_THE PARIS SET_


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4. The Paris Set  
      (as recorded in 1993 by Paul D. McGuigan)
      [all figures fit music: Cun. 4]
   - a Clare set 
   -use the Clare Reel Step (not emphasizing the "heel down") 
   -Some experts say that the "double" can be used to finish some of the 
    figures of this set.
   -1ST SIDES are to the left of 1ST TOPS	
   -Variations occur on the set left - set right movement.
    

     (first three figures use reel step)
1st Figure "House Inside in Turn"
2nd Figure "House Inside, Wheel, Home, House Around Opposite"
3rd Figure "Each Gent Houses Inside All Ladies"
4th Figure (Polka) "Ladies Chain, Home, House Inside, House Around Opposite"  
5th Figure (Hornpipe) "3 House Around One"





Note:  The Caledonian Set, The Paris Set, and The Plain Set can be danced with one
       of two fancy steps besides the basic reel step.  However, these fancy steps 
       should not be used in other sets.  Furthermore, doubling at the end of each 
       figure can be used in these sets.  However, doubling is not to be done at 
       the end of all reel sets.  




1st Figure "House Inside in Turn"  {Reel Step 152 bars}
  (The Paris Set)  [fits music: Cun. 4]
-Opening Position:  The Lead Around position.

A LEAD AROUND      All four couples dance anti-clockwise around until back in 
                   original places.  During last two bars each gent, without 
                   releasing hands, turns his partner clockwise under both 
                   arms and then adopts the standard hold with her.
   {8 bars}   

B SWING            All four couples swing in place in waltz hold.
   {8 bars}

C FIGURE       (a) HOUSE:  1ST TOPS dance around the house inside.
   {8 bars} 
               (b) HOUSE:  TOP COUPLES dance house around each other.
   {8 bars}

D SET LEFT -   (a) SET LEFT:  Each of the gents dances into the SET RIGHT centre
                              of the set (1 bar), turns clockwise toward the 
                              corner that had been on his left, and dances to 
                              that corner (1 bar).  Meanwhile, each of the four 
                              ladies dances to the corner on her right, turning
                              clockwise once, and turns to face the approaching 
                              gent.
  
	                      All four couples dance around in the corners, ending 
                              with the gent facing back toward his own home 
                              location (6 bars).
   {8 bars}

               (b) SET RIGHT:  All four gents dance back to place turning clockwise
                               once while the ladies turn clockwise back to place 
                               (2 bars).  All four couples dance around at home 
                               (6 bars).   
   {8 bars}
 
E FIGURE           Repeat C with 2ND TOPS COUPLE dancing the house at (a).
   {16 bars}

F SET LEFT -       Repeat D.
   SET RIGHT  
   {16 bars}

G FIGURE           Repeat C with 1ST SIDES COUPLE dancing the house at (a).
   {16 bars}

H SET LEFT -       Repeat D.
   SET RIGHT  
   {16 bars}
 
I FIGURE           Repeat C with 2ND SIDES COUPLE dancing the house at (a).
   {16 bars}

J SET LEFT -       Repeat D.
   SET RIGHT  
   {16 bars}

K HOUSE            All four couples dance house around. 
   {8 bars}




2nd Figure "House Inside, Wheel, Home, House Around Opposite"
  {Reel Step 216 bars} (The Paris Set)   [fits music: Cun. 4]
-Opening Position:  The Lead Around position.

A LEAD AROUND      All four couples dance anti-clockwise around until back in 
                   original places.  During last two bars each gent, without 
                   releasing hands, turns his partner clockwise under both 
                   arms and then adopts the standard hold with her.
   {8 bars}   

B SWING            All four couples swing in place in waltz hold.
   {8 bars}

C FIGURE       (a) HOUSE:  1ST TOPS dance around the house inside.  All dancers 
                           clap hands on the last beat of the 8th bar.
   {8 bars} 

               (b) GENTS WHEEL:  All four Gents join right hands in the centre
                                 and dance around clockwise while the ladies 
                                 dance in an anti-clockwise direction around 
                                 the outside of the set (4 bars).  Then the
                                 ladies and gents turn around, the gents join 
                                 left hands, and all dance back to their 
                                 original places (4 bars).
   {8 bars}

               (c) HOME:  All four couples dance around at home, twice around.
   {8 bars}

               (d) HOUSE:  TOP COUPLES dance house around each other.
   {8 bars}

D SET LEFT -   (a) SET LEFT:  Each of the gents dances into the SET RIGHT centre
                              of the set (1 bar), turns clockwise toward the 
                              corner that had been on his left, and dances to 
                              that corner (1 bar).  Meanwhile, each of the
                              four ladies dances to the corner on her right, 
                              turning clockwise once, and turns to face the 
                              approaching gent.

