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10th Feb '17 11:12:46 AM maelleofthepumpkins
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* In ''Manga/Classi9'', the composers are frequently invited to dinner parties and balls. It is a great occasion to show off their skills or just [[LetsDuet play with a fellow musician]], like Liszt, Chopin and Schumann. The school festival also ends with a dance party.
5th Feb '17 11:43:20 AM Kakai
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'''Charles Bingley:''' Much more rational, my dear Caroline, I dare say, but it would not be near so much like a ball.j

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'''Charles Bingley:''' Much more rational, my dear Caroline, I dare say, but it would not be near so much like a ball.j


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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', the Truce Summit concludes with a ball where Safi's and Merik's mutual attraction begins and the story jumps from act one to act two.
24th Jan '17 9:35:47 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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[[caption-width-right:315:[[Music/ACDC We've got the biggest balls of them all]]!]]

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24th Jan '17 9:34:09 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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'''Charles Bingley:''' Much more rational, my dear Caroline, I dare say, but it would not be near so much like a ball.

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'''Charles Bingley:''' Much more rational, my dear Caroline, I dare say, but it would not be near so much like a ball.j
16th Jan '17 11:48:48 AM bwayrose7
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* ''Series/{{Victoria}}'' has its fair share of extravagant balls at the royal court, beginning with one in the very first episode to celebrate Victoria's ascension to the throne.
5th Jan '17 11:46:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Music/{{ACDC}} claims that they have the [[StealthPun biggest]] [[DoubleEntendre balls]] [[UnEntendre of]] [[FreudWasRight all]] in the aptly named ''Big Balls''.

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* Music/{{ACDC}} claims that they have the [[StealthPun biggest]] [[DoubleEntendre balls]] [[UnEntendre of]] [[FreudWasRight of all]] in the aptly named ''Big Balls''.
4th Jan '17 10:38:30 AM Conumbra
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* ''TabletopGame/MysteryDate'': One of the date options is a formal dance. So the outfit includes a ballgown and [[PrettyInMink fur shoulder wrap]].
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* ''TabletopGame/MysteryDate'': One of the date options is a formal dance. So the outfit includes a ballgown and [[PrettyInMink fur shoulder wrap]].
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8th Nov '16 6:33:50 AM Anddrix
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* In Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', Alice is forced to do a rather boring ballroom dance, the quadrille, at what is eventually revealed to be her engagement party.

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* In Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', Alice is forced to do a rather boring ballroom dance, the quadrille, at what is eventually revealed to be her engagement party.
18th Sep '16 3:44:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheTudors'', there are a ''lot'' of Dances And Balls (complete with feasts). Of course, the show ''is'' about the palace life and reign of Henry the VIII...

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* In ''TheTudors'', ''Series/TheTudors'', there are a ''lot'' of Dances And Balls (complete with feasts). Of course, the show ''is'' about the palace life and reign of Henry the VIII...
9th Sep '16 10:08:06 AM StFan
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->''"I should like balls infinitely better," she replied, "if they were carried on in a different manner; but there is something insufferably tedious in the usual process of such a meeting. It would surely be much more rational if conversation instead of dancing were made the order of the day."''

->''"Much more rational, my dear Caroline, I dare say, but it would not be near so much like a ball."''
-->--'''Creator/JaneAusten''', ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice''

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->''"I ->'''Caroline Bingley:''' I should like balls infinitely better," she replied, "if better if they were carried on in a different manner; but there is something insufferably tedious in the usual process of such a meeting. It would surely be much more rational if conversation instead of dancing were made the order of the day."''

->''"Much
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'''Charles Bingley:''' Much
more rational, my dear Caroline, I dare say, but it would not be near so much like a ball."''
-->--'''Creator/JaneAusten''',
ball.
-->--
''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice''






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* Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' had one with only two participants. (Yes, it does make sense and is visually impressive... but it's a few steps above showing off.)
** Of course, the Beast has his own, personal ballroom, so yeah...
* Disney's adaptation of ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' had one, of course, as it was part of the original fairy tale.
** Cinderella has to plan another one in the direct-to-DVD sequel ''Cinderella II''.

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* Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' had one with only two participants. (Yes, it does make sense and is visually impressive... but it's a few steps above showing off.)
**
) Of course, the Beast has his own, personal ballroom, so yeah...
* Disney's adaptation of ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' had one, of course, as it was part of the original fairy tale.
**
tale. Cinderella has to plan another one in the direct-to-DVD sequel ''Cinderella II''.



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* Almost any film about high society in any period of history, particularly an era known for its GorgeousPeriodDress, will have at least one scene set at a ball or other grand party. Movies based on the novels of Creator/JaneAusten, EdithWharton or Creator/HenryJames will almost certainly have a Dances And Balls scene, for example.

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* Almost any film about high society in any period of history, particularly an era known for its GorgeousPeriodDress, will have at least one scene set at a ball or other grand party. Movies based on the novels of Creator/JaneAusten, EdithWharton Creator/EdithWharton or Creator/HenryJames will almost certainly have a Dances And Balls scene, for example.






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* Creator/JaneAusten ''loves'' this trope: ''Literature/{{Emma}}'', ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', ''Literature/MansfieldPark'', and ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'' all feature balls very prominently. They're a great place for meeting your future mate. Considering that balls were a staple of upper-class social gatherings in late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain, this makes a certain amount of sense.
** Also a stately couple's dance is a handy way of flirting without crossing the line of propriety. In fact, arguably that is one of their purposes.

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* Creator/JaneAusten ''loves'' this trope: ''Literature/{{Emma}}'', ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', ''Literature/MansfieldPark'', and ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'' all feature balls very prominently. They're a great place for meeting your future mate. Considering that balls were a staple of upper-class social gatherings in late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain, this makes a certain amount of sense.
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sense. Also a stately couple's dance is a handy way of flirting without crossing the line of propriety. In fact, arguably that is one of their purposes.



