You can't dance
without them, and if you don't I should be so mortified.
for several minutes--as long as he pleases; it is a very merry proceeding, with laughter and singing, and when the guest has finished, he finds himself face to face with Teta Elzbieta, who holds the hat.
To be sure, a stone floor was not the pleasantest to dance
on, but then, most of the dancers had known what it was to enjoy a Christmas dance
on kitchen quarries.
The damsels wear nothing but flowers and their compendious gala tunics; and when they plume themselves for the dance
, they look like a band of olive-coloured Sylphides on the point of taking wing.
With more than equal civility the offer was declined; she did not wish to dance
The two dances
were scarcely concluded before Catherine found her arm gently seized by her faithful Isabella, who in great spirits exclaimed, "At last I have got you.
She said that the Portman Rooms had the best floor in London and she always liked the dances
there; they were very select, and she couldn't bear dancing with all sorts of men you didn't know anything about; why, you might be exposing yourself to you didn't know what all.
Pepper stopped and began a discourse upon round dances
, country dances
, morris dances
, and quadrilles, all of which are entirely superior to the bastard waltz and spurious polka which have ousted them most unjustly in contemporary popularity--when the waiters gently pushed him on to his table in the corner.
In these three dances
the dancers furnish their own music, which never varies; nor do the steps or figures vary, having been handed down from time immemorial.
I wonder," she remarked with apparent irrelevance, "whether he dances
And--in this state of health--she goes out to parties, and dances
Well, I 'll take her; but I shall come to grief, for I don't know anything about your old dances
She had scarcely entered the ballroom and reached the throng of ladies, all tulle, ribbons, lace, and flowers, waiting to be asked to dance
--Kitty was never one of that throng--when she was asked for a waltz, and asked by the best partner, the first star in the hierarchy of the ballroom, a renowned director of dances
, a married man, handsome and well-built, Yegorushka Korsunsky.
We can get a couple of dances
in before we eat," Mary proposed.
A little girl performed a skirt dance
in the center of the floor.