WATERFORD  JIG  SET
           2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Waterford, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    This set and the DUNGARVAN POLKA SET are quite similar.
    Chain:   With a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies grasp right hands in the
              center then dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's position);
              couples take left hands (or forearms) and dance around one another (no arch);
              the ladies grasp right hands as they dance to home.
    Steps for the in and out of Figure 2 and the advance to center of Figure 3:   down on the
              leading foot (gent’s left, lady's right) then toe-heel with the trailing foot (gent’s right,
              lady's left);  repeat three times, ending with a down on the leading foot.
    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 right of the first top couple.
    Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Patrick O'Dea in Stow,
              Ohio on May 3, 2000.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
     
    FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (136 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps, down-2-3 and slide 1 close, slide 2 close.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz-hold, slide in and out once (1-2-1-2, 1-2-1-2)4;
swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
ladies chain8;
house each other in waltz hold8;
in waltz-hold, slide in and out once4;
swing in waltz hold4;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    64.  [The all repeat is sometimes omitted.]
    FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (104 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" facing each other with crossed-hands, dance the steps (see heading)
          in and out once4;
release the left hands and crossover anticlockwise to opposite, turning the
          lady once clockwise under-the-finger (lady leads)4;
facing each other with crossed-hands, dance the steps in and out once4;
release the left hands and crossover anticlockwise to home, turning the
          lady once clockwise under-the-finger4;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    24.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    48.
    FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (120 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" dancing the steps (see heading), first top gent and second top lady advance
          to the center2; swing4; reverse to opposite2;
meanwhile, the first top lady and second top gent dance, without turning,
          anticlockwise to opposite;end the swing facing the position from where
          the advance began so the swinging couple can dance backward at a
          slight angle to-place beside their partners who will have danced
          half-way around the set;
first top gent and second top lady exchange places twice, passing
          right-shoulder-to-right, and the gent bows to the lady on bar six8;
house each other in waltz hold, with couples beginning at opposite positions8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with the second top gent and the first top lady leading;
          the repeat re-establishes the top couples in home positions24;
in waltz-hold, slide in and out once4;
swing in waltz hold4;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
    FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (216 BARS)    BRINGING UP THE SET
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain8;
house each other in waltz hold8;
first top couple bring up the set:
          in waltz-hold, slide in and out once4;
          dance at home, making one and one-half revolutions and ending facing
                    o u t  of the set4;
          in waltz-hold, slide out and in once4;
          dance at home, making one and one-half revolutions and ending facing
                    i n t o   the set4;
          house each other in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with the second top couple bringing up the set40;
ladies chain8;
house each other in waltz hold8;
in waltz-hold, slide in and out once4;
swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   104.
    FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS (184 BARS)    THE OFFERING UP
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice, raising the hands and
          giving a verbal whoop when advancing8;
swing in waltz hold8;
quarterhouse (body, polka body, in-out-and-around)16;
REPEAT "MARKER" in a circle, advance and retire twice, as above, and the ladies move to the
          next position on the right on the final two bars8;
new partners:
          swing in waltz hold8;
          quarterhouse16;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners quarterhouse96;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice, raising the hands and
          giving a verbal whoop when advancing8;
big Christmas8.

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