Some people are nervous, some are worried about their lead, some are worried about their follow, some are worried about how they look . . . I could go on! Can you be actually be comfortable enough to dance a WCS . . . so comfortable, in fact, that you could actually just "listen to the music?" I know you hear the music, but do you really hear it? Can you just dance and listen to the song . . . versus doing everything thing in your dance repertoire in an attempt to stay really close to the beat??? You might say "music is music" . . . but many of us will disagree, and d nice, the other Swing moderator, is certainly qualified to answer your specifics on the music if you have them. Not all swing music is in 4/4 time. There is also 2/2 time, 6/8 time, 12/8 time, etc. For most dancers, we could care less about this division of music, but for a bunch of us, knowing this will actually help your dancing. A lot of dancers even get into eights, sixteenths, and even triplets, but for the majority of dancers, it may not be necessary! You can do a soft swing, a hard swing, and so on. You have to accent specific steps in your footwork! Can you accent a "crash" cymbal? Can you be sharp? Is there a time to be staccato and a time to be real "sexy?" Listen to the music. Use that beat. Use that beat wherever it is! Step your foot on an accent beat. Ronde' around on long bass note, etc. Your dancing will come alive! LISTEN TO THE MUSIC! It will tell you what to do!