Following the popularity of the Polka, the "Schottische Valse" was introduced into polite society around 1850, reportedly by Prof. Markowski at his salons in Paris. Later in century, variations were introduced by M.B.Gilbert. Its popularity continued into the early 20th C. with versions by Bournique (1909), Jacob Mahler, (19010), and Irene and Vernon Castle. Richard Powers teaches the basic steps of the Schottische at the Santa Barbara Historical Weekend sponsored by the New York Baroque Dance Company.
For more information please consult the websites:
nybaroquedance.org. and socialdance.stanford.edu/syllabi/SantaBarbara2012

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