Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Diamond Celebration (Tucker)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DIAMOND CELEBRATION (J8x32) 3C (4C set) D Tucker Oxford Silver Jubilee

1- 8 1s set and cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (1L round 2s, 1M round 3s) and end BtoB (1M facing up and 1L facing down as for Crown Triangles)
9-12 All set and 1s dance up/down to 1st and 3rd pstns and turn about while 2s+3s dance towards each other and meet on sides to form a diamond
13-16 All set and as 1s set advancing and pass LSh to end BtoB the 2s and 3s retire to places
17-24 1s dance Figs of 8 (1L dancing round 2s, 1M round 3s) ending 2nd place own side while 2s+3s dance R&L (starting on sides)
25-32 All petronella turn twice to opposite sides, all set and cross RH to own sides

(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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