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20th Jun '16 2:08:12 AM WillBGood
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** The "hero doesn't like snooty aristocrats" version shows up in [[Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled]], sort of - Akito is a pile of angst, and it's debatable whether or not the show takes him seriously, or if he really should lighten up. But there definitely is a ball.

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** The "hero doesn't like snooty aristocrats" version shows up in [[Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled]], ''Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled'', sort of - Akito is a pile of angst, and it's debatable whether or not the show takes him seriously, or if he really should lighten up. But there definitely is a ball.
10th Jun '16 8:28:57 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', since Ciel is part of an aristocratic society (being of RoyalBlood and all), there are many dances and balls he attends. One particular instance that stands out is when he not only has to attend a dance ball, but must [[{{Crossdresser}} crossdress]] while doing so. And he must avoid his [[ArrangedMarriage fiancee]] Elizabeth from noticing lest he be embarrassed. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' : The Sino-Brittanian pre-wedding party is just such an example, complete with plenty of [[{{Melodrama}} drama]] when Zero & Co. [[WeddingSmashers crashes the party]]. [[spoiler:And the day after he does it again, because [[LargeHam Lelouch can't do anything in moderation]].]]

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* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', since Ciel is part of an aristocratic society (being of RoyalBlood a BlueBlood and all), there are he attends many dances and balls he attends. balls. One particular instance that stands out is when he not only has to attend a dance ball, but must [[{{Crossdresser}} [[DisguisedInDrag crossdress]] while doing so. so (complete with an [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything infamous]][[OfCorsetsPainful corset]][[OfCorsetsSexy tightening scene]]). And he must avoid his [[ArrangedMarriage fiancee]] Elizabeth from noticing lest he be embarrassed.humiliated. HilarityEnsues.
** Surprisingly averted after that, though, as the artist's assistants lampshade and lament in the authors' notes of vol. 21.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' : The Sino-Brittanian Sino-Britannian pre-wedding party is just such an example, complete with plenty of [[{{Melodrama}} drama]] drama]], starting when Zero & Co. [[WeddingSmashers crashes crash the party]]. party]], and ending with no less than an assassination attempt on him. With plenty of [[SeriousBusiness chess]] in between. [[spoiler:And the day after after, he does it again, because [[LargeHam Lelouch can't do anything in moderation]].]]]]
** A few episodes before that, one is briefly shown as part of a school festival.
** The "hero doesn't like snooty aristocrats" version shows up in [[Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled]], sort of - Akito is a pile of angst, and it's debatable whether or not the show takes him seriously, or if he really should lighten up. But there definitely is a ball.
8th Jun '16 4:27:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' has a ball at the royal castle, to which the protagonist and some of his family are invited. Like in the JaneAusten examples above, flirting ensues.

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* ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' has a ball at the royal castle, to which the protagonist and some of his family are invited. Like in the JaneAusten examples above, flirting Flirting ensues.
30th May '16 10:56:25 PM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Princess Ludorica thinks they will have one, at a point where she thinks she's safe.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Princess Ludorica thinks they will have one, at a point where she thinks she's safe.
25th Jan '16 10:13:52 PM Tapol
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* In the 2002 miniseries ''Napoleon'' there are several. In one while he's an exile on Elba Napoleon Bonaparte learns that Josephine, the love of his life has died.
10th Dec '15 6:26:45 PM PaulA
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\n* In ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'', set in German-occupied territory during World War II, the episode "After the Ball" revolves around a ball held by the Germans in the hope of promoting good relations with the locals (or at least of getting some photos that can be used as propaganda claiming good relations with the locals). It inspires the episode's central character to rebel against her OverprotectiveDad and try to have a social life of her own, with what might be charitably described as mixed results.
7th Dec '15 8:25:57 PM PaulA
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* Dances and Balls drive the plot of a few episodes of ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', as befitting a program whose main setting is Madison High School. Notable examples include ''The Yodar Kritch Award'' and ''Cinderella for a Day''.

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* Dances and Balls drive the plot of a few episodes of ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', as befitting a program whose main setting is Madison High School. Notable examples include ''The "The Yodar Kritch Award'' Award" and ''Cinderella "Cinderella for a Day''.Day".
10th Nov '15 12:56:27 AM DragonQuestZ
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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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16th Oct '15 5:15:53 PM DragonQuestZ
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SuperTrope of HighSchoolDance, DanceOfRomance and MasqueradeBall. In an action series, expect a BallroomBlitz. Compare DanceLine -- that may occur at a dance or ball, if people who were just watching are drawn in.

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SuperTrope of HighSchoolDance, DanceOfRomance and MasqueradeBall. In an action series, expect a BallroomBlitz. Compare DanceLine -- that may occur at a dance or ball, if (if people who were just watching are drawn in.in), AtTheOperaTonight.
17th Sep '15 8:12:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Many significant events happen at balls in ''WarAndPeace''.
* ''GoneWithTheWind'' references them often in the early part of the book, with a large number of events occuring at a barbecue.

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* Many significant events happen at balls in ''WarAndPeace''.
''Literature/WarAndPeace''.
* ''GoneWithTheWind'' ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' references them often in the early part of the book, with a large number of events occuring at a barbecue.



* In ''{{Mistborn}}'', these are such a big deal that their ballrooms' designs are based on real-world cathedrals. Justified in that parties are one of the two things the city nobility does, the other being civil war when the webs of intrigue snap every century or so.

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* In ''{{Mistborn}}'', ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'', these are such a big deal that their ballrooms' designs are based on real-world cathedrals. Justified in that parties are one of the two things the city nobility does, the other being civil war when the webs of intrigue snap every century or so.



* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToATrillion'', Menelaus goes to one after Blackie rouses him, and he feels AloneInACrowd.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToATrillion'', Menelaus goes to one after Blackie rouses him, and he feels AloneInACrowd.



* In TheWitchWatch, Sir Brook invites Lord Moxley and the other influential noblemen who failed to support him to a dinner and ball. And of all places it's there he chooses to [[spoiler: announce his treachery.]]

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* In TheWitchWatch, ''Literature/TheWitchWatch'', Sir Brook invites Lord Moxley and the other influential noblemen who failed to support him to a dinner and ball. And of all places it's there he chooses to [[spoiler: announce his treachery.]]
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