SOUTHERN  CROSS  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set dance was composed in 2008 by Des Jackson, a dancer with the
            Sydney Irish Ceili Dancers in Australia.
    Bar counts (quantity of measures) for dance patterns are shown in bold.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    Gents dance first on the left foot and ladies dance first on the right foot. 
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Abbreviations are used in a version recorded below.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
     FIGURE 1 -- JIGS  (144 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
TWO PASS THROUGHsSWING
Top couples: pass through to opposite (ladies in the center, gents on the outside),
          turn clockwise on-the-spot4;
pass through to home (as above) and turn anticlockwise to face into the set4.
Side couples: repeat the preceding pass throughs (crossovers)8.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8;
CHANGE PARTNERDANCE AT HOMEQUARTERHOUSE (BODY)
ladies dance inside the set to-place beside the next gent on the right2;
new couples take waltz hold and dance at the gent's home (two revolutions)6;
repeat the preceding partner-change and dance at home three times
          until all ladies dance at home with original partner24;
quarterhouse (body, polka body, in-out & around) in waltz hold16;
CHANGE PARTNERDANCE AT HOMESWING
gents dance inside the set to-place beside the next lady on the left2;
new couples take waltz hold and dance at the lady's home (two revolutions)6;
repeat the preceding partner-change and dance at home three times
          until all gents dance at home with original partner24;
swing in waltz hold8;
AGAIN : TWO PASS THROUGHsSWING TO END THE FIGURE
Top couples: pass through to opposite opposite (ladies in the center, gents on the outside),
          turn clockwise on-the-spot4;
pass through to home (as above) and turn anticlockwise to face into the set4.
Side couples: repeat the preceding pass throughs (crossovers)8.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8.
      FIGURE 2 -- REELS  (168 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift 2-3-4.
LEAD AROUNDSWING
All couples: take open waltz hold and lead around anticlockwise8;
  swing in waltz hold8;
HOUSE AROUND
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" house around each other in waltz hold; end at home facing a side
            couple originally on each Top couple's left (corner-couples face)8;
CORNER-COUPLES ADVANCE AND RETIREPINWHEEL AND LINE-UP
All couples: corner-couples advance and retire twice without touching or turning8;
  corner-couples pinwheel (star) clockwise; end with Tops at home, facing
            in and Sides splitting to be beside a Top couple thus forming
            two facing-lines8;
ADVANCE AND RETIRESWING
  lines take closest (inside) hands and advance and retire twice8;
  original couples take waltz hold and swing; end at respective homes8;
QUARTERHOUSESWING
quarterhouse in waltz hold16REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"
  swing in waltz hold8.
AGAIN : LEAD AROUNDSWING
  lead around in open waltz hold, as above8;
  swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  through   REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"  56.
FULL HOUSE TO END THE FIGURE
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
      FIGURE 3 -- SLIDES or POLKAS  (184 BARS)
  Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
CHAIN HALFWAY AND REVERSE DIRECTIONSSWING
All couples: chain to opposite (gents anticlockwise, ladies clockwise)8;
  hand-in-hand at waist-height, turn to reverse directions2;
  chain to home; turn with original partner to-place6;
  swing in waltz hold8.
HOUSE AROUNDHALF-DIAMOND AND HOUSE TO HOMESWING
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" house around each other in waltz hold8;
still in waltz hold, dance forward to the position on the right and turn to have
          backs to the next position2; dance backward to the next  position
          on the right (original opposite)2; house halfway around4.
  swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   24.
QUARTERHOUSE
All couples: quarterhouse in waltz hold16.
SWINGHALF-DIAMOND AND HOUSE TO HOMEHOUSE
Side couples: REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" swing in waltz hold8;
  half-diamond and house to home as above8;
  house around each other8;
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"   24.
SWINGCHAIN HALFWAY & REVERSE DIRECTIONSSWINGHOUSE TO END
All couples: swing in waltz hold8;
  chain to opposite and reverse to home as above16;
  swing in waltz hold8;
  full house in waltz hold8.
      FIGURE 4 -- SLIDES or POLKAS  (168 BARS)
  Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.  All couples dance all the time.
AS TWO COUPLES DANCE IN-PLACE, TWO COUPLES SLIDE AND CHANGE
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" all in waltz hold :  sides dance in-place without turning while tops, slide to
          the center and back to home4 then house anticlockwise to opposite4;
all still in waltz hold :  tops dance in-place without turning while sides, slide to
          the center and back to home4 then house anticlockwise to opposite4;
repeat the preceding four lines with all returning to respective homes16REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"
QUARTERHOUSESWINGLEAD AROUND AND CHANGE PARTNERSQTR HOUSE
quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
swing in waltz hold8;
lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold6; while gents dance anticlockwise once
          in-place at home, ladies dance outside the set to the next position on the right2;
repeat the preceding two lines until original partners again lead around32;
swing in waltz hold8;
quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
AS TWO COUPLES DANCE IN-PLACE, TWO COUPLES SLIDE AND CHANGESWING
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   through    REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" 32;
swing in waltz hold8.
      FIGURE 5 -- REELS  (208 BARS)
  Dance an ordinary reel step, lift 2-3-4.
LEAD AROUND
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands (rights on top)8;
HOUSE INSIDESWING WITH A COUPLE AT THE SIDE, END IN LINES-OF-FOUR
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" house each other in waltz hold; end facing side couples on original left8;
  swing opposite partners; end in lines-of-four facing into the set at tops' position
            (top gents end at home but top ladies end at opposite)8;
LINES ADVANCE AND RETIREORIGINAL PARTNERS SWING
  lines take closest (inside) hands and advance and retire twice8;
  original couples take waltz hold and swing; end at respective homes8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   32.
ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLEBIG CHRISTMAS TWICESWING
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8.
  big Christmas clockwise8; big Christmas anticlockwise8;
  swing original partner in waltz hold8;
AGAIN : HOUSE INSIDESWING WITH A COUPLE AT THE SIDE, END IN LINES-OF-FOUR
Side couples: REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"  house each other in waltz hold; end facing side couples on original left8;
  swing opposite partners; end in lines-of-four facing into the set at sides' position
            (side gents end at home but side ladies end at opposite)8;
LINES ADVANCE AND RETIREORIGINAL PARTNERS SWING
  lines take closest (inside) hands and advance and retire twice8;
  original couples take waltz hold and swing; end at respective homes8;
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"   32.
AGAIN : ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLEBIG CHRISTMAS TWICESWING
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8.
  big Christmas clockwise8; big Christmas anticlockwise8;
  swing original partner in waltz hold8;
      FIGURE 6 -- JIGS  (136 BARS)
  Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3. 
LEAD AROUNDSWING
All couples: take open waltz hold and lead around anticlockwise8;
  swing in waltz hold8;
PINWHEEL THEN CHRISTMAS WITH CORNER-COUPLES
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" with couples on the left (corners) :
            pinwheel (star) clockwise with right hands3; change hands/direction1;
            pinwheel anticlockwise with left hands4;
            little Christmas6; reverse to place2.
(as above) LEAD AROUNDSWING
All couples: take open waltz hold and lead around anticlockwise8;
  swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  32.
ADVANCE AND RETIRECHAINSWING
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
chain to opposite (gents anticlockwise, ladies clockwise)8;
  hand-in-hand at waist-height, turn to reverse directions2;
  chain to home; turn with original partner to-place6;
  swing in waltz hold8.
AGAIN : LEAD AROUNDSWING TO END THE SET
  take open waltz hold and lead around anticlockwise8;
  swing in waltz hold8.

