1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Schottische

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SCHOTTISCHE, the German for “Scottish,” a name given to a dance, der schottische Tanz, introduced into England about 1850. It was a form of polka, with two figures. The “Highland Schottische” is a lively dance resembling a fling. What is known as the “barn dance” was first known in America as the “Military Schottische.”