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Cut The Diamond [Plus]
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Cut The Diamond -- [Plus]
   (Lee Kopman 1973)

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From a Diamond.

Centers do your part Diamond Circulate as Points slide together & Trade (Cross Run) to end in the furthest Center position.

A normal Diamond ends in a Two-Faced Line; a Facing Diamond ends in a Wave.

From a R-H Diamond:

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From a Facing Diamond:

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From a Funny Diamond:

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In this case, the points slide together
and do a Partner Trade.
From another Funny Diamond:

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The original centers end on the same spot,
so they step to right hands,and the overall
ending formation is offset

  • Sound effect: Those doing the slide together and trade (the original points) make a noise such as "hi-yah!" (as in a karate chop).
  • The Trade could be an Arm Turn 1/2, or a Partner Trade. Do not always assume an Arm Turn 1/2.

Reverse Cut The Diamond [C2]: From a Diamond. Centers Trade & Spread as Points Diamond Circulate. Ends in a Line.

Flip The Diamond [Plus] (Deuce Williams 1973): From a Diamond. Centers do your part Diamond Circulate as Points Flip In (180°) towards the the nearest Center position. A normal Diamond ends in a Wave.

Cut The Hourglass [A2] (Tim Ploch): From an Hourglass. Points slide together and Trade as Centers Hourglass Circulate. Usually ends in Parallel Lines.

See also

CALLERLAB definition for Cut The Diamond

Choreography for Cut The Diamond

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17-January-2020 19:27:53
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