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The Classical pas de deux

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Something that's occurred to me recently: is it always the male variation which goes first in a Classical pas de deux?  If so, why do you think that is, assuming it's not sexism? :) 

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I've always thought that it is an old fashioned form of politeness that gives the rather more delicate female a couple of minutes to catch her breath!

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Well she usually has more to do doesn't she,  so it makes sense she gets the first rest- then she gets the rousing finale, while the end of his second variation is often half shooed off stage by her whipping across the stage.....

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