Social couple dance known from oral tradition in the southern Lake District, Dorset and Scotland. Now a popular ballroom dance.

Known to have been taught by the following dancing masters:

Dizzy Bryden of Workington
Tommy Cannon of Underbarrow and Crosthwaite
Miss Harding of Ulverston, operating in the 1880s
James Howson operating in Flookborough
Joseph Lowe of Edinburgh
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 Whittle on 4 January 1960, Dorothy Chaplow (undated),  Mrs W. Storey on 6 January 1960,  Gertrude Burton, undated, 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) and with Harold Edgar on 15/9/1962.  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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