Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Diamond Celebration Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DIAMOND CELEBRATION JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Janet Renton Inverness Diamond Jubilee Collection

1- 8 1s set and cast 1 place and cross down between 3s RH, 1s cast up to 2nd place on opposite sides
9-16 1M dances ½ LSh reel of 3 across with 2s and ½ reel with 3s while 1L dances a ½ LSh reel across with 3s and ½ reel with 2s. (2)(1)(3)
17-24 1s dance diag R&L
25-32 3s+1s+2s Adv+Ret, circle 6H round to left ½ way. 213

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

Dance Information

It is traditional on anniversaries to give your partner (or couples) a gift that symbolises the particular anniversary. These gifts are made of different materials for each anniversary.

The anniversary associated with the material 'Diamond' is the 60th.

Here is a list of the materials associated with traditional anniversary gifts in the UK for the various years.

1st      Cotton
2nd      Paper
3rd      Leather
4th      Fruit and Flower
5th      Wooden
6th      Sugar
7th      Woollen
8th      Salt, Pottery
9th      Copper
10th    Tin, coal
11th     Scent
12th     Silk and Fine Linen
13th     Barometer
14th     Clock
15th     Crystal
16th     Holloware
18th     Coloured Gems
19th     Furniture
20th     China
25th     Silver
30th     Pearl
35th     Coral
40th     Ruby
45th     Sapphire
50th     Gold
55th     Emerald

60th     Diamond
65th     Blue Sapphire
70th     Platinum
75th     Diamond
80th     Oak

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