The Upright Man

For John Ramsay
Choreography:  © Sharon Green, 2009 (revised 2012)
Tune:Bennett, © Maro Avakian, 1999
Recording:Amarillis, Waltzing in the Trees *
Jon Berger, Jonathan Jensen, Shira Kammen & Rebecca King,
Dances from the Greenery
Formation:Duple Minor Longways

A11-41st Corners R-shoulder chevron (2nd Corners wait 2 bars, cast into Neighbor's place)
 5-8Partners R-shoulders round
   
A21-41st Corners [now in 2nd Corners' places] L-shoulder chevron (2nd Corners wait, cast)
 5-8Partners L-shoulders round
   
B11-2Partners set R&L
 3-4Ones cast down, Twos lead up INTO
 5-8Ones gate new Twos up & around into line of 4 facing up
   
B21-4Line of 4 lead up & fall back, reforming the set
 5-8Partners 2-hand turn (cross-hands hold) or swing, ending proper
   
  Alternate ending for double progression version:
   
B21-4Line of 4 lead up & fall back
 5-6In line of 4, all set R&L
 7-8Ones cast down, Twos moving up
Chevron [movement designed by Fried de Metz Herman]

R- (or L-) shoulder Chevron
Start with a R- (or L-) shoulder Back to Back, ending 1 place to the R (or L) from where you started

* As recorded on Waltzing in the Trees, in a medley with Morpeth Lasses, the tune is not quite right for dancing The Upright Man.