THE INTERNATIONAL SEQUENCE DANCE CIRCLE
Welcome to the website of The International Sequence Dance Circle (ISDC).
ISDC was formed in 1944 by a man with great vision and an even greater dream. That man was F.J.Mainey - and the rest, as they say, is history....
Photographs from the 2018 ISDC Dance Festival and images from previous years can now be viewed by clicking on the 'Photo Gallery' section on the right hand side of this page and also by clicking on 'History'. We hope that you enjoy looking back over the past ISDC Festivals and many thanks to all who contributed.
Many CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018 ISDC Dance Festival Inventive Dance Competiton winners:
The Directors of the ISDC Dance Festival, Audrey Singleton & Jill Whitter, would like to say a very big Thank You to Jan Kendall, all the management & all the wonderful staff in every department at The Spa, Bridlington & also to William Hall at the East Riding of Yorkshire Council (E.Y. Events) for helping to make the ISDC Dance Festival a resounding success. The professionalism, courtesy & attention to detail simply cannot be bettered. We have been looked after so well by everyone at the Spa over the last 25 years and although we are very sad to be leaving, we feel sure that the memories & the music will always linger on around that magnificent ballroom.
A very special surprise for Audrey Singleton -Director of the ISDC Dance Festival, which was superbly (& secretly) organised by Avril Watkins - the beautiful and very thoughtful gifts will be treasured forever. Thank you so much to Neil, Lesley, Avril & Graham & everyone who took the time to partake, write such touching messages, provide wonderful photographs, all presented in a splendid album. Along with a stunning engraved crystal glass bowl & wine glasses & a beautiful canvas portrait of Audrey and her husband Stuart (former Director of ISDC). Audrey was completely overwhelmed by it all & thanks everyone with all her heart.
Following a very succssful & emotional final 2018 ISDC Dance Festival at The Spa, Bridlington, Audrey & I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge & heartfelt thank you to everyone who came along to support us.
We hope we delivered an event that will leave you with many happy memories.
As always, we are so fortunate to have had our our truly wonderful ‘team’ helping us along every step of the way and our sincere gratitude goes out to -
The two best musicians providing the very best music any dancer could ever wish to dance to, David Last & Larry Green.
Our superb & irreplaceable evening hosts, Neil & Lesley Marshall and Michael Hayton & Angela Hayton.
Many thanks to our Festival Stewards, Derek & Pam Cragg and John & Brenda Deacon.
A very special mention to Kim Green for all her support & hard work at Festival reception. Thank you to all the Competitors in this year’s Inventive Dance Competition and many congratulations to our 2018 winners: Kelly Sloan, Ellen Harrison, Stuart Perry & Beverly Howard, who have now taken our ISDC Trophies to their forever homes and given us three wonderful and very popular new dances.
Many thanks to the Adjudicators, (NVC Roy Sharpe), Elaine Sharpe, Alwyn Leathley, Muriel Aldren, Arthur Parr & Graham Thomson. When we asked the adjudicators to ‘take a break’ we didn’t expect Muriel to do so quite so literally! - we send our very best wishes for a speedy recovery Muriel, & thank you to Pam Cragg for stepping in for the remainder of the competition.
Thank you to our Scrutineers & Script consultants, Martin & Sarah Bird, & to Neil Marshall for the CD music.
Thank you also to all our excellent guest daytime hosts, John & Ann Rainey, David & Rita Harrod, David Howker & Deborah Catlow & Ian & Sue Webster.
A very special mention must go to Warren Boyce, Kristi Boyce, Glenn-Richard Boyce & Cäroly Jänes for the truly fabulous show they gave for us once again and also to Collette Tyler & all her exceptionally talented young Dance School students for a super performance.
So, our work here is done. Thank you to everyone involved, not forgetting of course our family, Matthew Whitter, Elissia Whitter & David Whitter - we wish each & everyone of you all the very best for the future & hope that we will meet again someday, somewhere.
