See SD I think his analogy is pretty accurate. What some see as being unique is not, what some think is beneficial in fact is not in the long run. Joe I already pointed out to you that various parts of your method are used already. There are two different ballroom studios in Sacramento that use the same methodology for East Coast, West coast and a modified version for Salsa. The whole "cifer" and "code" idea is hardly unique. I've also told you that I myself started with a method incredibly similar to this when I started teaching ECS. I abandoned it once I realized that it was too mechanical in its methods, too intellectual for my purposes. Instead of teaching others the way I had been taught I adapted the methodology I had been taught to teach Hand to Hand Combat. It is based on natural reactions, economy of motion and body mechanics. I found that I achieved better results and my students enjoyed the process more. I have used the process as you outlined it and while it achieved the stated goal it was not superior to the method in it's variances from the method I had originally used to teach ECS and is in my estimation limiting to those who wish to continue to progress in their dancing. Followers who depend on the cipher are caught unaware when the leader improvises, and swing dancing without improvisation isn't swing dancing as far as I'm concerned. So while you may have been the first person I am aware of to put all these things down, in this specific order, in writing, it does not differ substantially from existing methodologies to be considered original, nor does it achieve a superior result than those methods or several others that bear little to no resembalance to it. If you are basing it's originality on the teachers in L.A. I'd highly sugesst you travel outside of SoCal before making such claims.