I keep waiting for the group class (close embrace) where there are more taller than average women than shorter. I'm 6'4" with no belly, and feel like something out of the Beowulf movie sometime around woman 5' 5" in heels. They seem scared to maintain the connection; and most know that I have 5 years experience. The hardest thing for me do is maintain contra body position as I walk to the cross (step 2 and 3 of the dreaded 8 count). She must maintain close contact and contra positioning as well, but most followers are too light and end up sliding off, or step too wide on the side step with me, and then I can never get that outside position no matter what I do. I think this is why most of the want me to make Step #4 so far to the outside insted of staying in my lane (they pull even with me on the sidestep) Fortunately, I have a regular partner and GF that is 5' 7'' + shoes to dance with at the milonga. However, we both want to dance with others in the lessons' rotations and at the dances. Usually I arrive home from the lessons totally frustrated and neurotic about how I must put people off just because of my height and, yes, lower belly to chest connection.