The name “Canon” refers to the similarity of the Polska step to the phase-shifting of a sung round, or canon. Richard learned this dance from Sylvia Hartung at an informal dance party last year while teaching a workshop for Sylvia in Marienbad, Czech Republic. The German name for the dance is "Kanonischer" and Sylvia believes it is from Thuringia, located in the central part of Germany. "Canon" is the correct translation of Kanonischer (pronounced “kah nohn EE scher”), or to describe it for folk dancers, "Canon Polska Schottische."
Presented in 2011 by Richard Powers. View the pdf here.