I asked my sweet wife to waltz with me, and she flatly turned me down. Who wants to be a spectacle, dancing in front of so many people? Who wants their pedestrian dancing to detract from the glorious music being performed?
Off to the side of the room, behind the audience, there was a young girl -- probably 4 or 5 years old at most -- with her mother. That girl had come to dance! She wore her beautiful Easter dress, tights and shiny shoes. She was dancing freely and openly. I had found a dance partner. I approached her, careful not to intrude in what she was doing, and started dancing, as well. Sweeping arm motions with step-together-steps... turns and spins (girls of all ages love to spin)... and when the music ended, a low bow. Her mother was visibly kvelling - bursting with pride and delight. I don't know what pleased the little girl most, but when the music ended, she looked up and proclaimed with such enthusiasm, "That was so cool!"
Made my day!