ARDGROOM  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from the Bara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland.
    First side couple is left of first top couple.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Ladies chain:  with a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies grasp right hands in the
              center and dance on to the opposite gent; couples take left hands and dance
              around one another (no arch); ladies do not chain when returning home.
    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.
    Half-diamond: crossover anticlockwise to opposite in four bars of music dancing a
              slide-close step; in waltz hold, with the gent on the inside, slide sideways to the
              position on the right and turn so the lady is on the inside (two bars); slide to
              opposite (two bars).
    Edition of March 03, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (176 BARS)
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; dance a gliding-sliding-
          walking step: in 1-2, 1-2; out 1-2, 1-2      8.
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" house inside in waltz hold8;
half-diamond (see heading)4;
still in waltz hold, house to home4;
All couples: quarterhouse (standard polka body)16;
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  with first side, second top then second side couple leading120.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (176 BARS)
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; dance a gliding-sliding-
          walking step: in 1-2, 1-2; out 1-2, 1-2   8.
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" house inside in waltz hold8;
Top couples: ladies chain (see heading)8.
All couples: slide in and out once in waltz hold (in 1-2, 1-2; out 1-2, 1-2 as above); with
          each retire, couples end slightly to the right of home; thus when all repeats
          end, all couples will have rotated approximately half-way around the set4;
still in waltz hold, house to opposite4;
repeat the slide in/out and house to home8;
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  with first side, second top then second side couple leading120.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (176 BARS)
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; dance a gliding-sliding-
          walking step: in 1-2, 1-2; out 1-2, 1-2    8.
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" house inside in waltz hold8;
half-diamond4;
still in waltz hold, house to home4;
All couples: in waltz hold, walk-the-quarter  (walking polka):
          walk in-2-3, on (anticlockwise toward opposite)-2-3, in-2-3, on-2-3,
                    in-2-3, on-2-3   6;
          turn clockwise to-place at opposite2;
          walk in-2-3, on (anticlockwise toward home)-2-3, in-2-3, on-2-3,
                    in-2-3, on-2-3   6;
          turn clockwise to-place at home2;
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  with first side, second top then second side couple leading120.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (144 BARS)   
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; dance a gliding-sliding-
          walking step: in 1-2, 1-2; out 1-2, 1-2      8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" house each other in waltz hold8;
slide in and out once in waltz hold (in 1-2, 1-2; out 1-2, 1-2 as above)4;
still in waltz hold, house to opposite4;
repeat the slide in/out and house to home8;
repeat the preceding sixteen bars16;
All couples: quarterhouse (standard polka body)16;
full house in waltz hold8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  64.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS (208 BARS)   
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; dance a gliding-sliding-
          walking step: in 1-2, 1-2; out 1-2, 1-2      8.
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" house inside in waltz hold8;
half-diamond4;
still in waltz hold, house to home4;
All couples: gents swing the lady on the left (corner partner) in waltz hold8;
quarterhouse (standard polka body) as new partners16;
full house in waltz hold as new partners8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  with first side gent, second top gent then second side gent
          leading; the leading gent is to be with a new partner to begin
          the house inside144.

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