Bradford Progressive Barn Dance



The Bradford Progressive Barn Dance is a Barn Dance (a.k.a. Schottische) mixer composed by C. J. Daniels in 1920, and later revived as a part of the mid-20th century Old Time Dancing revival in England.

The Position

Side by side, holding inside hands.

The Dance

Part I - Forward and Back (4 bars): Three steps forward along LOD (1, 2, 3), and point inside foot forward (4). Then three steps back against LOD (5, 6, 7), and point outside foot forward (8).

Part II - Cast Away and Change Partners (4 bars): Three steps away from partner, Lead to left, Follow to right (1, 2, 3), then three steps toward new partner (Leads progress counterclockwise, Follows clockwise), closing up to waltz position at the end (5, 6, 7).

Part III - Balance Left and Right (4 bars): Side (1), close (2), side along LOD (3), then side (5), close (6), side (7) against LOD.

Part IV - Two-Step (4 bars): Two full turns of two-step.

Repeat from the beginning.

The Music

Schottische music at 72 bpm.


© 2018 Nick Enge

For more dance descriptions, see our three books on dancing:
The Book of Mixers: 100 Easy-Teach Dances for Getting Acquainted (2022) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge,
Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge, and
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.

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