From: mlamontbrown [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 31 May 2010 10:13
Subject: Change in the Modern World
While I was in Russia recently a teacher of one of the groups asked me about
It started off with a question about whether the man needed to start on his
This was followed up with the question "why"? I gave the best answer I
that I thought it was related to when it was more of a waltz / polka around
They then asked why, since we were now using pas de basque, (with the
an intersecting jeté), we didn't change the rule, - So I explained that as
decision had been made so many years ago it would be impossible to change
I think they had trouble with this answer.
It made me realise that it was easier to change a complete political system
country the size of Russia than it was to change a decision made by the
which foot the man should use to start a poussette.