Dance The Diamond Jubilee Medley 1646

Medley · 80 bars (S40+R40) · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: OnceOnly)

Devised by
Dorothy Bell (1983)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Extra info
This dance commemorates the Sixtieth ...

This dance commemorates the Sixtieth Anniversary of the formation of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. The first figure represents the beginning and the progression of the Society, with two dancers travelling in two directions to dance with others until all are dancing. The grand chain shows the links of the Branches, followed by a wheel, which breaks to include opposite dancers signifying how the Society continues to spread round the world. The star includes everyone in a ring of friendly hand-giving, so typical of Scottish Country Dancing. Finally, a circle of diamonds is followed by an all round poussette in the shape of a large diamond which symbolises the Diamond Jubilee.

The Diamond Jubilee Medley 4S · M80


1s set to partners & turn 2H,set to corners & turn 2H
2s & 4s repeat bars 1-8
All dance Grand Chain to opposite sides
Ladies dance RH across once round while Men dance round anticlockwise 1/2 way, set to opposite partner & 3/4 turn LH
Men dance RH across once round while Ladies dance round anticlockwise 1/2 way, set to partners & turn 2H


All set to partners & 1/2 turn RH (give LH to next person), all set & 1/4 turn partner RH to Ladies BtoB facing partner
All petronella turn, set to partner, petronella turn to Men BtoB facing partner & set
All petronella turn, set to partner, turn 2H to Men facing partner (Men face diagonally to next place to right)
All travel PdB to next place (Ladies travel backwards), 3/4 turn 2H to new place facing diagonally right
Repeat bars 25-28 3 times back to places & face in
NameDateOwnerLast changed
Summer Tuesdays 2016_08_02 2016-08-02 Graham Hamilton July 6, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
DUSCDS 2014 Annual Ball Craig Skinner May 10, 2014, 10:55 a.m.

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