PARIS  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Clare, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Chain:  High follow -- Ladies give right hands at waist-height in the center and dance
              on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's position);  partners give
              left hands to one another and the gent raises the hands forming an arch;  the lady
              dances under the arch and around the gent and the gent follows the lady around; 
              ladies also chain on the way 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 Tony Ryan in Toronto,
              Canada in May 2004.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- REELS (160 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: lead around with crossed-hands (rights on top)6; form an arch with both
          hands/arms and the lady dances clockwise under the arch to-place2;
swing in waltz hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple:  house inside in waltz hold8.
house around each other in waltz hold8.
All couples: set left:  the lady turns clockwise once in-place while the gent turns clockwise
          once as he dances inside the set to face the lady on his left (clockwise)2;
          dance with new partner in waltz hold, two revolutions6;
set right:  the lady turns clockwise once in-place while the gent turns clockwise
          once as he dances inside the set to face original partner (anticlockwise)2;
          dance at home in waltz hold with original partner, two revolutions6;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top couple, first side couple, then second side
          couple leading.  Sides house each other when a side couple leads96;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- REELS (224 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: lead around with crossed-hands (rights on top)6; form an arch with both
          hands/arms and the lady dances clockwise under the arch to-place2;
swing in waltz hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple:  house inside in waltz hold and all clap on the final beat8.
All couples: gents pinwheel with the right hand4 then with the left hand4
          while all ladies dance anticlockwise around the set4 then clockwise
          to home (all dance one direction 3, reverse direction1)4.
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8.
Top couples: house each other in waltz hold8.
All couples: set left then set right as in Figure One16;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top couple, first side couple, then second side
          couple leading—except ladies pinwheel and gents dance around the set
          on the second and fourth repeat144;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- REELS (288 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: lead around with crossed-hands (rights on top)6; form an arch with both
          hands/arms and the lady dances clockwise under the arch to-place2;
swing in waltz hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"  first top couple:  house inside in waltz hold and leave the lady at home8.
gent steps backward toward the next left lady as she steps forward and the
          couple take waltz hold2; new couple house inside and leave the lady
          at her home6;
gent dances as above with the other two ladies on the left in-turn16.
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8.
house each other in waltz hold8.
All couples: set left then set right as in Figure One16;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top couple, first side couple, then second side
          couple leading192;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (224 BARS)   
Dance an up-jig step (up-down-2-3, with a bit of a skip).
All couples: lead around with crossed-hands (rights on top)6; form an arch with both
          hands/arms and the lady dances clockwise under the arch to-place2;
swing in waltz hold8.
REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain—top ladies first then side ladies two bars later (interlacing)8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8.
Top couples: first top couple:   house inside in waltz hold8.
house each other in waltz hold8.
All couples: set left then set right as in Figure One16;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top couple, first side couple, then second side
          couple leading—except side ladies chain first on the second and
          fourth repeat144;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- HORNPIPES & MARCHES (160 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4) and marches (1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5)8;
chain (gents dance anticlockwise, ladies clockwise)12;
dance at home4.
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" house inside and face out (gent on the left), having stopped near set-center8.
Other couples: full house and file up behind first top couple—be behind the couple
          originally on the right8.
All couples: lead off, marching (1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2) gents left, ladies right—down the file(2)
          and up the file(2); couples take open waltz hold at first top’s position
          and march anticlockwise down(2) and up the center to homes(2) 8;
Alternative for the three lines above:  lead off slowly marching, gents left
          and ladies right, to the back of files4; take open-waltz hold there and
          march toward first top’s home.
house to home in waltz hold, using a full eight bars; each couple must dance a
          different distance to reach their own home8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple, then
          second side couple leading96.

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