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Clopton Bridge Author: John Chapman
Formation: Set dance, 4 couples, vigorous
4 couples proper
|A1:|| 1st man and 4th woman right-arm turn twice around. Back with the left.|
|A2:|| 1st woman and 4th man the same.|
|B1:|| 2nd and 3rd couples do right-hand star, left-hand star.|
|B2:|| 1st couple swing down middle (or walk down with a nice swagger step). All swing.|
All done to a step-hop, except that in the original notation JC suggests a 1-2-3-hop for the stars.
Some end couples do four changes of a circular hey with hands while the middles are doing their stars. John Chapman was too polite to object to this, but he never taught it that way himself.
Music: 32-bar hornpipes - need something vigorous, the dance relies on energy