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Diamond Rose

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Diamond Rose
24 Bar Strathspey For 2 Couples In A 4 Couple Set, Devised By Rudolf Spägele.

1 - 4 1st couple set to each other and cross over giving right hands
5 - 8 1st and 2nd couple set to each other and - giving right hands - turn round three quarters
9 - 10 1st and 2nd lady turn round three quarters giving left hands while 1st and 2nd man chase round clockwise one quarter
11 - 12 1st and 2nd couple turn once round giving right hand
13 - 14 Repeat bars 9 - 10
15 - 16 1st and 2nd couple - giving right hand - turn round three quarters to own side
17 - 20 All dance four hands round to the left
21 - 24 1st couple dance a half figure of eight round 2nd couple repeat having passed a couple

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Rudolf Spägele)

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