This question is specifically for beginner/intermediate leaders, but all are welcome. Is there any benefit to dancing with an excellent follow? In other words, if you're leading someone who can compensate for your less than perfect lead, are you actually learning anything? What do you learn? Yes, it's easier to dance with them, but still... Advanced leads tell me the sometimes seek out beginners to dance to practice/hone their leading skills. i.e. make sure they are still actually leading, not going through the motions with someone who already knows.