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 Cooley-Keegan Branch of San Francisco
Cooley-Keegan Branch, San Francisco - Tour this site!
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The Plain Set

Figure 1, Reels - 112 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a Lead Around and Dance at Home All couples lead around anti-clockwise holding crossed hands in front. Upon returning home, the gent turns the lady under. (8 bars) All couples then dance at home for 8 bars. 16 bars
b Cross Over Top couples dance across the set with the ladies passing in the center. on the opposite side, the gent turns the lady under in to place. Repeat the cross over to get home. 8 bars
c Dance at Home Top couples dance at home. 8 bars
d Chain Top laides chain. 8 bars
e Lead Over With crossed hands in front, lead left shoulder to left shoulder to the opposite side. On the opposite side, turn the lady with both hands. Cross back to home as described in step b above. 8 bars
f Dance at Home All couples dance at home. 8 bars
g Sides Repeat Side couples repeat b - f 40 bars
h House All couples house to finish. 8 bars

Figure 2, Reels - 128 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a Lead Around and Dance at Home All couples lead around anti-clockwise holding crossed hands in front. Upon returning home, the gent turns the lady under. (8 bars) All couples then dance at home for 8 bars. 16 bars
b Cross Over Holding right hands in front, advance and retire once. Top couples cross over going anti-clockwise, with the lady turning under the gents right hand. Repeat from the opposite side to get back home. 16 bars
c Dance at Home Top couples dance at home. 8 bars
d Repeat Top couples repeat b. 16 bars
e Dance at Home All couples dance at home. 8 bars
f Sides Repeat Side couples repeat b - e 48 bars
g House All couples house to finish. 8 bars

Figure 3, Reels - 176 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a Lead Around and Dance at Home All couples lead around anti-clockwise holding crossed hands in front. Upon returning home, the gent turns the lady under. (8 bars) All couples then dance at home for 8 bars. 16 bars
b Ladies Cross Top ladies cross directly over to dance ay home with the opposite gent. 8 bars
c Gents Cross Tops gents cross directly over to the ladies position, taking right hands, the gent turns the lady once anti-clockwise in place. Then taking left hands, the gents to the ladies twice while moving inside the set to the gents position. 8 bars
d Advance & Retire With crossed hands in front, both top couples advance and retire twice. 8 bars
e Advance to Side While in waltz hold, both top couples advance and retire towards the side (4 bars) and then house to home. 8 bars
f Repeat Top couples repeat b - e. 32 bars
e Dance at Home All couples dance at home. 8 bars
f Sides Repeat Side couples repeat b - e 72 bars
g House All couples house to finish. 8 bars

Figure 4, Reels - 256 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a Lead Around and Dance at Home All couples lead around anti-clockwise holding crossed hands in front. Upon returning home, the gent turns the lady under. (8 bars) All couples then dance at home for 8 bars. 16 bars
b Ladies Chain Top Ladies chain and then top couples dance at home. 16 bars
c House Over First tops house inside and leave the lady to the left of the opposite gent, who takes her left hand in his left hand and his partners right hand in his right hand. The ladies free hands are then extended under and they are takn by the first top gent. 8 bars
d Advance and Retire The line of three (second tops) advance while the top gent (facing them) retires and then they reverse back to place. They advance again, and on the last two bars, the second top gent turns the two ladies out to line up with the first top gent. 8 bars
e Repeat The tops couples repeat the advance and retire (d) from the opposite position. After the senond advance the ladies are turned out and the couples form a christmas in the centre. 8 bars
f Christmas Top couples swing in the centre for 8 bars. 8 bars
g Repeat Second top couples repeat b - f. 48 bars
h Ladies Chain Top Ladies chain and all couples dance at home. 16 bars
i Repeat Side couples repeat b - h 112 bars
j House All couples house to finish. 8 bars

Figure 5, Jigs - 160 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a Lead Around and Swing All couples lead around anti-clockwise holding crossed hands in front. Upon returning home, the gent turns the lady under. (8 bars) All couples then swing for 8 bars. 16 bars
b House All couples house 8 bars
c Gallop Top couples gallop to opposite with gents back to back, sides repeat. Tops gallop home with ladies passing back to back, sides repeat. 8 bars
d Chain With top ladies starting first, all ladies chain. Gents turn the lady through the chain and send her on to the gents on his left. 8 bars
e Swing All couples swing. 8 bars
f Repeat Side couples repeat b - e three time more. The top ladies always start the gallop and chain regardless of where they are in the set. 96 bars
g House All couples house to finish. 8 bars

Figure 6, Reels - 192 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a Lead Around and Dance at Home All couples lead around anti-clockwise holding crossed hands in front. Upon returning home, the gent turns the lady under. (8 bars) All couples then dance at home for 8 bars. 16 bars
b House All couples house 8 bars
c Dance at Home Top couples dance at home. 8 bars
d Ladies Advance All ladies advance and retire twice. 8 bars
e Gents Star Gents star with right hand first for 4 bars, then reverse direction to go home. When the Gents reverse, the ladies move on to the position on their right. (when repeating the figure, the gents alternate the starting hand (left, right & left) 8 bars
f Dance at Home All couples dance at home with their new partners. 8 bars
g Repeat Repeat b - f three times 120 bars
h House All couples house to finish. 8 bars

Updated Thursday, July 3, 2003
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