AUDREY SINGLETON & JILL WHITTER - Directors ISDC Dance Festival
A GRAND OPENING FOR THE FINAL 2018 ISDC FESTIVAL
We are delighted to welcome back to the ISDC FESTIVAL for one last time:
Former British & World Ballroom Champions & Youth World Champions
WARREN & KRISTI BOYCE
GLENN-RICHARD BOYCE & CAROLY JANES
....an unmissable, spectacular Dance Show
on our opening night of the Festival:
THURSDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2018
The Spa Ballroom, Bridlington
TICKETS WLL BE AVAILABLE AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE SPA BALLROOM
DURING THE FESTIVAL 13th - 16th September 2018
We are very pleased to welcome to the ISDC FESTIVAL
THE COLLETTE TYLER SCHOOL OF DANCE
& PERFORMING ARTS
For a very special performance on
FRIDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2018
The Spa Ballroom, Bridlington
A fabulous show by the exceptionally talented pupils
of Bridlington's leading Theatre Arts Dance School
THE 2018 ISDC DANCE FESTIVAL
'THE FINAL FAREWELL'
COME AND JOIN US TO DANCE IN THE GLORIOUS SPA BALLROOM FOR ONE LAST TIME AND HELP US TO MAKE OUR 'FINAL FAREWELL' FESTIVAL -
A FESTIVAL TO REMEMBER!
TICKET BOOKING FORMS ARE AVAILABLE NOW ONLY FROM ISDC
Telephone: 01772 785525
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please include your full postal address)
TICKET PRICES (per person)
FOUR DAY SEASON TICKET WITH RESERVED SEAT: £61.00
THREE DAY SEASON TICKET WITH RESERVED SEAT: £53.00
FULL DAY TICKET (no reserved seat): £19.00
EVENING ONLY TICKET (no reserved seat): £8.00
Please note: The Full Day Tickets cover admission to all sessions - morning, afternoon & evening on the day/s required. Unreserved seating is available for One Day & Evening ticket holders
Tickets are only available by contacting ISDC in advance (details above) or visiting the ISDC reception desk which will be located in the Spa Ballroom at Bridlington during the Festival (13th-16th September)
Please return booking forms for pre booked tickets to ISDC as soon as possible to ensure places. People wishing to sit together in reserved seating MUST book together
Discounts of 1 in 10 tickets for Party Bookings
Pre booked tickets will be sent to your address in July 2018
Ticket requests & all enquiries to ISDC
THE BEST SEQUENCE DANCE FESTIVAL FOR ALL SEQUENCE DANCERS
4 DAYS AND NIGHTS OF SEQUENCE DANCING IN THE MAGNIFICENT SPA BALLROOM
AND MUCH MORE....
ONE OF THE FINEST BALLROOMS IN THE UK
Ever popular Evening MC's & Floor Leaders:
NEIL & LESLEY MARSHALL
MICHAEL & ANGELA HAYTON
Invited Daytime MC's
MAKING A SUPERB TEAM FOR YOUR DANCING ENJOYMENT!
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
(RECOGNISED BY THE BRITISH DANCE COUNCIL)
THE WINNING DANCE IN EACH SECTION RECEIVES A GRAND CHALLENGE TROPHY
AND A CASH PRIZE OF £250
CLASSICAL, MODERN SEQUENCE, LATIN SEQUENCE
ALL OTHER FINALISTS RECEIVE A CASH PRIZE OF £75 PER COUPLE
Daytime rounds, Evening Semi-Finals & Finals
Winning Dances will be taught on Sunday Morning
For Hotel & Accommodation queries ONLY please contact:
The Bridlington Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01482 391634
EARLY BOOKING OF HOTEL ACCOMMODATION FOR THE DURATION OF THE DANCE FESTIVAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED
See our NEWS page for the latest information about ISDC and the ISDC Festival.
Images now added to the GALLERY section from the 2018 ISDC Dance Festival - 'The Final Farewell' Many thanks & photo credits to: Elissia Whitter, Lesley Marshall, Matt Whitter, David Whitter, Larry Green, Marcus Lonyon, Collette Tyler, Steven Shaw and The Spa, Bridlington
Photo's added to the GALLERY section from the 2016 and 2017 ISDC Festival. Thank you to Elissia Whitter, Larry Green, Lesley Marshall, Avril Watkins, Kelly Sloan & Ellen Harrison for the photo's.
Visit our 'GALLERY' sections to see photo's from past ISDC Festivals.
Plus - fun photo's from the 2014 70th Anniversary Festival Photo Booth can you spot yourself and your friends?
PHOTO'S from our 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 ISDC Festivals are in the Home Page 'Gallery' section.
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