SET  FORMATION   BALLYVOURNEY  JIG  SET

                          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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     This set is from West County Cork, Ireland.
     Swing:  For Figures One through Five, swing in waltz or hug (right hands on partner’s right
          upper waist, left hands on partner’s upper right arm) hold;  swing in
ceili hold in Figure Six.
 
     The set is often danced with no pause between Figures One through Five.
     Bar counts (measures of music) for dance patterns are shown in bold.    
     The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
     The final Figure is infrequently danced.
     Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3) for Figures 1 through 5 and an ordinary
          hornpipe
(lift-2-3-4) for the final Figure.
     Gents dance forward first on the left foot and ladies dance forward first on the right foot.
     Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Timmy McCarthy at
          Gaithersburg, Maryland on September 3, 2000.
 
     Edition of April 1, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 

   
 SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- SLIDES (88 BARS)        SWING
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"  back the lady to the first position on the right in waltz hold (or dance in
          place)2; house each other in waltz hold6;
          [The back-the-lady or dance in place is omitted at some sites.]
square to opposite :
          in waltz hold, slide to the first position on the right and turn slightly
          clockwise; slide on to opposite (1-2-1-2, 1-2-1-2)  (Sometimes dance
          a skip step to the opposite right corner then square across the
          opposite side of the set.)4;
house to home in waltz hold4;
swing partner (see heading)8;
slide in and out once in waltz hold (1-2-1-2, 1-2-1-2)4;
house to opposite, still in waltz hold4;
slide in/out once, still in waltz hold4; house to home4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  40.
 SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- SLIDES (104 BARS)    GENTS SWING OPPOSITE AND PARTNER
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" back-the-lady2 then house around each other6 as in Figure One;
square to opposite4; house to home4, as in Figure One;
gents: 
          crossover2; swing the opposite lady6;
          crossover2; swing original partner6;
as in Figure One :
          slide in/out4; house to opposite4; slide in/out4; house to home4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  48.
 SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- SLIDES (104 BARS)    LITTLE CHRISTMAS
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" back the lady2 then house around each other6 as in Figure One;
square to opposite4; house toward home and turn to meet the other top in the center4;
little Christmas clockwise twice (jump/stamp on eight)16;
as in Figure One :
          slide in/out4; house to opposite4; slide in/out4; house to home4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  48.
 SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- SLIDES (136 BARS)    GENTS SWING EACH LEFT LADY THEN PARTNER
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" back the lady2 then house around each other6 as in Figure One;
square to opposite4; house to home4, as in Figure One;
gents:    swing each left lady and partner in turn (advance2, swing6 each time)32;
as in Figure One :
          slide in/out4; house to opposite4; slide in/out4; house to home4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  64.
 SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- SLIDES (112 BARS)    REVERSE CHAIN THEN SWING
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" back the lady2 then house around each other6 as in Figure One;
square to opposite4; house to home4, as in Figure One;
All couples: chain to opposite  --  initially, right-to-right forearm, turn two bars at home so
          gents dance clockwise and ladies dance anticlockwise8;
swing at opposite8;
as in Figure One :
          slide in/out4; house to opposite4; slide in/out4; house to home4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  , beginning at their opposite position48.
All couples: full house8.
 SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 6 (First Optional) -- HORNPIPES (96 BARS)
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
dance at home (two revolutions)8;
REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice;
          ladies move to the next position on the right on the final two bars8;
new couples house to the next position on the right8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners are at home48;
swing in ceili hold (see heading)8.
 SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 6 (Second Optional) -- HORNPIPES (136 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse (body, polka body, in-out-and-around)16;
full house8;
ladies:   dance into the set then to-place beside the next gent on the right8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners full house96.

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