Dancing master from Kingskettle, Fife.
He began teaching shortly after 1900, having followed his father, Alexander Adamson into this profession who in turn had learned his trade from Andrew Doag. Alexander retired in 1927.
A full account of William’s activities has been published in the Newcastle Series: C. Metherell, The East Fife Clog Hornpipe, Newcastle: Newcastle Series, (1992).
William Adamson taught a number of solo clog or step dances:
He also taught a number of social dances:
Brown’s Reel/Duke of Perth
Pas de Quatre
Quadrille Country Dance
Royal Albert Country Dance
Strip the Willow