GLENCAR  POLKA  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set, also known as the CARAGH LAKE POLKA, is from the Caragh Lake
              area of south County Kerry, Ireland.
    The tempo (speed) for the music for the first five Figures is to be fast.
    The step for Figures 1 through 5 is down-2-3 and it is to be danced very
              flatly (low to the floor).
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Chain:  With a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies give right hands in the center
              and dance on to, and give left hand to the opposite gent;  couples dance around
              one another (no arch) and the ladies chain with one another when returning 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.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    First side couple is on the left of the first top couple.
    Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Pat Murphy November 8, 1996.
    Edition of December 31, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
   
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (144 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse (body, polka body, in-out-and-around)16;
full house in waltz hold8.
Top couples: pinwheel with the right hand (one revolution)8;
swing in waltz hold8;
ladies chain8;
house around each other in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
All couples: quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (192 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz hold8.
First top couple: house inside in waltz hold8;
slide in and out (1-2-1-2, 1-2-1-2) in waltz hold once4;
dance at home   in waltz hold(one revolution)4.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top, first side, then second side couples leading120.
quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (144 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz hold8.
Top couples: still in waltz hold, slide in and out once4;  house to opposite4;
slide in and out once4; house to home4;
ladies chain8;
house each other in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
All couples: quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- SLIDES (152 BARS)   
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" holding crossed-hands in front, lead around anticlockwise inside the set8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
still in waltz hold, slide in and out once4; house to opposite4;
still in waltz hold, slide in and out once4; house to home4;
still in waltz hold, slide in and out once4;
ladies chain to the opposite gent and take waltz hold4;
house each other as new partners in waltz hold8;
still in waltz hold, slide in and out once4;
ladies chain to and around original partner4;
ladies chain, ending with original partner8;
house around each other in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   72.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS (224 BARS)   
All couples: quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz hold8.
First top couple REPEAT "MARKER" still in waltz hold, slide in and out once4;
dance at home (one revolution, still in waltz hold)4.
All ladies: pinwheel with the right hand (one revolution)8.
All couples: swing original partner in waltz hold8;
quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top couple, first side couple then second side couple
         leading  --   except gents pinwheel when the second top couple and
         the second side couple lead144.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS)    Dance lift-2-3-4.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz hold8;
ladies walk outside the set to the next gent on the right8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners full house120.

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