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Interlocked Diamond Formation [C1]
  
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Interlocked Diamond Formation -- [C1]
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An Interlocked Diamond FORMATION consists of the same footprints as normal Twin Diamonds or Point-to-Point Diamonds. The only difference is that each Centermost dancer is working with the 3 dancers in the far Diamond.

Examples of Interlocked Diamonds:
 

 
Interlocked (Twin) Diamonds Interlocked (Point-to-Point) Diamonds
(infrequently used)

dancers work together in one Diamond as the dancers work together in another Diamond.

Interlocked Diamond Circulate [C1]: From Twin Diamonds or Point-to-Point Diamonds. Diamond Circulate to the next position in your Interlocked Diamond. From Twin Diamonds, the traffic pattern has the Very Centers moving in front of the In-Facing Point.

 
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Interlocked Diamond Circulate
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Interlocked Cut The Diamond [C1]: (also known as Cut The Interlocked Diamond.) From Twin Diamonds. Centers Interlocked Diamond Circulate as Points Slide together and Trade. Usually ends in Parallel Lines.

 
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Interlocked Cut The Diamond
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Interlocked Flip The Diamond [C1]: (also known as Flip The Interlocked Diamond.) From Twin Diamonds. Centers Interlocked Diamond Circulate as Points Phantom Run (Flip in) toward each other. Usually ends in Parallel Lines.

 
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Interlocked Flip The Diamond
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Interlocked Diamond Chain Thru [C1]: From Twin Diamonds. Interlocked Diamond Circulate; Very Centers Trade; Centers Cast Off 3/4. Usually ends in Parallel Lines.

     
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Interlocked Diamond Chain Thru
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Interlocked Diamond Circulate
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Very Centers Trade
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Centers Cast Off 3/4
(done)

Switch To An Interlocked Diamond [C1] (Sandy Knowles 1976): From Parallel Lines|Waves. Centers Run as Ends (do your part) Interlocked Diamond Circulate. Ends in Twin Diamonds.

See also

CALLERLAB definition for Interlocked Diamond Formation
CALLERLAB definition for Interlocked Diamond Circulate
CALLERLAB definition for Cut the Interlocked Diamond
CALLERLAB definition for Flip the Interlocked Diamond

Choreography for Interlocked Diamond Formation

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