SET  FORMATION   BORLIN  SET

                         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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       This set dance is from County Cork, Ireland.
       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. 
       Dance a lively, ordinary polka step (down-2-3) for Figures 1 through 4;
           for Figure 5, dance an ordinary hornpipe
(lift-2-3-4 and step-step-step-step for doubling).

       Throughout the set, gents dance forward first on the left foot and ladies dance
           forward first on the right foot.
 
       Hop quarterhouse:  in waltz hold facing one another, couples lightly jump (or lift
           then drop heels) and lift/kick the outside foot (gent’s right, lady’s left) toward the center1;  
           dance in-place1;  dance to the next position on the right, turning clockwise once2; 
           repeat the four-bar pattern through each next right position to home.

       Skip-square:  in waltz hold, back-the-lady to the opposite-right corner dancing a
           1-2, 1-2 kick/turn pattern2;  back-the-gent to the next right corner dancing a 1-2, 123 pattern2; 
           house to home4.
     
       Chain:  ladies begin right-hand-to-right-hand in the center (waist-level);  gents take a
           waist-level left-hand or forearm hold and follow the ladies as they dance anticlockwise   
           around them (no arch); ladies also chain right-hand-to-right-hand when returning home.
   
       Documentation is based upon a video workshop taught by Timmy McCarthy and
           the Borlin Set having been danced in January 2004 at Chicago, Illinois USA.
    
       Edition of September 29, 2006 -- Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com  

   
    FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (152 BARS)  
All couples: lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands (rights on top)6;
          turn the lady under clockwise with both hands2;
hop quarterhouse (see heading)16;
full house (all houses of the set are in waltz hold)8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" house each other8;
skip-square (see heading)8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
swing (all swings of the set are in waltz hold)8.
All couples: hop quarterhouse16;
full house8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    56.
    FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (136 BARS)
All couples: lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands (rights on top)6;
          turn the lady under clockwise with both hands2;
hop quarterhouse16;
full house8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" house each other8;
skip-square twice16;
All couples: hop quarterhouse16;
full house8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    48.
    FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (168 BARS)
All couples: lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands (rights on top)6;
          turn the lady under clockwise with both hands2;
hop quarterhouse16;
full house8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" house each other8;
skip-square once8;
right-hand-in-right hand, advance2; retire and partners change places (still
          holding hands, ladies pass-across inside to her partner’s left side
          and face forward into the set)2;
drop hands and couples pass through to opposite (gents in the middle)
          and partners turn toward one another to-place4;
repeat the five lines above to home8;
swing8.
All couples: hop quarterhouse16;
full house8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    64.
    FIGURE 4 -- SLIDES (120 BARS)
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise, with gents holding left hands and with their
          right hands at the lady’s waist, behind8;
house each other8;
skip square four times32;
house each other8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    56.
    FIGURE 5 -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS)   
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, back-the-lady to the next position on the right2;
double to the next position on the right (opposite)2; 
back-the-lady to the next position on the right2;
double to the next position on the right (home)2;
repeat the four lines above, making another circuit around the set8;
full house, doubling the step8;
as the full house above ends, gents grasp ladies’ waist with both hands
          (ladies’ hands on gents’ shoulders) and lift/toss the lady toward
          the next position on the right; ladies jump lightly to aid in the lift/toss
          partner-change; new partners walk to one another at the gent’s
          home and take waltz hold on the last two bars8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    until original partners full house, doubling the step152.

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