AUSTRALIAN  HALF  SET
   2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    Swing and full house in hug holdgrasp partner's upper right arm with the left hand
              instead of holding left hands.  Place right hand on partner's waist.
    House in both ceili hold (figures one through four) and waltz hold (figures five and six).
    The final figure is danced with a minimum of four couples (FULL SET);
              however, any quantity of couples greater than four may dance; additional bars
              of music must be played unless couples choose to end the set without being
              re-established as original partners.
    Ladies chain:  Ladies give right hands in the center at waist-height then dance
              on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's position) and
              give left hands at waist-height; the lady dances around the opposite gent and the
              gent follows; ladies dance to the center forming a line-of-four with the other
              couple; the chaining ladies take right hands and dance two bars on-the-spot.
              The eight-bar pattern ends with the chaining ladies in the center of a line-of-four.
     Sevens and threes:  One faces in then dances to the side (gent left, lady right) for two
              bars dancing sevens (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) then two bars in-place (down-2-3, down-2-3).
              Repeat to the other side direction (gent right, lady left). This eight-bar pattern
              is also danced here and in other sets by a couple(s) (partners); partners bypass
              one another with the one dancing to the right dancing to the rear of his or her
              partner.
    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.
    Edition of March 3, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS or POLKAS (48 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig/polka step, down-2-3.
Both couples: crossover anticlockwise, right-hand-in-right; the lady dances in front of the
          gent to lead the crossover; near opposite, form an arch and the lady
          turns clockwise to-place (backs into) as the gent dances around her
          clockwise to his place4;
repeat the preceding crossover to home4;
swing in hug hold (see heading)8;
ladies chain (see heading )6;
ladies dance to original partner2; swing in hug hold as above6;
full house in hug hold (same as the hold for the swing in this set)8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- JIGS or POLKAS (64 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4;
crossover anticlockwise as in Figure One4;
repeat the preceding advance and retire and crossover to home8;
swing in hug hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    24.
full house in hug hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- JIGS or POLKAS (64 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first gent (the one with back to the music) and second lady advance to the
          center and swing in ceili hold6; take right hands with original partner2 --
while first lady and second gent dance sevens & threes at home (see heading);
dancers in the center having taken right hands with their original partner,
             crossover anticlockwise as in Figure One4;
repeat the preceding crossover to home4;
swing in hug hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first lady and the second gent leading24;
full house in hug hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS or POLKAS (128 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig/polka step, down-2-3.
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain as in Figure One8;
ladies dance to original partner2; swing in hug hold6;
first couple house inside and leave the lady at second gent's left; the second gent
          takes the ladies' outside hands -- while
          second couple dance sevens and threes (see heading)8;
first gent retires and dances in-place while trio advance, retire, advance
          and the gent pulls to ladies' hands up as they turn beside
          the first gent8;
second gent retires and dances in-place while trio advance, retire, advance
          and the gent pulls to ladies' hands up as all form a circle-of-four8;
little Christmas8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second couple leading48;
ladies chain as in Figure One8;
ladies dance to original partner2; swing in hug hold6;
full house in hug hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- JIGS or POLKAS (96 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig/polka step, down-2-3, and sevens, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
Both couples: full house in waltz hold8;
REPEAT "MARKER" still in waltz hold, dance sevens to the center and back to home4;
still in waltz hold, house anticlockwise to opposite4;
repeat the preceding sevens and house to home8;
ladies chain as in Figure One8;
ladies dance to original partner2; swing in hug hold6;
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    40.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- JIGS or POLKAS (104 or VARIABLE BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig/polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: any quantity of couples take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8;
house anticlockwise in waltz hold8;
REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice and the ladies dance inside
          the set to the next gent on the right on the final two bars8;
swing new partner in waltz hold8;
full house with new partner in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    three* times to re-establish original partners72.
 
  * The quantity of repeats is based upon four couples dancing in the figure.
Repeat as often as required if more than a FULL SET dances    a n d     if
dancers want to be re-established as original partners.

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