dancing-master


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Noun1.dancing-master - a professional teacher of dancing
dancer, professional dancer, terpsichorean - a performer who dances professionally
instructor, teacher - a person whose occupation is teaching
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Once, among the heterogeneous crowd of inmates there appeared a dancing-master.
said the dancing-master, surveying the small figure and uplifted face.
He was as good-natured a dancing-master as ever danced to the Insolvent Court, and he kept his word.
Everybody seemed to hear of her as soon as they arrived; for the milliner sat up in bed, drying her eyes, and said, just as the dancing-master had said:
It had come to pass, that afternoon, that Miss Morleena Kenwigs had received an invitation to repair next day, per steamer from Westminster Bridge, unto the Eel-pie Island at Twickenham: there to make merry upon a cold collation, bottled beer, shrub, and shrimps, and to dance in the open air to the music of a locomotive band, conveyed thither for the purpose: the steamer being specially engaged by a dancing-master of extensive connection for the accommodation of his numerous pupils, and the pupils displaying their appreciation of the dancing-master's services, by purchasing themselves, and inducing their friends to do the like, divers light- blue tickets, entitling them to join the expedition.
To these encroachments, time and ignorance, the two great supporters of imposture, gave authority; and thus many rules for good writing have been established, which have not the least foundation in truth or nature; and which commonly serve for no other purpose than to curb and restrain genius, in the same manner as it would have restrained the dancing-master, had the many excellent treatises on that art laid it down as an essential rule that every man must dance in chains.
All the servants were there in the hall--all the dear friend--all the young ladies--the dancing-master who had just arrived; and there was such a scuffling, and hugging, and kissing, and crying, with the hysterical YOOPS of Miss Swartz, the parlour-boarder, from her room, as no pen can depict, and as the tender heart would fain pass over.
In the second place, he was not as old as the music-master, or as ugly as the dancing-master.
When that has educated the frame to self-possession, to nimbleness, to grace, the steps of the dancing-master are better forgotten; so painting teaches me the splendor of color and the expression of form, and as I see many pictures and higher genius in the art, I see the boundless opulence of the pencil, the indifferency in which the artist stands free to choose out of the possible forms.
Recent work by Paul Dennant has revealed that the tune was also included in the rare sixth volume of Walsh's The Compleat Country Dancing-Master (c.
Eleda and Adele suffer their romances, too, but life becomes much more interesting when a dancing-master and his apprentice set up shop in the inn, giving lessons to paying customers in preparation for the Summermoon festivities.