One of my favourite dances, and one that will be on the set list for the Arizona Regency And Victorian Society summer ball, is "Haste To The Wedding." Your Humble Servant learned it in Williamsburg. It is both easy and lively, as you can see from the dancers at a ball in New York City this past February:
And if that is not lively enough for you, try the morris dance version:
I assure you, Dearest Dancing Friends, we will not step into the realm of jingle bells and handkerchiefs. Well, at least not yet.