Cut the Diamond – Definition

Teaching Resource for CUT THE DIAMOND

Links:   Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend

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.

Timing: 6

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