DERRADDA  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set dance is from County Mayo, Ireland.
    Swing in ceili hold in Figure 1 and waltz hold in Figure 2.
    Chain:  Low follow  --  With a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies give right hands in
              the center, dance to and give left hands to the opposite gent (who has danced into
              his partner's position); couples dance around one another (no arch) and the ladies
              dance to home without chaining again in the center.
    Sevens:  With weight on the leading foot, dance  in:  1-2-3-4-5-6-7 and change to the other
              leading foot2out: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 and change to the other leading foot2.  When crossing
              over, the sevens pattern is danced twice (14 steps) dancing the same direction (four bars).
    A down-2-3 step is to be danced for Figures One and Two;  an oridinary reel step (lift-2-3-4)
              is to be danced for Figure Three.
    First side is left of the first top couple.
    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.
    In 1989 dancers learned of the existence of Figure Four; however,
              documentation is unavailable.
    Documentation is based upon the Derradda Set having been danced in 2004 at North
              Olmsted, Ohio USA and Toronto, Canada.
    Edition of December 4, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (192 BARS)
ADVANCE AND RETIRE
All couples: advance and retire, holding crossed-hands (right hands on top)8.
CROSSOVERSWINGCHAINSWING
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" still holding crossed-hands,  crossover/visit clockwise (dance forward to face
          the first position, backward to opposite, forward to the next position and
          backward to home)8;
swing in ceili hold8;
ladies chain8;
swing in ceili hold while side couples dance in-place (no turns), holding
         crossed hands in front (rights on top)8.
Side couples: repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER"  and top couples dance in-place during the final swing32.
OPPOSITES SWING IN CENTERCROSSOVERCHAIN TO THEN DANCE CHRISTMAS
Top couples:  REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady advance and swing in the center :
        advance2; swing in ceili hold4; reverse to-place2;
crossover/visit clockwise while side couples dance in-place (no turns)8;
second top gent and first top lady advance and swing the center8;
crossover/visit clockwise while side couples dance in-place (no turns)8;
ladies chain to circle-of-four :
          with a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies give right hands in the
          center then dance to and give left hands to the opposite gent (who has
          danced into his partner's position); couples dance around one another
          (no arch); couples keep left hands and the gent guides the lady to his left
          side (near the position on his left) and the lady continues turning
          anticlockwise to face into the set; all close in and form a circle-of-four8;
little Christmas while side couples dance in-place (no turns), holding crossed
          hands in front (rights on top)8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   and top couples dance in-place (no turns) during
          the little Christmas48.
ADVANCE AND RETIRESWING
All couples: advance and retire, holding crossed-hands8;
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (184 BARS)
SEVENS IN AND OUTLADIES DANCE CIRCLE IN-FILESWING
All couples: in waltz hold, dance sevens in and out of the set twice8;
ladies circle clockwise (dance in file) inside the set nodding to each gent8;
swing original partner in waltz hold8.
SEVENS OVER AND BACKHOUSE
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" dance sevens to opposite and to home (gents then ladies back-to-back)8;
house each other in waltz hold8;
dance sevens to opposite and to home8;
house each other in waltz hold8;
ladies chain8;
swing in waltz hold while side couples dance in-place (facing in, no turns)8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  --  except all couples swing finally48.
SEVENS IN AND OUT TWICEHOUSE TO OPPOSITE
All couples: dance sevens in and out of the set twice8;
house half-way around in waltz hold, turning four times8;
dance sevens in and out of the set twice8;
house half-way around in waltz hold, turning four times8;
SEVENS IN AND OUTLADIES DANCE CIRCLE IN-FILESWING
dance sevens in and out of the set twice8;
ladies circle clockwise inside the set nodding to each gent8;
swing in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- REELS (152 BARS)
ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLE
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
LADIES PINWHEEL AND CHANGE PARTNERSGENTS PINWHEELSWING
ladies :
          REPEAT "MARKER" pinwheel clockwise with the right hands3; change direction and hands1;
          pinwheel anticlockwise with the left hands; dance behind (outside the set)
          to-place beside the next gent on the right (change partners)4;
gents :
          pinwheel clockwise with the right hands3; change direction and hands1;
          pinwheel anticlockwise with the left hands and return home4;
new partners swing in waltz hold8;
LEAD AROUND
lead around anticlockwise, in sweetheart hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners lead around96;
ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLE
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- MUSIC? (? BARS)
 
The patterns for this figure were unavailable as of December 4, 2008.
 

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