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The Atholl Diamond Twelvesome

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THE ATHOLL DIAMOND TWELVESOME (S3x48) 6 Couple Sq.Set Brian Martin Atholl 60th Anniversary
Square set: Couples 1-4 in normal square, 5s and 6s inside square, 5s face 1s, 6s face 3s

1- 8 5s and 6s dance reels of 3 with corner places, RSh to dancer to right (5M+1L+4M, 5L+1M+2L, 6M+2M+3L, 6L+3M+4L)
9-16 5s+6s dance RH across and LH across to end with couples in tandem (Lady following Man), 5M facing 4M, 6M facing 2M
17-24 5s+4+2L also 6s+2M+4L dance RSh tandem reels of 3 up/down set
25-32 1s+5s also 3s+6s dance Ladies' Chain (Men cast to start). Bars 25-26 and 29-30 Men pass LSh in centre. All end facing partner
33-40 Lines of 4 up/down (1M+5L+6M+3L and 1L+5M+6L+3M) also 2s and 4s on sides set, advance and retire (1 step each) twice and set
41-44 1s+5s also 3s+6s dance ½ R&L
45-48 1s+3s dance ½ R&L in centre while 5s+2s+6s+4s set and dance 1 place clockwise round to end 4526 with 1s+3s in centre

Repeat twice from new positions

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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