Dance Bridge Over The Atlantic 796

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 3   (Progression: 231)

Devised by
Haynes, Derek & Gradon, John (1975)
Intensity
888/888/888/888 = 97% (1 turn), 100% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Bars 1-16 were devised by ...

Bars 1-16 were devised by John Gradon, and 17-32 by Derek Haynes.

First published in SD Archives, september 1975

Clachan Bridge links Seil Island with the mainland, crossing waters of the Atlantic. The dance tells the story of boys on one side of the bridge and girls on the other, dancing on their own sides. One couple cross over the bridge and then return. Bars 17-32 represent the wedding procession and festivities.

Bridge Over The Atlantic 3/3L · S32

1--
1c+2c+3c mirror Reels3{6} on own sides (2c out and up) | 1c continues down to outside 2pl facing up while{2} 2c continues to top facing in and 3c meet turning inwards to face out
9--
Men RHA and W LHA, (one hand per bar), 1c crossing to other wheel on [10] and back on [13] (the others stay in their own wheel), 1c finish in the middle
17--
1c dance down the middle, 3c & 2c following, all NHJ ; 1c lead up, 3c & 2c divide and lead up (all lead RH)
25--
1c+3c+2c Allemande (2,3,1)

Bridge Over The Atlantic 3/3L · S32

1-8
1s+2s+3s dance reflection reels of 3 on sides (1s in & down to start), 1s+2s continue reel to change places & 1s turn to face up on outside
9-16
All dance 3H across on sides (Ladies LH & Men RH), on bar 10 1s cross to join opposite wheel (Lady in front of Man), on bar 13 1s cross back to own side to continue wheels & rotate until 1s are at the top
17-24
1s followed by 3s+2s dance down the middle & back with 3s & 2s dividing to dance up behind 1s in order 1 3 2
25-32
All dance Allemande to end 2 3 1

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