PORT FAIRY SET (en)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjC3rvGEN2U

Figure 1: Reel (208 Bars)

  1. All couples lead around to home holding crossed hands and gents turn lady clockwise – 8 bars
  2. All couples advance and retire twice in a circle. As they retire second time, top couples reverse back into lines with the nearest side couple to form two lines of four. Top gents to their left and top ladies to their right – 8 bars
  3. While the other dancers stay on the spot, the couple on the left of each line of four only, (i.e. 1st top lady with 2nd side gent and 2nd top lady with the 1st side gents), dance forward to pass through the opposite couple, ladies passing on the outside and gents passing between this opposite couple (2 bars). Turning to their right or clockwise, they now dance down behind this couple, into a line up beside them on their other side (2 bars) – 4 bars
  4. The four ladies join right hands in the centre, dancing one full clockwise turn around to place – 4 bars
  5. While the other dancers stay on the spot, the couple on the left of each line of four only, (i.e. same top ladies and side gents again), dance forward to pass through the opposite couple, gents passing on outside and ladies passing between this opposite couple (2 bars). Turning to their right or clockwise, they now dance down behind this couple into where they started in the first line up (2) (2 bars) – 4 bars
  6. The four dancers in the centre (i.e. side couples) join right hands to dance around clockwise until back in their own places. While they do this, top dancers face each other from opposite side. – 4 bars
  7. Each group of four – each top couple and the nearest side lady and gent beside them in the line up, dance a square. They pass through right shoulder to right, gents in the centre, pass the next person left shoulder to left, ladies in the centre, pass through left shoulder to left, ladies in the centre again this time and finally pass right shoulder to right, gents in the centre, as they dance back to their own partners – 8 bars
  8. All couples swing in place in waltz hold – 8 bars
  9. All couples dance around the house – 8 bars
  10. Repeat b. to i. With side couiples leading. The line up is now in top positions. 1st side lady with 1st top gent and 2nd side lady with 2nd top gent dance c. and e., while top couples dance the turn in the centre at f. – 48 bars
  11. Repeat b., the circle, lining up in side position again – 8 bars
  12. While the other dancers stay on the spot, the couple on the right of each line of four only, (i.e. 1st top gent with 1st side lady and 2nd top gent with 2nd side lady), dance forward to pass through the opposite couple, gents passing on the outside and ladies passing between this opposite couple (2 bars). Turning to their left or anticlockwise, they now dance down behind this couple into a line up beside them on their other side (2 bars) – 4 bars
  13. The four gents join left hands in the centre, dancing one full anticlockwise turn around to place – 4 bars
  14. While the other dancers stay on the spot, the couple on the right of each line of four only (i.e. same top gents and side ladies again), dance forward to pass through the opposite couple, ladies passing on the outside and gents passing between this opposite couple (2 bars). Turning to their left or anticlockwise, they now dance down behind this couple into where they started in the first line up at k. (2 bars) – 4 bars
  15. The four dancers in the centre (i.e. side couples) join left hands to dance around anticlockwise until back in their own places. While they do this, top dancers dance facing each other from opposite sides – 4 bars
  16. Each group of four – each top couple and the nearest side lady and gent beside them in the line up, dance a square. They pass through right shoulder to right, gents in the centre, pass the next person left shoulder to left, ladies in the centre again this time and finally pass right shoulder to right, gents in the centre, as they dance back to their own partners – 8 bars
  17. All couples swing in place in waltz hold – 8 bars
  18. All couples dance around the house – 8 bars
  19. Repeat k. to r. with side couples leading. The line up is in top position again. 1st side gent with 2nd top lady and 2nd side gent with 1st top lady dance (12) to (14), while top couples dance the turn in the centre at (15) – 48 bars

Figure 2: Hornpipe (144 bars)

