SET  FORMATION   BRUCA  SET
        2008   Larry E. Taylor

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   This set is from County Mayo, Ireland.
   Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
   Bar counts for 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.
   Chain:  ladies give right hands (or forearms) in the center at waist-level then left hands,
          also at waist-level, to the opposite gent and they dance around one another
          (no arch);  ladies do not chain in the center as they dance to home.
   Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Pat Murphy at Ellenville, New
             York USA on March 30, 2001.
   Edition of April 1, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (320 BARS) 
Dance an ordinary jig step(down-2-3).
 Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" visit crossover to opposite then to home8;
swing in ceili hold8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
swing in ceili hold8;
advance and retire twice, holding crossed-hands in front (rights on top)8;
visit crossover to opposite4;
advance and retire twice, holding crossed-hands in front8;
visit to home4;
swing in ceili hold8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   64.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"  first top gent and second top lady swing in the center (reverse to-place on
          the final two bars) as their partners crossover right-shoulder-to-right,
          turn clockwise and dance to home (lady turns clockwise and gent turns
          anticlockwise to-place)8;
advance and retire twice, holding crossed-hands in front8;
second top gent and first top lady swing in the center as their partners crossover
          right-shoulder-to-right, turn clockwise and dance to home as above8;
advance and retire twice, holding crossed-hands in front8;
swing in ceili hold8;
ladies chain8;
swing in ceili hold8;
little Christmas (swing-in-four)8;
ladies chain8;
swing in ceili hold8;
little Christmas6; reverse to-place2.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   88.
All couples: swing in ceili hold8.
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (200 BARS) 
Dance ordinary polka steps (down-2-3 and 1-2-3-4-5-6-7).
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, dance sevens in and out twice (with weight on the leading foot)8;
house around each other (all houses of the set are in waltz hold)8;
dance sevens in and out twice8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
ladies chain8;
swing in ceili hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   48.
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   48.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   except all couples swing finally48.
 SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- FLINGS (88 BARS) 
Dance a gentle heel-lift, with alternating feet, for each bar of music.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top lady takes a forearm hold and dances one revolution with her partner
         and with each gent in turn :
         
         begin clockwise right-in-right with original partner (gent
                  continues to dance in a small circle after the lady moves
                  to the next gent)2;
         next dance anticlockwise left-in-left with the first gent on the left
                  (gent dances slightly into the set to meet the dancing-lady)2;
         next dance clockwise right-in-right with original partner (gent
                  continues to dance in a small circle after the lady moves to
                  the next gent)2;
         next dance anticlockwise left-in-left with the second gent on the
                  left (gent dances slightly into the set to meet the
                  dancing-lady)2;
         next dance clockwise right-in-right with original partner (gent
                  continues to dance in a small circle after the lady moves to
                  the last gent)2;
         next dance anticlockwise left-in-left with the third gent on the left
                  (gent dances slightly into the set to meet the dancing-lady);
         then dance beside original partner and take lead around hold
                   (arms at backs, holding crossed-hands – rights on top)2.
All couples :          lead around anticlockwise (arms at backs, gent's right and
                  lady's left, holding crossed-hands – rights on top)8.
         repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side lady (see diagram below), 
                  second top lady, then second side lady leading60.

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