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:

Theodore Cannon
Frances Gray