Move your hips to the left then to the right: that's the way street dancers perform the cuban motion. Bend and straighten your knees alternatively and see how your hips look like: that's the way ballroom dancers perform the cuban motion. Quite different, no? I may understand that some people will prefer the african street style but that's not my case and according to audiences, the european ballroom style is preferred. Ballroom dancers must not be affraid to dance ballroom in social events. That's a pity they have to hide their style either because they want to look like the others or because they just want to relax and don't feel like performing hard technique to look good. Actually, I began with street salsa (LA style, inline) dancing, that was my first dance ever. At that time I didn't know about ballroom and I used to dance like any other. One day, I saw a performance of mambo that completely transcended me. The dancers borrowed most of their technique from ballroom. Since that day, I'm a ballroom evangelist. I always perform ballroom when I dance in social events or trainings. Most of people are impressed with my technique and I get lots of compliments. Some people are really jealous but I think that happens to all good dancers. Even street instructors tell people not to do it the ballroom way which would make their students look better than them. In addition, people have in mind that ballroom is for old ones and I partially agree with them. Average ballroom dance lacks of intensity and looks worse than average street dance. That's a fact. And that contributes to the disrespect ballroom dancers get from street dancers. In my case, because I've reached the dancesport level, I get respect from everybody.