Round the room

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In a round the room dance the sets are positioned around the perimiter of the room (hall) so that dancers in each set can progress forward to make a new set.

There are a number of types of round the room dance.

1 couple

In a 1 couple round the room dance the man stands with his partner on his right. The couple stand facing anticlockwise around the room.

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Round the room 1 couple layout

2 couple

In a 2 couple round the room dance the man stands with his partner on his right. The couple stand facing either clockwise or anticlockwise around the room. Each set is made up of 1 couple facing clockwise and another couple, opposite them, facing anticlockwise. If the room is narrow or there are only a few dancers then a single row of sets can be used with couples changing direction when they get to the end of the row.

Round the room layout

3 facing 3

In a 3 facing 3 round the room dance the man stands between 2 ladies (or vice-versa). This row of 3 people stand facing either clockwise or anticlockwise around the room. Each set is made up of 1 line of 3 people facing clockwise and another line of 3 people, opposite them, facing anticlockwise. If the room is narrow or there are only a few dancers then a single row of sets can be used with lines changing direction when they get to the end of the row.

Round The Room - 3 facing 3.jpg

3 person triangular

The 3 dancers stand, each on the points of a triangle. 1 stands facing clockwise. This pattern is repeated for each set around the room.

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3 person triangular layout