When I started learning salsa we were initially taught to keep everything above the waist fairly still and quiet, with the understanding that the shoulder rolling/arm movement would come back naturally when the feet,knees and hips were all doing the right thing. The upshot of this is that I'm more comfortable with leaders who have quiet arms, or at least quieten down when they're going to attempt something complicated. Sometimes I find on the social dancefloor a dancer with what seems to be artificially exaggerated arm movements, and when I dance with them I have difficulty finding the leads in all that noise. I also find that I have to go somewhat spaghetti-armed to protect my elbows and shoulders from injury. Others seem to be following them all right, although they may be recognising patterns..... So is there something I could be doing better to follow these types of leaders? I readily admit to being biased toward my own club's style of dancing, so I prefer the way quieter arms look (stronger and more connected, to my mind). What are others thoughts on salsa arms? Cheers Sarah Honestly, at times it feels like the guy is trying to unscrew them. :?