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The Diamond Quarrie

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THE DIAMOND QUARRIE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Elaine Brunken Moments in Time

1- 8 1s dance Progressive Fig of 8:
 1s cross RH as 2s set, 1s+2s dance ¾ double Fig of 8 with 1s casting and 2s crossing up to start
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reflection ('mirror') reels of 3 on sides (2s out/down, 1s in/down, 3s out/up) 1s finish facing 1st corner
17-24 1s set to corners and partner ('Hello-Goodbye') 1s finish facing 3rd corners
25-32 1s dance Corner pass and turn with 3rd and then 4th corners

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The Diamond Quarrie - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

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This reel, The Diamond Quarrie, was devised for Avril Quarrie's 60th Birthday Party in San Francisco, in 2002.

The recommended music is "Avril Quarrie" by Gary Thomas.

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