Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Unicef Circle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE UNICEF CIRCLE (R88) Sq.Set Roy Goldring Unicef Circle

1- 8 1M+3M turn RH and chase clockwise ½ way round outside to opposite places
9-16 1L+3L turn LH and chase anticlockwise ½ way round outside to opposite places
17-32 2s+4s repeat bars 1- 16
33-40 1s+3s in prom hold Adv+Ret and promenade ½ way round and end facing 3s/1s
41-48 1s+3s dance RH across and LH back to end in original places
49-64 2s+4s repeat bars 33-48
65-72 All Men dance in front of partner, behind next Lady, in front of next Lady and behind next Lady back to places
73-80 All Ladies repeat dancing in front of partner to start
81-88 All circle 8H round and back

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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The United Nations Children's Fund is a United Nations programme headquartered in New York City, created in 1946, that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

Unicef Circle Painting Image
Unicef Circle
"Children Dancing In A Ring" Hans Thoma (1839-1924), Oil On Canvas, c. 1872


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