SLIP  AND  SLIDE  POLKA  SET
           2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from county Monaghan, Ireland.
    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 (128 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: in waltz hold :
          back the lady to the first position on the right (four threes)4;
          house to the next position on the right (two revolutions)4;
          repeat the preceding patterns to home8;
          full house8;
          swing8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"  ladies long chain :
          with a waist-level hold for all chains, ladies grasp right hands in the center
          and dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced to his partner's
          position); couples grasp left hands (no arch) and the lady dances
          anticlockwise around and the gent follows; chain with right hands in the
          center and dance on to original partners; couples grasp left hands (no arch)
          and dance anticlockwise around; ladies again grasp right hands in the
          center and dance two clockwise turns there; dance on to the opposite
          gent; couples grasp left hands (no arch) and dance anticlockwise around
          and the gent follows; ladies dance right-shoulder-to-right  to home without
          chaining16.
house around each other in waltz hold8REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"
All couples: slip and slide around the house in waltz hold :
          slide to the first position on the right dancing 1-2, 123; turn one-quarter
                     clockwise2;
          repeat the preceding pattern three times to home6;
full house, still in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    through   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   24.
All couples: slip and slide around the house in waltz hold8;
full house, still in waltz hold8;
swing in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (176 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: in waltz hold :
          back the lady to the first position on the right (four threes)4;
          house to the next position on the right (two revolutions)4;
          repeat the preceding patterns to home8;
          full house8;
          swing8.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER"  first top couple :
          house inside8;
          slip and slide the house inside, as in Figure One8.
slip and slide the house, as in Figure One8;
full house, still in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple, then second side
          couple leading96;
swing in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (192 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8;
full house, still in waltz hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" pass through with ladies face-to-face in the center :
          dance the slip and slide steps; slide to the center in waltz hold; during
          the 123, ladies back away from partner and end facing one another in
          the center2; pass through2; slide on to the opposite position2; taking
          waltz hold, turn clockwise to-place2;
repeat the preceding pass through to home8;
house around each other in waltz hold8.
All couples: slip and slide around the house in waltz hold8;
full house, still in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    40.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    80;
swing in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- HORNPIPES (120 or 216 BARS)
Dance an ordinary hornpipe step, lift-2-3-4.
  

      SHORT VERSION
  
All couples: quarterhouse (body, in-out-and-around) with original partner16.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"  with couple on the right :
          advance and retire once holding right-hand-in-right (no five-step)4;
          ladies crossover (change places) passing left-shoulder-to-left;
                    the receiving gent takes the lady right-hand-in-right and turns
                    her anticlockwise under an arch to-place4;
repeat the preceding patterns except dance with the couple on the left8.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  twice to re-establish original partners (with each change,
          top ladies dance anticlockwise and side ladies dance clockwise)16.
All couples: quarterhouse with original partner16.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"  with couple on the left :
          advance and retire once holding right-hand-in-right4;
          gents crossover (change places) passing right-shoulder-to-right;
                    the crossing gent takes the lady right-hand-in-right and turns
                    her anticlockwise under an arch as he dances outside around
                    her as both dance to-place4;
repeat the preceding patterns except dance with the couple on the right8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"  twice to re-establish original partners (with each change,
          top gents dance clockwise and side gents dance anticlockwise)16.
All couples: quarterhouse with original partner16.
  

      LONG VERSION -- Dance a quarterhouse after every partner change.
  
All couples: quarterhouse with original partner16.
Top couples: with couple on the right :
          advance and retire once holding right-hand-in-right (no five-step)4;
          ladies crossover (change places) passing left-shoulder-to-left;
                    the receiving gent takes the lady right-hand-in-right and turns
                    her anticlockwise under an arch to-place; with each change, top
                    ladies dance anticlockwise and side ladies dance clockwise4;
All couples: quarterhouse with new partner16.
Top couples: repeat the preceding advance and retire and crossover except dance with
           the couple on the left8.
All couples: quarterhouse with new partner16.
Top couples: repeat the preceding advance and retire and crossover except dance with
           the couple on the right8.
All couples: quarterhouse with new partner16.
Top couples: repeat the preceding advance and retire and crossover except dance with
           the couple on the left8.
All couples: quarterhouse with original partner16.
Top couples: with couple on the left :
          advance and retire once holding right-hand-in-right4;
          gents crossover (change places) passing right-shoulder-to-right;
                    the crossing gent takes the lady right-hand-in-right and turns
                    her anticlockwise under an arch as he dances outside around
                    her as both dance to-place; with each change, top gents dance
                    clockwise and side gents dance anticlockwise4;
All couples: quarterhouse with new partner16.
Top couples: repeat the preceding advance and retire and crossover except dance with
           the couple on the right8.
All couples: quarterhouse with new partner16.
Top couples: repeat the preceding advance and retire and crossover except dance with
           the couple on the left8.
All couples: quarterhouse with new partner16.
Top couples: repeat the preceding advance and retire and crossover except dance with
           the couple on the right8.
All couples: quarterhouse with original partner16.

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