I understand why a teacher certainly needs to, but I'm curious what other people think is appropriate. Sometimes I find myself dancing with a partner in a social setting, and I am a MUCH better lead than him. It's often more fun for me if I can take over at that point. It doesn't happen often. I'm nothing more than a casual dancer, so I certainly make a lot of allowances when people are learning. Sometimes it's... just... so... painful though! And we'll be off beat, and my toes are trod on, and I have no idea what my partner is wanting to do, and I just want to save us both. And I always make sure I ask first. Can anyone else relate? Anyone have an opinion they'd like to share?