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dance attendance (up)on (someone)

To perform assiduously and obsequiously any task required or requested by someone. After earning his fortune, he now has servants constantly dancing attendance on him. He's always dancing attendance upon us so that we'll let him hang out with us.
See also: attendance, dance

be in attendance

To be present for something; to be at a particular event as it happens. Any of my students who are in attendance at tonight's lecture will get extra credit.
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take attendance

to make a record of persons attending something. The teacher took attendance before starting the class. I will take attendance each day.
See also: attendance, take

dance attendance on

Wait on attentively and obsequiously, obey someone's every wish or whim. For example, He expected his secretary to dance attendance on him so she quit her job. This expression alludes to the old custom of making a bride dance with every wedding guest. In the 1500s it was used first to mean "await" an audience with someone, but by about 1600 it had acquired its present meaning. Also see at someone's beck and call.
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dance attendance on

do your utmost to please someone by attending to all their needs or requests.
The expression originally referred to someone waiting ‘kicking their heels’ until an important person summoned them or would see them.
1999 Shyama Perera I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet Tammy and I sat on a vinyl bench seat and watched the visiting flow while Jan disappeared to dance attendance on her mother.
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be in atˈtendance

(formal) be present at a special event: Several heads of state were in attendance at the funeral.
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take atˈtendance

(American English) check who is present and who is not present at a place and mark this information on a list of names: The teacher took attendance at the beginning of every class.
See also: attendance, take

ˌdance atˈtendance on somebody

(British English, formal) do a lot of small jobs in order to please somebody: She always has an assistant dancing attendance on her.

dance attendance on

To attend to or try to please (someone) with eagerness or obsequiousness.
See also: attendance, dance, on
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There have some researches that develop technology-based attendance system.
Biometric-based attendance system recognize a person identity based on the biological characteristic such as fingerprint, hand geometry, voice, retina, iris and face recognition which reliably distinguishes one person from another or used to recognized the identity.
Meng and Mahinderjit [9], implement an attendance, which take attendance by using RFID.
Based on the figure, students only needs to place their RFID tags which contain a unique id number on the reader and their attendance will be taken immediately.
Total attendance at 715 British meetings was 2,756,747, against 2,840,956, while the average crowd was 3,856, only slightly down from 3,902 on 2008.
The key indicator, that of average attendance, suggests racecourses' marketing efforts are continuing to pay dividends in the face of the recession, with Racecourse Association officials more than satisfied with their first half of the year figures.
We're holding our own, and if you'd asked at the start of the year if you'd be happy with an attendance drop of 1.
RHONDDA CYNON TAF'S VIEW ON ATTENDANCES AN RCT council spokeswoman said: 'These figures relate to the 2004-05 academic year and we have made significant progress since then in tackling the issue of truancy.
Ms Lewis also noted that schools in less well-off areas usually have the lowest attendance.
PARENTS who take their children on holiday during the school term and those who allow children to stay at home when they are not sick were blamed for poor attendance rates.
The question of whether or not class attendance has an effect on course grades is one that has been asked for decades.
The current study attempted to test the contention that class attendance leads to better performance.
We also expected that attendance on more quiz days would lead to significantly higher overall test scores in the course.
The school took part in attendance activities and we had prizes such as posters and pens from Liverpool Football Club to hand out.
TOP MARKS: Some of the pupils who gained awards celebrate with the Attendance Hero (left to right) Hannah,Amy,Jaimie,Christopher,Jordan and Christopher Picture: FRANK LOUGHLIN