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The Eight Of Diamonds

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THE EIGHT OF DIAMONDS (R8x32) 8 Persons Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 5
8 Dancers in 8 of Diamonds formation (like the playing card)
Top square numbered clockwise 1.2.3.4. and 5 in centre facing up between 4 and 1, bottom square 2.6.7.3. and 8 in centre facing down between 6 and 7
Start:-
  6  7
    8
  2  3
    5
  1  4
  Top

1- 8 1+2+5 also 7+3+8 dance RH across, 3+4+5 also 2+6+8 dance LH across
9-16 1+5+3 also 7+8+2 dance RSh diagonal reels of 3
17-24 4+5+2 also 6+8+3 dance LSh diagonal reels of 3
25-32 Passing RSh 1+5 also 7+8 change places, 1+4 also 6+7 change places, 3+4 also 2+6 change places ending with 4+6 looping round to right then 4+2 also 6+3 change places
Repeat with new centre dancers (6 and 4)

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


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