Sometimes called 'circle', Hands round
is the formal expression for joining hands and dancing clockwise or anticlockwise round in a circle, using the Strathspey travelling step
in a Strathspey
or the Slip step
in a Quick tempo
dance. When not qualified, Hands round to the left
Taking hands in the circle should follow the standard rules: when a Man and an adjacent Lady Take hands, the Man should Hold the Palm upwards, the Lady downwards; where there are three adjacent Men or Ladies Taking hands in a line, the Middle one Holds both Palms according to the previous rule, the others the opposite; and where these rules are insufficient, the Dancing man or Lady applies the first rule, with the other dancers following appropriately.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Hands round
, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions
or both -
Cape Breton Island
Good Hearted Glasgow
Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Hands Round
Hands Round Video Clip
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