CALEDONIAN AROUND THE HOUSE SET
        2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set, also known as the SEAN NOS CALEDONIAN, is from County Clare, Ireland. 
    All dance All couples dance except when standing during the introduction of each figure.
    See LONG CALEDONIAN.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Steps The ordinary reel and hornpipe steps are traditionally danced (step, step, 345
              when advancing and retiring and lift-2-3-4 otherwise).  The batter step (variations
              of heel-toe, heel-toe-down, etc.) is often danced also.  Either an ordinary jig step
              (down-2-3)  or   the reel step above is traditionally danced for Figure 5.
    Bar counts for dance patterns are shown in bold.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by John Fennell at Labasheeda,
             Ireland in September 1999.
    Edition of April 1, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    FIGURE 1 -- REELS (64 BARS)
Dance step, step, 345 (the five-step) and lift-2-3-4.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice, dancing the five-step8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two clockwise revolutions, lift-2-3-4 steps)8;
take hands in a circle and dance in-one, out-one twice4;
house to opposite in waltz hold4;
dance at opposite (two clockwise revolutions, lift-2-3-4 steps)8;
take hands in a circle and dance in-one, out-one twice as above4;
house to home in waltz hold4;
dance at home as above8;
full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 2 -- REELS (64 BARS)
Dance step, step, 345 (the five-step) and lift-2-3-4.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice, dancing the five-step8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two clockwise revolutions, lift-2-3-4 steps)8;
full house in waltz hold8;
dance at home again as above8;
full house again in waltz hold8;
dance at home again as above8;
full house again in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 3 -- REELS (96 BARS)
Dance step, step, 345 (the five-step) and lift-2-3-4.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice, dancing the five-step8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two clockwise revolutions, lift-2-3-4 steps)8;
REPEAT  "MARKER" take hands in a circle and and dance in-one, out-one twice4;
house halfway around (to opposite) in waltz hold4;
dance at opposite in waltz hold (two clockwise revolutions, lift-2-3-4 steps)8;
take hands in a circle and and again dance in-one, out-one twice4;
house halfway around (to home) in waltz hold4;
dance at home in waltz hold (two clockwise revolutions, lift-2-3-4 steps)8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   32;
full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 4 -- REELS (104 BARS)
Dance step, step, 345 (the five-step) and lift-2-3-4.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice, dancing the five-step8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two clockwise revolutions, lift-2-3-4 steps)8;
full house in waltz hold8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two clockwise revolutions, lift-2-3-4 steps)8;
take hands in a circle and and dance in-one, out-one twice4;
house halfway around (to opposite) in waltz hold4;
take hands in a circle and and again dance in-one, out-one twice4;
house halfway around (to home) in waltz hold4;
full house in waltz hold8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two clockwise revolutions, lift-2-3-4 steps)8;
take hands in a circle and and again dance in-one, out-one twice4;
house halfway around (to opposite) in waltz hold4;
take hands in a circle and and again dance in-one, out-one twice4;
house halfway around (to home) in waltz hold4;
dance at home in waltz hold (two clockwise revolutions, lift-2-3-4 steps)8;
full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 5 -- JIGS (136 BARS)
Dance either a jig step down-2-3 or pause/down-2-3.  The advance and
          retire is often danced 1-2-3-kick, 1-2-123.
All couples: advance and retire twice in open waltz hold8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two clockwise revolutions, lift-2-3-4 steps)8;
full house in waltz hold8;
as above, again dance at home in waltz hold8;
REPEAT  "MARKER" advance, retire and change partners :
          take open waltz hold and advance2;
          as gents retire, ladies dance inside the set to the next position on the right2;
new partners dance at the gent's home (one clockwise revolution, lift-2-3-4)4;
new partners full house in waltz hold8;
new partners dance at the gent's home (two clockwise revolutions, lift-2-3-4)8;
repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  three times (until original partners dance at home)72.
    FIGURE 6 -- HORNPIPES (48 BARS)
Dance step, step, 345 (the five-step) and lift-2-3-4.
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take open waltz hold and advance and retire once4;
house halfway around (to opposite) in waltz hold4;
advance and retire in open waltz hold4;
house halfway around (to home) in waltz hold4;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  16;
full house in waltz hold8.

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