Lancers

Social eight hand dance known from oral tradition in the southern Lake District, Dorset and Scotland.  Effectively a named series of Quadrille figures.

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
James Howson operating in Flookborough
Joseph Lowe of Edinburgh
Alfred Threlfall Robinson
Joseph William  Robinson (Old Jos)
Stainton Robinson of Windermere
Thomas Stainton of Backbarrow

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, by J.F. Flett with Florence Nixon, 2/12/1977, Mr & Mrs Anningundated, Mr and Mrs Satterthwaite dated 26 & 29/8/1962 (plus original notes of same date), Anthony Leak on  29 August 1962 (and original notes of the same date), Harold Edgar on 15/9/1962 and with Roland Cowper on  6/1/1960 See also Thomas, A. (ed), A New Most Excellent Dancing Master, New York: Pendragon Press, (1992) and Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser 2/1/1886 and 23/9/1886

 

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Airey, Mrs George

Akrigg, Mr & Mrs Jack

Batty, Mrs Arthur

Baynes, Mr & Mrs William

Beresford, Peter

Birbeck, Mrs

Brown, Mrs David

Chapman, Brian

Cookson, Mr & Mrs

Cowper, Arthur

Cowper, Beatrice

Cowper, Elsie

Cowper, Roland

Cox, Mary

Dixon, B

Gibson, Elizabeth

Hales, Mr Charles

Halliwell, Mrs Belle

Hilton, Miss (Keswick)

Hird, Mrs Florence

Holgate, Tom J.

Huddlestone, Mr & Mrs

Keith, Gertrude

Leak, Mr .A

Lynch, Mr & Mrs

Middleton, Dick

Miss Harding

Oversby, Miss Mary

Pedder, Jack

Pye, Mrs Jessie

Raw, Mrs

Ridding, Mrs S.E.

Robinson, Addie

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

Wannop, Mr & Mrs

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

Winder, Richard

Wood, Mr & Mrs Fred