Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Bridge Over The Glen

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BRIDGE OVER THE GLEN (S3x32) 3C set S Bellerby Cleveland Collection

1- 8 1s followed by 2s+3s dance across and down opposite sides, 1s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (1M/2M pass RSh and 1L/2L pass LSh to start) and end 1s dancing to 2nd place in middle facing out opposite sides and 2s to top
9-16 Men dance LH across while Ladies dance RH across, 2s change places and sides reverse direction ending with 3s changing places and 1s in centre facing up
17-24 1s lead up, Cross&Cast to 2nd place own sides, 1s and 3s turn partners RH ready for...
25-32 1s+3s dance Allemande

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Information

This strathspey, Bridge Over The Glen, is part of the Cleveland Collection.
Cleveland was an area in the north east of England. Its name means literally "cliff-land", referring to its hilly southern areas, which rise to nearly 1,500 ft (460 m).

Bridge Over The Glen Image
Bridge Over The Glen At Guisborough
This Bridge Carries The Track Known Locally As Butt Lane

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Text from this original Cleveland, England article on Wikipedia.
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