hello, I am quite new here, this is my first post and I wanted to discuss something related to social dancing I am fairly new to partner dance, having been a street dancer for awhile i wanted to explore other things, ive gotten lots of good experience so far but i now find myself at a loss.. being a street dancer for so long cemented my idea of what dance is or should be, which was for people to share together, after all i do believe dance is initially a method of communication, for example a performer communicates to his or her audience, a leader and a follower communicate with eachother as well as a possible audience. coming in the social dance world I was excited to learn these steps and patterns which are intertwined with another persons steps n patterns. i thought to myself "ahh so this is social dancing" and i kept practicing and practicing started having a lot of people telling me how good i got and if i could teach them something, of course i didnt feel comfortable teaching as i still consider myself a beginner. I started researching online for anything i could find, history, videos, heck even older dancers facebook profiles, their studios, anything. for the record, Im not from a town where I can find millions of social dancers. and its SO HARD to find ANY information because i feel as if people just keep to themselves, Ive noticed theres a lot of EGO in social dancing, people trying to own moves and making sure their classes are not filmed. the idea of sharing is non-existent unless its for a friend, unless you are a part of the inner circle. but what do you have to do to be in the circle? I find it inexplicably sad that SOCIAL dancing is so anti-social. street dances are performed alone but are shared in circles, people give you energy and you feed from it, most street dancers dont claim to even TEACH, they simply claim to SHARE. why is this so absent from a world of dance calling itself social? I dont believe growth of community is possible if everyones just trying to own something, and make it a business, its very shady and counter productive sorry if i come across as rude or offending, im just trying to understand this new world i stepped into. is it wierd that I feel this way?