SLIABH  FRAOCH  SET
           2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    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.
    Square the Set (16 bars):  In waltz hold, all couples slide to the next position on the
              right -- gents begin on the left foot and ladies on the right foot – slide, step, slide,
              lift the trailing  foot slightly.  Beginning with the lifted-foot, dance two bars in-place
              as couples make only a quarter turn toward the next position on the right.
              Repeat the slide, step, slide, lift plus two bars in-place with quarter-turn three times
              to reach home. 
    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 (120 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)6;
still holding all four hands, turn the lady under clockwise to-place2;
REPEAT "MARKER" square the set (see heading)16;
all advance and retire once without touching (solo dancing)4;
lead around clockwise in file (gent leads) to opposite4;
repeat the preceding advance and retire and lead around to home8;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    40;
square the set16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS or SLIDES (200 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)6;
still holding all four hands, turn the lady under clockwise to-place2;
square the set16;
swing in waltz hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" square around each other anticlockwise, in waltz hold, dancing 1, 2, 1-2-3
          four times8;
bounce on heels and kick inside feet to center (gent's right, lady's left)1;
dance in-place (no turns; as also danced in the Borlin Set)1;
repeat the preceding bounce, kick and dance in-place2;
square anticlockwise to opposite (half-diamond; 1, 2, 1-2-3 twice)4;
repeat the preceding four lines to home8;
square around each other anticlockwise, dancing 1, 2, 1-2-3 four times8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
All couples: square the set16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- REELS (144 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift-2-3-4 and sevens, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)6;
still holding all four hands, turn the lady under clockwise to-place2;
REPEAT "MARKER" square the set anticlockwise dancing sevens (1-2-3-4-5-6-7)8;
   
For the following sixteen bars, two couples dance TO SIDES   while
    two couples dance CROSSOVER.   These interlacing patterns are
    danced multiple times.

Side couples:

REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" To sides:   face partner and, passing right-shoulder-to-right, dance to
          partner's corner4;
Top couples: Crossovergents dance past one another right-shoulder-to-right, turn clockwise
          and dance backward (reverse) to-place at opposite2;
ladies dance past one another left-shoulder-to-left, turn anticlockwise
          and dance backward (reverse) to-place at opposite2;
All couples: repeat the preceding eight bar patterns to home8;
  
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   except Tops dance To sides and Sides dance Crossover16;
all advance and retire once without touching (solo dancing)4;
lead around clockwise in file (gent leads) to home4;
swing in waltz hold8.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   except ladies begin the Crossover56;
square the set anticlockwise dancing sevens8;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- REELS (192 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift-2-3-4 and sevens, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)6;
still holding all four hands, turn the lady under clockwise to-place2;
square the set anticlockwise dancing sevens (1-2-3-4-5-6-7)8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" square the set anticlockwise dancing sevens8;
advance and retire once without touching (solo dancing)4;
advance; ladies take uncrossed hands in front and lift up/over the gents' heads
          and place hands on the gents' shoulders4;
little Christmas8;
ladies crossover right-shoulder-to-right, dance anticlockwise around the opposite
          gent and dance back home right-shoulder-to-right (a no-touch ladies chain)8;
repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER"   32;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER"   72.
All couples: square the set anticlockwise dancing sevens8;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- FLINGS (168 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary fling step, lift-2-3-4 and sevens, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)6;
still holding all four hands, turn the lady under clockwise to-place2;
REPEAT "MARKER" square the set anticlockwise, dancing sevens (1-2-3-4-5-6-7)8;
still dancing sevens, advance and retire once in waltz hold4;
still in waltz hold, advance and retire once dancing threes (lift-2-3-4) and
          double the final bar at home, making one clockwise revolution (1-2-3-4)4;
ladies dance in file clockwise inside the set three-quarters around, stopping with
          the gent originally on her right8;
gents dance in file clockwise inside the set from home to home position8;
repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    until original partners are again at home96;
square the set    t w i c e     anticlockwise, dancing sevens16;
full house in waltz hold8.

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