Canadian Barn Dance

(music = Canadian Barn Dance)

“Couples onto the dance floor, boys on the inside from the girls, couples facing anticlockwise around the outside of the floor”
(Dance floor looks like a Gay Gordons albeit the couples don’t do the arms the same way)
Boys on the inside, girls on the outside, their arm around each others waist – so the all face anticlockwise
Everyone goes forwards for three and kick
Back for three and stop
Couples go away from each other for three steps and clap (boys into circle, girls out from circle)
Come back to your partner and hold in the ballroom hold (the waltzing position)
Two sidesteps to the boys’ left
Two sidesteps to the boys’ right
Polka (sadly, these days often needing described as a fast waltz!)