by Fried de Metz Herman
Music: Rigadoon Royal (Barnes' book)
A duple minor longways dance in Playford style
Al 1-4 First corner set to each other, change places by right shoulder. 5-8 Right hand star halfway, all turn single to the left A2 1-8 Repeat with second corner setting and crossing 5-8 Right hand star halfway, all turn single to the left B1 1-4 Two changes of right and left (start with partner, give hands, no polite turn at end of second change) 5-8 All two hand turn with partner once and a half around, into B2 1-2 Hands four halfway. 3-4 Still holding hands with neighbor. Fall slightly back. 5-8 Gate figure: first couple lead through second couple and cast back into progressed places, assisted by second couple with inside hand. Notes: In the A section, set right and left in place, not forward.
Dance originally written for Nick Bodley, on his departure from New York City