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Flip The Diamond -- [Plus]
   (Deuce Williams 1973)
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From a Diamond. EN: 10

Centers do your part Diamond Circulate as Points Flip In (180°) towards the the nearest Center position. EN: 20

A normal Diamond ends in a Wave; a Facing Diamond ends in a Two-Faced Line. 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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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: 40

Notes:

  • Flip In means to slide inward one position while turning 180° toward that direction. EN: 50

    Flip is similar to a Run, except that Flip is done along the same plane, whereas Run has the dancer moving along an arc. EN: 60
  • Points take the inside path (since they are flipping toward the center),
    and Centers take the outside path (since they are moving in an arc). EN: 70

Reverse Flip The Diamond [C2]:
From a Diamond. Centers Phantom Run (Flip away from each other) as Points Diamond Circulate. Ends in a Line. EN: 720

Cut The Diamond [Plus] (Lee Kopman 1973):
From a Diamond. Centers do your part Diamond Circulate as Points slide together and Trade to end in the furthest Center position. A normal Diamond ends in a Two-Faced Line. EN: 422

Flip The Hourglass [A2] (Tim Ploch):
From an Hourglass. Outsides flip in (Phantom Run) as Centers Hourglass Circulate. Usually ends in Parallel Lines. EN: 379

See also

CALLERLAB definition for Flip The Diamond

Choreography for Flip The Diamond

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