Bridgwater Bay

Source: Hugh Rippon; published in English Dance & Song, Winter-Christmas 1973, Vol XXXV No. 4
Formation: Three Couples; Longways; Proper

A1 #1s Set (R/L), Cast Down one place
#1s separate and Star Right with the couple on their Right
A2 #1s Pass Left, Star Left with the other couple
Hold Hands in Lines (#1s in Middle): Set (R/L)
Men make Arches: Cross Over
B1 Partner Swing - #2s & #1s finish facing #3s
B2 Dip & Dive: #3s Dive first, #1s do an extra Arch & finish at the Bottom

32 bar reels.

Although the description here says that #1s finish improper after the swing, in his book The Willow Tree Hugh says to finish the swing on your own side. I find that symmetrical swings let you fall apart onto your own side more easily, but Hugh says any swing will do.

The dance flows across the music, with the Stars split across the two As and the bottom two couples finishing the Dip & Dive during the next A1 while the new top couple are Setting

Original page from English Dance & Song, Winter-Christmas 1973

Bridgwater Bay

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