  1. All couples advance and retire twice in a circle – 8 bars
  2. Al couples dance at home in waltz hold – 8 bars
  3. Top couples dance a square around each other in the centre, dancing four „sevens“ and turning clockwise slightly at each corner on the seventh step – 8 bars
  4. Top couples face right and side couples face left. Top couples and the side couples on their right house around each other – 8 bars
  5. Side couples dance a square around each other in the centre, dancing four „sevens“ and turning clockwise slightly at each corner on the seventh step – 8 bars
  6. Side couples each house around the top couple on their right – all house the other way this time – 8 bars
  7. All couples dance at home in waltz hold – 8 bars
  8. All couples dance around the house – 8 bars
  9. Taking their partner´s right hand in right, all advance to the centre, touching hands there (2 bars). Each gent now takes the right hand of the lady on his left in his right and as the retires, this lady retires with him, shoulder touching shoulder (2 bars). All couples now turn anticlockwise side by side until they are facing out (2 bars), the gent brings his arm over the lady’s head as she turns anticlockwise and they face in to the centre (2 bars) – 8 bars
  10. All repeat i. three times ladies moving on to each gent until back home again – 24 bars
  11. Top couples face the side couple on their left. The top couple and side couple dance „sevens“ past each other, gents passing back to back then dance „sevens“ back to place, ladies passing back to back (4 bars). The top couple and side couple now house across to each other’s position, changing places (4 bars) – 8 bars
  12. All repeat k. until back home, top couples moving left each time and side couple movin right – 24 bars
  13. All couples dance around the house to finish – 8 bars

Figure 3. Reel (160 bars)

  1. All couples lead around to home holding crossed hands and gents turn the lady clockwise – 8 bars
  2. All couples advance and retire twice in a circle. As they retire the second time, side couples reverse back into lines with the nearest top couple in top positions to form two lines of four, side gents going to their left and side ladies to their right – 8 bars
  3. The lines advance and retire once (4 bars) then pass through, right shoulder to right with opposite person and turn clockwise to face back – 8 bars¨
  4. Each gent now takes crossed hands with the lady on his right and all couples face the opposite couple. Couples lead anticlockwise around each other to the opposite side to face back (4 bars), then pass through, ladies in the centre and partners pass left shoulder to left into place to face the other couple again – 8 bars
  5. Facing couple now dance a square chain. All dance forward taking right hands with the opposite person, turn on the corner to pass their partner, taking their left hand, turn again to také the opposite person’s right hand and finally také their own partner’s left hand as they pass into place facing each other – 8 bars
  6. All circle, advance and retire twice. As they retire second time, top dancers move away from their partners to line up in side position – 8 bars
  7. The lines advance and retire once (4 bars) then pass through, right shoulder to right with opposite person and turn clockwise to face back – 8 bars
  8. The four dancers in the centre form two couples, centre gents taking crossed hands with the centre ladies on their right. These two couples lead anticlockwise around each other to the opposite side, turn to face back (4 bars), then pass through, ladies in the centre and partners pass left shoulder to left into place to face the other couple again – 8 bars
  9. Facing couples in the line up now dance a square chain. All dance forward taking right hands with the opposite person, turn on the corner to pass their partner, taking their left hand, turn again to také the opposite person’s right hand and finally také their partner’s left hand as they pass into place facing each other – 8 bars
  10. All circle, advance and retire twice. As they retire the second time, side dancers move away from their partners to line up in top positions again – 8 bars
  11. The lines advance and retire once (4 bars) then pass through, right shoulder to right with opposite person and turn clockwise to face back – 8 bars
  12. Each gent now takes crossed hands with the lady on his right and all couples face the opposite couple. Couples lead anticlockwise around each other to the opposite side to face back (4 bars), then pass through, ladies in the centre and partners apss left shoulder to left into place to face the other couple again – 8 bars
  13. Facing couples now dance a square chain. All dance forward taking right hands with the opposite person, turn on the corner to pass their partner, tajkin g left hand, turn again to také the opposite person’s right hand and finally také their own partner’s left hand as they pass into place facing each other – 8 bars
  14. All circle, advance and retire twice. As they retire the second time, top dancers move away from their partners to line up in side positions. – 8 bars
  15. The lines advance and retire once (4 bars) then pass through, right shoulder to right with the opposite person and turn clockwise to face back – 8 bars
  16. The four dancers in the centre form two couples, centre gents taking crossed hands with the centre ladies on their right. These two couples lead anticlockwise around each other to the opposite side, turn to face back (4 bars), then pass through, ladies in the centre and partners pass left shoulder to left into place to face the other couple again – 8 bars
  17. Facing couples in the line up now dance a square chain. All dance forward taking right hands with the opposite person, turn on the corner to pass their partner, taking their left hand, turn again to také the opposite person’s right hand and finally také their partner’s left hand as they pass into place facing each other – 8 bars
  18. All circle, advance and retire twice – 8 bars
  19. All couples dance around the house to finish – 8 bars


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