Social couple dance known from oral tradition in almost every part of the UK. Now a popular ballroom dance.

Known to have been taught by the following dancing masters:

Known to have been taught by:

Professor Airey of Kendal
Richard Allan of Langwathby
Mr Blackburn of Downham
Dizzy Bryden of Workington
Tommy Cannon of Underbarrow and Crosthwaite
Mr Grudgeon of Clitheroe
Miss Harding of Ulverston, operating in the 1880s
James Howson operating in Flookborough
Joseph Lowe of Edinburgh
“Pop” John Mason in Dent
Mr Ramage of Netherton
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), Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser 2/1/1886 and 23/9/1886 and Halliday, Mrs B., Grimsby, Lincolnshire, 2 September 1962, correspondence and Ball programme.