Debated putting this elsewhere, but opted for the AT forum cuz I like you guys ... Thinking about things in the other thread, and the idea of differences in following in ballroom versus in AT...what do the more experienced people have to say? For my own part, I know that following in AT makes sense to me. Not so much for Standard. Really, not at all. Stay put...move when asked to move...energy forward towards the leader...keep center aligned to the leader, unless that alignment is deliberately changed. Makes perfect sense, right? Except I've run across ballroom dancers saying that Standard is the same. (Somewhere here on DF. Don't ask me where.) Whaaa??? I don't see how I can keep my center aligned to his when I'm all contorted like that. I don't get where I'm supposed to be focusing my energy--towards him? Into his hand? Somewhere I haven't even considered? When does your center begin to move? Seems to me, there's got to be some split-weight thing going on, but it seems like others have said it isn't. Synchronicity...yeah, kinda got that much...conceptually, at least. Can someone add their thoughts and wisdom? And, please, if you're talking about Standard, please explain it like you're talking to someone *really stupid*, because otherwise I really just don't get it. Or relate/compare it to AT, which I get?