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Classical Sequence is different from Modern Sequence in that the dances are not the same as in the Ballroom and Latin branches. Almost all of the dances are constructed in a 16 bar repeatable sequence, but there are some exceptions, the most notable of which being the Latchford Schottische which is only 12 bars long. Many Classical Sequence dances were constructed in the 1950's, although there are some much older ones and some newer ones. Much of the terminology is derived from French Ballet terms. May dances also use 1st to 5th positions of the feet, which requires the feet to be turned out at an angle of 45 degrees from the alignment of the body.

Old Time Waltzes - are danced faster that the modern Waltz, and all use old time waltzing rotations through 180 degrees every three steps, and is usually danced to 5th position.

Two Steps - are danced to a lively rhythm, they also use old time waltzing, and most have pas de basque within their 16 bars. There is a feeling of bounce when dancing a two step.

Tangos - are similar to modern Ballroom Tangos but tey are not danced with such a strong staccato action and do not use the same figures. They do use a more compact close hold than the other dances, but the lady's left hand is not placed in a normal Tango position, rather, it is placed in a usual waltz position.

Saunters - do not use old time waltzing, instead they usually have a lot of walks, all danced with contra body movement. Saunters have a similar feeling to a modern foxtrot, but they are not alike in their figuration.

Blues - originally was a slower version of foxtrot, but has now developed its own identity.

Swings - are nothing to do with US swing, but are similar to quicksteps.

Gavottes - also use old time waltzing and also a figure called pas de gavotte, they are danced quite slowly and sedately and have  feeling of gentle elegance.