But the Emperor's friend covered himself with glory, for he danced everything, whether he knew it or not, and introduced impromptu pirouettes
when the figures bewildered him.
As Mrs Vincent Crummles recrossed back to the table, there bounded on to the stage from some mysterious inlet, a little girl in a dirty white frock with tucks up to the knees, short trousers, sandaled shoes, white spencer, pink gauze bonnet, green veil and curl papers; who turned a pirouette
, cut twice in the air, turned another pirouette
, then, looking off at the opposite wing, shrieked, bounded forward to within six inches of the footlights, and fell into a beautiful attitude of terror, as a shabby gentleman in an old pair of buff slippers came in at one powerful slide, and chattering his teeth, fiercely brandished a walking-stick.
Nay, it was afterwards affirmed by a witness who shall at present be nameless, that in the seclusion of the Bower he poked out his wooden leg, in the stage-ballet manner, and executed a taunting or triumphant pirouette
on the genuine leg remaining to him.
The good people of the borough had scarcely a chance, however, to get their eyes thoroughly open, when, just as it wanted half a minute of noon, the rascal bounced, as I say, right into the midst of them; gave a chassez here, and a balancez there; and then, after a pirouette
and a pas-de-zephyr, pigeon-winged himself right up into the belfry of the House of the Town Council, where the wonder-stricken belfry-man sat smoking in a state of dignity and dismay.
Then, thrusting her under lip out beyond the upper, she made a little pout, which appeared to be familiar to her, executed a pirouette
on her heel, and set about collecting in her tambourine the gifts of the multitude.
Darling, who would pirouette
so wildly that all you could see of her was the kiss, and then if you had dashed at her you might have got it.
The little imps danced and leaped; and then one separated itself from the crowd, to grow bigger than, the rest, to pirouette
At last they paused, and a beautiful young woman sprang out of the ranks and began to pirouette
in front of us with a grace and vigour which would have put most ballet girls to shame.
And as an adult I stared in wonder as the amazingly talented dancers showed off their impressive point pirouettes
but she looks more like she is off to dance class to practise her pirouettes
than someone about to film one of the highest profile shows on TV.
or other turning steps, spotting requires you to snap your head around faster than the rest of your body, letting you focus on one "spot" to reduce dizziness.
This guy pirouettes
more than a ballerina," Biden told the crowd in Youngstown.