Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Diamond Girls

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DIAMOND GIRLS (S64) Sq.Set Anne Thorn Helensburgh RSCDS

1- 8 All Ladies dance LSh round next Man to left then LSh round next Man to left to end in opposite places
9-16 All Ladies dance ½ RH across and turn partner LH, Ladies again dance ½ RH across and turn opposite partner LH
17-24 1L/3L followed by 3M/1M chase anticlockwise behind 2s/4s and round in front, then dance between them and chase back to 3rd/1st place (Lady in Man's place)
25-32 All circle 8H left ½ way, all couples Set+Link
33-40 3L/1L followed by 1M/3M chase clockwise behind 3s/1s and round in front, then dance between them and chase back to 2nd/4th places (Ladies now back in original places)
41-48 All circle 8H left once round and set
49-56 All Men dance ½ LH across and turn partner RH, Men again dance ½ LH across and turn opposite partner RH
57-64 All Men dance RSh round Lady on their right then RSh round next Lady on right ending in original places

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



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