Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dancing Diamonds

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DANCING DIAMONDS (S4x32) 4C set

1- 8 1s and 4s petronella turn into centre (2s+3s step slightly up/down to form 2 diamond shapes) and all set, all Petronella turn and set again
9-16 1s and 4s cross RH, cast to meet other partner on sides and turn 2H, 1s+4s dance LH across as 2s and 3s set, turn 2H, dance out to 1st/4th place and set
17-24 1s and 4s dance Figs of 8 round end couples
25-32 1s set advancing and turn 2H, dance down middle for 3 bars followed by 4s+3s (who dance up through 2nd place into middle) and cast to sides. 2341

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



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