Dance Return to Broadford Bay 7316

Reel · 32 bars · 2 couples · Longwise - 3   (Progression: 21)

Devised by
John Morris (2004)
88/88/88/88 = 75% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
“Having spent a fortnight climbing ...

“Having spent a fortnight climbing in the Cuillins in the mid-fifties, the return visit some forty years later brought back happy memories. This dance is a two couple variation on the excellent dance 'Broadford Bay', but be warned it is strenuous, particularly when executed as a four couple set, as each couple dances three times.”

Amongst the several versions of the description, some claim that this is a “6×32 bar Reel – a 2-couple dance in a 4-couple set”. However, even with 1s and 3s starting simultaneously, the 1st and 2nd couples get three turns as the dancing couple, but 3rd and 4th couples get just one, which is most unfair. It makes most sense to do the dance six times through in a three-couple set, or else eight times through in a four-couple set.

Return to Broadford Bay 2/3L · R32

1c+2c Circle4 L ; RHA (1,2)
1c+2c set to P | ¾ R&L, cross LH to start (2,1)
2W+1M chase cclw ½ and face in while{4} 2M+1W [= “1diag.”] turn RH 1½ and face clw (1x,2x) ; 1W+2M chase clw ½ to exchanged places in while{4} 1M+2W turn LH 1½ to finish on 1diag. facing P
Diag. Reel4, at end 2W & 1M curl R to (2,1)

Return to Broadford Bay 2/3L · R32

1s+2s circle 4H round to Left then 1s+2s dance RH across back to places
1s+2s set, dance 3/4 L&R (cross LH with partner, RH on side, cross LH with partner) all face anticlockwise
2M+1L turn 1.1/2 RH to change places & face clockwise as partners chase anticlockwise 1/2 round & face in
2L+1M turn 1.3/4 LH to face partner on "1st corner diagonal" as partner chase clockwise 1/2 round to face partner
1s+2s dance diagonal reel of 4 (on"1st corner diagonal") At end 2L+1M do not pass LSh but curve right , polite turn to face partner

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