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Leaving for Barbados Also known as A Trip to BarbadosAuthor: Phil Thorogood?
Formation: Set dance, 6 couples
Top 3 couple circle L bottom 3 couple ditto; then back.A2:
Top 3 right hand star bottom 3 ditto; left hand star.B1:
Reform the set. 1s galop down 8 steps; 6s followed by 1s galop back. (These are presumably the frantic preparations for leaving.)B2:
6-1-2 galop down; 5-6-1-2 back.C1:
5-6-1-2-3 galop down; 4-5-6-1-2-3 galop back.C2:
1s (now in the middle) lead to the top, wave goodbye (they're leaving for Barbados) and cast to the bottom.
Good for weddings, as 'Leaving on your Honeymoon' led by bride and groom - visit dressmakers, caterers, printers for invitations, groom's family, bride's family. Or whatever.
The Barn Dance Book has a slightly different version (C2: 1s swing slowly to bottom and then all swing) and it's called 'A Trip to Barbados'.