Shoo-Fly Swing and La Boulangère


Shoo-Fly Swing and La Boulangère

Alternative title

from Jane Austen to the Deep South


Southern / Appalachian / Big sets; Cotillon / cotillion


Compilation of sources that reveal the similarity between La Boulangère, a European dance around 1800 and the only dance mentioned by name by Jane Austen, and the Shoo-Fly Swing, its American descendant found as the closing figure of a big set dance.


John Ramsay and Phil Jamison

Date Created


Spatial Coverage

France, England, southern Appalachia

Temporal Coverage

18th century - late; 19th century - early

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