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### 24 chapter iv lesson 2

1. 1. Lesson Objectives: 1. To interpret Red River Valley with the proper counting, costume and formations; 2. To identify the basic steps and terminologies used in Red River Valley; and 3. To perform the basic steps and terminologies learned from the previous chapter. A popular square dance in America, dance accompanied with a song lyric. This danceis traditionally performed with one boy at the middle of two girls in each of three, but canalso be performed with one girl at the middle and two boys at the sides.COSTUME: Girls - dressed in gay printed or checkered skirt and white blouse. Boys - denim trousers, checkered shirts and straw hats. One leg of the trousers may be rolled up to give a rustic touch.MUSIC - composed of one part of sixteen measuresCOUNTING - one, two to a measure.FORMATION - each set of three (two girls at the sides and one boy at the middle) facesanother set of three. There should be an even number of sets. Eight sets make a convenientnumber but more sets may participate, if desired. O O O O O O O O X X X X X X X X O O O O O O O O
2. 2. Red River Valley Song Verse 1: Now you lead right down to the valley, And you circle to the left and to the right. Now you swing with the girl in the valley, And you swing with your Red River Girl. Verse 2: Now you lead right down to the valley, And you circle to the left and to the right. Now the girls make a wheel in the valley, And the boys do – si - do so polite. Verse 3: Now you lead right down to the valley, And you circle to the left and to the right. Now you lose your girl in the valley, And you lose your Red River Girl.NOTE: 1. Dancers may start with either foot (L or R). 2. The steps must be light and springy. 3. The dancers sing “good and loud”. 4. The whole dance may be repeated as many times as desired. ABBREVIATIONS USED M – measure or measures Ct. – count Cts. – counts L – left R – right Lesson 2: Red River Valley (USA)
3. 3. Figure 1Sing verse 1(a) Dancers of each set join hands. Walk eight steps diagonally forward R, passing the opposite set by L shoulders and facing a new set (8 cts.). (4M)(b) Upon reaching the new set, all six join hands in a circle and walk four steps to L (4 cts.) and four to R (4 cts.). (4M)(c) Each boy swings his partner at the R while the L partner stands still. (4M)(d) The boy releases the R girl and goes to the L partner and swings her. The right-hand girl stands still. (4M) Figure 2Sing verse 2(a) Repeat figure 1 (a). (4M)(b) Repeat figure 1 (b). (4M)(c) The four girls of the two sets form a R hand star and walk eight steps clockwise. Finish in proper places (8 cts.). (4M)(d) The two boys perform do-si-do, passing by each other’s R shoulder first-four steps forward and four steps backward (8 cts.) (4M) Figure 3Sing verse 3(a) Repeat figure I (a). (4M)(b) Repeat figure I (b). (4M)(c) The right-hand girls change places, passing by each other’s L shoulder, by taking eight steps. (4M)(d) The left-hand girls do the same, passing each other by R shoulders. (4M) You can watch the video of the dance on the DVD presentation. Lesson 2: Red River Valley (USA)
4. 4. Practice Quiz: Answer the following:1. Write down the fundamental dance position of the arms and the feet used in this dance. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ___2. Enumerate the basic steps used in the dance and write their corresponding dance patterns. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____3. Enumerate the dance terminologies that you have encountered in the dance then write their step pattern. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____4. What is the symbol of the dance? Why? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____5. Does the dance show the culture of the American? How? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____
5. 5. Shall We Dance!!! Lesson 2: Red River Valley (USA) Perform the Red River Valley dance in front of the class with music and proper costume. You can watch the video of the dance on the DVD presentation. After the dance, answer the following checklist:Questions: Yes No 1. Did you execute the basic steps accurately? 2. Did you follow the dance steps properly? 3. Have you felt the essence of the dance? 4. Did you perform the dance properly? 5. Did you love the dance? After answering the checklist, write your conclusion about the dance and about yourperformance._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lesson 2: Red River Valley (USA)