I took a class last week which has left me a little confused (not difficult, admittedly!). Up until then, I'd always assumed that barridas were like "illusions" - i.e. the leader doesn't actually move the follower's foot (much), but it just looks that way - i.e. the follower and leader move almost as normal, but they just happen to have their moving feet touching, so the "sweep" bit is basically an illusion. However, I've also been taught (by Bianca, in London) a more "dramatic" barrida, which feels more like a lunge - i.e. there's preparation, it's a larger and a more dramatic movement, the leader definitely leads the follower's foot, and there's a natural pause at the end of it. So, my question is, is this difference simply a matter of emphasis / style, or are there supposed to be different types of barrida? Or, have I been doing barridas wrong all this time?