Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Square Cut Diamond

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SQUARE CUT DIAMOND (M-(S64+R64)) Sq.Set Marean Daniels Norwich 50th Anniversary Book

1- 8 All dance Interlocking reels of 4 round the set giving RSh to partner
9-16 All set and advance with partners, retire diagonally with corners and set facing corner
17-24 All dance Interlocking reels of 4 round the set giving RSh to corner
25-32 All set in diagonally with corners, advance and retire with partners and set
33-40 All turn partners RH, all turn corners LH
41-48 All set with partners and Petronella-in-tandem twice
49-56 All dance ½ Schiehallion reels
57-64 All circle 8H round and back


Repeat in Reel time

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The Princess cut is the second most popular cut shape for diamonds. The face-up shape of the princess cut is square or rectangular and the profile or side-on shape is similar to that of an inverted pyramid with four beveled sides.

Square Cut Diamond
Princess Cut Diamond

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