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”.