To dance attendance

to come and go obsequiously; to be or remain in waiting, at the beck and call of another, with a view to please or gain favor.

See also: Dance

References in classic literature ?
Even before luncheon was half finished I had asked myself the old, eternal question: "WHY do I continue to dance attendance upon the General, instead of having left him and his family long ago?
My old acquaintances in Paris, or the she-coxcombs on whom I used to dance attendance, would be puzzled to recognize in me the man who had a certain vogue in his day, the sybarite accustomed to all the splendor, luxury, and finery of Paris.
These days one has to dance attendance on the mites, so we don't stunt their growth or malform their brain development.