What is the best and worst comment about your dancing you ever recieved - from a partner, someone watching, whooever? In words, or in other ways. I am not sure if there is another thread on this theme somewhere, I can't remember it though. My best ones are a draw between two guys I danced with. The first is the male teacher in one of the very first lindy lessons I took. It was a small class, he danced with everybody. When we had taken our first few steps together he made a short exclamation - a word that usually expresses surprise. He seemed pleased. My aikido has taught me to move with my feet under my body and to not unnecessarily go by myself... to "jump yourself" is pretty much the worst thing you can do in aikido, and in my line of aikido you also learn to be sensitive to small leads. I guess that because of my background I grasped these things while some of the others were still just thinking about their steps, and not really partner dancing. He is just a kid in my eyes, but I always get happy when I see him as he was the first one to give my self confidence in dancing a real boost. Others might have said "good" but I never believe them as much as I believed him, because he was not deliberately trying to tell me anything. The second one is a guy who asked me to dance bugg (swedish jitterbug remnant, "swedish jive"), during a social event at the place where I take classes. I told him I can't do bugg, but I do lindy - if it was OK for him to cheat a little bit we could give it a try. Bugg doesn't have a lot of footwork, and I discovered there is a backstep similar to the one in lindy. It worked amazingly well. The guy asked me if I compete in lindy! After having danced for six months, I took it as a very fine compliment. The worst comment - oh my. It was my first beginner course at this dance camp, and I asked this guy to dance. I could not follow him at all, did not understand what he was doing. After a while I commented on that. It was pretty awful. Then it dawned on me - he was doing sixcounts. I said "Oh, you're doing sixcounts" and he said "sure, only sixcounts". By then we had done some sixcounts in class, but I could not really switch back and forth between six- and eight counts. Then he switched to eight count basics - just the basic step, nothing else, for the rest of the song. He then dumped me off in a corner with the words "now you got some practise". I was stunned. He made me feel extremely stupid and small. Well, he made sure not to be asked by this beginner again - not ever.