DROMGARIFF  HALF  SET
             2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Limerick, Ireland.
    Chain:  With hands at waist-level for all contacts, ladies grasp and release right hands
              in the center and take left hands with the opposite gent (who has danced to his
              partner’s position) and they dance around one another anticlockwise (no arch).
              In Figure 1, the ladies do not touch when going home but do touch in the
              I center in Figure 2.
    Swing in waltz hold.  There is only one swing in the set.  If dancers have an issue with
              swinging (dizziness, knee-problems, etc.), substitute a dance at home (two
              revolutions) for the single eight-bar swing.
    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 November 24, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
   
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (112 BARS)  
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
DANCE IN-PLACEHOUSE HALF-WAY
Both couples: take waltz hold and dance in-place, facing into the set (no turns)4.
house to opposite in waltz hold4.
still in waltz hold, dance in-place, facing into the set (no turns)4.
house to home in waltz hold4.
LEAD AROUNDLADIES TURN AT EACH POSITION
lead around anticlockwise, right-hand-in-right:   dance to each position on the
          right(2); then turn the lady under clockwise at each position(2)  16.
ADVANCE AND RETIREPASS THROUGH
advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4.
pass through, with first top in the middle, and turn-in to one another at opposite4.
repeat the two lines above to home (first top again in the middle)8.
SWINGLADIES CHAINCOUPLES HOUSE EACH OTHER
swing  in waltz hold ( or  dance at home; see heading)8.
ladies chain (see heading no-chain to home)8.
house around each other in waltz hold8.
AGAIN :  DANCE IN-PLACEHOUSE HALF-WAY
still in waltz hold, dance in-place, facing into the set (no turns)4.
house to opposite in waltz hold4.
still in waltz hold, dance in-place, facing into the set (no turns)4.
house to home in waltz hold4.
AGAIN :  LEAD AROUNDLADIES TURN AT EACH POSITION TO END THE FIGURE
lead around anticlockwise, right-hand-in-right:  dance to each position on the
          right(2); then turn the lady under clockwise at each position(2)  16.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (112 BARS)  
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
DANCE IN-PLACEHOUSE HALF-WAY
Both couples: take waltz hold and dance in-place, facing into the set (no turns)4.
house to opposite in waltz hold4.
still in waltz hold, dance in-place, facing into the set (no turns)4.
house to home in waltz hold4.
LEAD AROUNDHOUSEHALF-DIAMONDHOUSE TO HOME
lead around anticlockwise, right-hand-in-right; near home, the gent turns
          the lady anticlockwise and he dances clockwise around her as
          both dance to-place8.
house around each other in waltz hold8.
half-diamond and house to home :
          still in waltz hold, dance forward to the position on the right2;
          dance backward to the opposite position2;  house to home4.
ADVANCE AND RETIRELADIES CROSSOVERHOUSE
advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4.
ladies dance straight over to the opposite gent, passing left-shoulder-to-left,
          and take waltz hold as new partners4.
New partners: full house in waltz hold8.
HALF-DIAMONDHOUSE TO HOMELADIES CHAIN TO HOME
half-diamond and house to home : 
          still in waltz hold, dance forward to the position on the right2;
          dance backward to the opposite position2;  house to home4.
advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4.
ladies chain to original partner and dance around him to place4.
LADIES CHAINHOUSE
Original couples: ladies chain (see heading – chain to home)8.
house around each other in waltz hold8.
AGAIN :  DANCE IN-PLACEHOUSE HALF-WAY
still in waltz hold, dance in-place, facing into the set (no turns)4.
house to opposite in waltz hold4.
still in waltz hold, dance in-place, facing into the set (no turns)4.
house to home in waltz hold4.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- HORNPIPES (112 BARS)
Dance an ordinary hornpipe step (lift-2-3-4).
QUARTERHOUSEHOUSE
Both couples: quarterhouse16.
house around each other in waltz hold8.
CROSSOVER CLOCKWISELADIES CHAIN TO THE OPPOSITE GENT
crossover to opposite :
          with crossed-hands (rights on top), dance forward  to the first position
          on the left2; dance on-the-spot, facing out of the set2;
          still with crossed-hands, dance backward to opposite2;
          dance on-the-spot, facing into the set2.
ladies chain to opposite gent :
          ladies dance two turns in the center (right-hand-in-right)
          while the gents dance two anticlockwise turns in-place8.
AGAIN :  QUARTERHOUSEHOUSE
New partners: quarterhouse in waltz hold16.
still in waltz hold, house around each other8.
AGAIN :  CROSSOVER CLOCKWISELADIES CHAIN TO ORIGINAL PARTNER
crossover to the gents' home as above8.
ladies chain to original partner :
          ladies dance two turns in the center (right-hand-in-right)
          while the gents dance two anticlockwise turns in-place8.
AGAIN :  QUARTERHOUSEHOUSE
Old partners: quarterhouse in waltz hold16.
house around each other in waltz hold8.

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