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8th Apr '18 7:02:41 PM nombretomado
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* Annie Moffat's St. Valentines Day Ball in ''LittleWomen''.

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* Annie Moffat's St. Valentines Day Ball in ''LittleWomen''.''Literature/LittleWomen''.
25th Jan '18 5:54:42 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Later, the King holds a dance ball for the Band of Hawk after their victory. All the members of the Band of Hawk dress fancily as nobles. Both [[ActionGirl Caska]] and [[MenAreUncultured Guts]] are shown to be extremely uncomfortable at such fancy social events (especially while wearing such frilly and expensive clothing instead of armor). For Caska, however, the series made it clear that SheCleansUpNicely, despite [[OneOfTheGuys her protests]]. (And Guts's reaction makies it [[CrowningMomentOfFunny even better]]). Oh, and then [[spoiler: a botched assassination attempt happened on Griffith by the Queen and her mooks. Don't worry, Griffith is [[DisneyDeath alive and well]] in [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident order to burn the Queen and her mooks alive]] with the help of [[TheMole another mook]] who he had [[{{Blackmail}} blackmailed]] [[IHaveYourWife into helping him]].]]

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** Later, the King holds a dance ball for the Band of Hawk after their victory. All the members of the Band of Hawk dress fancily as nobles. Both [[ActionGirl Caska]] and [[MenAreUncultured Guts]] are shown to be extremely uncomfortable at such fancy social events (especially while wearing such frilly and expensive clothing instead of armor). For Caska, however, the series made it clear that SheCleansUpNicely, despite [[OneOfTheGuys her protests]].b. (And Guts's reaction makies it [[CrowningMomentOfFunny even better]]). Oh, and then [[spoiler: a botched assassination attempt happened on Griffith by the Queen and her mooks. Don't worry, Griffith is [[DisneyDeath alive and well]] in [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident order to burn the Queen and her mooks alive]] with the help of [[TheMole another mook]] who he had [[{{Blackmail}} blackmailed]] [[IHaveYourWife into helping him]].]]



* ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose'' gives us a ball in Coutn Germont's castle, which Jeudi is forced to attend since she has been forcibly taken in by the Count himself. It turns out to be very plot important since [[spoiler:the fact that Jeudi can waltz her way through the dancefloor despite being thought of as a mere prospect maid hints that she's got quite the MysteriousPast... and said dance also triggers one of her earliest memories.]]

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* ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose'' gives us haa a ball in Coutn Germont's castle, which Jeudi is forced to attend since she has been forcibly taken in by the Count himself. It turns out to be very plot important since [[spoiler:the fact that Jeudi can ''can'' waltz her way through the dancefloor despite being thought of as a mere prospect maid maid/mistress hints that she's got quite the MysteriousPast... and said dance also triggers one of her earliest memories.]]]]
* ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' adapted stories like ''Cinderella'', ''Twelve Dancing Princesses'' and ''All Kinds of Furs/Coat of Many Colors'', and logically it includes the balls that are vital to the plot.


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* Subverted twice by Prince Berkut and Lady Rinea in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'':
** Their first scene has them engaging in a DanceOfRomance... but they're actually alone on the dance floor, their only companion being Fernand.
** The Memory Prism featuring them happens during a ball... but they're not dancing, instead they're talking on a corner.
* The above mentioned dances held by TheFairFolk can potentially take place in ''VideoGame/Princess Maker 2'', if a sensitive-enough Daughter goes out to the Forest or the Lake and camps in certain places. She won't waste away, logically, but her Stamina will be lowered and her Art Skill will be raised.
19th Jan '18 11:56:49 PM darkemyst
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* In Creator/YuuWatase's manga ''Manga/SakuraGari'', Souma brings Masataka to an aristocratic dance ball. It's used as an opportunity to show how Masataka, being a down-to-earth commoner, is unable to dance and feels uncomfortable and out of place in such a fancy party. And although it's shown that [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]], the AlphaBitch Kanako takes it upon herself to "put him in his place" -- which results in Souma [[HoYay dancing with Masataka instead]].
** Not to mention, when a stuck-up aristocrat starts bitching at Souma, Masataka jumps in to call him out on his crap. Katsuragi and Souma are shocked, but they support him in the end. [[spoiler: Ironic, considering that the apparent PetTheDog moment from Katsuragi is just a RedHerring to conceal how much of a {{Yandere}} for Souma he is.]]
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', although Allen and the protagonists are never shown attending one, the Noah are (and a fancy one at that). Tyki is shown dancing with a young noblewoman (who seems to have a crush on him), and as Sherill puts it, "is the star - everyone is courting him."



