Social dance known from oral tradition in the southern Lake District. Also known as “La Va” and “Varsoviana”.
Known to have been taught by the following dancing masters:
Tommy Cannon of Underbarrow and Crosthwaite
Oliver Cowper of Workington
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), Mrs Frances Gray (undated), Mr 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 with Roland Cowper on 6/1/1960.