Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Diamond Celebration (Tucker)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DIAMOND CELEBRATION (J8x32) 3C (4C set) D Tucker Oxford Silver Jubilee

1- 8 1s Set&Cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (1L round 2s, 1M round 3s) and end BtoB (1M facing up and 1L facing down as for Crown Triangles)
9-12 All set and 1s dance up/down to 1st and 3rd positions and turn about while 2s+3s dance towards each other and meet on sides to form a diamond
13-16 All set and as 1s set advancing and pass LSh to end BtoB the 2s and 3s retire to places
17-24 1s dance Figs of 8 (1L dancing round 2s, 1M round 3s) ending 2nd place own side while 2s+3s dance R&L (starting on sides)
25-32 All petronella turn twice to opposite sides, all set and cross RH to own sides

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance The Diamond Celebration (Willitt) by E Willitt.
Also see the dance Diamond Celebration (Cook) by Isobel Cook.

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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