Here's a wonderful video showcasing the dances of various period dramas. I especially liked seeing Matthew Macfadyen as 'proud Darcy' followed immediately by the clip of the mischievous Sir Felix Carbury. At times, I find these dance rituals of the past to be comical but mostly beautiful and fascinating to watch.
Thanks to gsbohn for creating this montage featuring the following films:
Pride and Prejudice (1995, 2005)
Sense and Sensibility (1995, 2008)
Mansfield Park (1999, 2007)
The Way We Live Now