Parson’s Farewell

Square Dance for 2 Couples (facing each other)


As danced in Rivenvale

Instructions

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 to their places and turn their Partners halfway 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 – Arm Right with your Partner quickly (4 beats), then Men pass each other by the Left shoulders, then their Opposite by the Right shoulders. Women pass each other by the Left shoulders, then Arm Right with Partners.
B2 – Arm Left with your Partner quickly, then Women pass each other by the Right shoulders, then their Opposite by the Left Shoulders. Men pass each other by the Right shoulders, then Arm Left with Partners back to original positions.