Common Schottische

Social couple dance known from oral tradition in the southern Lake District and Dorset. Sometimes known simply as The Schottische.

Known to have been taught by the following dancing masters:

Dizzy Bryden of Workington
Tommy Cannon of Underbarrow and Crosthwaite
Oliver Cowper of Workington
Miss Harding of Ulverston, operating in the 1880s
Alfred Threlfall Robinson
Joseph William  Robinson (Old Jos)
Robert Carson Robinson operating in the MIllom and Barrow areas.
Stainton Robinson of Windermere

Information derived from interviews by Tom Flett with Lucy Short on 3 January 1960 (interviewed with Clara Boyle), Mr and Mrs John Whittle on 4 January 1960Mrs W. Storey on 6 January 1960, Dorothy Chaplow (undated), Mrs C. Riley (undated), Mrs Frances Gray (undated), Gertrude Burton, undated,  Mr & Mrs AnningundatedMr and Mrs Satterthwaite dated 26 & 29/8/1962 (plus original notes of same date), Addie Robinson on the  28 August 1962 (plus original notes of the same date) and from correspondence from Tom Barnes to Tom Flett dated 12 August 1962 and with Roland Cowper on  6/1/1960  Also Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser 2/1/1886 and 23/9/1886




Akrigg, Mr & Mrs Jack

Barnes, Tom

Baynes, Mr & Mrs William

Beresford, Peter

Birbeck, Mrs

Chapman, Brian

Cowper, Beatrice

Cowper, Elsie

Cowper, Roland

Dixon, B

Gibson, Elizabeth

Hales, Mr Charles

Halliday, Mrs B

Hilton, Miss (Keswick)

Holgate, Tom J.

Huddlestone, Mr & Mrs

Keith, Gertrude

Lynch, Mr & Mrs

Middleton, Dick

Miss Harding

Oversby, Miss Mary

Percy, Tom

Robinson, Grace

Satterthwaite, Mr & Mrs T

Miss Lucy Short, White Platts, Ambleside, England, 3 January 1960

Smith, Mrs & Mrs Walter

Storey, Mrs W., Stavely, Westmorland, England, 6 January 1960

Thompson, Mrs H

Thwaite, Mr & Mrs

Tully, Mr & Mrs William

Whittle, Mr and Mrs John, Workington, Cumberland, England, 4 January 1960

Winder, Richard

Wood, Mr & Mrs Fred