He DID deign to proclaim from high (as in high up in the New York Times Building) that she dances "passably" (!) which is passably nice, in a backhanded sort of way.
But yeah, mostly he was just a curmudgeonly snake.
I had a hard time deciding between a "love" and a "laughing face" for your brilliant review. Sentiment won out and you got a "love" but I won't always be so easy, young man.
In all seriousness, thank you!