France How to dance circassian circle Circle dances with alternation of boys and girls. Circassian is a couple ludic dance with a partner change at each cycle. The dance is accomplished when each boy has danced with each girl. In Brittany there is a version in which partners stay together during the whole dance. This popular dance of scottish origin has been introduced in folk bals during the 70's. It became popular and appreciated for it's simplicity and conviviality. The music has 32 measurements 2/4 or 6/8.