KILLORGLIN  POLKA  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Kerry, Ireland. In the past, the dancers and musicians in and
              around Killorglin and Caragh Lake just called this the POLKA SET.
    Swing 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.
    First side couple is on the left of the first top couple.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
   
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (120 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " back the lady quarterhouse :
          take waltz hold and dance to the next position on the right (gents dance
          forward and ladies dance backward back the lady)2;
          dance one clockwise revolution in-place2;
          repeat the preceding four bars three times, ending at original homes12;
Top couples: pinwheel (star) clockwise with the right hands8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two clockwise revolutions)8;
ladies chain :
          ladies give right hands in the center and dance on to the opposite gent
          (who has danced into his partner's place); couples take left hands
          (or forearms) and dance anticlockwise around one another once (no arch);
          ladies again take right hands in the center then dance to-place, each
          beside her original partner8;
house each other in waltz hold8.
All couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   with side couples leading at the pinwheel48.
back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One; gents stamp left feet on the
          final beat16.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (152 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps (down-2-3 and slide1-slide2, slide1-slide2).
All couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16.
Top couples: first top couple, in waltz hold :
          house inside the set (show the lady)8;
          slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2)4;
          dance at home (one clockwise revolution)4;
All couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   with second top couple, first side couple then second side
          couple leading at the show the lady96;
back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One; gents stamp left feet on the
          final beat16.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (104 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps (down-2-3 and slide1-slide2, slide1-slide2).
All couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16.
Top couples: in waltz hold :
          slide to the center and back to home once4;
          house to opposite4;
          slide to the center and back to opposite once4;
          house to home4;
ladies chain (complete chain as in Figure One)8;
All couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "  with side couples leading at the slide/house/slide/house40;
back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One; gents stamp left feet on the
          final beat16.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- SLIDES (152 BARS)   THE SLIDE
Dance ordinary polka steps (down-2-3 and slide1-slide2, slide1-slide2).
Top couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " lead around anticlockwise inside the set holding crossed hands (rights on top)8;
in waltz hold :
          house around each other8;
          slide to the center and back to home once4;
          house to opposite4;
          slide to the center and back to opposite once4;
          house to home4;
          slide to the center and back to home once4;
ladies chain (right-hand-to-right in the center) to the opposite gent4;
new top couples :
          house each other in waltz hold8;
          slide to the center and back once4;
ladies chain (right-hand-to-right in the center) to her home; dance
          anticlockwise around original partner (without touching)4;
ladies chain (complete chain as in Figure One)8;
original top couples house each other in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   and gents stamp left feet on the final beat72.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS)   THE HORNPIPE
Dance ordinary hornpipe steps (lift-2-3-4 and walk, walk, walk).
All couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " quarterhouse in waltz hold (not a back the lady quarterhouse)16;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8;
as gents stand in-place, ladies walk (1-2, 1-2, 1-2) outside the set to the
          next position on the right8;
repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   until original partners are again at homes96;
quarterhouse in waltz hold (not a back the lady quarterhouse)16;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars and gents stamp left
          feet on the final beat8.

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