Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Golden Anniversary Strathspey

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 4

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across 1s/4s end in original places, 2s and 3s cross out through ends, cast and change places LH on sides. 1324
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
17-24 3s and 2s dance ½ Figs of 8 round end couples, all turn partners 2H opening into...
25-32 1s+3s also 2s+4s circle 4H round to left and dance ½ Diamond Poussette. 3142

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


Dance Information

It is traditional on wedding anniversaries to give your partner (or couples) a gift that symbolises the particular anniversary. These gifts are made of different materials for each wedding anniversary.

The wedding anniversary associated with the material 'Gold' is the 50th.

Here is a list of the materials associated with traditional anniversary gifts in the UK for the various years.

1st      Cotton11th     Scent30th     Pearl
2nd     Paper12th     Silk and Fine Linen35th     Coral
3rd      Leather13th     Barometer40th     Ruby
4th      Fruit and Flower14th     Clock45th     Sapphire
5th      Wooden15th     Crystal50th     Gold
6th      Sugar16th     Holloware55th     Emerald
7th      Woollen18th     Coloured Gems60th     Diamond
8th      Salt, Pottery19th     Furniture65th     Blue Sapphire
9th      Copper20th     China70th     Platinum
10th    Tin, coal25th     Silver75th     Diamond
80th     Oak


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