GLENCREE  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from Wicklow County, Ireland.
    Step pattern:   Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward
               on the right foot; the movement is the ordinary polka step of down-2-3
              for the Polka Figures and as shown below in the Waltz Figure.
    Swing in ceili hold.
    Chain:  Low follow  --   The gent takes forearm hold and follows the opposite
              lady around at his position; ladies do not chain on the way to home.
    Crossover and Lead Around waving:   Couples hold uncrossed hands above the
              lady’s head and swing them to the right (1 bar), to the left (1 bar), etc. as
              they dance across or around the set, with the lady leading, bringing the
              hands down to the front as the couple face-in, in-place; the arms should
              not be outspread during the movement but rather should be about the
              width of the lady’s shoulders. 
    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 Connie Ryan at Cape May,
              New Jersey USA in October 1996.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (136 BARS)
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" pass through to opposite with ladies in the center, left-shoulder-to-left;
          all turn clockwise to place4;
pass through to home;  gents take ladies’ right hand when almost home and
          take a hands-overhead-position as couples turn to place4;
lead around anticlockwise inside the set waving joined, overhead hands/arms8;
ladies chain and gents turn partner under to ceili swing hold at home (left hand
          to left hand, anticlockwise--the long way)8;
swing in ceili hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   except all swing finally64.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (168 BARS)
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain and gents turn partner under (right hand to right hand,
          anticlockwise)8;
advance and retire twice, with crossed-hands in front (rights on top); on the
          second retire, pull-the-hands overhead8;
crossover anticlockwise to opposite waving joined, overhead hands/arms
          and turn the lady under to place4;
advance and retire twice, with crossed-hands in front (rights on top); on the
          second retire, pull-the-hands overhead8;
crossover anticlockwise to home waving joined, overhead hands/arms and
          turn the lady under to place4;
swing in ceili hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   40.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   except all swing finally80.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (168 BARS)
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain and gents turn partner under (right hand to right hand,
          anticlockwise)8;
gents crossover (straight across)2; swing the opposite lady in ceili hold6;
gents left arm-hook in center (anticlockwise)6; dance to original partner
          and turn the lady under (right hand to right hand, anticlockwise)2;
lead around anticlockwise waving joined, overhead hands/arms and turn lady
          under at home8;
swing in ceili hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   40.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   except all swing finally80.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (168 BARS)
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain and gents turn partner under (right hand to right hand,
          anticlockwise)8;
first top couple swing (swing-up) to opposite while second top couple dance
           in-place; the second top couple take right-in-right with the lady facing
          out; first top lady stops beside the second top lady and takes second top
          gent’s left hand in left8;
trio advance and retire once as the solo gent retires and dances in-place,
          without turning4;
trio advances to the solo gent who takes the ladies’ outside hands, as they
         reach inside/under, and turn out to a circle-of-four4;
little Christmas8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with the second top couple swinging-up32;
ladies chain and gents turn partner under to ceili swing hold at home
          (right hand to right hand, anticlockwise)8;
swing in ceili hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   except all swing finally80.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- FIGS (136 BARS)
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain and gents turn partner under (right hand to right hand,
          anticlockwise)8;
dance in-place, in waltz hold, with no turns4;
gallop (beginning weight on the trailing foot) to opposite and to home
          with gents back-to-back both times4;
ladies chain and gents turn partner under to ceili swing hold at home
          (right hand to right hand, anticlockwise)8;
swing in ceili hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   except all swing finally64.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- WALTZ (104 BARS minimum)   
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire four times with this pattern:  
          step, kick then back and down on the same foot as the kick, down
          on the other foot then down on the “kicking-foot”8;
on the last retire, gents take-in the left lady and they dance, turning clockwise, to
          the next position on the left8;
dance at home in waltz hold, turning twice anticlockwise, at the new positions8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners are re-established72;
break the set formation and all dance free-style until the music stops
          (variable bars).

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