Humors of Bandon

Category: Irish Ceili/Ceilidh
Description:

This dance is a 4 hand Jig, the dancers lines up two opposite two with the lady on the gents right.
It’s danced to the tune of the same name.
Tag: Ar Rince Foirne

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Full Dance (Jig)

264 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Lead around and back Make a half-turn to the right, take inside hands and lead around counter-clockwise back to place. Release hands, turn toward each other to face clockwise. Take inside hands and lead back to home position.
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2 Sidestep Gentlemen sevens to the right behind their partner while ladies sevens in front (2b). Everyone ends with a rise and grind (2b). Sevens back to place, this time with the gent in front and lady behind (2b) ending with a rise and grind (2b). 8
3 Half Right and Left Take both hands with your partner and turn once in place (4b).  Release hands and cross to the opposite position with gents crossing on the outside, ladies on the inside (2b). Take both hands with your partner and turn into place (2b).  Each couple is in the opposite position from which they started. 8
4 Sidestep Gentlemen sevens to the right behind their partner while ladies sevens in front (2b). Everyone ends with the rise and grind (2b). Sevens back to place, this time with the gent in front and lady behind (2b) ending with a rise and grind (2b). 8
5 Half Right and Left Take both hands with your partner and turn once in place (4b).  Release hands and cross to your home position with gents crossing on the outside, ladies on the inside (2b). Take both hands with your partner and turn into place (2b). 8
6 1st Tops
Advance Through Center Take inside hands and advance toward opposite couple (2b); pass between the other couple and slightly beyond. Release hands, and turn in place to face home position.  Take inside hands and dance back through the second couple and as you pass, release hands. Lady takes the opposite gents left hand in her left; leading gent takes the opposite lady´s right hand in his right. Everyone turn once in place, leading gent moving clockwise, leading lady counter-clockwise (2b).  As the lady and gent face home, take inside hands and dance back to home (2b).
Release hands and turn to face the opposite couple, take inside hands and advance again, (2b). As you reach the point between the opposite couple, release inside hands . Gent gives left hand to opposite lady; lady gives right hand to opposite gent. Everyone turn once in place (2b). Release hands and leading couple dances back to home and turns once at home (4b).
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7 Everyone
Dance 2 to 5 Repeat the body
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8 2nd Tops
Advance Through Center 2nd couple dance the figure
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9 Everyone
Dance 2 to 5 Repeat the body
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10 1st top gent
Center Meet Leading gent and opposite lady take right hands and sevens to the gents right and end with a rise and grind, turning as they perform the step to facing to the 'left' (the direction from which they came) (4b). Drop hands and take nearest hand with your own partner (gent takes lady's left in his left, dancing lady takes her gents right hand in her right) all turn in place, lady and gent meet again in the center and take left hands (4b). Sevens to the gents left ending with the rise and grind facing to the 'right' (4b).  Give outside hands to partners (gent's right hand to lady's right, lady's hand to gent's left) turn in place (4b).  Everyone should be back in home position ready to dance the body.
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11 Everyone
Dance 2 to 5 Repeat the body
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12 2nd top gent
Center Meet 2nd gent leads the figure
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13 Everyone
Dance 2 to 5 Repeat the body
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14 Ladies Chain Ladies advance and give right hands in the center, left hands to the opposite gent. Dance around him and return to their own parter (don't give hands in the center again), dance around him with right hands. Both couples take both hands and dance around each other, counter-clockwise, and back home. 16
15 Repeat 2 to 5 Repeat the body 24
16 Lead Around Make a half-turn to the right, take inside hands and lead around counter-clockwise back to place. Release hands, turn toward each other to face clockwise. Take inside hands and lead back to home position. 16
Added on 2012-08-13 04:52:35.
Modified on 2014-06-08 13:38:50.
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