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The Biologist

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THE BIOLOGIST (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Gillian Carter Sydney Down Under

1- 8 1s set, cast (2s step up); 1s turn 1¼ RH ending in centre facing opposite sides while 2s+3s chase clockwise ½ round
9-16 1s dance the Snake Pass:
   1s dance LH across (1M+3s and 1L+2s), 1M followed by 3s also 1L followed by 2s pass RSh diagonally across through 2nd place to change ends and loop round to right to end in 2nd place. (2)1(3)
17-24 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ round; 3L+1M (top couple Ladies' side) with 1L+2M (bottom couple Men's side) dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 (1L+3L pass RSh, 1M+2M pass RSh to start)
25-32 3M+1M (top couple Men's side) with 1L+2L (bottom couple Ladies' side) dance ½ diagonal R&L; ½ LSh reels of 3 across (1M+2L also 1L+3M pass LSh to start). 213

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