Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Diamond Set In Silver

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A DIAMOND SET IN SILVER (S8x32) 4C set John Drewry

1- 4 1M+2L and 2M+3L ½ turn 2H to face other pair on diagonal and set
5- 8 1M+2s+3L circle 4H round to left with 1M ending in 3rd place opposite side as 3L ends in 1st place opposite side as 2s end in original places
9-12 1L+2M and 2L+3M ½ turn 2H to face other pair on diagonal and set
13-16 1L+2s+3M dance LH across with 1L ending in 3rd place opposite side as 3M ends in 1st place opposite side as 2s turn LH to face 1st corners (pstn)
17-24 2s dance ½ Diamond Reels of 4 with 1st corners:-
' 17-20 2s dance out (pass RSh) as corners petronella turn to just in front of 2nd corner position (Long steps) into diamond shape and 3L+2s+1M set ending with 3L+1M petronella turning to BtoB facing original places
' 21-24 1M+3L dance out to their original places as 2s dance in and petronella turn into 2nd position on opposite sides into diamond shape and 2s set ending with 2s petronella turning to BtoB facing 2nd corners
25-32 2s dance ½ Diamond Reels of 4 with 2nd corners:-
' 25-28 2s dance out (pass RSh) as corners petronella turn to just in front of 1st corner pstns (long step) into diamond shape and 3M+2s+1L set ending with 3M+1L petronella turning to BtoB facing original places
' 29-32 1L+3M dance out (pass RSh) as 2s dance in and ½ turn RH to face up
2s dance up to 1st place as 1s cast to 2nd place

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Napoléon Diamond Necklace From The Smithsonian
Napoléon Diamond Necklace From The Smithsonian


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