Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

New Forest Circle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

NEW FOREST CIRCLE (R40) Circle Dance New Forest SCD
All form circle around the room with partner on Man's right

1- 8 Each couple advance and retire 2 steps, repeat and end facing partner
9-16 Turn RH and turn LH
17-24 Lady dances Fig of 8 round partner and Man behind
25-32 Man dances Fig of 8 round partner and Lady behind
33-40 All couples dance Grand Chain (1 bar per hand) to meet new partner

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

Dance Notes

  33-40 A grand chain with 1 bar per hand in a quick tempo dance demands skill beyond that normally found among social dancers. Especially when used in a ceilidh environment, 2 bars per hand (and so passing four dancers only) is much more likely to be successful.

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The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in the heavily-populated south east of England.

The New Forest covers south-west Hampshire and extends into south-east Wiltshire and towards east Dorset.

The New Forest
The New Forest

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