What prompted me to start this topic was this article by Anthony Hurley. I would love for coaches to hurl chairs at their couples and have them do all their routines competitively in social dances like Anthony had to contend with. http://www.freedomtodance.co.uk/news/floor-craft-lost-art-anthony-hurley-anthony-hurley/
In my opinion, what Anthony is asking is near impossible when the basics of partnering skills are not even mentioned in most of today's coaching sessions. Breaking out of one's set routine and reverting to basics is considered "not competitive" and no couple would risk it. Furthermore, the precedent is set when couples with ZERO floor craft, and think of ballroom dancing is pinball on steroids, are marked as champions. The day they disqualify for collisions, we'll start seeing some serious floorcraft. The other option is to have competitors truly respect each other. HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
My question to even Anthony would be, why on earth would a couple have to revert to basics when their routine is compromised? Are their advanced figures that are unleadable or unfollowable?!