Red River Valley (U.S.A.)

Formation

Each man has 2 partners; each on either side of him. Men take hold of his partners' inside hands. Go and face another 3 so that your 3 are either facing clockwise or anticlockwise in a large circle round the room.

Instructions

Chorus :

  1. Pass onto next 3 passing right shoulders.
  2. Circle left 4 steps then circle right 4 steps.

Chorus takes place before the start of each verse.

Verses

  1. Man swings lady on his left, and then he swings the lady on his right.
  2. Girls right hand star 360. Men do si do with the other man.
  3. Lady on left swaps places with the girl diagonally opposit her. Lady on right swaps places with the girl diagonally opposit her.

Start dance again.

Calling

  • You pass on right down the valley.
  • And you circle to the left and to the right.
  • Then you swing with your girl in the valley.
  • And you swing with your Red River Girl.
  • You pass on right down the valley.
  • And you circle to the left and to the right.
  • The ladies make a star in the middle.
  • And the gents do si do so polite.
  • You pass on right down the valley.
  • And you circle to the left and to the right.
  • You lose your girl in the valley.
  • And you lose your Red River Girl.
 
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