The Ruby Years
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE RUBY YEARS (R6x32) 2C (3C set) Barbara Caldicott Brighouse Ruby Anniversary Collection
1- 8 1M+2L change places LH, dance behind partner back to place; 1s+2s dance LH across
9-16 1L+2M change places RH, dance behind partner back to place, 1s+2s dance RH across, 2s face out
17-24 1s+2s dance double Fig of 8 (1s cross down, 2s cast up)
25-32 1s+2s turn ¾ RH into line up down middle (Men face up, Ladies down), 1s+2s dance ½ reel of 4 and turn partners ¾ RH to own side. 2 1
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Dance InformationIt is traditional on anniversaries to give your partner (or couples) a gift that symbolises the particular anniversary. These gifts are made of different materials for each anniversary.
The 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.
|12th Silk and Fine Linen
|4th Fruit and Flower
|18th Coloured Gems
|8th Salt, Pottery
|65th Blue Sapphire
|10th Tin, coal
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