SET  FORMATION   BALLYDUFF  SET

                          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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      This set is from County Waterford, Ireland.
      Chain:  ladies give right hands at shoulder-height to one another in the center and
          left-high-hands to the opposite gent; the ladies dance around the gent (no arch) and
          they do not touch as they return right-shoulder-to right to home.
      Bar counts for dance patterns are shown in bold.
      The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
      An ordinary—but lively—polka step (down-2-3) is to be danced throughout.
          Mr. Murphy demonstrated
advance and retire as:  1, tap, 2, tap, 1-2-3.  He demonstrated
          the dance out at the end of the swing and balance in and out as:   lift (heel-up) on the
          back  foot, down on the  front  foot then down on the  back  foot (gents:  right, left,
          right – ladies:  left, right, left).    
      Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Pat Murphy at Tralee,
          Ireland in January 2004.      
      Edition of March 4, 2008 -- Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 

   
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (152 BARS)
All couples: in waltz hold, dance lively to the center and back4; 
swing (all swings of the set are in waltz hold)3; dance out (see heading)1.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, dance lively to the center and back4;
ladies crossover right-shoulder-to right and turn clockwise to place2;
gents crossover left-shoulder-to-left and turn anticlockwise to place2;
repeat the three lines above to return home8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
swing7; dance out1.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
Top couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
All couples: in waltz hold, dance lively to the center and back4;
swing3; dance out1.
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (136 BARS)
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies crossover left-shoulder-to-left, give left hand to the opposite gent
          and couples dance around one another twice, finishing in a line-of-four
          in the center (ladies holding right-hand-in-right and still holding left-
          and-in-left with the opposite gent)8;
dance in-place2; ladies dance to home2; swing3; dance out1;
in waltz hold, dance to the center and back (balance in & out) twice7; dance out1;
still in waltz hold, house around each other8.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
Top couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (152 BARS)
All couples: full house (all houses of the set are in waltz hold)8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" gents crossover left-shoulder-to-left and turn anticlockwise to place2;
ladies crossover right-shoulder-to-right and turn clockwise to place2;
swing, holding crossed-hands (rights on top)3; dance out1;
still holding crossed-hands, dance lively to the center and back once4;
ladies crossover right-shoulder-to right and turn clockwise to place2;
gents crossover left-shoulder-to-left and turn anticlockwise to place2;
ladies chain8;
swing7; dance out1.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
Top couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
All couples: full house8.
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (104 BARS)
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, dance lively to the center and back once4; house to opposite4;
dance lively to the center and back once4; house to home4;
house around each other8.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    24.
Top couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    24.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    24.
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS (88 BARS)   
All couples: take hands in a circle and dance lively to the center and to home twice8;
swing7; dance out1;
REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and dance lively to the center and to home twice;
          as the gents retire the second time, the ladies dance inside the set to
          face the next gent on the right8;
new partners swing7; dance out1;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners swing/dance out48.

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