The Latchford Schottische

(London, 1909)

General Description

This is an easy English sequence schottische (or slow two-step) composed by Madam M. Oldbury in 1909.

The Position

Both facing LOD, holding inside hands.

The Dance

Part I - Advance and Retreat (2 bars): Step forward (1), close (2), forward (3), and point inside foot forward (4) along LOD. Then step side (1), close (2), side (3), and close without weight (4) against LOD.

Part II - Pas de Basque and Rollaway (2 bars): Both facing LOD, pas de basque away from each other (1 & 2), and toward each other (3 & 4). Then rollaway with a full outward two-step along LOD (5 & 6, 7 & 8).

Part III - Advance and Retreat (2 bars): Repeat Part I.

Part IV - Rollaway and Honor (2 bars): Rollaway with a full outward two-step along LOD (1 & 2, 3 & 4). Then honor partner with a bow and curtsey (5, 6, 7, 8).

Parts V through VIII - Waltz (8 bars): As a couple, waltz eight bars (eight full turns).

Repeat from the beginning.

The Music

"Latchford Schottische" by Clement Harris (1909), later recorded by Harry Davidson and His Orchestra



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Historical Descriptions

Latchford Schottische (Oldbury, Latchford Schottische, 1909):

For more dance descriptions, see our three books on dancing:
The Book of Mixers: 100 Easy-Teach Dances for Getting Acquainted (2022) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge,
Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge, and
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.

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