Re: Scared Francescony, welcome to DF, and also to the joys of salsa! The only way to overcome this problem and to be a better dancer is to go out to clubs and ask girls to dance! And you know what? some of those girls who do amazing stuff with advanced leaders may actually welcome a change of pace now and again -- not all advanced followers want to spend the entire night getting spinned non-stop at 100mph... Here are tips I posted in another thread: Hope this helps.