“Don't you hear it? She asked & I shook my head no & then she started to dance & suddenly there was music everywhere & it went on for a very long time & when I finally found words all I could say was thank you. ” ― Brian Andreas, Story People ;Dancer by Richard Calmes
A spell was cast on the red shoes that would cause the wearer to dance until she removed them. But while wearing the shoes the dancer would dance so well she wouldn't want to take them off and would dance herself to death.