Parson’s Farewell

Square Dance for 2 Couples (facing each other)


As danced in Rivenvale

Instructions

(Third verse needs to be reviewed.)

Verse I.

A1&2 – Meet all a Double and go four slips to the left. Back all a Double, and go four slips to the right.

B1 – Men rise and nod to each other, then Women rise and nod to each other. Then all rise four times, nodding to each of the others. Turn your Opposite.
B2 – Repeat, the Women rising first.

Verse II.

A1 – Meet all and lead your Opposite out a Double.
A2 – Change hands, meet again, take your Partner and fall back to your places.

B1 – Men take left hands and change places, then turn Opposite halfway by the right hand. Men repeat back┬áto their places and turn their Partners by the right hand.
B2 – Women repeat with contrary hands.

Verse III.

A1 – Take your Partner by both hands and go four slips to meet the other Couple. Take your Opposite by both hands and go four slips out.
A2 – Go four slips back in, take your Partner by the hand and fall back to your places.

B1 – Turn your Partner by the right hand halfway around, then Men start a 4-person Hey, passing the Man by the right shoulder, your Partner by the right shoulder, then your Opposite by the left shoulder, ending on the opposite site. Then turn your Partner halfway round with both hands.
B2 – Turn your Partner by the left hand halfway around, then Women cross by right shoulders and repeat the Hey. Then turn your Partner halfway, back to your original positions.

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