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Schottish Espagnole

The Schottish Espagnole or Spanish Schottische gained popularity in France in the early 1900's. This dance came with its own type of music that was different than the music before. The basic steps were 2 walking steps, followed by three running steps in 8 beats of music. The count was 1-2--3-4--1-2-3 with the music being in 4/4 time. The turns of the dance were only made on the walking steps, never on the running steps, except in the case of the pivot, which was a 1/4 turn or less.

The Spanish Schottische was also popular in England, under a variety of names: such as the Maltese, Double Schottische (most popular), Scotis Espanol and the Seven Steps or Seven Step Polka. The dance gained some brief popularity after World War One.


Birth Place

Creation Date


Dance Type

France? 1900s n/a Round Dance

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Sheet Music Covers

Music Titles

n/a Conchita Mon Homme
            Cochita (Hall)
            The Spanish Schottische (seven steps)

Night Clubs



n/a n/a England

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Other Related Dances of the time...

Cotillions Mazurka Round Dances   n/a
Folk Dances Polka Schottische    
Landler Redowa Waltz    

Dancers, Choreographers etc.


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Books, Magazine Articles on the dance...

Title Author Date Published Publisher
Dancing Made Easy Rosiere, Gabrielle 1919 Edward J. Clode, Inc.




Poets / Writers

Frederick Hall (d1953) n/a n/a n/a

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April 10, 2013

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