Clog and step dancer from Kendal, England. Born c. 1903.

Pupil of Tommy Cannon from about 1916-17.  At that time Tommy was teaching in Kendal, in St George’s Hall,  Blackhall Yard.  She carried on with the classes until about 1920.  In her last “term” with him she took a junior class on his behalf.

Mrs. Gray’s clogs were pigskin uppers with plates on toes and heels. The heels were hollow with something inside.

 Tommy Cannon taught her the following dances:

Back to Back Schottische
Circassian Circle
Doris Waltz
Empress Barn Dance
Eva Three Step
Five Hand Reel
Gypsy Gavotte
Heel and Toe Polka
Highland Fling
Hoop Dance
Jockey Dance
Lancers
La Va
Nigger Dance
Polka
Quaker Girl
Sailor’s Hornpipe
Schottische
Sword Dance
Three Hand Reel

Her also taught her step and clog dancing,

She was able to provide notations for the Three Hand Reel and Five Hand Reel.

Information derived from and interview by Tom Flett with Mrs Frances Gray (undated)