In a message dated 9/6/03 3:23:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
email@example.com writes: > Ecossais [longways inproper] became Sicilian or Circassian (a generic form > not a specific dance) Circles [qv Waltz Country Dance/Dutch Foursome]
Thank you for another illuminating message, Richard. Something that I've
wondered about for a long time is this: what is the difference (if any) between a
sicilian and a circassian circle?
And a related question: if I remember rightly, the English dance that goes
by the name Circassian Circle has all dancers in one big circle facing in,
partner by their side. Whereas the SCD version has the dancers arranged in the
formation you described (in pairs facing each other.) Does this mean that there
could be two types of circassian (and sicilian) circles?