VICTORIA-1  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.
    Documentation is based upon a workshop led by Timmy McCarthy.
              Other versions are danced.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- SLIDES (184 BARS)
Dance down-2-3 very gently (low-to-the-floor, almost gliding).
All couples: take waltz hold and dance in and out four times (not an otherwise traditional
          advance and retire); here and throughout the set, when dancing
          in and out, dance one short step in-2-3 then one short step out-2-3
          with no slide movement8;
full house in waltz hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple:   house inside the set in waltz hold8;
with the couple on their left  :
          advance and retire twice in open waltz hold8;
Top couples: house each other in waltz hold8.
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.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- SLIDES (216 BARS)
Dance down-2-3 very gently (low-to-the-floor, almost gliding).
All couples: take waltz hold and dance in and out four times as in Figure One8;
full house in waltz hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple:   house inside the set in waltz hold8;
with the couple on their left :
          advance and retire once in open waltz hold4;
          ladies change places, dancing back-to-back as they turn anticlockwise
                    to-place2;
          gents change places, dancing back-to-back as they turn clockwise
                    to-place2;
          as above, repeat the advance and retire then ladies then gents dance
                    to home positions8.
Top couples: house each other in waltz hold8.
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.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- SLIDES (408 BARS)
Dance down-2-3 very gently (low-to-the-floor, almost gliding).
All couples: take waltz hold and dance in and out four times as in Figure One8;
full house in waltz hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple:   house inside the set in waltz hold8;
with the couple on their left :
          advance and retire twice in open waltz hold8;
          top gent and side lady swing in waltz hold8;
          the swinging couple above and the next couple on the left advance
                    and retire twice in open waltz hold8;
          first top gent repeats the swing the next left lady and advance and
          retire with the next left couple until he swings with his original partner;
          the first top lady must advance and retire alone prior to swinging
          with her original partner64.
Top couples: house each other in waltz hold8.
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 leading288.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- SLIDES (280 BARS)
Dance down-2-3 very gently (low-to-the-floor, almost gliding).
All couples: take waltz hold and dance in and out four times as in Figure One8;
full house in waltz hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple:   house inside the set in waltz hold8;
advance and retire twice, right-hand-in-right; on the final two bars, the first top
          lady and the second top gent change places, right-shoulder-to-right8;
with gents across from ladies and all right-hand-in-right, advance and retire
          twice; on the final two bars, the first top lady and the first top gent 
          change places, right-shoulder-to-right; ladies are thus at their home
          positions and gents are at their opposite positions8;
swing in waltz hold8;
gents dance to home2; swing original partners in waltz hold6;
house each other in waltz hold8;
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.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- REELS (272 BARS)
Dance lift-2-3-4, an ordinary reel step.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise holding crossed-hands (rights on top)8;
gents, with backs to the center, dance in-place and turn partners four times
          clockwise under-the-finger, left-hand-in-left8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Top couples: house each other in waltz hold, dancing sevens (1-2-3-4-5-6-7)8;
house each other in waltz hold, dancing threes (lift-2-3-4)8;
gents cross2; swing the opposite lady in waltz hold6;
gents left-arm hook around anticlockwise in the center, doubling the final
          two bars8.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
Top couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding crossed-hands (rights on top)8;
gents, with backs to the center, dance in-place and turn partners four times
          clockwise under-the-finger, left-hand-in-left8;
swing in waltz hold8.
square the house in waltz hold, dancing sevens8;
house each other in waltz hold, dancing threes8.

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