VICTORIA-2  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 video workshop led by Timmy McCarthy.
              Other versions are danced.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (232 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;
          square anticlockwise to opposite4; house to home4.
Top couples: with the couple on top couple's 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 leading144;
All couples: take waltz hold and dance in and out four times as above8;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (296 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;
          square anticlockwise to opposite4; house to home4.
Top couples: with the couple on their left :
          advance and retire once holding right-hand-in-right4;
          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;
          swing in 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 leading192.
All couples: take waltz hold and dance in and out four times as in Figure One8;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- SLIDES (392 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;
          square anticlockwise to opposite4; house to home4.
Top couples: 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;
          first top gent and visiting lady swing in waltz hold10;
Top couples: advance and retire once in open waltz hold4;
ladies change places, dancing back-to-back as they turn anticlockwise
          to-place2;
first top gent and visiting lady swing in waltz hold10;
Top couples: with the couple on their right :
          advance and retire once in open waltz hold4;
          ladies change places, dancing back-to-back as they turn anticlockwise
                    to-place2;
          first top gent and visiting lady swing in waltz hold10;
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 leading264.
All couples: take waltz hold and dance in and out four times as in Figure One8;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (328 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;
          square anticlockwise to opposite4; house to home4.
Top couples: advance and retire once in open waltz hold4;
first top lady and the second top gent crossover, right-shoulder-to-right4;
with gents facing ladies and all right-hand-in-right, advance and retire twice8;
first top lady and the first top gent crossover, right-shoulder-to-right2;
swing in waltz hold (gents at opposite and ladies at home)6;
gents dance to home2; swing original partner 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 leading216.
All couples: take waltz hold and dance in and out four times as in Figure One8;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- SLIDES (120 BARS)
Dance a lively jig/slide step -- down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" house around each other in waltz hold8;
square anticlockwise to opposite4; house to home4;
square anticlockwise to opposite and house to home again8;
house around each other in waltz hold again8;
square anticlockwise to opposite and house to home again8;
square anticlockwise to opposite and house to home again8;
house around each other in waltz hold again8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- 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.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 7 -- JIGS (200 BARS)  CROWN THE LADY
Dance down-2-3 very gently (low-to-the-floor, almost gliding).
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple :  
          house inside the set in waltz hold8;
          square inside the set in waltz hold dancing sevens (1-2-3-4-5-6-7/turn)8.
Top couples: advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4; 
first top gent dance to opposite; take uncrossed hands with the second top gent
          forming a ring around the second top lady; the lady faces the first top gent
          and places her hands atop the gents' hands4;
trio dance sevens in and out twice8;
first top gent dance to home2; top couples swing in waltz hold6;
house around each other in waltz hold8.
All couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then second side
          couple leading144.

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