Stoney Point ~ Duple

Stoney Point ~ Duple Stoney Point

Stoney Point ~ Duple is an American Country Dance. It was published by Anonymous in 1808 in A Select Collection of the Newest and Most Favorite Country Dances, Waltzes, Reels & Cotillions, 1088. It was interpreted by James E. Morrison in 1976 and published in Twenty Four Early American Country Dances, Cotillions and Reels for the Year 1976. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 40 bars.

The Select Collection writes:

One couple three hands round with second lady, allamand, reverse sides with partners, three hands with second gentleman, allamand reversed with partners, back again, lead down two couple, up again, cast off one couple, hands half round, three couple back again, right and left.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), circle, cast, lead, rights and lefts, down the middle and back (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1976 by James E. Morrison. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2023 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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