Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Dagda Circle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Dagda Circle 32 bar reel for couples in a circle Zsolt Molnár, 2019
Each man has his partner on his right, all facing in

1-8 All dance hands round and back.
9-16 Clap 4 times facing partner, clap 4 times facing opposite partner, and repeat for eight bars.
17-18 All men dance in and pull right shoulder back.
19-20 All men making arch, dance out and turn to face in pulling right shoulder back, WHILE all women dance in under the arch, passing right shoulder with partner, and turn to face out pulling right shoulder back.
21-22 All women making arch, dance out and turn to face in pulling right shoulder back, WHILE all men dance in under the arch, passing right shoulder with partner, and turn to face out pulling right shoulder back.
23-24 All giving right hands, half turn partner into promenade hold facing clockwise.
25-32 All promenade. During the last four bars all woman progress forward two places to meet a new partner. On the last bar men dance slightly forward to form circle ready to start again.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Zsolt Molnár, 2019)


Dance Information

This dance, The Dagda Circle, was created by Zsolt Molnár in 2019 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the band Dagda.

The band - Csilla Kaczur, Tom Chilton and Bence Kas - provides dance music for Scottish events in Hungary and has been playing at the monthly Budapest Scottish Dance Club dances for over ten years.

Dagda Circle Image
Dagda Circle Music - From A Reel Goulash 2


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Dance Information from A Reel Goulash 2, Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with kind permission.
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