S E T    F O R M A T I O N    EUCLID  SET
              2008, 2009   Larry E. Taylor

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    This is NOT a traditional set of Ireland.  The set, composed in March 2008 in Summit
              County, Ohio USA, honors a congenial dance group at Euclid, Ohio.
    All four couples dance simultaneously throughout the set.
    Five step This dance pattern/technique is danced in the Euclid Set when leading around,
              advancing and retiring and/or crossing over.
    Long body (24 bars):   Couples in waltz hold, dancing a lively step (for both IN and OUT :
              1 and 2 and 1-2-3 no kick), dance the following six-bar pattern four times :
              dance in-and-out once (not a slide)4;  double to the next position on the right,
              making one clockwise revolution2.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    For FIGURE FOUR, dance a gliding/low-to-floor polka step (down-2-3) — West Kerry
              style.
    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.
              Note dance activity during the introduction of  FIGURES ONE and TWO.
    Abbreviations are used in a version recorded below.
    Edition of January 9, 2009 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    FIGURE 1 -- REELS (136 BARS)
Dance the five step and lift 2-3-4.
LEAD AROUND HALF-WAYLEAD BACK EIGHT BARSLEAD BACK TO HOME
All couples: During the introduction take hands in a circle; on bar six (still holding hands)
          all face anticlockwise and prepare to lead around in file8;
lead around to opposite dancing the five-step and, still holding hands, turn into the
          set and face clockwise around the set4;
still holding hands, lead around in file for eight bars (end near original opposites)8;
again turn into the set, face anticlockwise and lead around to home4;
PARTNERS CHANGE PLACES EIGHT TIMES
couples form an arch with gent’s left and lady’s right hands; the gent dances
          anticlockwise backward under the arch as partners change places2;
          repeat the preceding two-bar pattern three times6;
couples form an arch with gent’s right and lady’s left hands; the lady dances
          anticlockwise forward under the arch as partners change places2;
          repeat the preceding two-bar pattern three times6;
COUPLES DANCE WITH COUPLES ON THE LEFT
top couples and the couple on their left :
          house around each other in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8;
          advance and retire once in waltz hold (five step)4; dance at home4;
          house around each other in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8;
side couples and the couple on their left :
          repeat the preceding house, advance and retire, dance at home
          and house24;
LEAD AROUND HALF-WAYLEAD BACK EIGHT BARSLEAD BACK TO HOME
take hands in a circle and dance in-place6; turn to face anticlockwise2;
repeat the lead around half-way / lead back eight bars / lead back to
          home as above16;
PARTNERS CHANGE PLACES EIGHT TIMES
repeat the partners change places eight times as above16;
HOUSE TO END THE FIGURE
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.
    FIGURE 2 -- REELS (136 BARS)
Dance the five step and lift 2-3-4.
LEAD AROUND HALF-WAYLEAD BACK EIGHT BARSLEAD BACK TO HOME
All couples: dance the lead around half-way / lead back eight bars / lead back to
          home as in Figure One16;
GENTS CROSSOVER AND SWING
          top gents then side gents crossover to opposite partners (side gents begin
                     crossover two bars after top gents; dance a five-step)2;
          ladies dance in-place while awaiting the gents; swing in waltz hold (side
                     ladies dance in-place for four bars and swing only four bars)6;
          repeat the preceding crossover and swing with tops again crossing first8;
LADIES CROSSOVER AND SWING
          repeat the above crossovers and swings except top ladies lead16;
TWICE:  ADVANCE AND RETIREHOUSE HALF-WAYHOUSE
advance and retire once in waltz hold (five step)4;
house half-way around to opposite in waltz hold4;
advance and retire once in waltz hold (five step)4;
house half-way around to home in waltz hold4;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8;
GENTS THEN LADIES CROSSOVER AND SWING
          repeat the above crossovers and swings except side gents lead16;
          repeat the above crossovers and swings except side ladies lead16;
TWICE:  ADVANCE AND RETIREHOUSE HALF-WAY
advance and retire once in waltz hold (five step)4;
house half-way around to opposite in waltz hold4;
advance and retire once in waltz hold (five step)4;
house half-way around to home in waltz hold4;
HOUSE TO END THE FIGURE
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8;
    FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (176 BARS)
Dance a lively polka batter (1 and, 2 and, 1-2-3).
