Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Silver Anniversary

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SILVER ANNIVERSARY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) K Smith

1- 8 1M+2L ½ turn RH and cast to right (1M round 2M, 2l round 1L) back to places, 1L+2M ½ turn LH and cast left (1L round 2L, 2M round 1M) to places
9-16 1s+2s dance the Bourrel:-
' 1M+2L set advancing, ¾ turn 2H and turn right about to end BtoB (Lady facing up, Man down) while partners chase anticlockwise ½ way,
' set to partners and turn RH to own sides facing out. 213
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on sides giving RSh to person on their right, 1s end side by side facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance Pass&Turn with 1st corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance Pass&Turn with 2nd corners 1s end passing RSh to 2nd place on own sides

(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 'silver' is the 25th.

Silver Image
Amore Ring Sterling Silver

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

1st      Cotton
2nd     Paper
3rd      Leather
4th      Fruit And Flower
5th      Wooden
6th      Sugar
7th      Woollen
8th      Salt, Pottery
9th      Copper
10th    Tin, coal
11th    Scent
12th    Silk and Fine Linen
13th    Barometer
14th    Clock
15th    Crystal
16th    Holloware
18th    Coloured Gems
19th    Furniture
20th    China
25th   Silver
30th    Pearl
35th    Coral
40th    Ruby
45th    Sapphire
50th    Gold
55th    Emerald
60th    Diamond
65th    Blue Sapphire
70th    Platinum
75th    Diamond
80th    Oak

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Text from this original Wedding Anniversaries article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Mark Somma licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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