BALLYHAHILL  HALF  SET
   2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    Instructions for the dance as a FULL SET are included below.   First side is left of first
              top in the FULL SET.
    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 for dance patterns are shown in bold.
    The total bar count (measures) for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
             Note Figure 3 of the FULL SET requires 104 bars.
    Chain ladies give right hands at waist-height to one another in the center then give left
             hands at waist-height to the opposite gent;  dance around the gent (no arch);
             ladies chain right hand in right in the center and dance to-place beside partners.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Edition of March 4, 2008 -- Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (88 BARS)  
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
Both couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take crossed hands in front (rights on top) and advance and retire twice8;
take waltz hold and dance at home (two clockwise revolutions)8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
swing in waltz hold8;
house around each other (full house)8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  except advance and retire in waltz hold40.
    FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (88 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
Both couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take crossed hands in front (rights on top) and advance and retire twice8;
house around each other (full house)8;
ladies crossover left-shoulder-to-left-shoulder to the opposite gent4;
swing in waltz hold4;
house around each other (full house) as new partners8;
ladies crossover left-shoulder-to-left-shoulder to original partner4;
swing in waltz hold4;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  except advance and retire in waltz hold40.
    FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (56 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
Both couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take crossed hands in front (rights on top) and advance and retire twice8;
first gent and second lady take waltz hold in the center and swing while first lady
          and second gent dance anticlockwise to opposite; first gent leaves the
          second lady with her partner at opposite and he joins his own partner;
          (that is, while the solo dancers dance slowly to opposite, the swinging
          couple dances in2; swing4; swinging gent leaves lady1; then swinging gent
          joins his original partner1)8;
take crossed hands in front (rights on top) and advance and retire once4;
swing in waltz hold4;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  with second gent and first lady leading24.
    FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (96 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
take crossed hands in front (rights on top) and advance and retire twice8;
REPEAT  "MARKER" ladies chain8;
swing in waltz hold8;
advance and retire once in waltz hold4;
dance at home (one clockwise revolution)4;
advance and retire once in waltz hold4;
dance at home4;
full house (house around each other)8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  40.

 


F U L L      S E T
    FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (88 BARS)  
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take crossed hands in front (rights on top) and advance and retire twice8;
take waltz hold and dance at home (two clockwise revolutions)8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
swing in waltz hold8;
house around each other (full house)8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  40.
    FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (88 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take crossed hands in front (rights on top) and advance and retire twice8;
house around each other (full house)8;
ladies crossover left-shoulder-to-left-shoulder to the opposite gent4;
swing in waltz hold4;
house around each other (full house) as new partners8;
ladies crossover left-shoulder-to-left-shoulder to original partner4;
swing in waltz hold4;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  40.
    FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (104 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take crossed hands in front (rights on top) and advance and retire twice8;
first top gent and second top lady take waltz hold in the center and swing while
          first top lady and second top gent dance anticlockwise to opposite; first
          top gent leaves the second top lady with her partner at opposite and he
          joins his own partner; (that is, while the solo dancers dance slowly to
          opposite, the swinging couple dances in2; swing4; swinging gent leaves
          lady1; then swinging gent joins his original partner1)8;
take crossed hands in front (rights on top) and advance and retire once4;
swing in waltz hold4;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  with second top gent and first top lady, first side gent and
          second side lady, then second side gent and first side lady leading72.
    FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (96 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
All couples: take crossed hands in front (rights on top) and advance and retire twice8;
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" ladies chain8;
swing in waltz hold8;
advance and retire once in waltz hold4;
dance at home (one clockwise revolution)4;
advance and retire once in waltz hold4;
dance at home4;
full house (house around each other)8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  40.

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