Stone Mountain Men

Atlanta Fall Workshop, 2004

 

 

 

Original Tune:  ‘Stone Heroes’ by John Turner © 2004

 

Suggested Recordings:

 

80S for 4 couples in a square set                                                               devised by Stella Fogg & Moira Turner

 

 

PART A

1 – 8

All four couples dance men’s chain, men touching left hands across on bars 2 and 6.  All finish in promenade hold, men with partner on right.

9 - 20

Reel of four on the 1-3 axis (2 bars to each half loop):  1st and 4th couples, also 3rd and 2nd couples, pass right shoulders to begin, then 1st and 3rd couples pass left shoulders.  At the end of bar 20, all four couples are in a straight line on the 1-3 axis, 1st and 3rd women facing clockwise, 2nd and 4th couples facing anti-clockwise, 1st and 3rd men in original places between their own and partner’s positions.

21 - 24

4th and 2nd men dance out and pull back left shoulder to turn into place between their own and partner’s original positions on bars 21 and 22

WHILE

1st and 4th women, also 2nd and 3rd women, turn right hand once round in 3 bars and use bar 24 to end with all four women back to back in the centre, facing partner.

PART B

25 - 32

Women set to partner and, turning to face in at the end of bar 26, dance four hands round to the left one place, pulling back right shoulder to face the opposite man; set, face in, four hands round to the left one place (again finishing with a long tunrn, this time to face clockwise round the set)

WHILE

men set to partner, petronella turn one place to the right; set to the opposite woman and petronella to the right one place to finish facing clockwise round the set.

ALL finish in a clockwise-facing cross formation, women giving right hands across in the centre and joining nearer hands with partner.

33 - 38

All rotate three places clockwise in cross formation.

39 - 40

All advance one more place, each couple crossing to exchange places with partner, to finish the rotation in partner’s position at the end of bar 32.

41 – 54

Repeat bars 25 – 38 with the men in the centre and the women on the perimeter.

55 – 56

Men cross out to original places with partner following, to finish in promenade hold.

PART C

57 - 68

Reel of four on the 2-4 axis (2 bars to each half loop):  2nd and 1st couples, also 4th and 3rd couples, pass right shoulders to begin, then 2nd and 4th couples pass left shoulders.  At the end of bar 68, all four couples are in a straight line on the 2-4 axis, 1st and 3rd women facing anti-clockwise, 2nd and 4th couples facing clockwise, 2nd and 4th men dancing past the line (slightly) to end in original places.

69 – 72

1st and 3rd men dance out to original places on bars 69 and 70 pulling back right shoulder

WHILE

1st and 2nd women, also 3rd and 4th women, turn right hand once round in 2 bars, 2nd and 4th women finishing in original places at the end of bar 70.  1st and 3rd women, passing one another left shoulder, dance out to original places to face corners as all other dancers also face corners.

73 - 80

All turn corner two hands once round, advance towards the centre of the set with corner; retire with partner and turn partner two hands ¾ to finish with women in the centre of the set for the bow and curtsey.

 

 

 

 

FIG. 1:  Bars 9 & 10

FIG. 2:  Bars 21 & 22

FIG. 3:  Bars 27 & 28

                       1W 1M

                       1M

                         1M

 

                       1W

 

 

                       4W

                         1W

          4M                         2W

                       4M

 

         4M      4W    2W      2M

          4W                         2M

                       2M

 

                       2W

                         3W

 

                       3W

 

                       3M 3W

                       3M

                         3M

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIG. 4:  Bars 33 & 34

FIG. 5:  Bars 39 & 40

FIG. 6:  Bars 55 & 56

                         3M

                         4M

                         2W

 

 

 

                         3W

                         4W

                         2M

 

         2M      2W    4W      4M

 

         3M      3W    1W      1M

 

         1W      1M    3M      3W

                         1W

                         2W

                         4M

 

 

 

                         1M

                         2M

                         4W

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIG. 7:  Bars 57 & 58

FIG. 8:  Bars 69 & 70

 

                       1W 1M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          4M                         2W

 

 4M 4W   3W 3M 1M 1W   2W 2M

 

          4W                         2M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       3M 3W