I certainly agree prudence is needed. However, I think the risk is actually greater dating another dancer: if you break up, the other dancer will almost certainly stay around the dance scene, while a former nondancer may well dump the dancing along with the relationship. Of course, for those who stay on good terms with former boyfriends or girlfriends, this is a nonissue. Absolutely. A competent leader can just tell the woman, "relax and trust me", maybe work through a couple simple patterns if there's any difficulty, and still make her feel like Cinderella doing a few basic figures. It's not that simple the other way around.