1 - 8 First couple cross down to dance reels of three with second and third couples on the opposite side. First couple finish in promenade hold facing second man while second couple finish in first place
9 - 12 First couple in promenade hold dance a half diagonal reel of three with second man and third lady, giving right shoulder to start. First couple finish facing second lady.
13 - 16 First couple, still in promenade hold, dance a half diagonal reel of three with second lady and third man, giving left shoulder to start. First couple finish facing down the set in second place with nearer hands joined.
17 - 20 First couple dance down between the third couple and cast to second place on the opposite side.
21 - 24 Third, first and second couples turn partners with two hands one and a half times to finish in the centre facing up ready for an allemande.
25 - 32 Third, first and second couples dance an allemande.
Repeat having passed a couple.
(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Brian Charlton, 1995)
(Dance Notes by the deviser, Brian Charlton)
Recommended Music: A suitable recording is 'Lady Lucy Ramsay', A Dancer's Miscellany Vol. IV
A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red.
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 'ruby' is the 40th.
Here is a list of the materials associated with traditional anniversary gifts in the UK for the various years.
4th Fruit and Flower
8th Salt, Pottery
10th Tin, coal
12th Silk and Fine Linen
18th Coloured Gems
65th Blue Sapphire