Hello, I'm happy to have found a place where adult dancers can discuss their experiences. Briefly: I've taken lessons in various disciplines on and off since I was a teenager. Now I'm in my early 30's. One of my resolutions is to develop my dance skills, which are basic but somewhat solid. Since moving to a new city 6 months ago, I've been taking intro sessions and beginner classes at a very popular studio with a varied schedule; great for adults who work during the day. Admittedly, I found the adult beginner classes to be too basic for me, but I was wary of advancing because higher level classes aren't offered as sessions. I suppose the logic is you should already have the basics down pat, which I thought I did, until I started attending an advanced beginners jazz class 2 weeks ago. Basically, all of my apprehensions have been realized in this course. I know my positions, my turns, and my leaps, but not in succession, it would seem. Choreography that looks easy enough when the instructor does it is not at all easy when I try it. Perhaps most frustrating of all is the presence of students in who obviously don't need to be in a beginner level class. They get all of the moves and can perform them easily. Doubtlessly, this is coming from a place of frustration, but WHY ARE THEY THERE? I'm the true beginner, I'm the one who needs to learn. GO TO AN INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED CLASS WHERE YOU BELONG. Rant over. I guess I'm wondering if I should go back to basic beginners and try this course again in a few weeks. Then again, I've only attended two classes so... maybe I'll improve? However, I really do enjoy my dance aerobics & hip hop classes, so much so that I worry less about technique than I do about having fun. HOWEVER, that's why I decided to enroll in other courses emphasizing technique, because I really would like to learn how to dance. Thoughts, anyone?