Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Diamond Anniversary

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Janet Renton Inverness Diamond Jubilee Collection

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s dance down between 3s and cast up to 2nd opposite sides
9-16 1s turn RH to face 1st corners and turn corners LH, turn 2nd corners RH and partner LH to end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners and pass LSh to face 2nd corners, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners and end 2nd place opposite sides. 312
25 - 32 3s+1s+2s Set&Link for 3 twice. 213

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


Dance Information

It is traditional on wedding anniversaries to give your partner (or couples) a gift that symbolises the particular anniversary. These gifts are made of different materials for each wedding anniversary.

The wedding anniversary associated with the material 'Diamond' is the 60th.

Here is a list of the materials associated with traditional anniversary gifts in the UK for the various years.

1st      Cotton11th     Scent30th     Pearl
2nd     Paper12th     Silk and Fine Linen35th     Coral
3rd      Leather13th     Barometer40th     Ruby
4th      Fruit and Flower14th     Clock45th     Sapphire
5th      Wooden15th     Crystal50th     Gold
6th      Sugar16th     Holloware55th     Emerald
7th      Woollen18th     Coloured Gems60th     Diamond
8th      Salt, Pottery19th     Furniture65th     Blue Sapphire
9th      Copper20th     China70th     Platinum
10th    Tin, coal25th     Silver75th     Diamond
80th     Oak


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