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The Slithy Serpent

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The Slithy Serpent

Source: Composed by John Sweeney
Formation: Double Contra (Four Facing Four)

A1 Lines of Four Go Forward & Back - Men Roll the Ladies from Right to Left
Lines of Four Go Forward & Back - Ladies Roll the Men from Right to Left
A2 With your Partner: Slip Sideways (4) - Left Hand Couples passing in front; Set to Neighbour (moving forwards or backwards ready for the next slip)
With your Partner: Slip Sideways (4) - Left Hand Couples passing in front; Balance the Ring - let go of your Partner, keep hold of your Neighbour
B1 Serpentine Hey, Ladies leading their Neighbour Men: 2 x [In Fours Circle Left Half Way (4); Middles Open Back Ring Half Way (4)]
B2 Partner Gypsy Meltdown - Finish facing a New Line

Music:
32 bars of smooth jigs at around 112 bpm.

Notes:
The Serpentine Hey is as in Gary Roodman's Terpsicourante - you can see the move at 55 seconds in to this video. Basically the ladies are doing a Hey dragging the men along behind them. The ladies leave the Circle as soon as that are in a position to start the Back Circle and you don't take hands with the other couple during the Back Circle.

During the Serpentine Hey, whenever you reach the end of the line, STAND STILL while the other couple do their Back Circle!

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