Steven never used the term "apilodo," but that is a term that describes the style he was teaching. In apilado the partners form a single vertical axis rather than maintaining their own axis. Your partner can "make you" take a step by simply "moving away" from you. (or you can "break in the middle while keeping your feet in the same place) You know the saying about four legs, two bodies, and one heart. You don't take a step independent of your partner. The two of you step together. This is much more so in the apilado style than other styles. "We began with the idea of a well integrated body that healthfully takes gravity to the ground through your body." "It is VERY IMPORTANT TO BE GIVING OUR PARTNER SOME WEIGHT SO THAT WE CAN FEEL HOW THEY MOVE IN THE GROUND."ere I could "always" tell where a Steven Payne trained female's weighted foot, and axis were. That makes the dance so much more enjoyable and full of possibilities. I guess we can work our way through the physics of dance and the imprecision of dance vocabulary, again. The main take away here is that there ARE some people who gave an equal emphasis to the two haves of the AT partnership. But those folks are few and far between.