7.50 on the door.

  • 8th January
  • 5th February
  • 5th March
  • 9th and 23rd April
  • 7th & 21st May
  • 11th June
  • 2nd & 23rd July
  • 6th & 20th August
  • 3rd & 17th September
  • 1st & 15th October
  • 5th November
  • 3rd & 24th December

All are welcome, please bring  along refreshments, nibbles and a smile. Please be aware that there may be limits to the number that can attend therefore please notify in advance to secure.

2021 IDTA Nationwide Medallist of the Year Finals

What a weekend, A&M Dancing competed in the IDTA Nationwide Medallist of the Year competition held at the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool.

In the Classical Sequence and Modern sequence Finals. There were seven competitors from the school dancing in ten competitions this being Classical sequence including the Old Time Waltz, Two-step, Tango, Saunter, Gavotte and Glide and Modern Sequence including the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha – Cha and Jive. With fierce competition our competitors did brilliantly, from initial heats to recalls, semi-finals and finals. We had two finalists, in three six-competitor finals, achieving a 5th place, 3rd and runner up. An enjoyable time and a huge well done to all who competed and a thank you to the support of all family and friends over the weekend.

Classical Sequence 3rd place
Modern Sequence ladies 5th Place

Class Information

Classes are available in the following disciplines:

  • Ballet
  • Tap (Musical Theatre)
  • Ballroom & Latin
  • Classical & Modern Sequence

Medal work and competitions available in all disciplines.  Ages ranging from 2 years to as old as you feel!

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


Children’s Theatre School Classes

St Mary’s Church Hall, Bocking

  • 9.00 – 10.00 Freestyle/ Old Time/Ballroom and Latin Dancing (including beginners)
  • 10.00 – 11.00 Ballet and Tap 5 to 7 years
  • 11.00 – 12.00 Ballet and Tap 8 to 9 years
  • 12.00 – 13.30 Ballet & Tap under 16 years
  • 13.30- 14.00 Babies Dance Class 2 years to 5 years


Children’s Ballet and Tap Dancing Classes

St Mary’s Church Hall, Bocking

  • 4 .15 – 5.15 Grade 2 Ballet
  • 5.15 – 5.45 Grade 1 & 2 Tap


7.00pm to 8.00pm Old Time competition Dance Class

Private Lessons


Adults Ballroom & Latin with sequence Dance Class

2.30pm to 4.00pm

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

Children’s Ballroom, Latin and Classical Sequence Dance Class

  • 4.30pm – 5.45pm

at Rayne Village Hall

Adults Ballroom & Latin Dance Class 

Rayne Village Hall

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


Adults Ballroom & Latin Class Dance 

Adults Ballroom & Latin Class 7.30pm to 9.00pm (All levels, including beginners)

Rayne Village Hall

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.