Dance A Diamond for Don 14326

Strathspey · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Norah Link (2005)
Intensity
800/888/844/822/888 = 66% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Written for Don Nemiroff on ...

Written for Don Nemiroff on the occasion of his 60th birthday. In the six bars 27-32, the 1st couple are tracing the shape of mirrored 6's, while in bars 33-40, the six dancers inscribe the shape »0«. The two figures together honour Don's big day.

The description suggests »Snow in Summer« from the Berkeley Scottish Players album, »A Camp of Pleasure«.

A Diamond for Don 3/4L · S40

1--
1c lead down between 3c, cross and cast to 2plx (2c up) ; lead up to top, cross and cast to 2pl (2,1,3)
9--
1W+2c & 1M+3c RHA ; 1W+3c & 1M+2c LHA (2,1,3)
17--
1c cross RH | cast R round 1cnrs ; turn P BH 1¼, dance up to 1pl centre while{4} 2c&3c set diagonally | 3c dance up to 2pl centre behind 1c as 2c dance down outside to 3pl (1,3,2)
25--
1c set while{2} 2W(2M) turn 3W(3M) RH(LH) ½, 2c dancing up to 2pl as 3c cast to 3pl | 1c cast off 2, meet below 3c, dance up to top, long cast to 2pl (2c up on [29-30]) (2,1,3)
33--
Circle6 and back

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