I doubt you're making a fool of yourself, and hats off to you for being out there doing something. I'm taking hip-hop classes where the longer term goal is on individual, free style dancing. So far I'm still very uncomfortable on my own, but I see as long as I keep at it my day will happen. Many partner dancers start with a dance background (party dancing or other) and that experience makes shines/solos much easier. The rest of us have to grow into it over time.