We all know them. The older, wealthy widows, widowers and divorcees who frequent some dance studios to fill a hole in their emotional lives. The ladies who want to be "waltzed" across the floor, but don't really want to dance well. The men who just want to talk and be listened to. I've known a couple teachers who used such students as "cash cows", selling them outrageous numbers of lessons, and never really worried about the quality of dance being taught (because the students didn't care either.) I've also known a teacher or two who cared only about quality of dance, and had no patience with non-serious students. The question is, is either course really wrong? If a lonely person (who can afford it) is getting their emotional needs met by taking lots of dance lessons with no particular goals in mind, is a dance tacher really doing anything wrong by selling him/her those lessons? I know people on both sides of the debate -- the ,"quality dance, don't worry about the income," people, and the ,"just give me the money,don't worry about teaching them to dance" people. What do you think? Is there a middle ground?