LONG BODY
All couples: long body (see heading)24;
TWO COUPLES HOUSE WHILE TWO COUPLES DANCE AT HOME
all in waltz hold, tops house each other, doubling the final two bars, while sides
          dance at home (two clockwise revolutions)8;
sides house each other, doubling the final two bars, while tops dance at home8;
LADIES SWING ALL AROUND
          all ladies dance clockwise inside the set (in front of partner) to the next
          gent on the left while gents dance in-place2; swing in waltz hold6;
          repeat :   ladies dance to and swing, in turn, the other gents (including
                    original partner)24;
LONG BODY
long body24;
TWO COUPLES HOUSE WHILE TWO COUPLES DANCE AT HOME
all in waltz hold, sides house each other while tops dance at home8;
tops house each other while sides dance at home8;
GENTS SWING ALL AROUND
          all gents dance anticlockwise inside the set to the next lady on the right
          while ladies dance in-place2; swing in waltz hold6;
          repeat :   gents dance to and swing, in turn, the other ladies (including
                    original partner)24;
LONG BODY TO END THE FIGURE
long body24.
    FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (152 BARS)
Dance a gliding/low-to-floor polka step (down-2-3)
BACK THE LADY HOUSELEAD AROUND
All couples: in waltz hold, back the lady to the first position on the right2; full house6;
lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
CHANGE PARTNERS
while ladies turn slowly once clockwise in-place at home dancing down-2-3
          eight times, gents dance to the center and dance clockwise three-
          quarters around on-the-spot (no touch) and dance to the position which
          was originally on their left8;
while gents turn slowly once clockwise in-place at new home dancing down-2-3
          eight times, ladies dance to the center and dance anticlockwise three-
          quarters around on-the-spot (no touch) and dance to the position which
          was originally on their right8;
BACK THE LADY HOUSELEAD AROUND
New couples: in waltz hold, back the lady to the first position on the right2; full house6;
lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
repeat the preceding change partners, house and lead around three times;
          (each dancer progresses around the set one position with each repeat;
          gents continue to the left and ladies continue to the right)96.
    FIGURE 5 -- HORNPIPES (136 BARS)
Dance the five step and lift 2-3-4.
ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLECIRCLE IN-PLACE
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire once (five step)4;
release hands and partners dance one (slow) circle in-place (gents
          anticlockwise, ladies clockwise, lift2-3-4)4;
GENTS DANCE WITH EACH LADY
gents dance inside the set to the next lady on the right; take gent's left hand in
          the lady's right and form an arch; the lady dances clockwise under the
          arch and couples take waltz hold2; dance at home (two clockwise
          revolutions)6;
          repeat : gents dance to, arch & under and dance at home with the
                     other ladies (including original partner)24;
ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLECIRCLE IN-PLACE
take hands in a circle and advance and retire once4;
release hands and partners dance one circle in-place as above4;
LADIES DANCE WITH EACH GENT
as gents dance in-place without turning, ladies pinwheel (star) in the center
          with the right hands; pinwheel around one and one-quarter times and
          dance to the gent originally on the lady's left8;
          new couples form an arch, right hand in right, and the lady dances
          anticlockwise under the arch as partners dance to-place and couples
          take waltz hold (turn the lady under)2;
          new couples dance at home (two clockwise revolutions)6;
          repeat : ladies pinwheel, arch & under and dance at home with the
                     other gents (including original partner)48;
ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLECIRCLE IN-PLACE
take hands in a circle and advance and retire once4;
release hands and partners dance one circle in-place as above4;
HOUSE DOUBLING TO END THE FIGURE
full house in waltz hold, doubling the step all around8.

