The Sidewinder

By: Kalia Kliban (2007)
Music: The Sidewinder (Brian Peters), Captain Cook's Jig (Brian Peters)
Formation: Three couple longways set

A1 1-4 (With partner) up a double and back (end facing partner)  
  5-8 1/2 heys on the sides (middles start right shoulder with person on the right, skipping step)  
       
A2 1-4 (With partner) down a double and back (end facing partner)  
  5-8 1/2 heys on the sides (middles start right shoulder with person on the right, skipping step)  
       
B1 1-2 Top couple slip (4 steps) to the bottom while the other 2 couples move up a place on the outside  
  3-4 New top couple slip (4 steps) to the bottom while the other 2 couples move up a place on the outside  
  5-6 New top couple slip (4 steps) to the bottom while the other 2 couples move up a place on the outside  
  7-8 Partner 2-hand turn 1/2  
       
B2 1-8 Repeat B1, from the bottom, slipping up and moving down  
       
A3 1-4 (With partner) swirly siding and back  
  5-8 1/2 heys as above  
       
A4 1-4 (With partner) swirly siding and back  
  5-8 1/2 heys as above  
       
B3/B4 1-16 As B1/B2  
       
A5 1-4 (With partner) arming right  
  5-8 1/2 heys as above  
       
A6 1-4 (With opposite) arming left  
    1/2 heys as above  
       
B5/B6 1-16 As B1/B2  
       
Notes 1 The dance was written in response to a tune of the same name by UK musician Brian Petyers. Captain Cook's Jig, also by Brian, is a nice change tune.  

 

Sidewinder

Captain Coo's Jig

© Kalia Kliban, 2007

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