                              All four couples dance around in the corners, ending
                              with the gent facing back toward his own home 
                              location (6 bars).
   {8 bars}

               (b) SET RIGHT: All four gents dance back to place turning clockwise
                              once while the ladies turn clockwise back to 
                              place (2 bars). 

                              All four couples dance around at home (6 bars). 
   {8 bars}

E FIGURE           Repeat C with 2ND TOPS COUPLE dancing the house at (a), ladies 
                            dancing in the centre while gents dance on the 
                            outside at (b) and TOP COUPLES dancing around each 
                            other at (d).
   {32 bars}

F SET LEFT -       Repeat D.
   SET RIGHT  
   {16 bars}

G FIGURE           Repeat C with 1ST SIDES COUPLE dancing the house at (a), gents 
                            dancing in the centre while ladies dance on the 
                            outside at (b) and TOP COUPLES dancing around each 
                            other at (d).
   {32 bars}

H SET LEFT -       Repeat D.
   SET RIGHT  
   {16 bars}

I FIGURE           Repeat C with 2ND SIDES COUPLE dancing the house at (a), ladies 
                            dancing in the centre while gents dance on the 
                            outside at (b) and TOP COUPLES dancing around each 
                            other at (d).
   {32 bars}

J SET LEFT -       Repeat D.
   SET RIGHT  
   {16 bars}

K HOUSE            All four couples dance house around.
   {8 bars}




3rd Figure "Each Gent Houses Inside All Ladies"
  {Reel Step 280 bars}  (The Paris Set)   [fits music: Cun. 4]
-Opening Position:  The Lead Around position.

A LEAD AROUND      All four couples dance anti-clockwise around until back in 
                   original places.  During last two bars each gent, without 
                   releasing hands, turns his partner clockwise under both 
                   arms and then adopts the standard hold with her.
   {8 bars}   

B SWING            All four couples swing in place in waltz hold.
   {8 bars}

C FIGURE       (a) HOUSE ALL AROUND:  1ST TOPS COUPLE dance house around, during 
                                      the last two bars the gent leaves his partner
                                      back in her place and reverses back to 
                                      1ST SIDES LADY on his left, who dances out 
                                      to meet him.  1ST TOPS GENT repeats this 
                                      movement with each lady in turn. 
   {32 bars}

               (b) HOME:  Both TOP COUPLES dance around at home, twice around.
   {8 bars}

               (c) HOUSE:  TOP COUPLES dance house around each other.
   {8 bars}

D SET LEFT -   (a) SET LEFT:  Each of the gents dances into the SET RIGHT centre 
                              of the set (1 bar), turns clockwise toward the 
                              corner that had been on his left, and dances to 
                              that corner (1 bar).  Meanwhile, each of the
                              four ladies dances to the corner on her right,
                              turning clockwise once, and turns to face the 
                              approaching gent.

                              All four couples dance around in the corners, ending 
                              with the gent facing back toward his own home 
                              location (6 bars).
   {8 bars}

               (b) SET RIGHT:  All four gents dance back to place turning 
                               clockwise once while the ladies turn clockwise 
                               back to place (2 bars).

                               All four couples dance around at home (6 bars).   
   {8 bars}


E FIGURE           Repeat C with 1ST SIDES COUPLE dancing the house at (a), and 
                            both SIDE COUPLES dancing home at (b) and house 
                            around at (c).
   {48 bars}

F SET LEFT -       Repeat D.
   SET RIGHT  
   {16 bars}

G FIGURE           Repeat C with 2ND TOPS COUPLE dancing the house at (a), and 
                            both TOPS COUPLES dancing home at (b) and house 
                            around at (c).
   {48 bars}

H SET LEFT -       Repeat D.
   SET RIGHT  
   {16 bars}

I FIGURE           Repeat C with 2ND SIDES COUPLE dancing the house at (a), and 
                            both SIDE COUPLES dancing home at (b) and house 
                            around at (c).
   {48 bars}

J SET LEFT -       Repeat D.
   SET RIGHT  
   {16 bars}

K HOUSE            All four couples dance house around.             
   {8 bars}




4th Figure (Polka) "Ladies Chain, Home, House Inside, House Around Opposite"    
       [fits music: Cun. 4]
  {Jig Step 216 bars: danced like a Polka Step}(The Paris Set)
-Opening Position:  The Lead Around position.

