VICTORIA-3  SET
           2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Cork, Ireland. Other versions are danced including one
              for six couples.
    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.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (192 BARS)
Dance down-2-3.
All couples: take waltz hold and dance around the set with the lady dancing backward
          and the gent dancing forward (shunting)8;
still in waltz hold, dance an ordinary house around the set (four revolutions)8;
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple :
          house inside the set in waltz hold8;
Top couples: with the couple on their left :
          advance and retire twice holding right-hand-in-right8;
Top couples: house around 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;
square the house dancing slide/close, slide/close, 1-2-3/turn to each position
          on the right (anticlockwise)8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (224 BARS)
Dance down-2-3.
All couples: take waltz hold and dance around the set with the lady dancing backward
          and the gent dancing forward (shunting)8;
still in waltz hold, dance an ordinary house around the set (four revolutions)8;
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple :
          house inside the set in waltz hold8;
Top couples: with the couple on top couple's 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.
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;
square the house dancing slide/close, slide/close, 1-2-3/turn to each position
          on the right (anticlockwise)8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (288 BARS)
Dance down-2-3.
All couples: take waltz hold and dance around the set with the lady dancing backward
          and the gent dancing forward (shunting)8;
still in waltz hold, dance an ordinary house around the set (four revolutions)8;
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 hold as new partners8;
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.
square the house dancing slide/close, slide/close, 1-2-3/turn to each position
          on the right (anticlockwise)8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (288 BARS)
Dance down-2-3.
All couples: take waltz hold and dance around the set with the lady dancing backward
          and the gent dancing forward (shunting)8;
still in waltz hold, dance an ordinary house around the set (four revolutions)8;
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple :   house inside the set in waltz hold8;
first top gent dance to the lady on his left (clockwise)2; swing in waltz hold6;
first top gent repeat the preceding eight-bar pattern three times24;
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.
square the house dancing slide/close, slide/close, 1-2-3/turn to each position
          on the right (anticlockwise)8.
  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: still in waltz hold, dance sevens (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) around each other (box)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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