Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Johnsonville Diamond

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Johnsonville Diamond
Rod Downey   The Johnsonville Collection 2015
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   2 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-2   Mn set WHILE Ls set advancing;

  3-4   Ls pull left shoulder back and dance to places;

  5-8   repeat bars 1-4, Ls dancing as Mn, Mn as Ls;

  9-16 1s cross down into figures of 8 across;

17-24 modified la spirale progression:

17-18 1s 2s turn ¾ with both hands to finish facing partners on the centre line, 1M2L back-to-back;

19-20 1M 2L pull right shoulder back and dance clockwise around each other WHILE 1L cast WHILE 2M cast up, finishing 2s1s on own sides;

21-22 2s 1s turn both hands, retaining hold;

23-24 2s 1s release hold and pull right shoulder back to dance out to the side lines;

25-32 2s1s dance strathspey poussette.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

19- 1s 2s briefly retain nearer hands to face clockwise.


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