The aah factor can cross all dance types and sport in my opinion. I used to play golf years ago, and golfers are always aspiring to have that great shot. If you heard a particular type of crack when the ball and club hit together you know that it will be a good shot. In relation to our dancing, I feel the same way, you go out each time to try for the ahh factor but sometimes it just does not happen, perhaps because you are trying! may be the aah factor comes when you get into the zone and are really just enjoying the experience. But I see a lot of you talk about going for medals as we say in Australia, or doing a test to attain a certain level. We have yet to start doing that level of dancing, but we regularly go for private lessons and come away happy that we have learnt something to refine the dance and the steps or improve body position. So tell me oh wise ones (as there seem to be many here ) is there a benefit for doing the medals...will that improve the ahh factor?