CROOKED  RIVER  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This is NOT a traditional set of Ireland.
    This set was composed in April 2004 in Summit County Ohio USA, one of the counties
              where the Crooked (Cuyahoga) River flows.
    Sweetheart hold:  A couple stands side-by-side, facing the same direction, with the gent
               on the left.  The gent places his right arm across the lady’s shoulder and they take
               right-hand-in-right at the lady’s right shoulder and left-hand-in-left in front. 
               Hand and arm positions are reversed during the turn of the advance and retire
               of Figure Three.
    A five-step pattern (walk, walk, 3-4-5) is danced for advancing and retiring.
    Alternatively, dance the lift-2-3-4 step instead of a doubled step in all figures.  Light
               (gentle, quiet) battering only may be danced throughout the set.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Bar counts (quantities of measures) for patterns are shown in bold.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    Edition of October 29, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
   
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- HORNPIPES (184 BARS)
Dance ordinary hornpipe stepslift 2, 3, 4 and five-step.
LEAD AROUNDDANCE AT HOME
All couples: lead around anticlockwise, in open-waltz hold8;
dance at home, in waltz hold (two revolutions) -- retain waltz hold until
          the corners dance below8;
SQUARE THE SET TWICE
back the lady to the next position on the right2;
double to the next position on the right (original opposite)2;
back the lady to the next position on the right2;
double to the next position on the right (original home)2;
repeat the four lines above (that is, square the set again)8;
FOREARM HOOK AROUND CORNER THEN PARTNER
near-corner partners dance around one another clockwise, right-forearm to
          right-forearm4;
original partners dance around one another anticlockwise, left-forearm to
          left-forearm4;
ADVANCE AND RETIREDANCE AT HOME AND CHANGE PARTNERS
REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire once (five-step)4;
dance at home, in waltz hold (one revolution) and turn the lady under clockwise
         to the next gent on the left--as the turn is completed, form an arch with
         the high hands (gent’s left, lady’s right) and the lady dances under to
         her new partner4;
QUARTERHOUSE WITH DOUBLINGFULL HOUSE
new partners dance in-place (no turning), in waltz hold2;
double to the next position on the right2;
repeat the two lines above three times to end at the gents’ home12;
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners full house96;
FULL HOUSE WITH DOUBLING
full house in waltz hold, doubling the step8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- REELS (184 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel steplift 2, 3, 4.
LEAD AROUNDDANCE AT HOME
All couples: lead around anticlockwise in open-waltz hold8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8.
HOUSEADVANCE & RETIRE, PASS ACROSS & PASS THROUGHDANCE AT HOME
Top couples REPEAT "MARKER" house around each other in waltz hold8;
advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right and ladies pass across partner
          to his left side (retain hands, ladies turn anticlockwise)4;
pass through to opposite (couples change places; gents dance in the middle;
          partners turn into one another to-place4;
repeat the four lines above to home8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
with the couple on their left :
          repeat the patterns of the preceding seven lines32.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"     except all couples dance the final dance at home64.
CHAINDANCE AT HOMEFULL HOUSE
All couples: take right hand-in-right and chain to opposite6; reverse direction, right-hand-in-right2;
          chain to home6; turn the lady under anticlockwise as partners dance to-place2;
dance at home, in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- HORNPIPES (184 BARS)
Dance ordinary hornpipe stepssevens, lift 2, 3, 4 and five-step.
LEAD AROUNDDANCE AT HOME
All couples: lead around anticlockwise in open-waltz hold8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
ADVANCE AND RETIRE FOUR TIMES
facing-in for advancing and facing-out for retiring, advance and retire in sweetheart
          hold   four   times16;
LADIES THEN GENTS PINWHEELCHANGE PARTNERSDANCE AT HOMELEAD AROUND
ladies :
          REPEAT "MARKER" pinwheel clockwise with the right hands3; change direction and hands1;
          pinwheel anticlockwise with the left hands and dance behind partner to the
          next position on the right4;
gents :
          pinwheel clockwise with the right hands3; change direction and hands1;
          pinwheel anticlockwise with the left hands and dance to home4;
new partners dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
lead around counterclockwise in sweetheart hold--pull the ady’s hand up and toward
          the center at home8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    until original partners lead around96;
SQUARE THE HOUSE DANCING SEVENSFULL HOUSE DOUBLING
square the house in waltz hold dancing sevens (gallop-style with beginning weight on
          the trailing foot :  1-2-3-4-5-6-7)8;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the step8.

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