Too true. Sitting is what people do when they are resting or just non-dancers. Another thing to think about is just getting on the edge of the floor and doing some solo shines. This lets more advanced leads know that you're not a newb. It also says "I'm here to dance and if I have to I'll dance by myself!" When it comes to social dancing, I'm TERRIBLY shy. I've been known to sit on the wall ALL NIGHT LONG (4-6 hours+) waiting to be asked. I'm intimadated by really good Salsa dancers since my skillz are not as mad as I'd like them to be. Another thing that I do is *never* turn down a dance unless a guy is absolutely intoxicated to the point of being dangerous. Sure, you have to dance with a lot of frogs before you get to the prince, but at least you're *dancing*.