VICTORIA SET

This set originates from the Cork/Kerry border area. This edition was derived from Volume 6 of the video series "The Magic of Irish Set Dancing" featuring Timmy McCarthy. Figure 7, "Crown the Lady", has been revived after a period of 70 years. The dance is performed in the Old Style with Slide and Reel. Joe O'Hara has a version of the Victoria Set online. The Brooks Academy also has an online version of the Victoria Set, however their version has only 5 figures: 4 Slides and a Reel.

First Sides to the LeftFORMATION

Set is numbered clockwise with First Top Couple with their backs to the band. First Side Couple is on the left of First Top Couple (facing into the set). Second Top Couple are opposite First Tops, and Second Sides are on the right of First Tops.


FIGURE 1: JIG (232 BARS)


All Couples

Waltz hold - Balance in and out four times


8 bars

All Couples House around the set

8 bars

1st Top Couple House around inside

8 bars

1st Top Couple Square the set

8 bars

1st Tops + 1st Sides Open waltz hold - Advance and retire twice [1-2-123]

8 bars

Top Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Gents turn left and swing corner

8 bars

All Couples Pass back to partner (Gents inside) and swing

8 bars

1st Side Couple House around inside + Square

16 bars

1st Sides + 2nd Tops Open waltz hold - Advance and retire twice [1-2-123]

8 bars

Sides Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Swing corner (8 bars), pass back and swing partner (8 bars)

16 bars

2nd Top Couple House inside + Square

16 bars

2nd Tops + 2nd Sides Advance and retire twice [1-2-123]

8 bars

Top Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Swing corner + Swing partner

16 bars

2nd Side Couple House inside + Square

16 bars

2nd Sides + 1st Tops Advance and retire twice [1-2-123]

8 bars

Sides Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Swing corner + Swing partner

16 bars

All Couples Waltz hold - Balance in and out four times + House the set

16 bars


FIGURE 2: JIG (296 BARS)

All Couples Waltz hold - Balance in and out four times + House the set

16 bars

1st Top Couple House around inside + Square

16 bars

1st Tops + 1st Sides Right hand in right - Advance and retire [1-2-123] (4 bars) + Ladies across turning back to back (2 bars), Gents across back to back (2 bars) + repeat Advance and retire right hand in right [1-2-123] + Ladies across, Gents across

16 bars

1st Tops + 1st Sides Swing partner in waltz hold

8 bars

Top Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Gents turn left and swing corner (8 bars) + Pass back to partner (Gents inside) and swing

16 bars

1st Side Couple House around inside + Square

16 bars

1st Sides + 2nd Tops Advance and retire + Ladies across, Gents across + Advance and retire + Ladies home, Gents home

16 bars

1st Sides + 2nd Tops Swing partner in waltz hold

8 bars

Side Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Swing corner + Swing partner

16 bars

2nd Top Couple House around inside + Square

16 bars

2nd Tops + 2nd Sides Advance and retire + Ladies across, Gents across + Advance and retire + Ladies home, Gents home

16 bars

2nd Tops + 2nd Sides Swing partner in waltz hold

8 bars

Top Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Swing corner + Swing partner

16 bars

2nd Side Couple House around inside + Square

16 bars

2nd Sides + 1st Tops Advance and retire + Ladies across, Gents across + Advance and retire + Ladies home, Gents home

16 bars

2nd Sides + 1st Tops Swing partner in waltz hold

8 bars

Side Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Swing corner + Swing partner

16 bars

All Couples Waltz hold - Balance in and out four times + House the set

16 bars


FIGURE 3: JIG (392 BARS)

All Couples Waltz hold - Balance in and out four times + House the set

16 bars

1st Top Couple House around inside + Square

16 bars

1st Tops + 1st Sides Open waltz hold - Advance and retire [1-2-123] (4 bars) + Ladies across back to back (2 bars) + 1st Top Gent with 1st Side Lady swing in the centre of the set (10 bars)

16 bars

1st Top Gent + partner + 2nd Tops Advance and retire [1-2-123] + Ladies across back to back + 1st Top Gent with 2nd Top Lady swing

16 bars

1st Top Gent + 2nd Top Lady + 2nd Sides Advance and retire [1-2-123] + Ladies across back to back + 1st Top Gent with 2nd Side Lady swing

16 bars

Top Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Swing corner + Swing partner

16 bars

1st Side Gent + partner House around inside + Square

16 bars

1st Sides + 2nd Tops Advance and retire + Ladies across + 1st Side Gent with new partner swing in the centre of the set

16 bars

1st Side Gent + partner + 2nd Sides Advance and retire + Ladies across + 1st Side Gent with new partner swing

16 bars

1st Side Gent + partner + 1st Tops Advance and retire + Ladies across + 1st Side Gent with new partner swing

16 bars

Side Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Swing corner + Swing partner

16 bars

2nd Top Gent + partner House around inside + Square

16 bars

2nd Tops + 2nd Sides Advance and retire + Ladies across + 2nd Top Gent with new partner swing in the centre of the set

16 bars

2nd Top Gent + partner + 1st Tops Advance and retire + Ladies across + 2nd Top Gent with new partner swing

16 bars

2nd Top Gent + partner + 1st Sides Advance and retire + Ladies across + 2nd Top Gent with new partner swing

16 bars

Top Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Swing corner + Swing partner

