Heel and Toe Polka

Social couple dance known from oral tradition in the southern Lake District. Also known as the Heel and Toe Country Dance.

Known to have been taught by the following dancing masters:

Dizzy Bryden of Workington
Tommy Cannon of Underbarow and Crosthwaite
Alfred Threlfall Robinson
Joseph William  Robinson (Old Jos)

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 1960,  Mrs C. Riley (undated), Mrs Frances Gray (undated) and from correspondence from Tom Barnes to Tom Flett dated 12 August 1962.


Akrigg, Mr & Mrs Jack

Barnes, Tom

Batty, Mrs Arthur

Beresford, Peter

Birbeck, Mrs

Coward, Miss E.

Cowper, Roland

Halliday, Mrs B

Holgate, Tom J.

Lynch, Mr & Mrs

Raw, Mrs

Ridding, Mrs S.E.

Robinson, Norman

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

Tully, Mr & Mrs William

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

Wood, Mr & Mrs Fred