Going back to some of the previous lectures on animation, i believe it was the one with Walt Disney's Fantasia. I remembered the ballet performance we watched by Norman Mclaren which involved an unfolding dance between a male and a female ballerina, known as a Pas de Deux.
This has proved very helpful in the research into this project, seeing as my story will be based on a Pas de Deux. Watching the video has given me some ideas for different dancing positions, but it will prove very hard to make them look like different positions seeing as the spinning tops wont have any arms.
Here are the links, i cant manage to get the new YouTube embed to work...
Pas de Deux pt1
Pas de Deux pt2