Mr. W. Bolton has Commenced Giving Lessons in the New Dance, “LA POLKA”, July 1844
An advertisement, on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 29th of July, 1844, reads:
MR. W. BOLTON respectfully intimates that he has just now
returned from a Professional Visit to London and Paris; and,
in compliance with numerous applications, he has commenced
giving Lessons in the above New Dance, as at present performed
with the greatest eclat [sic] at the Court of Vienna, and aux Bals
de la haute societe [sic] à Paris. As Mr. B.’s stay in Glasgow at
present is limited to a short time only, and being the first in
Scotland who has already introduced the POLKA, he particularly
requests that those Ladies and Gentlemen who intend to appear
in costume at the Highland Society’s Grand Fancy Dress Ball,
which takes place on the 7th August, will avail themselves of the
present opportunity as early as possible. Those who are
acquainted with Ball Room Dancing may acquire a thorough
knowledge of the POLKA in four or five Lessons.
Attendance at the Assembly Rooms, Ingram Street, from 11 A.M.
till 1 P.M., and from 7 till 9 Evening.
Glasgow, 22d July, 1844.”
William Bolton is listed on page 47 of The Post-Office Annual Glasgow Directory for 1844-45, as: “teacher of dancing, Assembly rooms, Ingram street, house 4 Killermont street”.