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SOUTHERN CROSS SET    No FIRST SIDE
F1  Jigs  144 bars 
TT:   REPEAT  "MARKER" P-THRU R2R CW TO-PL4  HO L2L CW TO-PL4
SS:   RPT PRECEDING  P-THRUs8    REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"
ALL: SWGW8    Ls nSID TO NXT R2  NEW Ps  D&H6
           RPT PART CHGs TO HO32
QHW16   Gs nSID TO NXT R2  NEW Ps  D&H6
           RPT PART CHGs TO HO32
RPT REPEAT  "MARKER"    THRU  REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"         SWGW8
F2    Reels  168 bars
ALL:LAOW8                      SWGW8
TT:        HSE EA OTHW, END FCng CORN8             REPEAT  "MARKER" w/ L PR:
A&R NoTch8             PW THEN LN UP ON TOPS8
LNs: A&RnSID Hs8  ORIG PARTs SWG, ENDg AT HOs8
ALL: QHW16  REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"                SWGW8LAOW8SWGW8
SS:RPT   FR    REPEAT  "MARKER"   THRU    REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"  56                   ALL:  FHW8
F3    Slides or Polkas  184 bars
ALL: CHN (Gs ACW) TO OPP, REV HnH8 CHN HO TRN TO-PL8
SWGW8

TT: REPEAT  "MARKER"  HSE EA OTHW8    DIAM4    HSE TO HO4    SWGW8

SS:RPT   FR    REPEAT  "MARKER"  
SS:REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" SWGW DIAM4  HSE TO HO4   HSE EA OTHW8
TT: RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"   24
ALL:  SWGW8    CHN (Gs ACW) TO OPP/REV/HO/TRN TO-PL16
            SWGW8    FHW8
F4    Slides or Polkas  168 bars
ALL: REPEAT  "MARKER"AS SS DIP, TT SL I/O4              HSE TO OPPW4
             AS TT DIP, SS SL I/O4                     HSE TO OPPW4
             RPT PRECEDING TO HOs16REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"
             QHW16              SWGW8
             LAOW6              LsMV R2              RPT TIL ORIG PARTs LA32
             SWGW8             QHW16
             RPT FR    REPEAT  "MARKER"   THRU    REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"   32
             SWGW8
F5    Reels  208 bars
ALL:   LAXH8              TT: REPEAT  "MARKER" HSE EA OTHW, END FCng L PR8
    OPPs SWGW, ENDg LNs-OF-4 AT TT(Gs @ HO, Ls @ OPP)8
    LNs A&RHH8ORIG PARTs SWGW, ENDg @ HOs8
SS:   RPT FR  REPEAT  "MARKER"  32
ALL:   A&R HHC8             B-XMAS CW8             ACW8             SWGW8
SS: REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"HSE EA OTHW, END FCng L PR8
   OPPs SWGW, ENDg LNs-OF-4 @ SS(Gs @ HO, Ls @ OPP)8
   LNs A&RHH8ORIG PARTs SWGW, ENDg @ HOs8
TT:RPT FR  REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"  32
ALL:    A&R HHC8             B-XMAS CW8             ACW8            SWGW8
F6    Jigs  136 bars
ALL:  LAOW8             SWGW8
TT: REPEAT  "MARKER"w/L PR:PW R4 / L4             L-XMAS6REV2
ALL:  LAOW8             SWGW8
SS:   RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"  32
ALL:A&RHHC8             CHN TO OPP, REV8   CHN TO HO, TRN8
SWGW8             LAOW8             SWGW