Formation: Lines of three dancers facing each other arranged in a Big Circle like spokes of a wheel. Those with their left shoulder towards the center of the hall are line “ONE” and those with their right shoulder towards the center of the hall are line “TWO”.
Music: “I Found a New Baby” on Blue Star 2263
Download RTF File: Rattlesnake Trio
57-64 – – – -; – – Number One line lead Rattlesnake;
1-8 – – – -; – – (continue);
9-16 – – – -; – – Number Two line lead Rattlesnake;
17-24 – – – -; – – (continue);
25-32 – – – -; – All six Circle Left;
33-40 – – – -; – – Circle Right;
41-48 – – – -; – – Dosado the person in front;
49-56 – – – -; – – Pass Thru and say â€œHowdyâ€ to the next line;
57-64 – – – -; – – (Number One line lead Rattlesnake);
1-16 Rattlesnake: The three dancers in the number ONE line join hands to form the snake. The left end person of the line leads the snake in a weaving path around the near end person of line number TWO, in front of the center person, and behind the far end person, and then back to home.
17-32 The left end person of the number TWO line leads the three dancers in that line in a similar weaving path behind the near end person, in front of the center, behind the next, and home.
33-40 All six dancers join hands and Circle to the Left for 8 steps.
41-48 Same six dancers Circle to the Right for 8 steps.
49-56 Facing pairs of dancers do a Dosado (pass right shoulders, slide sideways, and backup passing left shoulders to face again).
57-64 Lines Pass Thru (each facing pair of dancers pass right shoulders) and then move on to the next trio and say â€œHowdyâ€.
Choreography by: Presented by Otto Wartemann at BDPLS in Niagara Falls, 2010
Source: Printed in CD Journal, March 2011
Usage: This is a simple trio designed to get everyone involved and moving quickly.
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