Dancers from Hawes, Wensleydale, Yorkshire. Mr Thwaite born c. 1880 and Mrs Thwaite c.1877.
They both attended dancing classed held in Hawes by Robert Staveley. As he was not a musician another local man Octavius Metcalf played the fiddle for the classes. They went to dances in Hawes, Hardraw, Bainbridge, Askrigg and at Dent Fair.
They recalled the following dances (not necessarily learned from Robert Staveley) :
- Barn Dance
- Circassian Circle
- Polka Mazourka
- Six Reel
- Square Eight
- Three Reel
- Waltz Cotillion
They were able to provide some notational information on:
They also recalled step dancing, done in either boots or clogs but had not danced themselves. Mr Thwiate was also a pace Egger.
Information derived from an interview by Tom Flett with Mr and Mrs Thwaite on 6 April 1960.