Like this? CircleDots.hype.zip (17.8 KB)
If so You can add more ellipse shaped dots - I just did one… add the new dots to the same group the first dot is placed in (“Circle Thin + Dot”).
Place a dot on a circle’s perimeter. Group the dot & circle together (done in Demo). Rotate this circle & dot group (Z-axis property) on the timeline. As you add the ellipse dots you will need to rotate each dot slightly - with the long axis staying tangent to the circle perimeter. Otherwise just use circular dots instead of ellipses.
Note: I will probably be gone for the rest of the night. If You have questions in the near future others may help.