Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Newby Circle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE NEWBY CIRCLE (R32) Round The Room Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 2
Round the room dance, 2 facing 2, 1s are the couple facing clockwise

1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 around 2s (1L giving LSh to 2L and 1M giving RSh to 2M) note 1s give hands when passing between 2s LH and then RH
9-16 2s repeat dancing round 1s
17-24 All dance R&L (2s omitting polite turn to face out)
25-32 1s in prom hold dance reel of 3 with 2s giving RSh 2M to start and on last bar 1s dance between 2s to face next couple as 2s dance on

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


The Newby Circle
Derek Haynes   Carnforth Collection 2
Reel   n x 32 bars   2 Couple Repeat   2 Couple Set   Progressive Round the Room Set

1s face 2s around the room, 1s going clockwise, 2s anticlockwise.

  1-8   1s cross down into figures of 8 round 2s;

  9-16 2s cross up into figures of 8 round 1s;

17-24 1s2s rights and lefts, going up and down to start, finishing 1s in promenade hold facing down, 2s facing out;

25-30 1s, giving right shoulder to 2M, promenade reel of three with 2s;

31-32 1s, changing to nearer hands, lead between 2s to meet new 2s WHILE 2s cast anticlockwise to meet the new 1s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

  1-     1s take left hands to cross down.

  5-     1s take right hands to cross up.

  9-     2s take left hands to cross up.

13-     2s take right hands to cross down.

25-     2M pull right shoulder back, 2L left, to flow into the reel.



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