S E T    F O R M A T I O N   BALLINASCARTY  HALF   SET

               2008   Larry E. Taylor

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  SET FORMATION     This set is from County Cork, Ireland.
  SET FORMATION     Bar-counts (measures of music) 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     Except as shown for the square-the-set patterns, an ordinary polka/jig step (down-2-3)
                   is danced for Figures 1 and 2;  ordinary hornpipe steps (lift-2-3-4 and sevens)
                   are danced for Figure 3
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  SET FORMATION     Gents begin dancing on the left foot and ladies begin dancing on the right foot.
  SET FORMATION     Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Patrick O’Dea at Stow, Ohio USA
                   on May 3, 2000.
  SET FORMATION     Edition of March 3, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com  

   
 S E T    F O R M A T I O N   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (128 BARS)
LEAD  AROUND : REPEAT  "MARKER" Lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands in front (rights on top)6;
          turn the lady under clockwise with both arms2.
SWING : Swing in waltz hold8.
SQUARE : Square the set in waltz hold:
          dancing a step, step, 3-4-5 pattern, back-the-lady to the first position
          on the right (anticlockwise); turn one-quarter during the 3-4-5 portion of
          the pattern and back-the-gent to the next right position; turn and back-
          the-lady to the next right position; turn and back-the-gent to home8.
FULL HOUSE : House each other, in waltz hold8.
CHANGE PARTNERS : Change partners in eight bars of music:
          a)  gents dance anticlockwise to the opposite   as

          b)  ladies dance back-to-back in the center and return

                    home; advance left-shoulder-to-left2;

                    dance left back-to-back2;

                    dance backward right-shoulder-to-right2;
                    dance clockwise to face her new partner2.
SWING : Swing new partner in waltz hold8.
REPEAT : Repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   until original partners swing48.
LEAD  AROUND : Lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands in front (rights on top)6;
          turn-the-lady-under clockwise with both arms2.
SWING : Swing original partner in waltz hold8.
FULL HOUSE : Full house in waltz hold8.
 S E T    F O R M A T I O N   FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (176 BARS)
LEAD  AROUND : REPEAT  "MARKER" Lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands in front (rights on top)6;
          turn the lady under clockwise with both arms2.
SWING : Swing original partner in waltz hold8.
SQUARE : Square-the-set in open waltz hold
          dancing step, step, 3-4-5, dance forward to the first position on the 
          right; turn one quarter during the 3-4-5 portion of the pattern and
          dance backward to the next position on the right;dance forward to
          the next position on the right; turn one quarter and dance backward
          to home8.
FULL HOUSE : House each other in waltz hold8.
SLIDE AND CHANGE : Still in waltz hold, slide in and out once (1-2, 1-lift; 1-2, 1-2)4;
          house half-way around to opposite in waltz hold4;
Slide in and out once (1-2, 1-lift; 1-2, 1-2)4;    
          house half-way around to home in waltz hold4;
FULL HOUSE : House each other in waltz hold8.
CHANGE PARTNERS :

Change partners: 

          a)  gents dance in-place and turn with the ladies as they chain across;
          b)  ladies give left hand to the opposite gent and dance around him2;
                    give right hand to their partner and dance around him2;
                    dance again to and face the opposite gent4.
SWING : Swing new partner in waltz hold8.
REPEAT : Repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   until original partners swing72.
LEAD  AROUND : Lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands in front (rights on top)6;
          turn the lady under clockwise with both arms2.
SWING : Swing in waltz hold8.
FULL HOUSE : House each other in waltz hold8.
 S E T    F O R M A T I O N   FIGURE 3 -- HORNPIPES (128 BARS)
LEAD  AROUND : REPEAT  "MARKER" Lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands in front (rights on top)6;
          turn the lady under clockwise with both arms2.
SWING : Swing original partner in waltz hold8.
SQUARE : Square the set in waltz hold, dancing sevens
          dancing a  1-2-3-4-5-6-7 (gallop-style,with beginning weight on the
          trailing foot) pattern, dance to the first position on the right; during
          the first 7, turn one quarter and continue to the next position on
          the right and thus to home8.
FULL HOUSE : House each other in waltz hold8.
SQUARE :

Square the set:

          in open waltz hold, dance without turning to the first position

          on the right with a lift-2-3-4 pattern2; in waltz-hold, double

          clockwise to the next position on the right (doubling sometimes

          is omitted)2; in open-waltz hold, dance without turning to the next

          position on the right2; in waltz-hold double clockwise to home2;
CHANGE PARTNERS : Change partners:

          a)  gents dance anticlockwise all the way around the set;

          b) ladies pinwheel with the right hand, making one and one-half

                   turns in the center and end at each lady’s opposite position8.
FULL HOUSE : House each other in waltz hold, as new partners8.
REPEAT : Repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  until original partners house each other56.
DOUBLED   HOUSE : Full house in waltz hold, doubling all around8.

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