Social couple dance known from oral tradition in the southern Lake District, Dorset and Scotland. Also known as the Ballroom Polka.

Known to have been taught by the following dancing masters:

Professor Airey of Kendal
Richard Allan of Langwathby
Mr Blackburn of Downham
Dizzy Bryden of Workington
Tommy Cannon of Underbarrow and Crosthwaite
Oliver Cowper of Workington
Mr Grudgeon of Clitheroe
Miss Harding of Ulverston, operating in the 1880s
Joseph Lowe of Edinburgh
“Pop” John Mason in Dent
Mr Ramage of Netherton
Joseph William Robinson (Old Jos)
Billy Urquhart in Bleamoor, Ribblehead

Information derived from correspondence/interviews by Tom Flett with:

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