Teaching Resource for DIAMOND CIRCULATE
Links: Standard – Analyze – Module – Teach – Other – Extend
CALLERLAB Program: Plus
Teaching Order: After Peel the Top
Recently taught calls: Explode & (Anything), Relay the Deucey
Background: Diamond Circulate was created in 1972 by Dewey Berry from Wickliffe, Ohio. It was in the 1977 trial Mainstream Plus Two plateau, but by 1980 it had been moved to the Plus One list.
Starting formation: Any Diamond
Dance action: Each dancer moves forward to the next position in his diamond, changing his original facing direction one-quarter (90 degrees) toward the center of the diamond. Points become centers, and vice versa. If the call is directed to facing diamonds, all must pass right shoulders.
Ending formations: The same Diamond formation as at the start
Styling: It is important that dancers maintain diamond formation as they move diagonally from one position to the next. Center dancers of diamond blend into hands up position as in ocean wave. Dancers at the points maintain arms in natural dance position. Ladies may utilize skirt work.
Facing Couples or Ocean Wave Rule: Neither rule applies.
Link to Taminations: Taminations Diamond Circulate