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  1. Apr 2018
    1. “I am perfectly ready, I assure you, to keep my engagement; and when your sister is recovered, you shall, if you please, name the very day of the ball.

      pg.82 There were two types of balls: private and public. In a private ball, the hostess finds a room appropriate for dancing before giving out invitations in person to those on her guest list or send a servant to hand out the invitations. (Olsen, All Things Austen: Volume I, 197)

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    1. the Boulanger

      The Boulanger was the closing dance at a ball, in which couples would align in a circle, turning dancers and their partners, and then repeated the dance in the opposite direction (https://www.yorkregencydancers.com/regency-dance.html). Below is a depiction of the dance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuSa5JLUAAY

  3. Sep 2016
    1. the Jarabe Tapatio is danced in pairs to a series of nine melodies, typically following an upbeat, heel-to-toe step.

      Along with music, dance was a big peace that grew. Other countries had an influence on this as well.

  4. May 2016
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    1. country–dancing

      "A rural or traditional dance, esp. in England and Scotland; spec. one in which couples begin by standing face to face in long lines" (OED).

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIKHmU0PUqE

    2. cotillions

      "The name of several dances, chiefly of French origin, consisting of a variety of steps and figures" (OED).

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvItgHeD2EU

  6. annotatingausten.sfsuenglishdh.net annotatingausten.sfsuenglishdh.net
    1. she longed to dance, but she had not an acquaintance in the room

      During this period in England, men and women could not interact, much less dance together, unless they were formally introduced by somebody that they were both acquainted with (Maria Grace, The High Stakes of Etiquette for Young Ladies in the Regency, https://kimrendfeld.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/the-high-stakes-of-etiquette-for-young-ladies-in-the-regency/ ).

  7. Oct 2015
    1. In youth organizations, the praise and appreciation, the unifying dictum of being "in step," "on cue," and "on the same beat," as well as the opportunity to be heard and seen in legitimate publicly sanctioned settings, bring the collectivity together. No single individual could gain such an audience, and the power of the group transmitting as a single body remains in the forefront of consciousness in dance troupes of youth organizations

      Group coordination in dancing provides a strong metaphor for students to think about collectivity in broader society.

    2. Rich. expl�ins that the parems expect the dancing to teach the youth socmbthty, dtsctphne, cooperat10n, concentration. We don't intend to train them as dancers-most of the kids do not go on to do something specifi­cally related to the music and dance training they get with us.

      The physical and social demands of dancing provide the content with which more meta-cognitive skills can be acquired and practiced.