Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Diamond Jig (Haworth)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DIAMOND JIG (J4x32) Sq.Set Jim Haworth Ashmerg SCD

1- 4 1M+3M dance RSh round partner, pass RSh in centre into line up/down joining LH with opposite Lady and RH with each other
5- 8 1s+3s Balance-in-Line. 1M+3L and 3M+1L turn ½ LH. End Men facing in and Ladies BtoB in centre.
9-12 1L+3L dance RSh round "new" partner, pass RSh in centre into line up/down joining LH with partner and RH with each other
13-16 1s and 3s Balance-in-Line. 1s+3s turn ¾ LH all facing in
17-24 8H Round&Back
25-28 All face partners, set, turn RH into prom hold - 1s+3s facing to Right and 2s+4s facing Left
29-32 Passing RSh, 1s (3s) change places with 2s (4s) and all face in - having progressed one place clockwise

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


Dance Information

Also see the dance Diamond Jig (Robson) by Maureen Robson.

This dance, Diamond Jig (Haworth), was devised by Jim Haworth to celebrate the "60th Wedding Anniversary" of longstanding Ashmerg SCD members, Betty and Alan Dunn.

'60' appears in the dance by the figure 6 traced out in bars 1-4 and 9-12 and the figure '0' in bars 17-24.



Published in http://www.minicrib.org.uk/Publications/ASHMERG%20Collection.pdf

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