The Borrowdale Exchange

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Name: The Borrowdale Exchange Type: Reel Times & Bars: 32 bars
Set: 3 Couple Circular Minimum couples required 3
Devised by: Derek Haynes Year[1] 1991
Published in: The Second Carnforth Collection of Scottish Country Dances
Music:


Dance instructions

1 - 8 All dance 6 hands round and back.
9 - 16 Still holding hands in a circle all advance into the centre for 3 steps and retire for 3 steps.
17 - 24 All drop hands and do-si-do with partner.

All dance 6 hands round making sure that dancers are holding the opposite persons hand.

25 - 32 Starting with the couple whose hands are at the bottom, the man pulls the lady out of the circle, takes promenade hold and dances anywhere around the room. repeat this for each couple in the set.

At the end of bar 32, form new circles of 6 and start again.


Notes

This dance was also published under the name The Dunedin Festival Dance

References

  1. Year denotes the year in which the dance was devised or first published