dancing and couples
Posted by P. Bingham on September 04, 1998 at 18:47:00:
In response to Dancing etiquette, written by ElaineL on September 04, 1998 at 14:36:20
At a ball, married males and females were expected to dance with other people and it was actually quite rude for a man to monopolize his wife and vice-verse. Unmarried ladies could dance with whomever they wished, married or no, so long as they did not dance with one more than three times at the same ball, that is, with a man married or not. And then, of course, unmarried women were discouraged from dancing with rascals but they were allowed to dance wih them so long as not more than three times. And then, depending upon the date, you have your no-waltz rules as well.
- "no waltz" rules & physical contact in general? Misty Ann Khan 13:30:50 9/05/98 (2)
- The custom is not unheard of today Mark 19:16:00 9/04/98 (1)
- Thanks! (NFM) ElaineL 23:48:27 9/04/98 (0)
Posting followups to old messages is disabled; instead go to the main index and post a new message which mentions this one.