Dancing master


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a teacher of dancing.

See also: Dancing

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He resumed his unpleasant and stealthy advance, pointing his toes as he walked, like a dancing master.
He hacked his chair before me, bowing and smiling, and waved me to a seat with the grace of a dancing master, chastened by the dignity of a lord in waiting.
Afterward, Bert was of the opinion that he looked like a swell dancing master, while Billy called him "the dude.
George Eliot did the very same thing; and Lewes was a little frog-faced man, with the manner of a dancing master.
And then Schliemann went on to outline some of the wastes of competition: the losses of industrial warfare; the ceaseless worry and friction; the vices--such as drink, for instance, the use of which had nearly doubled in twenty years, as a consequence of the intensification of the economic struggle; the idle and unproductive members of the community, the frivolous rich and the pauperized poor; the law and the whole machinery of repression; the wastes of social ostentation, the milliners and tailors, the hairdressers, dancing masters, chefs and lackeys.
The dancing is delicious - from Sophie Martin and Eve Mutso's comedy double act as the vile stepsisters to Jamiel Laurence's acrobatic turn as the Dancing Master who becomes a Grasshopper.
The other source is an earlier manuscript, dated 1789, compiled by John Winder, a dancing master who taught in the nearby towns of Lancaster and Clitheroe; and as far afield as Halifax and Blackburn.
Synopsis: Finding himself the man of the family, London dancing master Alec Valcourt moves his mother and sister to remote Devonshire, hoping to start over.
Madhuri had matched steps with the dancing master in the hit song "Que Sera Sera" from "Pukar" (2000).
He tried out his rusty French in a clumsy parody of courtly usage as instructed by the dancing master.
The arrival of the tradesmen, the dancing master, the wigmaker, etc, lifts the ballet marvellously well in costumes with sharp, bright colours and in every case, particularly in James Barton's sensational Dancing Master, presenting perfectly a heightened sense of the kind of the brittle and rather dangerous superficiality we associate with the 18th century, the period chosen by Mac-Farlane for the ballet.
The essays address dance in the Bible; notable Jewish dance teachers (such as the Italian Renaissance dancing master Guglielmo Ebreo) and choreographers (the brilliant Soviet "outcast" Leonid Jacobsen, the Israeli genius Sara Levi-Tanai, the American modern dancer Sophie Maslow); specific folk dances (the kerchief dance for brides, a Hasidic line dance for men, Israeli folk dances invented during the 20th century); the dances of Kurdish, Yemenite, and Ethiopian Jews; the dancing of nonJewish Bedouins, Druze, and neighboring Arabs in Israeli dance pageants of the 1940s; Jewish dancing in Palestine and Nazi Germany in the 1930s; even, one is astonished to discover, dances of Jews in Nazi camps during World War II.