Alice tries to remember if they were still curtsying when she was made a vampire. She believes that the possibility is high - though she never got the chance to attend an Ivy League debutante ball, or --. Surely they were doing it in Jasper's time, however.
"It's nice to meet you, Vasilissa - can we shorten it somehow? I find it quite a mouthful. And my name's Alice, by the way."