Russ Childers1555 Old State Route 74
Batavia, Ohio 45103
Red River Valley
This singing and swinging square dance evolved from Martha Danforth's singing call plus the West Virginia version found in a 1947 book called Folk Dances for All by Michael Herman.
Directions: Square your sets. Directions are to the head (#1 couple) that moves around the set in counterclockwise fashion to visit #2, #3, and #4. After the Grand Right and Left, the dance continues with #2 couple visiting #3, #4, and #1. The dance continues until couples #3 and #4 have led out, ending with the chorus each time.
Red River pal = partner
Girl in the valley = opposite lady