VICTORA  NEWMARKET  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from Counties Cork and Kerry, 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.
    Square the Set (8 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,
              1-2-3; during the three, turn one-quarter clockwise (partners would thus
              alternately face into- then out-of-the-set when dancing to subsequent positions)2;
              repeat the preceding two-bar pattern to each position on the right; gents stamp
              the left feet on the final beat6.
    Documentation is based upon notes by Larry Lynch.  The set is similar to the multiple
              VICTORIA  sets posted to this website.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (192 BARS)  THE ADVANCE
Dance down-2-3 and step, step, 1-2-3.
BACK THE LADY FULL HOUSE (FOUR SHOVES)FULL HOUSE
All couples: back the lady full house :
          take waltz hold and dance to the next position on the right (gents dance
          forward and ladies dance backward back the lady)2;
          repeat the preceding back the lady pattern three times to reach home6;
full house in waltz hold (a standard house threes with partners turning
          clockwise while revolving anticlockwise around the set)8;
LEADING COUPLE HOUSE INSIDE THEN DANCE WITH A SIDE COUPLE
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple house inside the set in waltz hold8;
first top couple and the couple on their left :
          advance and retire twice holding right-hand-in-right; dance either the
          five-step (step, step, 1-2-3) or ordinary threes (down-2-3)8;
          house around each other in waltz hold8;
SWING CORNER THEN ORIGINAL PARTNER
All couples: swing corner partner in waltz hold8;
swing original partner in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then second side
          couple leading120;
SQUARE THE SET TO END THE FIGURE
square the set (see heading)8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (224 BARS)  HALF LEFT AND RIGHT
Dance down-2-3 and step, step, 1-2-3.
BACK THE LADY FULL HOUSE (FOUR SHOVES)FULL HOUSE
All couples: back the lady full house as in Figure One8;
full house in waltz hold8.
LEADING COUPLE HOUSE INSIDE THEN DANCE WITH A SIDE COUPLEHOUSE
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple house inside the set in waltz hold8;
first top couple and the couple on their left :
          advance and retire once holding right-hand-in-right; as in Figure One,
          dance either the five-step (step, step, 1-2-3) or ordinary threes
          (down-2-3)4;
          pass through with gents in the middle (left-shoulder-to-left); in the other
          couple's places, gents turn anticlockwise to place and ladies turn
          clockwise to-place4;
          repeat the preceding advance and retire and pass through to homes8;
          house around each other in waltz hold8.
SWING CORNER THEN ORIGINAL PARTNER
All couples: swing corner partner in waltz hold8;
swing original partner in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then second side
          couple leading144;
SQUARE THE SET TO END THE FIGURE
square the set as in the heading8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (288 BARS)   CHANGE PARTNERS
Dance down-2-3 and step, step, 1-2-3.
BACK THE LADY FULL HOUSE (FOUR SHOVES)FULL HOUSE
All couples: back the lady full house as in Figure One8;
full house in waltz hold8.
LEADING COUPLE HOUSE INSIDE THEN DANCE WITH OPPOSITE COUPLEHOUSE
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple house inside the set in waltz hold8;
advance and retire once holding right-hand-in-right, as in Figure One4;
change sides :
          both couples advance and retire once (right hand in right only for the
          advance) and as the first top gent and the second top lady retire, second
          top gent and first top lady crossover and turn beside the lady or gent
          there (gent turns clockwise, lady turns anticlockwise, ending with gents
          facing ladies across the set)4;
all four dancers advance and retire once (without touching)4;
change sides again:
          all four dancers advance and retire once ( (without touching)) and as
          the second top gent and the second top lady retire, first top gent and
          first top lady crossover and turn beside new partners4;
new top couples swing in waltz hold (at the ladies' home)8;
gents crossover (dance to home)2; swing original partner in waltz hold6;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
SWING CORNER THEN ORIGINAL PARTNER
All couples: swing corner partner in waltz hold8;
swing original partner in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then second side
          couple leading192;
SQUARE THE SET TO END THE FIGURE
square the set as in the heading8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (288 BARS)  ALL AROUND SWING
Dance down-2-3 and step, step, 1-2-3.
BACK THE LADY FULL HOUSE (FOUR SHOVES)FULL HOUSE
All couples: back the lady full house as in Figure One8;
full house in waltz hold8.
LEADING COUPLE HOUSE INSIDE THEN GENT SWINGS EACH LADYHOUSE
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple house inside the set in waltz hold8;
first top gent, in turn, in waltz hold :
          swing each lady on the left (including original partner gent dances to
          the lady2  then swings6)32;
full house in waltz hold8;
SWING CORNER THEN ORIGINAL PARTNER
All couples: swing corner partner in waltz hold8;
swing original partner in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then second side
          couple leading192;
SQUARE THE SET TO END THE FIGURE
square the set as in the heading8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- REELS (216 BARS)  THE REEL -- Sometimes danced
Dance lift-2-3-4, an ordinary reel step and sevens (1-2-3-4-5-6-7).
LEAD AROUND
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)8;
SEVENS WITH THREESSWINGCROSSOVERSWING
Top couples: with gents on the inside facing partners, couples dance sevens and threes; each
          partner dances left (out) 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 then two bars on-the-spot;
          dancing back-to-back, partners dance right (in) 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 then
          two bars in-place8;
swing in waltz hold8;
crossover clockwise (ladies pass right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder) holding
          crossed hands in front; still holding hands, partners turn into one another
          and face into the set (gents turn clockwise, ladies anticlockwise)4;
crossover anticlockwise (ladies pass left-shoulder-to-left-shoulder) holding
          crossed hands in front (lefts on top); at home, partners turn into one
          another and face into the set (gents turn anticlockwise, ladies clockwise)4;
swing in waltz hold8;
GENTS HOOK AROUND IN CENTER AND WITH OPPOSITE LADY
gents hook right arms in the center and dance once around clockwise and
          release arms while facing the opposite position4;
gents dance to the opposite lady, hook left arms and dance one-half
          anticlockwise turn then release arms2;
as ladies complete another anticlockwise half-turn in-place, gents crossover to
          original partner (pass right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder) and all couples
          take crossed hands and prepare to lead around as above2.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with side couples leading at the  sevens and threes48;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with top  couples leading at the  sevens and threes48;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with side couples leading at the  sevens andthrees48;
LEAD AROUNDSWING
lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)8;
swing in waltz hold; gents stamp the left foot on the final beat8.

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