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Leaving for Barbados Also known as A Trip to BarbadosAuthor: Phil Thorogood?
Formation: Set dance, 6 couples
|A1:|| 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'.