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-->''you can hear the music''
-->''Of the weak pipe and the little drum''
-->''And see them dancing around the bonfire''
-->''the association of man and woman''
-->''In daunsinge, signifying matrimonie''
-->''A dignified and commodious sacrament.''
-->''Two and two, necessarye coniunction,''
-->''Holding eche other by the hand or the arm''
-->''Whiche betokeneth concorde. Round and round the fire''
-->''Leaping through the flames, or joined in circles,''
-->''Rustically solemn or in rustic laughter''
-->''Lifting heavy feet in clumsy shoes,''
-->''Earth feet, loam feet, lifted in country mirth.''

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-->''you can hear the music''
-->''Of
music\\
Of
the weak pipe and the little drum''
-->''And
drum\\
And
see them dancing around the bonfire''
-->''the
bonfire\\
the
association of man and woman''
-->''In
woman\\
In
daunsinge, signifying matrimonie''
-->''A
matrimonie\\
A
dignified and commodious sacrament.''
-->''Two
\\
Two
and two, necessarye coniunction,''
-->''Holding
coniunction,\\
Holding
eche other by the hand or the arm''
-->''Whiche
arm\\
Whiche
betokeneth concorde. Round and round the fire''
-->''Leaping
fire\\
Leaping
through the flames, or joined in circles,''
-->''Rustically
circles,\\
Rustically
solemn or in rustic laughter''
-->''Lifting
laughter\\
Lifting
heavy feet in clumsy shoes,''
-->''Earth
shoes,\\
Earth
feet, loam feet, lifted in country mirth.''
''



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* The second act of the Lloyd-Webber version of ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' begins with a massive masquerade ball (which the Phantom, of course, crashes).

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* The second act of the Lloyd-Webber version of ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' begins with a massive masquerade ball (which the Phantom, of course, crashes).



** [[RomeoAndJuliet Romeo and Juliet]] first meet disguised at the Capulet masquerade ball
** A ball acts as a plot point in MuchAdoAboutNothing, when Hero and Claudio get together and Beatrice continues to insult Benedick. There is also a random pre-wedding dance at the very end after everyone is happy and engaged again.

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** [[RomeoAndJuliet Romeo and Juliet]] Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet first meet disguised at the Capulet masquerade ball
ball.
** A ball acts as a plot point in MuchAdoAboutNothing, ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'', when Hero and Claudio get together and Beatrice continues to insult Benedick. There is also a random pre-wedding dance at the very end after everyone is happy and engaged again.



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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' does [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081121 their version]] of "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" ... '''for science!'''

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' does ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** They do
[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081121 their version]] of "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" ... '''for science!'''



--> '''Agatha:''' WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU TWO? ARE YOU TWELVE? BOYFRIENDS?! SERIOUSLY?! [[NotAGame I've got more important things to worry about]]! The baron wants me dead! An impostor is trying to take my place! Armies are trying to take over town! The castle is broken and the "Other" is still in my head! Also, I'm very hungry and need a bath! Now, when all that's taken care of, we'll have a ''great big'' fancy party, and I'll wear a pretty dress, and I'll dance with ''all'' the boys, and everything will be sugar hearts and flowers!
...
--> '''Violet:''' This party - can I have a pretty dress too?
--> '''Agatha:''' ... Well of course. Assuming you're still alive.
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' -- Bob and Jean [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20100130.html attend a royal ball]] on an alien planet at Princess Voluptua's invitation. Most of the dancers are Nemesite butterfly people, and do their dancing in midair. Major plot/character development stuff ensues.

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--> '''Agatha:''' --->'''Agatha:''' WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU TWO? ARE YOU TWELVE? BOYFRIENDS?! SERIOUSLY?! [[NotAGame I've got more important things to worry about]]! The baron wants me dead! An impostor is trying to take my place! Armies are trying to take over town! The castle is broken and the "Other" is still in my head! Also, I'm very hungry and need a bath! Now, when all that's taken care of, we'll have a ''great big'' fancy party, and I'll wear a pretty dress, and I'll dance with ''all'' the boys, and everything will be sugar hearts and flowers!
...
--> '''Violet:'''
flowers!\\
[...]\\
'''Violetta:'''
This party - -- can I have a pretty dress too?
-->
too?\\
'''Agatha:''' ... Well of course. Assuming you're still alive.
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' -- ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'': Bob and Jean [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20100130.html attend a royal ball]] on an alien planet at Princess Voluptua's invitation. Most of the dancers are Nemesite butterfly people, and do their dancing in midair. Major plot/character development stuff ensues.



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* In ''TheGunganCouncil'', there are at least three are hosted each year, and they're ''usually'' non-violent.

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* In ''TheGunganCouncil'', ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'', there are at least three are hosted each year, and they're ''usually'' non-violent.
non-violent.



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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has the royal Equestrian social event of the year, The Grand Galloping Gala, as a plot arc in the first season. All the mane six ponies have their own reasons to attend, but of them it's Rarity who has the most "fairy tale" plan - to meet a handsome prince. None of them get quite what they wanted out of the event, and it ends in a disaster for most of the guests in attendance, but the girls end up having a good night anyway.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has the royal Equestrian social event of the year, The Grand Galloping Gala, as a plot arc in the first season. All the mane six ponies have their own reasons to attend, but of them it's Rarity who has the most "fairy tale" plan - -- to meet a handsome prince. None of them get quite what they wanted out of the event, and it ends in a disaster for most of the guests in attendance, but the girls end up having a good night anyway.
anyway.
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