I'm a newer leader wondering some things on a base "how dance works" level. Instructor A: She is very sensitive. She can tell me what feels good and what doesn't. While everyone to some extent can do that she is good. If I want to iron out a pattern to make it feel just delightful. I talk to her. She cant always tell you why, she isn't real technical like I am, but shes a great feeler. I hope that makes sense. Instructor B: Another instructor at my studio is much more experienced but isn't as keen on things feeling just so. I can lead a pattern, even lead it poorly, it it will still "work". She's much more intuitive, more technical. I can take a working pattern that I dance with partners all the time and dance it with Instructor A (the feeling one) and it wont work. She'll tear it all up to make it feel just so. That's good. I LIKE that. BUT. I want to progress as a dancer. Do I want to iron all the patterns out with her? Just because a pattern works X ways with her doesn't mean it will be the same with everyone else. Does what I lead feel THAT bad? It works, follows still smile and dance with me. (obviously I know you cant really answer that on the internet) I can dance with Instructor B and pull out some things I'm working on and she will tell me if it feels BAD, but not to the same level as instructor A. The pattern still works. She has much more loose tolerance for "error" in the pattern, so to speak. Then there are ladies who require more "force" that what I like to give and I cant dance well with at all. What is the balance between a patterns feel between partners, getting to newer more advanced material, social dancing and fun? Does any of this make sense? I'm still trying to make sense of it myself.