KILDARE  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Kildare, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Ladies chain:  Ladies give right forearms in the center at waist-height then dance
              on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's position) and
              give left hands (or elbows) at waist-height; the lady dances around the gent and
              the gent follows;  ladies also chain when dancing 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.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
             
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- SLIDES (104 BARS)
Dance ordinary jig/slide steps, down-2-3 and slide 1-2, 1-2.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take waltz hold and slide to the center and back once (1-2, 1-2 or batter)4;
take right hands at the lady's right shoulder and lefts hands in front (sweetheart)
          and lead around anticlockwise inside the set to opposite4;
repeat the preceding slide in/out and lead around to home8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   24.
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   24.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   24.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- SLIDES (72 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig/slide step, down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady dance to the center and swing in waltz hold6;
          reverse to home2;
second top gent and first top lady repeat the preceding swing/reverse8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- SLIDES (104 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig/slide step, down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"   take inside hands; pass through under an arch formed by first top4;
repeat the pass through with first top again forming the arch4;
first top swing in waltz hold to the center6; second top join first top in the center
          and form a circle-of-four2;
little Christmas6; reverse to home2.
repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top forming both arches24.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   48.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (104 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig/slide step, down-2-3 and as shown.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take waltz hold and slide anticlockwise to the center (1-2, 1-2); gents end
          left-shoulder-to-left-shoulder2;
still in waltz hold, slide back to home2.
Side couples: repeat the preceding slide in/out4.
Top couples: repeat the preceding slide in/out4.
Side couples: repeat the preceding slide in/out4.
Top couples: still in waltz hold, gallop (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) to opposite and turn clockwise to face in4.
Side couples: repeat the preceding gallop4.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   to re-establish original home positions24.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   48.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- REELS (112 BARS)
Dance ordinary reel steps, lift-2-3-4 and the five-step (step, step, 123)
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (five-step)8;
REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
swing in waltz hold6; ladies dance to the next position on the right2;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    three times to re-establish original partners48;
original partners :
          lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
          swing in waltz hold8;
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8.

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