* 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.


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* In ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' Shirayuki is invited to a ball in Tanbarun by prince Raji who thought it would be safe to invite her since there was no way she'd come. At the time she, Zen and Izana all knew that someone they couldn't find was looking to kidnap her so she ended up being sent anyway to get her away from her potential kidnapper in Clarines. She doesn't get to attend the ball anyway as she is kidnapped right before it starts. It's later revealed Mitsuhide and Kiki met at a ball when she went to the same shadowed alcove to avoid the other nobles as Mitsuhide was already hiding in. Mitsuhide actually gives hiding as advice for what to do at formal royal gatherings of all kinds even if he can no longer get away with it due to his position. He is noticeably uncomfortable whenever he has to attend one.


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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.


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* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', although Allen and the protagonists are never shown attending one, the Noah are (and a fancy one at that). Tyki is shown dancing with a young noblewoman (who seems to have a crush on him), and as Sherill puts it, "is the star - everyone is courting him."


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* In Creator/YuuWatase's manga ''Manga/SakuraGari'', Souma brings Masataka to an aristocratic dance ball. It's used as an opportunity to show how Masataka, being a down-to-earth commoner, is unable to dance and feels uncomfortable and out of place in such a fancy party. And although it's shown that [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]], the AlphaBitch Kanako takes it upon herself to "put him in his place" -- which results in Souma [[HoYay dancing with Masataka instead]].
** Not to mention, when a stuck-up aristocrat starts bitching at Souma, Masataka jumps in to call him out on his crap. Katsuragi and Souma are shocked, but they support him in the end. [[spoiler: Ironic, considering that the apparent PetTheDog moment from Katsuragi is just a RedHerring to conceal how much of a {{Yandere}} for Souma he is.]]
2nd Jun '17 4:44:22 PM Goldfritha
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->'''Caroline Bingley:''' I should like balls infinitely 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.\\
'''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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->'''Caroline Bingley:''' I ->''"I should like balls infinitely better if 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.\\
'''Charles Bingley:''' Much
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more rational, my dear Caroline, I dare say, but it would not be near so much like a ball."''
10th Apr '17 12:59:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox, we get to go to a mysterious town called Folsense. We then find the diary of the duke of the place. We discover that this [[IncrediblyLamePun duke]] [[RhymesOnADime dude]] has fallen for a woman he met in a ball, and then voila, later in game we get to see the actual ball itself, albeit in the form of an illusion.
* Dancing is one of the most popular activities in SecondLife: a chance to listen to music, show off new avatars and costumes and the like, and chat.

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* In ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox, ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', we get to go to a mysterious town called Folsense. We then find the diary of the duke of the place. We discover that this [[IncrediblyLamePun duke]] [[RhymesOnADime dude]] has fallen for a woman he met in a ball, and then voila, later in game we get to see the actual ball itself, albeit in the form of an illusion.
* Dancing is one of the most popular activities in SecondLife: ''VideoGame/SecondLife'': a chance to listen to music, show off new avatars and costumes and the like, and chat.
10th Mar '17 10:03:56 AM Lullabee
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* Sadly, this is a relatively underused trope in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', as Lord Vetinari has no balls. In fact, there's a well known song about that...

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* Sadly, this is a relatively underused trope in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', as Lord Vetinari has no balls. In fact, there's a well known [[BawdySong song about that...that]]...
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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[[caption-width-right:315:[[Music/ACDC [[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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[[caption-width-right:315:[[Music/AcDc We've got the biggest balls of them all]]!]]

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[[caption-width-right:315:[[Music/AcDc [[caption-width-right:315:[[Music/ACDC We've got the biggest balls of them all]]!]]



'''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
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