Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Diamond Jubilee Medley

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDLEY (M-(S40+R40)) Sq.Set Dorothy Bell Dundonald Collection

Strathspey
1- 8 1s set to partners and turn 2H,set to corners and turn 2H
9-16 2s and 4s repeat bars 1-8
17-24 All dance Grand Chain to opposite sides
25-32 Ladies dance RH across once round while Men dance round anticlockwise ½ way, set to opposite partner and ¾ turn LH
33-40 Men dance RH across once round while Ladies dance round anticlockwise ½ way, set to partners and turn 2H

Reel
1- 8 All set to partners and ½ turn RH (give LH to next person), all set and ¼ turn partner RH to Ladies BtoB facing partner
9-16 All petronella turn, set to partner, petronella turn to Men BtoB facing partner and set
17-24 All petronella turn, set to partner, turn 2H to Men facing partner (Men face diagonally to next place to right)
25-28 All travel pas-de-basque to next place (Ladies travel backwards), ¾ turn 2H to new place facing diagonally right
29-40 Repeat bars 25-28 3 times back to places and face in

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


Dance Information

See Diamond Jubilee by Robert M Campbell.

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.

Wedding anniversary symbols are often used for other anniversaries. These include the anniversary of an event, or founding of an institution, such as a Scottish country dance club.

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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