MAZURKA  SET
        2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Clare, Ireland.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Bar counts (quantities of measures) for patterns are shown in bold.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    First side couple is on the left of the first top couple.
    Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Mary Clancy at Labasheeda,
              Ireland in September 1999.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- REELS (120 BARS)   Little Christmas
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5;  back,
          back, 3-4-5)8;
swing original partner in waltz hold8.
First top couple: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " house inside in waltz hold8.
Top couples: with their left couples:  little Christmas6; reverse to home2;
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   with first side couple, second top couple then second side
         couple leading; the leading couple and their opposite couple turn left for
         the little Christmas72.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- REELS (120 BARS)   Advance and Retire
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing original partner in waltz hold8.
First top couple: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " house inside in waltz hold8.
Top couples: with their left couples:   advance and retire twice, right-hand-in-right8.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   with first side couple, second top couple then second side
         leading; the leading couple and their opposite couple turn left for
         couple the advance and retire72.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- REELS (120 BARS)   High Gates
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing original partner in waltz hold8.
First top couple: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " house inside in waltz hold8;
high gate with lady on the left; keep the high hands from the house inside
         above (lady’s right in the gent’s left); the gent gives his right hand 
         underneath his left arm (arch) to the lady on the left and she dances
         through the arch; the lady dances anticlockwise around the first top
         couple as the first top lady dances left around her partner and passes
         under an arch twice (holding hands close to the gent’s chest); the left
         lady then dances under an arch and to home; the gent follows each lady
         under the arch. [Under-the-arch order :  visiting lady, home lady
         twice then visiting lady]8.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   with first side couple, second top couple then second side
         couple leading72.
         the advance and retire72.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- REELS (120 BARS)    Swing All Around
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing original partner in waltz hold8.
Top couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " house around each other in waltz hold8;
top gents swing, in turn, each lady on the left then partner in waltz hold32.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "  48.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- REELS (152 BARS)    Chain
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing original partner in waltz hold8.
First top couple: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " house inside in waltz hold8.
All couples: chain (gents dance anticlockwise and ladies dance clockwise)12;
swing original partner in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   with first side couple, second top couple then second
          side couple leading96.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- REELS (184 BARS)    Corner Couples House
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing original partner in waltz hold8.
First top couple: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " they and first side couple house around each other in waltz hold and end
          in a column of two facing out of the set with the first top couple in
          front (gents on the left)8.
Second top couple: they and second side couple house around each other in waltz hold and end
          in the same column of two as above with the second top couple at the
          rear of the column (gents on the left)8.
All couples: lead-off; dance two small circles (in file) with gents dancing to the left and ladies
          dancing to the right8;
first top couple (the leading couple) form an arch with uncrossed hands at the
          end of the second lead-off circle and all couples dance through, in waltz
          hold, and around the house to home8;
full house in waltz hold8.
repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   with first side couple, second top couple then second side
          couple leading by housing first with the couple on their left; the leading
          couple are to be at the head the column of two at their home120.

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