Sorry to have been gone; was teaching and helping to launch a new studio. Thanks Bastet, Sub, d', and Peaches for your inputs. My last thoughts on the matter.......... Everyone who knows me also knows that this is the farthest concept from I dance and teach. Unless we have met one another on the dance floors, no one here knows anything of the other, other than what is written. This is why I have begged to keep personal comments out of these discussions. If one cannot help one's self, that is what the PMs are for. I have no personal issue with you. Everyone of us have studied something, and have attempted to understand and implement that which we have learned. Of course, we all believe that what we are doing is either correct, or at least, done to the best of our abilities. This is another reason why we must refrain from thoughts and comments outside of what is pertinent to the dance. As for the musicality classes that you refer to, we are in complete agreement. Just because they are called musicality, doesn't mean they taught the correct thing. And, per your description, I agree; these did not. Bravo! This is what we all want in the end, isn't it? No, you do not know me, nor my dance. As stated above, everyone who does also knows that I dance and teach several of the styles of AT (whatever is appropriate for the moment). They know of my studies (education and teachers), and longevity (including the time I lived in BsAs), and know of my disdain for traditional syllabus style dancing,school figures and patterns, and dancing a bunch of preconcieved patterns w/o regard as to music, rhythms, orchestrations, and more imprtantly, techniques, kinesiology, partners, and positions on the dance floor. I don't know your dance, but I am certain that it is pleasing to you and to those whom you are dancing with, or you wouldn't be doing it. Funny that you would say this because it is EXACTLY what I teach, and what I have been admonished for by many dancers (including Argentines) who believe that AT is some extrememly difficult and long reaching accomplishment. It is NOT that complicated when one has learned some very simple (this does not mean easy nor uncomplicated), yet very necessary basics. Lastly, you say, "...To each their own...", but you have often been very intolerant of the own of others on this forum. You have also brought much thought and substance to some discussions. Your intolerance comes across as personal comments about another's thoughts, feelings, education, and/or dance. Many have discussed this with us (the Mods) on several occassions. In the effort of privacy, I have spoken to you, and others, via PM about several of these times. You might have noticed that 'ONLY' the personal assaults have been deleted from your last couple of posts. So will the personal afronts of everyone else's from now on when they are rude and unnecessary and contribute nothing to the discussion. If we cannot stop such comments, the threads will have to be closed. No one wants to do this as it would be counter-productive to what we are here for... a forum for the interaction of thoughts and ideas, hopefully to better us all in this dance that we love so much. Thanks, Guys.