Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Amethyst (Boehmer)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AMETHYST (S4x32) 4C set Marie Boehmer Cameo Collection 6

1- 8 All set, cross RH, set and cross back RH
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Diamond Poussette
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance double Fig of 8 (2s and 4s cross up to start)
25-32 All dance ½ reflection reel of 4 on sides (1s and 3s out and down to start), 4s+3s+2s continue and dance ½ reel of 3 while 1s turn 2H to end 4th place

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Also see the dance Amethyst (Charlton) by Brian Charlton.

Amethyst is from the quartz family of gemstones. Throughout history it has had many protective and curative properties ascribed to it, including protection against snakebites, intoxication, seduction, and bad skin. Its beautiful violet colour has made it much sought after for jewelry, although daylight can reduce some stones to near colourlessness.

Facet Cut Amethyst

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