The Britannia Times
THE GREAT BRITISH BARN DANCE A-Z!Published on 8th. May 2018
For our demi-decade - our fifth birthday celebrations - we're dancing all the way back to our roots to a tremendously fresh vintage soundtrack at a super special location for our Saturday night spectacular - The Timber Barn with The Great British Barn Dance!
Hosted by the acclaimed makers of dance "Cut A Shine”, we’ll gather at The Timber Barn for the biggest ever vintage barn dance bonanza! We honor thigh-slapping traditions of Barn Dance’s gone by with tales of adventure, sing-a-longs, vintage dance-off’s for a roof-raising, rip-roaring, blood pumping Great British get together!
Know your Do-Si-Do from your Dip & Dive!
We’ve put together an A-Z of mini-moves inspired by our glorious Eroica Britannia territory, landscapes and little gem feast stops, guaranteed to get you toe tapping, thigh slapping and ready for this years vintage Saturday night spectacular - The Great British Barn Dance!
The Aston Reel
Turn your corner, turn one to the other side, balance and swing partner, promenade.
The Chatsworth Tea Party
Gallops and arches, short dip & dive, cast through arch.
Dove Hole Tumble
Forward, back and cross, gallop cast, tunnels.
The Edale Jig
Ends cross, figure 8, cross and arm turn, repeat, right & left, swing.
Pride of Flash
Gallop to and fro with all couples joining in one by one.
Great Hucklow Heartbreaker
In and out twice, allemande, do-si-do and move on, allemande, back to partner to swing, promenade and move on.
The Ilam Hornpipe
Chassées, clapping, turn to partner, turn new partner.
Forward and kick, backward and kick, chassées in and clap, chase back; ballroom hold, chase partner's left, then partner's right, polka round.
King Sterndale’s Caper
Little sets lead round, balance, do-si-do, reels, dip and dive.
Lucky Little Longstone
Lines of people weave, cross, spiral at whim.
The Monyash Step
Heel & toe twice, go forwards, turn, repeat; kicks, partner turns to face, polka round.
Nether Dam Frolic
Arches go left and right while people burrow; turn partner, clapping, swing, step one place left, spare people burrow.
Old Dam Gallop
Step forwards, return, slip steps and return, turn partner, swing on diagonal.
Peak Dale Polka
Heel & toe, heel & toe, go forwards; repeat the other way; clapping; move on.
Quoit Green Parade
Heads do-si-do and cast; ladies chain. Star promenade, drop partner, star on 3 places, balance and swing new partner.
The Rowsley Reel
Do-si-dos, big circles, small circles, all march, one couple pops through arch to progress.
The Sheldon Two Step
Reels, swings, clapping, women star while men walk round: women progress.
Upper Moor Mover
The Valehouse Shake
Circle, heads swap, sides swap, grand chain, shake.
Whaley Bridge Waltz
Waltz time. Partner turn, do si do corner, partner likewise, chassées past, turn partner, repeat, circle left and on.
The Youlgreave Trot