Category: A Team Routines

  • Wicked2016 – 2017

    2016 – 2017

    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…

  • The Girl From Tiger Bay2014 – 2015

    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…

  • 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.

  • Priscilla, Queen of the Desert2010 – 2011

    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.

  • 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…

  • On Broadway

    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.

  • Song of South America

    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.

  • Tom Jones

    Following on from the Aladdin theme did not prove to be an easy task. Former member David Mallabone, having turned professional in 2004, was now on board as a coach and so, as an easy induction, was given the task of arranging the music for the new theme. Having completed a My Fair Lady themed music and…

  • Aladdin
    2003 – 2004

    A discussion in Vilnius Airport on the return journey from XS’s first trip to the IDSF World Championships turned into a brainstorming for a new theme and Aladdin emerged triumphant from that debate. Inspired by the Disney animated movie, this routine debuted at the British National in November 2003.

  • Moulin Rouge
    2002 – 2003

    The arrival on the big screen of the Baz Luhrmann film, Moulin Rouge, provided inspiration for the third XS routine. This time, the music and choreography were done ‘in-house’ and the team, for the first time, appreciated the enormity of the task of putting together a music and choreography for 8 couples and 6 minutes that…

  • Mystery
    2000 – 2001

    Following the success of Sarafina, the team decided to purchase its second routine from German team TSG Braunschweig. With Bruce Lait now on board as coach, and a large turn around in membership, the team spent the latter half of 1999 and the first half of 2000 working on the new choreography.

  • Sarafina
    1997 – 1999

    Loaned from TSG Braunschweig (at the time a first division German latin formation team), Sarafina was the routine that started it all.