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Slytherin House

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SLYTHERIN HOUSE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Chris Ronald RSCDS Book 52

1- 8 1s+2s Set+Link; circle 4H round to Left. 213
9-16 1s pull back RSh and cast round 3rd corner (Man up/Lady down), pass LSh in centre and dance LSh round 1st corner (6 bars) 1s turn ¾ LH to end in centre 1M below 1L, facing opposite sides
17-20 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance RH across
21-24 "Snake Pass":-
' 1L followed by 2L and 2M, 1M followed by 3M and 3L, pass LSh in the middle, dance out to the side, down to 3rd/up to 1st place, cross to own side and cast up/down to 2nd place in middle, RSh to RSh facing opposite sides
25-28 1M+3s (at top) and 1L+2s (at bottom) dance LH across
29-32 Repeat "Snake Pass" with dancers passing RSh in middle and all finish on sides. 213

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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Slytherin House, which features a snake as its emblem, is one of the four Houses in Hogwarts, and as such is both a location and a group of characters.

The common room is located deep within Hogwarts Castle, apparently in the Dungeons. Students are Sorted into Houses by the Sorting Hat upon their initial arrival at Hogwarts based on their character.

While students remain at Hogwarts, they each represent their House; a tally of House points is kept, with good behaviour and good marks adding to that total, misbehaviour and bad marks subtracting from it.

The House Cup is awarded each year to the House with the greatest tally of House points.

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Hogwarts Castle


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