S E T    F O R M A T I O N   AUBAN  SET
                            2008   Larry E. Taylor

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 SET FORMATION    This set is from County Cork, Ireland.

 SET FORMATION    First side couple is left of the first top couple.

 SET FORMATION    Square-the-Set (16 bars):   In waltz hold, all couples slide to the next position on the right –

              gents begin on the left and ladies on the right–slide, step, slide, lift the trailing foot

              slightly. Beginning with the lifted-foot, dance two threes 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.

 SET FORMATION    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.

 SET FORMATION    Bar counts (quantities of measures) for dance patterns are shown in bold.

 SET FORMATION    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.

 SET FORMATION    Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Tom Hastings at Cleveland, Ohio

             USA in November 1996.

 SET FORMATION    Edition of March 03, 2008 -- Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com  

   
 SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (200 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
square-the-set (see heading)16;
full house (all houses of the set are danced in waltz hold)8.
Top couples: and their left couples:
          ladies change places first (pass right-shoulder-to-right,
          turn clockwise to-place)2;
          gents change places next (pass left-shoulder-to-left,
          turn anticlockwise to-place)2;
          ladies change places, as above, to-place at home2;
          then gents dance, as above, to-place at home2.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    40.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    (side couples dance with their left couples)80.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
square-the-set16;
full house8.
 SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (264 BARS)
Dance ordinary jig steps, down-2-3 and step, close, step, close/lift.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
square-the-set16;
full house8.
Top couples: house each other8;
still in waltz hold, slide in and out once4;
house to opposite4;
slide in and out4;
house to home4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    56.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    112.
lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
square-the-set16;
full house8.
 SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (296 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
square-the-set16;
full house8.
Top couples: gents dance to the lady on the left2; swing in waltz hold6;
gents repeat the preceding eight bars three times, dancing with
          each left lady and original partner24.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    64.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    128;
lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
square-the-set16;
full house8.
 SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- SLIDES (200 BARS)
Dance ordinary jig steps, down-2-3 and step, close, step, close/lift.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" house each other8;
still in waltz hold, slide in and out once4; house to opposite4;
slide in and out4; house to home4;
repeat the three lines above24.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    48.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    96.
 SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- REELS (256 BARS) Dance ordinary reel steps (lift-2-3-4 and sevens).
Dance ordinary reel steps, lift-2-3-4 and sevens: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)6;
          turn-the-lady-under clockwise with both hands2;
partners take left forearms and dance around one another anticlockwise twice8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Top couples: dance a box pattern around each other with the sevens step (1-2-3-4-5-6-7 with
          beginning weight on the trailing foot -- gallop style);
          gents dance back-to-back on the initial crossover and ladies dance
          back-to-back when returning to home; gents dance backward and
          ladies dance forward dancing the side of the box at opposite;
          ladies dance backward and gents dance forward when dancing
          the side of the box at home8;
house each other (ordinary reel step)8;
gents crossover, right-shoulder-to-right2; swing the opposite lady6;
gents take left forearms in the center and dance around one another anticlockwise6;
          double the step2.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    56.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    112.
lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)6;
          turn-the-lady-under clockwise with both hands2;
partners take left forearms and dance around one another anticlockwise twice8;
swing in waltz hold8.

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