Circle-Couple Dances

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Circle-Couple Dances

These dances were originally choreographed as a circle-couple dance: The first time through the music, the dance is done in one big circle. Then the partners dance together for the second time through the music. Following that, the original large circle re-forms, and we continue alternating circle and couple.

Most of these do basically the same steps in both parts, often adding a turn for the couples part. By now in most of the dances, the couples part has disappeared so that only the circle version is commonly done.


List of circle-couple dances

Where appropriate, more details can be found at the individual page of each dance.

  • Bat Tsurim
  • El Harahat
  • Ga'aguim - a mixer
  • Hashual
  • Nigun Atik - completely different steps for circle part and couple part
  • Simchu Na (Chassida)