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 turn about individually, repeat stepping outwards
25-32 Waltz around room to reform circle

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

Dance Notes

Note that this is a Ceilidh dance and so there are many local variations.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Instruction Videos

The Circle Waltz - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Circle Waltz Painting Image
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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