The Upright Man

For John Ramsay

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

A11-4 1st Corners R-sh chevron (2nd Corners wait 2 bars, cast into Neighbor's place)
5-8 Partners R-sh gypsy
A21-4 1st Corners [now in 2nd Corners' places] L-sh chevron (2nd Corners wait, cast)
5-8 Partners L-sh gypsy
B11-2 Partners set R&L
3-4 Ones cast down, Twos lead up INTO
5-8 Ones gate new Twos up & around into line of 4 facing up
B21-4 Line of 4 lead up & fall back, reforming the set
5-8 Partners 2-hand turn (cross-hands hold) or swing, ending proper

Alternate ending for double progression version:

B21-4 Line of 4 lead up & fall back
5-6 In line of 4, all set R&L
7-8 Ones 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.