TELEVARA  [SHORT]  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Kerry, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Other versions of the set are danced.
    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.
    Show and square:   in waltz hold, house inside the set.  (In Figure Five, house at home
              since the center of the set will be occupied with standing dancers.)8; back the lady
              to the opposite-right corner dancing a 1-2, 1-2 kick/turn pattern2; back the gent
              to the next right corner dancing a 1-2, 123 pattern2;  house to home4.  
    Skip square:  In waltz hold,  back-the-lady to the opposite-right corner dancing a
              1-2, 1-2 kick/turn pattern2;   back-the-gent to the next right corner dancing
              a 1-2, 123 pattern2;   house to home, still in waltz hold4.
    Documentation is based upon a video workshop led by Timmy McCarthy.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
   
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (216 BARS)  Double Chain
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
full house in waltz hold8;
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" show and square (see heading)16;
Top couples: ladies chain twice;  give right-hand-in-right at waist-level in the center each time;
          except when returning to home finally, form an arch with the gents with
          the left hands and dance under the arch and around the gent each time; 
          dance into waltz hold when finally returning home16;
swing in waltz hold8;
All couples: full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with  first side couple, second top couple
          then  second side couple leading144.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (248 BARS)   Sides
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
full house in waltz hold8;
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" show and square16;
Top couples: with the couple on their left:
          slide in and out once, in open waltz hold4;
          still in waltz hold, house around each other to change places4;
          repeat the preceding eight bars to return to home8;
Top couples: with the couple on their right:
          slide in and out once, in open waltz hold4;
          still in waltz hold, house around each other to change places4;
          repeat the preceding eight bars to return to home8;
All couples: full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with  first side couple, second top couple
          then  second side couple leading168.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (184 BARS)  Frog in the Middle
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
full house in waltz hold8;
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" show and square16;
Top couples: as the first top gent and the second top lady swing in the center, all other
          dancers take hands in a circle and dance one anticlockwise revolution;
          the swinging couple dances in two bars, swings for six bars then reverses
          to place in two bars;  the other dancers dance facing forward around
          the circle with left shoulders into the center8.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8.
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with  first side couple, second top couple
          then  second side couple leading120.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (152 BARS)    Stook of Oats
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
full house in waltz hold8;
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" show and square16;
All couples: gents dance to the next lady on the right2; swing in waltz hold6
full house in waltz hold as new partners8;
repeat:   with both a new partner and new position,  repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with
          first (original) side gent, second (original) top gent then
          second (original) side gent leading96.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- JIGS (376 BARS)    Face the Hob
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
full house in waltz hold8;
1st top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" show and square, ending facing-out of the set at home16.
1st side couple: in the available space, without dancing around the standing-couple, show
          and square and file-up behind the first top couple16.
2nd top couple: in the available space, without dancing around the standing-couples, show
and square and file-up behind the first side couple16.
2nd side couple: in the available space, without dancing around the standing-couples, show
and square and file-up behind the second top couple16.
All couples: dancing two circles, cast-off with gents dancing a circle to the left and ladies
          dancing a circle to the right (gents place right hand on the right shoulder
          of the gent in front and ladies place both hands on the waist of the lady
          in front;  the leading lady places her hands on her own waist8;
first top couple form an arch near or at the end of the second circle and all
other couples dance under the arch8;
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then second side
          couple  leading (facing-out from their position, in turn)264.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- SLIDES (120 BARS)    Skip Square
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold for all following patterns, house around each other8;
skip square (see heading)8; 
skip square again8;
house around each other8;
skip square again8;
skip square again8;
house around each other8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 7 -- REELS (272 BARS)   
Dance ordinary reel steps, lift-2-3-4 and 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 (sevens).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed-hands in front (rights on top)8;
form an arch, left-hand-in-left-hand, and the lady turns under that arch
          four times (in-place)8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Top couples: in waltz hold, dance sevens around each other (box-like with gents then
          ladies back-to-back when crossing; beginning weight on trailing foot)8;
still in waltz hold, house around each other (ordinary house)8;
gents crossover, right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder2; swing the opposite lady6;
gents grasp left forearms in the center and dance around one another
          anticlockwise6; double 2;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   112.
lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed-hands in front (rights on top)8;
form an arch, left-hand-in-left-hand, and the lady turns under that arch
          four times (in-place)8;
swing in waltz hold8.
in waltz hold, square-the-house dancing sevens8;
still in waltz hold, full house8.

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