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  1. 1. Lesson 2 Red River Valley (U.S.A.) Video Chapter IV Introduction Lesson Objectives Exercise 4.2
  2. 2. <ul><li>Lesson Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>To interpret Red River Valley with the proper counting, costume and formations; </li></ul><ul><li>To identify the basic steps and terminologies used in Red River Valley; and </li></ul><ul><li>  To use the basic steps and terminologies learned from the previous chapter. </li></ul>Lesson 2
  3. 3. A popular square dance in America, dance accompanied with a song lyric. This dance is traditionally performed with one boy at the middle of two girls in each of three, but can also be performed with one girl at the middle and two boys at the sides. ABBREVIATIONS USED M – measure or measures Ct. – count Cts. – counts L – left R – right Lesson 2
  4. 4. <ul><li>NOTE: </li></ul><ul><li>Dancers may start with either foot (L or R). </li></ul><ul><li>(2) The steps must be light and springy. </li></ul><ul><li>(3) The dancers sing “good and loud”. </li></ul><ul><li>(4) The whole dance may be repeated as many times as desired. </li></ul>Lesson 2
  5. 5. Costume Music & Count Formation Figures Content Song
  6. 6. 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. Content
  7. 7. MUSIC - composed of one part of sixteen measures   COUNTING - one, two to a measure. Content
  8. 8. FORMATION - each set of three (two girls at the sides and one boy at the middle) faces another set of three. There should be an even number of sets. Eight sets make a convenient number 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 Content
  9. 9. 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. Content
  10. 10. 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. Content
  11. 11. 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. Content
  12. 12. Figure 1 Sing 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) Content
  13. 13. (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)
  14. 14. Figure 2   Sing 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)
  15. 15. Figure 3 Sing 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) Lesson 2