BLACKTOWN  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    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 for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    First Side couple is on the left of the first top couple.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Edition of April 1, 2008 -- Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (280 BARS)  
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" pass through (ladies in the center, dance left-shoulder-to-left to-place)4;
repeat the preceding pass through to home (gents again dance in front of partner
          when dancing to-place)4;
swing in waltz hold8;
ladies chain :
          ladies give right hands at waist-height to one another in the center then left
          hands to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's place);
          form an arch and the lady dances under the arch and around the gent as
          he continues to face into the set; ladies do not chain when dancing
          to home8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   32.
Top couples: take sweetheart hold (gent's places right arm across the lady's shoulder and
           they hold right hands at the lady's right shoulder; couples do not hold
           left hands) and advance and retire once4;
still in sweetheart hold, crossover clockwise to opposite (lady leads left)4;
repeat the preceding advance and retire and crossover8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat the preceding advance and retires, crossovers and swing24.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" first top lady and second top gent crossover clockwise (right-shoulder-
          right)4; turn anticlockwise and dance toward respective homes, again
          dancing right-shoulder-to-right; both turn anticlockwise to meet in the
          center and take waltz hold4;
          swing in waltz hold6; reverse to-place at respective homes2;
as above, take sweetheart hold and advance and retire once4;
as above, crossover clockwise4;
repeat the preceding advance and retire and crossover8;
as above, swing in waltz hold8;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"   with second top lady/first top gent, first side
          lady/second side gent then second side lady/first side gent
          leading   --  except all couples swing finally120.
    FIGURE 2 -- REELS (176 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" ladies chain as in Figure One8;
swing in waltz hold; during the final two bars, swing to the center and the first
          top lady ends on the left of the second top gent8;
the second top gent takes the ladies' outside hands and retires while
          the first top gent retires and dances in-place2;
          as the first top gent continues to dance in-place, the trio advances
          then retires4;
          the trio advances to the first top gent and the second top gent pulls the
          ladies hands upward to form arches and the ladies dance under their
          respective arch, ending beside the first top gent2;
          the new trio advance and retire twice (while the second top gent retires and
          dances in-place); on the final two bars, form a circle-of-four in the center8;
little Christmas6; reverse to place2.
All couples: repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  with second top couple, first side couple, then second side
          couple leading120;
swing in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 3 -- HORNPIPES (88 BARS)
Dance an ordinary hornpipe step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
full house in waltz hold8;
REPEAT  "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; ladies dance to the next
          position on the right (change partners) during the final two bars8;
new partners full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   until original partners again full house in waltz hold64.

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