TORY  ISLAND  LANCERS  SET
           2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set comes from County Donegal, Ireland.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot. 
              Multiple styles (patterns) of battering are danced as STEPPING IT OUT; only two
              varieties are briefly described here.   1.   While simultaneously tapping the heel of
              the leading foot, batter heel-toe three times with the other foot (weight remains on
              the leading foot only until the third heel-toe); then stamp the leading foot in place
              or slightly forward.  2. Dance down on the leading foot; batter heel-toe then down
              on the non-leading foot (change weight); down on the leading foot; down on the
              non-leading foot.
    Bar counts for dance 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.
    Chain ladies give right hands at waist-height to one another in the center then left
             hands to the opposite gent (also at waist-height) dance around the gent, chain
             right-to-right in the center and chain left-to-left to-place with partner.
    Swing in hug hold.  Dancers place right hands on partner's left waist (at the side)
              and place left hands on partner's upper right arm.
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    FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (152 BARS)  
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands (rights on top)6; lift the
         hands forming an arch and the lady dances clockwise under the arch
         as both partners dance to-place (turn the lady under)2.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady dance to the center2; swing in hug hold,
          ending with back to respective original couple on the right6;
swinging couple take their original partner's right hand with their left hand
          and top couples dance anticlockwise to opposite2;
advance and retire once holding right hand in right4;
with ladies leading, top couples dance to their original corner partner2;
All couples: corner partners swing in hug hold8;
original partners swing in hug hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  with second top gent/first top lady, first side gent/second side
          lady, then second side gent/first side lady leading999.
    FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (184 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: lead around and turn the lady to-place as in Figure One8;
swing in hug hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" first top couple : 
          advance to the center holding right hands in front; lift the hands to form an
          arch; the lady dances anticlockwise under the arch and the gent dances
          clockwise as partners change places4;
          swing in hug hold10; reverse to-place2;
Side couples: during the final two bars of the preceding swing/reverse-to-place, separate to
          join respective top couple to form two hand-holding lines-of-four;
All couples: as lines-of-four, advance and retire four times except the ends of the lines do
          not retire on the final retire16;
swing in hug hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  with second top couple, first side couple then second side
          couple leading120.
    FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (72 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: lead around and turn the lady to-place as in Figure One8;
swing in hug hold8.
Ladies: REPEAT  "MARKER" all ladies pinwheel with the right hand3; reverse direction and change hands1;
          pinwheel with the left hand to home4;
Gents: during the preceding pinwheels, all gents dance three bars anticlockwise
           around the set, reverse direction (one bar, turn clockwise) and dance
           four bars clockwise around the set to home;
All couples: swing in hug hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  twice32.
    FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (120 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: lead around and turn the lady to-place as in Figure One8;
swing in hug hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" crossover clockwise (visit) holding crossed hands (rights on top) :
          dance forward to face the couple on the left2;
          dance backward to opposite2;
          dance forward to face the next couple on the left2;
          dance backward to home2;
repeat the preceding visit/crossover8;
swing in hug hold8.
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  24.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  except all couples swing finally48.
    FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS (160 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3) and batter.
All couples: lead around and turn the lady to-place as in Figure One8;
swing in hug hold8;
REPEAT  "MARKER" partners face and step it out (batter-step without touching or turning)8;
dance around the set to opposite :
          gents dance anticlockwise and ladies dance clockwise;
          begin passing partner right-shoulder-to-right, pass the next dancer
          left-shoulder-to-left, etc.   that is, dance as though chaining except
          do not touch hands8;
step it out at opposite8;
dance around the set to home, dancing as above8.     REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"
Top couples: crossover under an arch four times :
          couples take inside hands and advance (begin the pass through)2;
          first top couple form an arch and second top couple dances under;
          both couples continue to opposite, drop hands and turn into one
          another to face into the set2;
          repeat the preceding pass through except second couple form the arch4;
          repeat the preceding crossovers8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   48.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   through    REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"   32;
swing in hug hold8.

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