Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Double Diamond Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DOUBLE DIAMOND STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set Roy Goldring Social Dances 2002 (Leeds 40th Anniv)

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Diamond Poussette
9-16 1L+2M also 3L+4M pass RSh turn to face each other and turn about to dance into others place, 1M+2L also 3M+4L repeat
17-24 1s and 3s dance ½ Fig of 8 round couple above them, 2s and 4s dance ½ Fig of 8 round couple below
25-32 1s+4s+3s (bottom 3 couples) dance the Knot

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Instruction Videos

The Double Diamond Strathspey - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

This dance, The Double Diamond Strathspey, was dedicated to Susan and Alan Carr, dancers and SCD teachers.

The tune for this dance is Susan and Alan Carr by Muriel Johnstone.

Double Diamond Image
Double Diamond Water Reflections Of Mount Fuji


Image Copyright Alpsdake (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'The Double Diamond Strathspey' page