Caledonian Set

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Category: Irish, Set

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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1Everyone
Circle Join hands in a circle, advance & retire twice
8
2Dance at Home8
3Top Couples
Adv & retire, house to opposite in waltz hold
8
4Adv & retire, house to home8
5Dance at home Tops, waltz hold8
6Repeat 3 and 416
7Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
8Side Couples
Dance 3 and 4
16
9Dance at home8
10Repeat 3 and 416
11Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
12House8

Figure 2: Dance at home

Reel, 96 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Circle Join hands in a circle, advance & retire twice
8
2Dance at home8
3Top Couples
House
8
4Dance at home8
5House8
6Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
7Side Couples
Dance 3 to 5
32
8Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
9House8

Figure 3: Dance at home, house across

Reel, 184 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Circle Join hands in a circle, advance & retire twice
8
2Dance at home8
3Top Couples
Adv & retire, dance at home
8
4Adv & retire, house across8
5Adv & retire, dance at home8
6Adv & retire, house across8
7Dance at home8
8Repeat 3 to 632
9Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
10Side Couples
Dance 3 to 6
32
11Dance at home8
12Repeat 3 to 632
13Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
14House8

Figure 4: Post-It Note Figure

Jig, 216 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Circle Join hands in a circle, advance & retire twice
8
2Dance at home8
3Top Couples
House
8
4Adv, retire & gents turn across to opposite ladies Waltz hold. Gents turn CW twice across8
5House with new partners8
6Adv, retire, & gents turn back8
7House with original partners8
8Dance at home8
9Repeat 3 to 740
10Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
11Side Couples
Dance 3 to 7
40
12Dance at home8
13Repeat 3 to 740
14Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
15House8

Figure 5: Question Mark

Reel, 184 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Adv & retire twice in a circle
8
2Dance at home8
3Top Couples
House
8
4Adv & 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
5House w/new ladies8
6Adv & retire, gents move on8
7House w/new ladies8
8Adv & retire, gents move on8
9House w/new ladies8
10Adv & retire, gents move on8
11House with original ladies8
12Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
13Side Couples
Dance 3 to 11
72
14Everyone
Adv & retire once, dance at home
8
15House8

Figure 6: Quarterhouse

Hornpipe, 120 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
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
2House8
3Changeover 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
4Repeat 1 to 3: Until back with original partner72
5Quarterhouse8
6House8

Added on 2011-07-17 09:43:47.
Modified on 2017-02-12 12:24:27.
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