Social square dance known from oral tradition in the southern Lake District, Dorset, Yorkshire and Lancashire.  Following its introduction in the early 1800s, dancing masters composed new, named, Quadrilles such as the Caledonians, Charles Town Quadrilles, d’Alberts, and most well-known of all, the Lancers.

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 Garnett, operating in Wicham in 1825
Mr Grudgeon of Clitheroe
Miss Harding of Ulverston, operating in the 1880s
James Howson operating in Flookborough
Mr Hunter, operating in Ulverston 1850s.
Jack Iveson of Penrith
Joseph Lowe of Edinburgh
“Pop” John Mason in Dent
Alfred Threlfall Robinson
Joseph William  Robinson (Old Jos)
Stainton Robinson of Windermere
Thomas Stainton of Backbarrow
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 23/9/1852 and 20/9/18552/1/1886 and 23/9/1886