Short, Miss Lucy

Clog and step dancer from Ambleside, England.

She learned from “Old Jos” Robinson who held weekly classes in Ambleside from October to Easter.

She learned the following dances:

Barn Dance
Cottagers
Derry Down Derry
Eight Reel
Galop
Heel and Toe Polka
Highland Schottische
La Va
Lancers
Mazourka
Quadrilles
Schottische
Sir Roger de Coverley
Six Reel
Speed the Plough
Three Reel
Triumph
Waltz
Waltz Cotillion
Waltz Country Dance

She also learned step dancing and remembered the following: Shuffle off, Single Shuffle, Double Shuffle, Treble Shuffle, Crunch, Double Crunch, Hagworm Crawl.

She also learned a children’s dance called the Hoop Dance and a number of solos:

Highland Fling
Sailors’ Hornpipe
Skirt Dance

Information derived from and interview by Tom Flett with Lucy Short on 3 January 1960 (interviewed with Clara Boyle.