Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Diamond For Helensburgh

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A DIAMOND FOR HELENSBURGH (M-(S32+R32)) 4C Set Anne Thorn Magic Of Music 2

1- 2 1s and 3s Petronella turn to middle while 2s and 4s step up
3- 8 2s+1s+4s+3s set, Petronella turn and set to partners to finish 1s+3s on opposite sides and 2s+4s facing in the middle (Men up, Ladies down)
9-12 2s+4s dance ½ Reel of 4 up and down centre of set
13-16 2L followed by partner casts up Men's side, behind 3L and across set to 3rd place while 4M followed by partner casts down Ladies' side, behind 1M and across set to finish in 2nd place (1L/3M step up/down on bars 13-14, 1M/3L step up/down on bars 15-16) (1)42(3)
17-20 1s+3s set, 1s cast down while 3s cast up (4s/2s step up/down) 4(1)(3)2
21-24 1s+3s dance ½ R&L. 4312
25-28 1s+2s set and link. 4321
29-32 2s+1s dance 4H round to the left. 4321

Repeat from new positions in Reel time back to original places

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

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