A LEAD AROUND      All four couples dance anti-clockwise around until back in 
                   original places.  During last two bars each gent, without 
                   releasing hands, turns his partner clockwise under both 
                   arms and then adopts the standard hold with her.
   {8 bars}   

B SWING            All four couples swing in place in waltz hold.
   {8 bars}

C FIGURE       (a) LADIES CHAIN:  TOP LADIES chain with right hands in the centre
                                  and dance across to opposite gents (2 bars).  
                                  Then, SIDE LADIES chain while TOP LADIES chain 
                                  left hand with opposite gents (2 bars).
    
                                  TOP LADIES chain again in the centre and return 
                                  to their own partners while SIDE LADIES chain 
                                  with opposite gents (2 bars).

	
                                  SIDE LADIES chain again in the centre and return 
                                  to their own partners (2 bars).
   {8 bars}
               (b) HOME:  All four couples dance around at home, twice around.
   {8 bars}

               (c) HOUSE:  1ST TOP COUPLE dance house around inside.
   {8 bars}

               (d) HOUSE:  TOP COUPLES dance around each other.   
   {8 bars}

D SET LEFT -   (a) SET LEFT:  Each of the gents dances into the SET RIGHT centre 
                              of the set (1 bar), turns clockwise toward the 
                              corner that had been on his left, and dances to 
                              that corner (1 bar).  Meanwhile, each of the four 
                              ladies dances to the corner on her right, turning 
                              clockwise once, and turns to face the approaching 
                              gent.

                              All four couples dance around in the corners, ending 
                              with the gent facing back toward his own home 
                              location (6 bars).
   {8 bars}

               (b) SET RIGHT: All four gents dance back to place turning clockwise 
                              once while the ladies turn clockwise back to 
                              place (2 bars).  

                              All four couples dance around at home (6 bars).   
   {8 bars}

E FIGURE           Repeat C with SIDES LADIES starting the chain at (a), 
                            2ND TOPS COUPLE dancing the movement at (c), and 
                            TOP COUPLES dancing house at (d).
   {32 bars} 

F SET LEFT -       Repeat D.
   SET RIGHT  
   {16 bars}

G FIGURE           Repeat C with TOP LADIES starting the chain at (a), 
                            1ST SIDES COUPLE dancing the movement at (c), and
                            SIDE COUPLES dancing house at (d).
   {32 bars} 

H SET LEFT -       Repeat D.
   SET RIGHT  
   {16 bars}

I FIGURE           Repeat C with SIDE LADIES starting the chain at (a), 
                            2ND SIDES COUPLE dancing the movement at (c), and 
                            SIDE COUPLES dancing house at (d).
   {32 bars} 

J SET LEFT -       Repeat D.
   SET RIGHT  
   {16 bars}

K HOUSE            All four couples dance house around.        
   {8 bars}




5th Figure (Hornpipe) "3 House Around One" [fits music: Cun. 4]
   {Hornpipes/Marches Step 184 bars}  (The Paris Set)
-Opening Position:  All four couples face to the centre joining hands 
                    in a circle.

A CIRCLE           Holding hands in a circle, all four couples advance and retire, 
                   twice.
   {8 bars}

B CHAIN            Ladies dancing clockwise, and gents anti-clockwise, all dancers 
                   chain around, starting with right hands to their own partners, 
                   then left hand to the next dancer and so on until they reach 
                   their own places (12 bars) and dance at home, once 
                   around (4 bars).
   {16 bars}

C FIGURE       (a) HOUSE:  1ST TOPS COUPLE dance house around inside, finishing 
                           just inside their own home location, and facing out 
                           of the set.
   {8 bars}

               (b) HOUSE AND LINE UP:  The other three couples dance house around 
                                       the 1ST TOPS COUPLE and line up behind them
                                       in clockwise order from them (i.e., on this 
                                       occasion; 1ST SIDES, 2ND TOPS, and 
                                       2ND SIDES).
   {8 bars}

               (c) MARCH:  All dancers march around in opposing circles; the ladies 
                           lead off to the right, the gents to the left.  They 
                           march around (slowly in a wide circle) until the 
                           1ST TOPS COUPLE reaches their own position once more.
   
                   A MARCH SHOULD BE PLAYED FOR THIS MOVEMENT.
   {16 bars}

D HOUSE            All four couples dance house around.
   {8 bars}

E FIGURE           Repeat C with 1ST SIDES COUPLE dancing the movement at (a).
   {32 bars}

F HOUSE            All four couples dance house around.
   {8 bars}
  
G FIGURE           Repeat C with 2ND TOPS COUPLE dancing the movement at (a).
   {32 bars}

H HOUSE            All four couples dance house around.
   {8 bars}

I FIGURE           Repeat C with 2ND SIDES COUPLE dancing the movement at (a).
   {32 bars}

J HOUSE            All four couples dance house around.
   {8 bars}

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