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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. EN: 10

Centers do your part Diamond Circulate as Points slide together & Trade (Cross Run) to end in the furthest Center position. EN: 20

A normal Diamond ends in a Two-Faced Line; a Facing Diamond ends in a Wave. EN: 30

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. EN: 40

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 EN: 50

Notes:

  • Sound effect: Those doing the slide together and trade (the original points) make a noise such as "hi-yah!" (as in a karate chop). EN: 60
  • The Trade could be an Arm Turn 1/2, or a Partner Trade. Do not always assume an Arm Turn 1/2. EN: 70

Reverse Cut The Diamond [C2]:
From a Diamond. Centers Trade & Spread as Points Diamond Circulate. Ends in a Line. EN: 520

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. EN: 373

Cut The Hourglass [A2] (Tim Ploch):
From an Hourglass. Points slide together and Trade as Centers Hourglass Circulate. Usually ends in Parallel Lines. EN: 378

See also

CALLERLAB definition for Cut The Diamond

Choreography for Cut The Diamond

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