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

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

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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