Thank you so much... I went there and did the excercises.. no cheating. I found it very helpful, especially since it turns out that I was doing it right the first time! I just had to relax and not think about the mechanics. I think the other thing I realized was that I have to keep my weight over my center, and not shift it to my back-stepping or front-stepping foot entirely. Am I right? Those hips move in a very pleasant sort of figure eight if I keep my weight more or less centered for the basic step.