Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Circle Waltz

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Circle Round The Room, Man has Lady on his right

1- 4 All balance in and out, Men releasing partner's hand swing the Lady on left in front of them to end on their right
5-16 Repeat bars 1-4 three more times
17-24 In waltz hold take 2 steps in and 2 steps out
25-32 Lady turns under Mans right arm, all waltz round room to reform circle

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The Circle Waltz - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

Note that this dance, The Circle Waltz, is a Ceilidh dance and so there are many local variations.

Circle Waltz
Circle Waltz
"At The Ball" Frederick Vezin (1859-1933), Oil On Canvas, c. 1925

Image copyright Frederick Vezin (1859-1933) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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