Diamond pousette

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The Diamond Pousette starts from the sidelines and takes 8 bars / steps to complete.

For this formation 1st Man and 2nd lady start with their left foot.

All-round (Full) pousette

Bar Description Picture
1 1s & 2s dance in & take both hands with their partner to form a diagonal line. (1st lady & 2nd man finish back to back in the middle). Diamond pousette bar1.jpg
2 Each couple dance diagonally out (1s to mens side 2s to ladys side) and turn a ¼ turn clockwise. Diamond pousette bar2.jpg
3 Each couple dance diagonally into the middle (1s down, 2s up). Diamond pousette bar3.jpg
4 Each couple turn ¼ clockwise to form another diagonal line (1st man & 2nd lady finish back to back in the middle) Diamond pousette bar4.jpg
5 Each couple dance diagonally out (1s to ladys side 2s to mens side) and turn a ¼ turn clockwise. Diamond pousette bar5.jpg
6 Each couple dance diagonally into the middle (1s up, 2s down). Diamond pousette bar6.jpg
7 Each couple turn clockwise to their own side of the dance (facing each other in the middle). Diamond pousette bar7.jpg
8 All dance backwards into their own place [1]. Diamond pousette bar8.jpg

References

  1. According to the RSCDS manual "For this step only, the setting step is modified by bringing the foot into third position in front".