DUNGARVAN  POLKA  SET
              2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Waterford, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    This set and the WATERFORD JIG SET are quite similar.
    Chain:   With a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies grasp right hands in the
              center then dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's
              position); couples take left hands (or forearms) and dance around one another
              (no arch); the ladies do not chain as they dance to home passing right-shoulder-
              to right.
    Steps for the in and out of Figure 2 and the advance to center of Figure 3:   down on the
              leading foot (gent’s left, lady's right) then toe-heel with the trailing foot (gent’s right,
              lady's left);  repeat three times, ending with a down on the leading foot.
    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.
    First side couple is on the right of the first top couple.
    Edition of April 21, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
     
    FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (72 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps, down-2-3 and slide 1 close, slide 2 close.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz-hold, slide in and out once (1-2-1-2, 1-2-1-2)4;
swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
ladies chain8;
house each other in waltz hold8;
in waltz-hold, slide in and out once4;
swing in waltz hold4;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
    FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (104 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" facing each other with crossed-hands, dance the steps (see heading)
          in and out once4;
release the left hands and crossover anticlockwise to opposite, turning the
          lady once clockwise under-the-finger (lady leads)4;
facing each other with crossed-hands, dance the steps in and out once4;
release the left hands and crossover anticlockwise to home, turning the
          lady once clockwise under-the-finger4;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    24.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    48.
    FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (120 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady advance to the center2; swing4;
          reverse to opposite2;
meanwhile, the first top lady and second top gent dance, without turning,
          anticlockwise to opposite; end the swing facing the position from where
          the advance began so the swinging couple can dance backward at a
          slight angle to-place beside their partners who will have danced
          half-way around the set;
first top gent and second top lady exchange places, passing right-shoulder-
          to-right and bowing to one another on bar six (join partner)8;
in waltz-hold, slide in and out once (1-2-1-2, 1-2-1-2)4;
still in waltz-hold, house to home (original positions)4;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with the second top gent and the first top lady leading24;
in waltz-hold, slide in and out once4;
swing in waltz hold4;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
    FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (216 BARS)    BRING UP THE FIGURE
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain8;
house each other in waltz hold8;
first top couple bring up the set:
          in waltz-hold, slide in and out once4;
          dance at home, making one revolution4;
          repeat the preceding eight bars8;
          house each other in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with the second top couple bringing up the figure40;
ladies chain8;
house each other in waltz hold8;
in waltz-hold, slide in and out once4;
swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   104.
    FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS (88 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8;
REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; on bar six, ladies dance
          inside the set to-place beside the gent on the right8;
swing new partner in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners again swing48.

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