The dance for this week is a lively Irish set called the Williamstown Set from the Roscomman area. It has a good variety of movements and includes a fast strip the willow in the final figure! Click through for notes and video links (for each figure).
This week we’ve got an Irish set dance from county Clare called the Labasheeda Reel Set, sometimes just the Reel Set. Make sure you get a good breakfast because this set has up to 7 figures.
Why “up to?” Because figure 5 has a variation that is sometimes danced along with the others. In any case, you’ll want to confer with the rest of your set to decide which version of figure 5 you’ll be doing if they’ll only be doing one of them.
Click through for notes and videos for each figure.
The following video includes both versions of figure 5
The Jack Canny Half Set is a very easy set for two couples that can be danced to jigs, reels and polkas as you like or danced like the Baile Bhuirne with no breaks in between figures. Click the link for full notes and links to lesson videos.
Rather than a lot of text explaining the new feature, here’s a video to show how it works.
Alternatively, if you’re not in a video watching mood, head over to the North Kerry Set and click on the blue video icon above the first figure
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The dance for this week is an easy two hand that’s good for formal dances as well as more energetic ceili’s. You can dance it straight with as much decorum as you like, or raise the energy level up a few notches and give yourself a dancing workout.
Click through for notes and video.