La danse commence la-bas, fighting has broken out yondër.
“Mon Caporal, there is great news: La danse commence la-bas.”
—Ouida: Under Two Flags, chap. xxv.
A la danse. On the march.
“The regiment was ordered out a la danse There was fresh war in the interior.”—Ouida: Under Two Flags, chap.xxv. (See Dance.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894