Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Diamond Celebration Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

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

1- 8 1s Set&Cast 1 place and cross down between 3s RH, 1s cast up to 2nd place on opposite sides
9-16 1M dances ½ LSh reel of 3 across with 2s and ½ reel with 3s while 1L dances a ½ LSh reel across with 3s and ½ reel with 2s. (2)(1)(3)
17-24 1s dance diagonal R&L
25-32 3s+1s+2s Adv&Ret, circle 6H round to left ½ way. 213

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

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

The 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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