BALLYCOMMON  HALF  SET
       2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from Doon, County Tipperary, Ireland.
    Swing and full house in waltz hold.
    First couple is the one with backs to the music.
    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 4, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com .
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (56 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Both couples: full house in waltz hold8;
gents crossover right-shoulder-to-right and left-arm-hook around
          (anticlockwise) the opposite lady and dance back to home :
          cross2; around4; to home2;
swing original partner in waltz hold8;
repeat the preceding crossovers and swing16;
full house in waltz hold, and gents stamp (tap right foot down and
          slightly toward the center) on the final beat8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (88 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps, down-2-3 and slide 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3.
Both couples: full house in waltz hold8;
REPEAT "MARKER" slide in and out twice in waltz hold (in:  1-2, 1-2  out:  1-2, 1-2-3)8;
ladies crossover left-shoulder-to-left2; swing opposite gent in waltz hold6;
repeat the preceding slide in/out, crossover then swing original partner16;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32;
full house in waltz hold and gents stamp on the final beat as in Figure One8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- SLIDES (112 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps, down-2-3 and slide 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3.
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" full house in waltz hold8;
gents crossover right-shoulder-to-right and left-hand-hook around
          (anticlockwise) the opposite lady; retain left-hand-in-left as gents
          dance back to home :  cross2; around4; home2;
lead around anticlockwise, holding left hands with opposite partner and
          right hands on original partner's right shoulder (her palm up, gents face
          slightly into the set and ladies face slightly out of the set)8;
at home, partners face and take right-hand-in-right at waist height :
          slide in and out twice as in Figure Two8;
in waltz hold :
         slide in and out once as in Figure Two4;
         house to opposite4;
         slide in and out once as in Figure Two4;
         house to home4;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   48;
full house in waltz hold and gents stamp on the final beat as in Figure One8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (80 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps, down-2-3 and slide 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3.
Both couples: full house in waltz hold8;
gents crossover right-shoulder-to-right and left-arm-hook around
          (anticlockwise) the opposite lady and dance back to home :
          cross2; around4; to home2;
swing original partner in waltz hold8;
1st couple: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold :
         slide in and out once as in Figure Two4;
         dance at home (one revolution)4;
         slide in and out once as in Figure Two4;
         dance at home4.
Both couples: full house in waltz hold8.
2nd couple: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   except gents stamp on the final beat as in Figure One24.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- SLIDES (64 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps, down-2-3 and slide 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3.
Both couples: full house in waltz hold8;
REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold :
         slide in and out once as in Figure Two4;
         house to opposite4;
         slide in and out once as in Figure Two4;
         house to home4;
         full house8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   except gents stamp on the final beat as in Figure One24.

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