Tory Island Lancers Set

Category: Irish Set
Description:


This set was collected on Tory Island by Connie Ryan.
Notes from Toss The Feathers by Pat Murphy
First sides are to the left of first tops.

Videos:

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Figure 1: Swing corners (Polka)

144 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Lead Around All couples lead around and turn the lady.
8
2 Hug Swing All swing in place. All swings in this set are 'hug' swings with right arms on partners waist and left hands holding partners right arm just above the elbow. The hug swing is used throughout the set. 8
3 Tops
Swing Top gent and opposite lady swing in the centre.
8
4 Top gent and opposite lady finish the swing, each with their backs to the couple right of their own position Each of them takes partner's right hand in left and both couples cross anticlockwise to face in from opposite positions (2b). Both couples now advance and retire once (right hand in right hand) in opposite positions (4b) 8
5 Everyone
Swing your corner Gents face left, ladies face right and all swing in the corners.
8
6 Swing your partner All swing their own partners. 8
7 Dance 3 to 6 Top lady and opposite gent leading 32
8 Dance 3 to 6 First side gent and opposite lady leading 32
9 Dance 3 to 6 First side lady and opposite gent leading 32

Figure 2: Line up (Polka)

176 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Lead Around All couples lead around and turn the lady.
8
2 Swing All couples swing in place. 8
3 1st Tops
Advance, change and swing First top couple advance right hand in right then the gent turns the lady anticlockwise as he dances clockwise to change places with her (4b). Then they swing (12b), as side couples move away from each other to line up in top positions.
16
4 Everyone
Advance and retire The lines advance and retire four times. Side couples do not retire the last time.
16
5 Swing All couples swing in place. 8
6 Dance 3 to 5 Second top couple leading. 40
7 Dance 3 to 5 First side couple leading. 40
8 Dance 3 to 5 Second side couple leading. 40

Figure 3: Dance around (Polka)

64 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Lead Around All couples lead around and turn the lady.
8
2 Swing All couples swing in place. 8
3 Chain & Dance around the set The four ladies join right hands in the centre, dance around (4b) then join left hands and dance back to place (4b). At the same time, the gents dance anticlockwise around the outside (4b) and then dance clockwise back to place (4b). 8
4 Swing All couples swing in place. 8
5 Dance 3 and 4 16
6 Dance 3 and 4 16

Figure 4: Diamond (Polka)

112 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Lead Around All couples lead around and turn the lady.
8
2 Swing All couples swing in place. 8
3 Tops
Diamond Holding right hands, top couples dance to face the couple on their left, reverse into opposite positions (4b), dance left again from there and reverse back to home (4b).
8
4 Repeat Diamond 8
5 Swing 8
6 Dance 3 to 5 24
7 Sides
Dance 3 to 5
24
8 Dance 3 to 5 All swinging the last time 24

Figure 5: Arches (Polka)

152 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Lead Around All couples lead around and turn the lady.
8
2 Swing All couples swing in place. 8
3 Step it out All couples 'step it out' dance on the spot facing their partners. 8
4 Cross over, partners first All pass partners right shoulder to right then pass the next person left shoulder to left and continue passing right shoulder and left to meet partners in opposite positions. 8
5 Step it out All couples step it out in opposite positions. 8
6 Cross back home Repeat the cross over, starting in opposite positions. 8
7 Tops
Arch Facing towards the centre, first top couple make an arch with near hands and cross over, opposite couple, also holding near hands, passing under the arch (4b). All turn in to partners, take the other hand and dance back to place, this time with second top couple making the arch and first top couple passing under it.
8
8 Arch to home 8
9 Sides
Dance 3 to 8 Side couples leading.
48
10 Everyone
Repeat movements 3-6
32
11 Swing All couples swing. 8
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Modified on 2015-09-21 21:54:12.
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