Actually it was not JA but one of the young women...
Written by Adrian
(3/24/2013 12:31 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, spinster, penned by Stephanie
...(who may well have had ulterior motives) who told Capt. Wentworth that Anne had given up dancing.
...but then she was sure of his having asked his partner whether Miss Elliot never danced? The answer was, "Oh! no, never; she has quite given up dancing. She had rather play. She is never tired of playing."
The preceeding text gives us the feeling that Anne was not entirely content playing while others danced on this particular evening.