Couple dance known from oral tradition in the southern Lake District. Originally from France in the form of a circle dance. By the 19th century in England it appears to have become a couple dance although the structure is not known with certainty. The Fan Gavotte was probably a fancy dance for children based on the original Gavotte form.
Known to have formed part of the repertoire of the following dancing masters:
Tommy Cannon of Crosthwaite
Information derived from interviews by Tom Flett with: