Serpentinen Tanz (also known as Serpentine Tanz) is an 1895 German short black-and-white silent documentary film, directed and produced by Max Skladanowsky, one of the German-born brothers responsible for inventing the bioskop.
It was one of a series of films produced to be projected by a magic lantern and formed part of the Wintergarten Performances, the first projections of film in Europe to a paying audience. The film titles for the initial program were: Italienischer Bauerntanz, Komisches Reck, Serpentinen Tanz, Der Jongleur Paul Petras, Das Boxende Känguruh, Akrobatisches Potpourri, Kamarinskaja, Ringkampf and Apotheose. Each film lasted approximately 6 seconds and would be repeated several times.
In 1995 this film was incorporated into Gebrüder Skladanowsky a drama telling the story of the Skladanowsky Brothers and the early days of German film projection..