Larry E. Taylor
set dance is from County Cork, Ireland.
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.
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).
the set, gents dance forward first on the left foot and ladies dance
forward first on the right
Hop quarterhouse: in waltz hold facing one another, couples lightly jump (or lift
then drop heels) and
lift/kick the outside foot (gents right, ladys 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,
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
around them (no arch); ladies
also chain right-hand-to-right-hand when returning home.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org