16 bars

2nd Side Gent + partner House around inside + Square

16 bars

2nd Sides + 1st Tops Advance and retire + Ladies across + 2nd Side Gent with new partner swing in the centre of the set

16 bars

2nd Side Gent + partner + 1st Sides Advance and retire + Ladies across + 2nd Side Gent with new partner swing

16 bars

2nd Side Gent + partner + 2nd Tops Advance and retire + Ladies across + 2nd Side Gent with new partner swing

16 bars

Side Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Swing corner + Swing partner

16 bars

All Couples Waltz hold - Balance in and out four times + House the set

16 bars


FIGURE 4: JIG (328 BARS)

All Couples Waltz hold - Balance in and out four times + House the set

16 bars

1st Top Couple House around inside + Square

16 bars

Top Couples Open waltz hold - Advance and retire [1-2-123] (4 bars) + 1st Top Lady and 2nd Top Gent across (4 bars)

8 bars

Top Couples Right hand in right (Gents together/Ladies together) - Advance and retire twice

8 bars

Top Couples 1st Top Gent and 1st Top Lady across to opposite partner (2 bars) and Swing in waltz hold (6 bars)

8 bars

Top Couples Both Gents across to own partner (2 bars) and Swing in waltz hold (6 bars)

8 bars

Top Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Gents turn left and swing corner (8 bars) + Pass back to partner (Gents inside) and swing

16 bars

1st Side Couple House around inside + Square

16 bars

Side Couples Advance and retire + 1st Side Lady and 2nd Side Gent across

8 bars

Side Couples Gents together/Ladies together - Advance and retire twice

8 bars

Side Couples 1st Side Gent and 1st Side Lady across to opposite + Swing

8 bars

Side Couples Both Gents across to own partner + Swing

8 bars

Side Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Swing corner + Swing partner

16 bars

2nd Top Couple House around inside + Square

16 bars

Top Couples Advance and retire + 2nd Top Lady and 1st Top Gent across

8 bars

Top Couples Gents together/Ladies together - Advance and retire twice

8 bars

Top Couples 2nd Top Gent and 2nd Top Lady across to opposite + Swing

8 bars

Top Couples Both Gents across to own partner + Swing

8 bars

Top Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Swing corner + Swing partner

16 bars

2nd Side Couple House around inside + Square

16 bars

Side Couples Advance and retire + 2nd Side Lady and 1st Side Gent across

8 bars

Side Couples Gents together/Ladies together - Advance and retire twice

8 bars

Side Couples 2nd Side Gent and 2nd Side Lady across to opposite + Swing

8 bars

Side Couples Both Gents across to own partner + Swing

8 bars

Side Couples House around each other

8 bars

All Couples Swing corner + Swing partner

16 bars

All Couples Waltz hold - Balance in and out four times + House the set

16 bars


FIGURE 5: SLIDE (120 BARS)

Top Couples House around inside

8 bars

Top Couples Square twice

16 bars

Top Couples House around inside

8 bars

Top Couples Square twice

16 bars

Top Couples House around each other

8 bars

Side Couples House around inside

8 bars

Side Couples Square twice

16 bars

Side Couples House around inside

8 bars

Side Couples Square twice

16 bars

Side Couples House around each other

8 bars


FIGURE 6: REEL (272 BARS)

All Couples

Lower promenade hold - Lead around 8 bars
All Couples Left hand in left - Turn lady under 4 times turning in clockwise direction

8 bars

All Couples Gentle swing in waltz hold

8 bars

Top Couples Square the set using 'sevens' steps

8 bars

Top Couples House around each other

8 bars

Top Couples Both Gents across to opposite (2 bars) and Swing in waltz hold (6 bars)

8 bars

Top Gents Left arm hook in centre

8 bars

All Couples Lead around + Turn Lady under + Swing

24 bars

Side Couples Square the set using 'sevens' + House around each other

16 bars

Side Couples Gents across to opposite and swing

8 bars

Side Gents Left arm hook in centre

8 bars

All Couples Lead around + Turn Lady under + Swing

24 bars

Top Couples Square the set using 'sevens' + House around each other

16 bars

Top Couples Gents across to opposite and swing

8 bars

Top Gents Left arm hook in centre

8 bars

All Couples Lead around + Turn Lady under + Swing

24 bars

Side Couples Square the set using 'sevens' + House around each other

16 bars

Side Couples Gents across to opposite and swing

8 bars

Side Gents Left arm hook in centre

8 bars

All Couples Lead around + Turn Lady under + Swing

24 bars

All Couples Square the set using 'sevens' turning 90 degrees at each corner

8 bars

All Couples House the set

8 bars


FIGURE 7: REEL (56 BARS)

1st Top Couple House around inside + Square the set (7s)

16 bars

Top Couples Open waltz hold - Advance and retire [1-2-123] (4 bars) + 1st Top Gent and 2nd Top Couple move into middle with 2nd Top Lady between the gents facing 1st Top Gent. Join hands on the side, Lady's hands on top

8 bars

1st Top Gent + 2nd Top Couple Crown the Lady - sideways advance and retire using sevens towards 1st Top Lady first

8 bars

Top Couples Back to partner and swing

8 bars

Top Couples House around each other

8 bars




Page created by: Arthur Kingsland

Updated: 4 July 2015