DOWN  QUADRILLES
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from county Down, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Ladies chain:  with a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies grasp right hands in the
              center and dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner’s
              position); couples hook left arms and dance around one another twice; ladies
              also take right hands when dancing to home.
    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.
    At most sites dancers dance a walking step (1-2, 1-2, 1-2, etc.) throughout the set.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.  Bow to
              Partner then to Corner during the introduction.
    First side couple varies.  First side is on the left of the first top couple in Figure 3 and
              is right of first top couple in Figure 4
    Edition of November 21, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com .
   
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (72 BARS)
Dance a walking step (1-2, 1-2) or an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
DOUBLE PASS THROUGH (SQUARE)SWINGCHAINSWING
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" pass through to opposite with ladies in the center; partners pass left-
          shoulder-to-left-shoulder as gents turn clockwise to place and ladies turn
          anticlockwise to-place; (gents take the inside-route near opposite and
          briefly have their backs to their partner as both turn to-place)4;
pass through to home, dancing as above; (this eight-bar double pass through is
          sometimes called a square4;
swing in waltz hold8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (136 BARS)
Dance a walking step (1-2, 1-2) or an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
ADVANCE AND RETIREPASS THROUGHSWING
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take right-hand-in-right and advance and retire twice; dance in:  1-2-3 lift
          out:   1-2-3 lift4;
pass through to opposite as in Figure One4;
advance and retire twice as above8;
pass through to home as in Figure One4;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   64.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (136 BARS)
Dance a walking step (1-2, 1-2) or an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
OPPOSITES DANCE IN THE CENTERDANCE IN-PLACE
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady swing in the center in waltz hold8
          at the end of the swing, take right hands and give left hands to their
          original partners forming a line-of-four (swinging couple will have their
          backs to the couples originally on their right); dance 1-2-lift four times
          in-place4;
CROSSOVEROPPOSITE PARTNERS ADVANCE AND RETIRE
crossover anticlockwise; top gents bring partner past to-place as top ladies
          turn a bit anticlockwise to face partner as she crosses in front of the gent4;
first top gent and second top lady advance and retire twice; bow to one
          another with both advances8;
ADVANCE AND RETIREPASS THROUGH TO HOME
take right-hand-in-right and advance and retire once4;
pass through (gents on the outside) and pass left-shoulder-to-left to-place4.
All couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top gent/first top lady, second side gent (left)/
          second side lady then the second side lady/first side lady leading96.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (200 BARS)
Dance a walking step (1-2, 1-2) or an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
LADIES CHAINSWINGFORM TRIO PLUS ONE
Top couples:  REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain8;
swing in waltz hold8;
first top swing across and leave first top lady at opposite; second top stand
          right-hand-in-right with the lady facing out as the first top lady arrives
          and takes left-in-left hand with the second top gent8;
TRIO PLUS ONE ADVANCE AND RETIRELITTLE CHRISTMAS
trio advance and retire once while the solo gent retires and dances in-place4;
trio advance and ladies turn in to the solo gent (no arch)4;
new trio advance and retire once while the solo gent retires and dances in-place4;
trio advance to join the solo gent and all form a circle-of-four4;
little Christmas8;
All couple: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top couple, first side couple (right of first tops)
          then second side couple leading144.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- JIGS (152 BARS)
Dance a walking step (1-2, 1-2) and sevens or an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLESWING
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; dance in 1-2-3-kick
          and out 1-2-3-cross free foot over the other8;
swing in waltz hold8;
LADIES CHAINGALLOP CROSSOVERS
Top couples: ladies chain8;
in waltz hold, dance in and out once (in-2-3, out-2-3)2; dancing sevens
          (1-2-3-4-5-6-7,with weight on the trailing foot) gallop anticlockwise
          to opposite (gents back-to-back)2;
repeat the preceding in/out and gallop to home4;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with Side couples leading32.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with Top couples then Side couples leading64.
ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLESWING
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice as above8;
swing in waltz hold8.

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