SET  FORMATION   BLACK  VALLEY  SQUARE  JIG  SET

                         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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      The set originated in the Kenmare area on the Counties Cork and Kerry border of Ireland.
      Square the Set (16 bars):  In waltz hold, all couples slide to the next position on the
                     right -- gents begin on the left foot and ladies on the right foot – slide, step, slide,
                     lift the trailing  foot slightly.  Beginning with the lifted-foot, dance two bars in-place
                     as couples make only a quarter turn toward the next position on the right.  Repeat

                     the
slide, step, slide, lift plus two bars in-place with quarter-turn three times to
                     reach home. 
      Bar-counts (measures of music) for dance patterns are shown in bold. 
      The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music. 
      A gentle jig step (down-2-3) is to be danced for the first three Figures. 
                     A lively jig step (down-2-3) is to be danced for Figure 4 and an ordinary hornpipe
                     step ( lift-2-3-4) is to be danced for Figure 5.
     
      Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Tony Ryan at Ellenville, New
                    York USA in April 2004.
      Edition of November 15, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com  

   
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (120 BARS)
LEAD AROUNDSQUARE THE SETHOUSE
All couples: lead around anticlockwise  in  open waltz hold8;
square the set (see heading)16;
full house (all houses of the set are in waltz hold)8.
PINWHEELSWINGSQUARE THE SETHOUSE
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" pinwheel (star) clockwise with right hands with the couple on the left
          (one revolution)8;
All couples: swing original partners (all swings of the set are in waltz hold)8;
square the set16;
full house8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   40.
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (136 BARS)
LEAD AROUNDSQUARE THE SETHOUSE
All couples: lead around in open waltz hold8;
square the set16;
full house8.
GENTS CROSSOVER & SWINGSLIDE IN & OUTDANCE IN-PLACEGENTS CROSSSWING
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" gents dance straight across2; swing the opposite lady6;
new couples slide in and out once4; dance in-place, turning once4;
gents dance straight across2; swing original partner6.
SQUARE THE SETHOUSE
All couples: square the set16;
full house8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   48.
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (232 BARS)
LEAD AROUNDSQUARE THE SETHOUSE
All couples: lead around in open waltz hold8;
square the set16;
full house8.
DANCE AT HOMESLIDE IN & OUTDANCE AT HOMECHANGE PARTNERS
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
slide in and out once in waltz hold4; dance in-place, turning once4;
gents dance straight across2; swing the opposite lady6;
new couples slide in and out once4; dance in-place, turning once4;
gents dance to the lady now on his left2; swing6;
new couples slide in and out once4; dance in-place, turning once4;
gents dance straight across2; swing the lady6;
new couples slide in and out once4; dance in-place, turning once4;
gents dance to original partner2; swing6.
SQUARE THE SETHOUSE
All couples: square the set16;
full house8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   96.
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS or SLIDES (104 BARS)
LEAD AROUNDHOUSESQUARE INSIDE THREE TIMESHOUSE
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around inside the set with gents holding left hands and
          right arms at their partner’s waist behind8;
house around each other8;
half-diamond slide (anticlockwise)4 and house to home4 -- three times24;
house around each other8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   48.
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- REELS (160 BARS)
LEAD AROUNDEXCHANGE SEVENS AND THREESSWING
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)8;
while still facing anticlockwise, exchange sevens and threes with partner (with
          the partner dancing to the right dancing behind the other, dance past one
          another to change places2; dance in-place2; change places again2; dance
          in-place2)8;
swing in waltz hold8.
DANCE AT HOMESLIDE IN & OUTDANCE AT HOMEGENTS CROSSOVERSWING
Top couples: dance at home, revolving twice8;
slide in and out once4; dance at home, turning once4;
gents dance straight across2; swing the opposite lady6;
GENTS HOOK AROUND IN CENTER AND DANCE TO HOME
gents hook left arms in the center and dance around anticlockwise,
          doubling the final two and ending with original partner8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
LEAD AROUNDEXCHANGE SEVENS AND THREESSWING
All couples: lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed hands in front, rights on top8;
while still facing anticlockwise, exchange sevens and threes with partners8;
swing in waltz hold8.
SQUARE THE HOUSE DANCING SEVENSHOUSE TO END THE FIGURE
sevens square the house anticlockwise, in waltz hold (1-2-3-4-5-6-7 to each
           position and turn slightly anticlockwise to face the next position)8;
full house8.
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 (sometimes Optional) -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS)
QUARTERHOUSEHOUSEADVANCE AND RETIRE AND CHANGE PARTNERS
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz hold8;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire four times (in-2-3,  out-2-3,
          in-2-3,  out-2-3,  in-2-3 ,  out-2-3 , in-2-3 ,  out-2-3);
          when advancing a final time (in-2-3 bar seven), only gents
          dance in and ladies dance one position to the right;
          ladies dance in-place at the new position as the gents
          retire (out-2-3  bar eight )8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    three times96;
QUARTERHOUSEEND THE SET WITH A FULL HOUSE
quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.

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