Routines

We have performed many routines over the years. Here, you can read about the history of each routine, its inspiration, where we competed with it, and other tidbits.

Wicked 2016 – Present

In October 2015 members of the A team, led by Stuart Cork, led a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to have our new music produced by a professional orchestra and singers.  Thanks to the generous support of friends and family, the team exceeded all expectations and were able to enlist the support of the experienced German producer Knut Kornatz and his orchestra and singers to produce the new XS music.  And Wicked was born.

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Vogue
2015 – present

With a record number of members, XS Latin B started the 2015 season looking forward to a new challenge.  Given her prolific back-catalogue of music, Madonna has been used as a basis for a latin formation routine relatively rarely.  However, the popular and energetic music was to prove a perfect choice for XS Latin B and the music was wonderfully mixed by the A Team’s Kien Trinh.

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The Girl From Tiger Bay
2014 – 2015

At the end of the 2009 season the team produced a Shirley Bassey music, intending to start work on it the following year.  However, at the 2009 British National Championships, Ystrad Fawr danced a Shirley Bassey programme and the team’s visit to Tiger Bay was put on hold for four years.  But XS Latin always intended to return to the idea and, after winning their sixth British National title with Bat Out Of Hell, the team started working on The Girl From Tiger Bay in January 2014.

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The Blues Brothers
2013 – 2014

After the success of Cabaret, XS Latin B were looking to build and progress with a faster and more challenging routine.  The Blues Brothers had been mooted as a theme for XS A on several occasions but had never come to fruition as a routine.  However, with lots of energy and a wonderful catalogue of popular music, it seemed a perfect second theme for XS B.

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Bat Out of Hell
2012 – 2013

After Night Fever and Priscilla, XS Latin sought a departure from the disco based routines of 2008 – 2011.  And so the team’s first rock themed routine was born.  Bat Out Of Hell was XS Latin A Team’s 10th routine and a celebration of the dramatic and highly theatrical music of Meatloaf.

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Cabaret
2011 – 2012

Taking its inspiration from the Kander and Ebb musical, XS Latin B Team’s first routine was Cabaret.  Featuring standards such as Money, Money, Maybe This Time, Mein Herr and the classic title track, the routine aimed to evoke a feel of the Broadway musical and the Oscar winning film starring Liza Minnelli.

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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
2010 – 2011

A trip to the theatre in London in Autumn 2009 for several members of the team, which resulted in one member enthusiastically taking to the stage (and struggling to find his way off!), provided the inspiration for XS Latin’s 9th routine, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

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Night Fever
2010 – 2011

After Hairspray, the XS Juniors were looking for a new and exciting challenge and so the coaches decided to give them the routine with which XS Latin adult team had won its third British National title in 2008 – Night Fever.

The routine, featuring songs like You Should Be Dancing, Staying Alive and How Deep Is Your Love, had proved very popular with the adult team and its supporters and so the juniors decided to rise to the challenge!  Wearing blue dresses with black fringing, the team debuted the routine at the 2011 British Junior Championships.

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Hairspray
2009 – 2011

The Nicest Kids in Town seemed a fitting way to open the first routine for the new XS Latin Junior team and so Hairspray was born as a latin formation routine! Much debate amongst the coaches and members of the adult team led to the selection of Hairspray, which takes its inspiration from tracks from the film. Good Morning, Baltimore, Run and Tell That and The Legend of Miss Baltimore Crabs all feature in the routine which finishes with the toe-tapping You Can’t Stop The Beat!

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Night Fever
2008 – 2009

The inspiration for this, XS Latin’s 8th themed routine, was the London stage production of Saturday Night Fever, which played at the London Palladium and was choreographed by Arlene Philips. One of the team members, along with her sister, displayed a worrying devotion to the production, having seen it on stage several times, and, after some successful campaigning, persuaded the coaches and the team to buy into this theme. Perhaps a little dancing to Staying Alive at the 2007 World Championship’s after-party proved the clincher …

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On Broadway
2007

Taking its inspiration from some of the classic musicals of the 1960s and 1970s, On Broadway aimed to capture the feeling of the Broadway or West End theatre land.

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Song of South America
2006

After five previous routines which were inspired by pop or film music, XS decided that the sixth routine was about time for a latin formation team to use authentic Latin American music and Song of South America was born.

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