Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Diamond For The Ladies

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DIAMOND FOR THE LADIES (R1x96) 4C Sq Set Sheila Kidney Edinburgh Ladies Jubilee Book

1- 8 All Men dance round Lady on Right (pass RSh) finish between that Lady and partner while Ladies turn on the spot. All set twice
9-16 Men dance ½ RH across to face out. All set, Men dance anticlockwise round Ladies to original places
17-24 Ladies petronella turn 1 place to Right and set. Repeat
25-32 All advance setting, Men retire as Ladies petronella 1 place to Right. All set and turn new partner RH
33-40 All Ladies dance round Man on Left (pass LSh) finish between that Man and partner while Men turn on the spot. All set twice
41-48 Ladies dance ½ LH across to face out. All set, Ladies dance clockwise round Men back to (new) place
49-56 Ladies dance ½ RH across while Men dance 1 place to Right. All turn partners LH. Ladies dance ½ RH across while Men dance 1 place to Right. All ½ turn LH.
57-64 Repeat 49-56 with Men dancing RH across and Ladies moving round and finishing in place
65-80 Repeat 1-16
81-88 All advance setting, turn away from (new) partner to face original partner. All promenade out and to Left to opposite original start position
89-96 All dance ½ Schiehallion Reels - ending in original start position

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



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