That's the question that troubles me for some time :headwall: . Let me give you some background first. I'm dancing salsa more then 2 years now. When I started salsa scene in my town was quite small. Now we have some salsa schools with several hundreds pupils. I may say now that I'm quickly becoming a representative of the older generation of salseros. It has it's good side, but bad side as well. Good side is that I am one of the most valued dance partners as I am at the instructor level at my town :ladiesma:. The bad side is that I am at the instructor level and there is no local male dancer that I can learn from. Still there are few better salseros then me but they tend toward the salsa style that I do not apreciate so much (LA style with multiple solo men's spins, or salsa with some funky and hip hop elements). And I'm afficionado of NY style. If you want an example of dancer that I admire you may check this video clip. I must say that we have quite often salsa workshops with foreign instructors but it's really hard to learn much from them. It would be completly different (I belive) if I had a chance to take regular classes with them (2 or 3 times a week for example) and observe them during salsa parties every night. It's even more irritating that we know our weak sides here. There is a modest number of good leaders in my town but none of them has broader dance background. So even though we securely and gently lead really complicated turn pattern we don't look very good. We lack the style, good posture and don't execute all those fancy afro/rumba moves in a proper way (isolation exercises are still fresh thing for us) :? . By contrast our salseras look generally much better. We have some world class salsa female dancers that even teach ladies styling abroad. But they usually danced most of their lives (ballet, jazz, flamenco, ballroom etc). So let me enumerate means I undertaken to achieve the goal of becoming good salsa dancer: - workshops and congresses with foreign instructors - private salsa classes with one of our best female salsa dancer - watching a lot of video clips with good salsa dancers - isolation exercises at home and practing some common salsa and rumba moves to execute them properly - and last but not least dancing a lot I'm also thinking about correcting my dance by video taping myself but it's really thrilling experience :shock:. I'm very curious whether anyone have/had similiar problem like me. And I'm even more curious whether and how you overcame it. I would be also grateful for any advice from you.