KILGARVIN  POLKA  SET
           2008   Larry E. Taylor

GO TO DOCUMENTATION INDEX PAGE

    Ladies chain:  with a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies grasp right hands in the
              center and dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner’s
              position); couples hook left arms (or just take hands) and dance around one
              another; ladies also grasp right hands when dancing to home.
    Swing in and house in waltz hold.
    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 -- POLKAS (192 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take waltz hold and back the lady quarterhouse :
          back the lady to the first position on the right; both dancers move in a
          straight line with no side-to-side movement2;
          dance one clockwise turn to-place2;
          repeat the preceding patterns three times, ending at home12.
full house in waltz hold8;
Top couples: pinwheel (star) with the couple on the left :
          dance clockwise touching rights in the center3; change hands1;
          dance anticlockwise touching lefts in the center4.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with side couples leading40;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with top couples again leading40;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with side couples again leading40;
back the lady quarterhouse as above16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (112 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16;
full house in waltz hold8;
Top couples: in waltz hold :
          house around each other8;
          half-diamond (slide 1-2, 1-2 to the first position, turn one-quarter
          clockwise and slide on to opposite)4;
          house to home4.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with side couples leading40;
back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (112 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16;
full house in waltz hold8;
all ladies pinwheel (chain) to the opposite gent; give right hands at
          shoulder-height in the center then left forearms to the opposite gent2;
          partners dance around one another anticlockwise2;
          ladies dance home, touching right hands in the center (pinwheel)4;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   40;
back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (112 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3) and as shown.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16;
full house in waltz hold8;
Top couples: take waltz hold and slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2)4;
ladies crossover (change places), passing right-shoulder-to-right2;
gents crossover (change places), passing left-shoulder-to-left2;
repeat the preceding in and out and crossovers to home8.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with side couples leading40;
back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- SLIDES (144 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16;
full house in waltz hold8;
Top couples: in waltz hold, except when chaining :
          house around each other8;
          slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2)4;
          house to opposite4;
          ladies chain (see heading)8;
          slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2)4;
          house to home4;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with side couples leading56;
back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS)
Dance an ordinary hornpipe step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse (regular/standard without back the lady; the in-place or
          slightly-in portion is danced lift 1-2-3-stamp then down [back]-2-3)16;
full house in waltz hold8;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (lift-2-3-4, stamp-2-3-4);
          on the final advance, gents dance in while the ladies dance outside the
          set to the next position on the right8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners again full house120.

GO TO THE TOP OF THIS PAGE   GO TO DOCUMENTATION INDEX PAGE