A Platinum Pair
Scottish Country Dance InstructionA PLATINUM PAIR (S4x32) 4C set Pam Stephens
3s and 4s start the dance on the opposite sides
1- 6 1s and 4s petronella into centre, set, petronella to opposite side, no polite turn
7- 8 1s with 2s and 3s with 4s chase half way nearer hands joined with partner facing up and down. (2143)
9-16 All couples set advancing to pass left shoulder, repeat, except on ends, then turn partner both hands to face up/down and continue to set advancing. (3412)
17-20 4s around 3s and 1s around 2s, dance ½ Fig of 8
21-24 4L and 1L change RH and set, while 4M and 1M set and change RH. (3142)
25-32 All advance for 1, retire for 1, change RH with partner, circle 4H round to the left
Dance Instruction VideosA Platinum Pair - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationThis dance, A Platinum Pair, was devised to celebrate the 70th Wedding Anniversary of Duard and Betty Lee Barnes.
Betty Lee Barnes and her husband Duard, Ted Blaschke and Bernard Kaiman started the Thistle School of SCD in the mountains of North Carolina.
Betty Lee Barnes Danced at The Washington DC Branch of the RSCDS and was awarded the awarded the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society's Scroll of Honour in 2001.
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 'Platinum' is the 70th.
Here is a list of the materials associated with traditional anniversary gifts in the UK for the various years.
|1st Cotton||11th Scent||30th Pearl|
|2nd Paper||12th Silk and Fine Linen||35th Coral|
|3rd Leather||13th Barometer||40th Ruby|
|4th Fruit and Flower||14th Clock||45th Sapphire|
|5th Wooden||15th Crystal||50th Gold|
|6th Sugar||16th Holloware||55th Emerald|
|7th Woollen||18th Coloured Gems||60th Diamond|
|8th Salt, Pottery||19th Furniture||65th Blue Sapphire|
|9th Copper||20th China||70th Platinum|
|10th Tin, coal||25th Silver||75th Diamond|
Platinum And Diamond Ring
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