That's not to say I didn't dance this weekend; Saturday a friend of mine and I went to a Victorian-themed party (in full Victorian attire) where there was a good bit of dancing. Despite feeling ungainly doing balancé in class, it did make waltzing rather easy to pick up.
My friend sent me an email earlier this evening containing a link to a YouTube video in which Ursula Hageli, ballet mistress for the Royal Opera House in the UK, describes the evolution of the basic ballet steps from the Baroque period to present day. My only complaint is that it's just too damned short!
Here's a link and the embedded video: