Teaching Resource for CUT THE DIAMOND
CALLERLAB Program: Plus
Teaching Order: After All 8 Spin the Top
Recently taught calls: Grand Swing Thru, Crossfire
Background: Cut the Diamond was created in 1973 by Lee Kopman from Wantagh, New York. It was added to the Plus Program in 1993.
Starting formation: Any Diamond
Dance action: The centers of the diamond do a Diamond Circulate to the next position in their diamond, while the points slide together and Trade. Ends in a line or wave.
Ending formation: Usually a Two-Faced Line or Wave.
Styling: From a normal diamond formation, all dancers blend into a couple handhold. If the starting formation is a facing diamond, all dancers blend into hands up position as required for ocean wave basic.
Facing Couples or Ocean Wave Rule: Neither rule applies
Link to Taminations: Taminations Cut the Diamond