French country dances were mentioned, but I preferred conversation.
Morris dances (old English country dances) and the folk-songs.
Country dances were taught in France, in 1684, by Isaac, an Englishman.
It was certainly applied to the Passamezzo, and to other country dances.
He had kissed other girls indeed before at kirns and country dances.
This is probably true of all country dances: it is pre-eminently true of the Morris dance.
There was a secret understanding between them, a sort of informal affair born of moonlight rides and country dances.
Thursday I danc'd a minuet & country dances at school, after which I drank tea with aunt Storer.
And I have seen him join merrily in the country dances too, to the clapping of hands of the company.
But when it came to the country dances my lady comes up to me ever so prettily and asks the favour.