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EUCLID SET                               All Dance
F1  Reels 136 bars
DURING INTRO TAKE Hs CK, FACE ACW8
LA TO OPPFILE (HHC), TRN-IN, FACE CW4
LA HHCF CW TO NEAR OPP AGAIN8
AGAIN TURN IN, FACE ACW, HHCF TO HO4
PARTs CHG PL 4X -HI-Hs & Gs BKWD ACW UND AR8
PARTs CHG PL 4X -OTH Hs & Ls FWD ACW UND AR8
REPEAT "MARKER"TT & L PR :
     HSE EA OTHW6         DBL2
    A&RW4        D@H4
    HSE EA OTHW6         DBL2
SS:  RPT FR  REPEAT "MARKER"  24
DIP IN HHC6                              TRN ACW2
RPT ABOVE LA acw OPP4     LA cw OPP8     LA acw HO4
RPT ABOVE PARTs CHG PLs 8X16
FHW6    DBL2
F2  Reels 136 bars
AS IN F1, DURING INTRO TAKE Hs CK, FACE ACW8
LA TO OPPFILE (HHC), TRN-IN, FACE CW4
LA HHCF CW TO NEAR OPP AGAIN8
AGAIN TURN IN, FACE ACW, HHCF TO HO4
REPEAT "MARKER"Gs XOVR (SS 2 AFTER TT, Ls DIP)2 SWGW6
Gs RPT XOVR/SWG (TT AGAIN FIRST)8
Ls XOVR (SS 2 AFTER TT, M DIP)2    SWGW6
Ls RPT XOVR/SWG (TT AGAIN FIRST)8  REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"
A&RW4                     HSE TO OPPW4
A&RW4                     HSE TO HOW4
FHW6                        DBL2
RPT FR  REPEAT "MARKER"  THRU  REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"  EXC  SSGs  LEAD16
RPT FR  REPEAT "MARKER"  THRU  REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"  EXC  SSLs  LEAD16
A&RW4                     HSE TO OPPW4
A&RW4                     HSE TO HOW4
FHW6                        DBL2
F3  Polkas 176 bars
LONG BODY (24):  A&RW4                DBL TO NEXT RIGHT2
                                        RPT TO HO18
AS SS D@HW, TT HSE EA OTHW6 DBL2
AS TT D@HW, SS HSE EA OTHW6 DBL2
AS Gs DIP, Ls CW nSID TO NEXT LEFT GENT2      SWGW6
RPT PRECEDING THRU HO (Orig Parts SWG)24
LONG BODY24
AS TT D@HW, SS HSE EA OTHW6 DBL2
AS SS D@HW, TT HSE EA OTHW6 DBL2
AS Ls DIP, Gs CW nSID TO NEXT RIGHT  LADY2    SWGW6
RPT PRECEDING THRU HO (Orig Parts SWG)24
LONG BODY24
F4  Polkas 152 bars
BTL2                         FHW6                        LAOW8
REPEAT "MARKER" AS Ls 360O 1x CW I-P, Gs ADV, OTS CW to OR L L8
AS Gs 360O 1x CW I-P, Ls ADV, OTS ACW to OR R G8
NEW PARTs:  BTL2        FHW6       LAOW8
RPT FR   REPEAT "MARKER"   THREE TIMES96
F5  Hornpipes 136 bars
A&RHHC4          PARTs 360O I-P (Gs ACW, Ls CW)4
REPEAT "MARKER"Gs nSID TO NEXT R LADY TLU (HIS L, HER R)2 D@H6
RPT FR   REPEAT "MARKER"   THRU HO (Orig Parts D@H)24
A&RHHC4         PARTs 360O I-P (Gs ACW, Ls CW)4
REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" AS Gs DIP, Ls PW 1 TO G ORIG ON HER LEFT8
NEW PARTs:  TLU (RnR)2       D@H6
RPT FR  REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"  THRU HO48
A&RHHC4          PARTs 360O I-P (Gs ACW, Ls CW)4
FHDBL8

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