Caledonian Set

Category: Irish Set
Description:

The Clare reel step is used for all the reel figures and the “down” jig step is used for the fourth figure.
Many dancers will double the last two bars of the house in the reels jig and hornpipe figures.
In some locales, when dancing the fifth figure, all dancers will advance and retire rather than only the dancing couples, and both ladies and the non-dancing gents will turn in place as the dancing gents change partners.

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Figure 1: House to opposite (Reel)

120 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Circle Join hands in a circle, advance & retire twice
8
2 Dance at Home 8
3 Top Couples
Adv & retire, house to opposite in waltz hold
8
4 Adv & retire, house to home 8
5 Dance at home Tops, waltz hold 8
6 Repeat 3 and 4 16
7 Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
8 Side Couples
Dance 3 and 4
16
9 Dance at home 8
10 Repeat 3 and 4 16
11 Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
12 House 8

Figure 2: Dance at home (Reel)

96 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Circle Join hands in a circle, advance & retire twice
8
2 Dance at home 8
3 Top Couples
House
8
4 Dance at home 8
5 House 8
6 Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
7 Side Couples
Dance 3 to 5
32
8 Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
9 House 8

Figure 3: Dance at home, house across (Reel)

184 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Circle Join hands in a circle, advance & retire twice
8
2 Dance at home 8
3 Top Couples
Adv & retire, dance at home
8
4 Adv & retire, house across 8
5 Adv & retire, dance at home 8
6 Adv & retire, house across 8
7 Dance at home 8
8 Repeat 3 to 6 32
9 Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
10 Side Couples
Dance 3 to 6
32
11 Dance at home 8
12 Repeat 3 to 6 32
13 Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
14 House 8

Figure 4: Post-It Note Figure (Jig)

216 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Circle Join hands in a circle, advance & retire twice
8
2 Dance at home 8
3 Top Couples
House
8
4 Adv, retire & gents turn across to opposite ladies Waltz hold. Gents turn CW twice across 8
5 House with new partners 8
6 Adv, retire, & gents turn back 8
7 House with original partners 8
8 Dance at home 8
9 Repeat 3 to 7 40
10 Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
11 Side Couples
Dance 3 to 7
40
12 Dance at home 8
13 Repeat 3 to 7 40
14 Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
15 House 8

Figure 5: Question Mark (Reel)

184 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Adv & retire twice in a circle
8
2 Dance at home 8
3 Top Couples
House
8
4 Adv & retire, gents move on Couples advance and retire once. Top gents turn CW and travel CCW like drawing a “?” to dance w/ladies on left of current position.  Gents pass to the right of their original positions while travelling to the lady on their left. 8
5 House w/new ladies 8
6 Adv & retire, gents move on 8
7 House w/new ladies 8
8 Adv & retire, gents move on 8
9 House w/new ladies 8
10 Adv & retire, gents move on 8
11 House with original ladies 8
12 Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
13 Side Couples
Dance 3 to 11
72
14 Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
15 House 8

Figure 6: Quarterhouse (Hornpipe)

120 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Quarterhouse All in waltz hold, dance 1 bar into the set & 1 bar back out then turn 2 bars on to the next place on the R (4 bars). Repeat into each place until back home.
16
2 House 8
3 Changeover All adv & retire in waist hold, facing center (4 bars). Gents dance in, turning CW 1/2 turn, dance out and 1/2 turn counterclockwise, while ladies dance on to next gent on right, turning to face him & take waltz hold (4 bars) 8
4 Repeat 1 to 3 Until back with original partner 72
5 Quarterhouse 8
6 House 8
Added on 2011-07-17 09:43:47.
Modified on 2017-02-12 12:24:27.
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