Regarding the original post... I have taken WCS classes of all levels, including many classes that are "all levels" so we have beginners through advanced dancers in the same room. I have found that in one teacher's case, he always begins the "all levels" class by talking about the FLOW of WCS, rather than the steps. We actually often show that you can dance WCS with all walks, rather than the 6 count or 8 count rhythms. What is most important when beginning to realize the concept of WCS is the idea that the woman is being swung, and the theory of the slot. In a way, WCS is really a backwards dance if taught correctly (my personal version of correct, of course.) It is really more important to learn the theory behind WCS FIRST, rather than the steps. In most other dances you begin with steps and then work your way to technique once you have the concept of the steps. In WCS if you understand the technique (swing, conveying an anchor to your partner, connection) you are far better off than having an idea of patterns and steps. Of course, to advance, you need to know both, but I think WCS should be taught "backwards" to ballroom dances -- technique first, steps second. And yes, I have encountered this method of teaching, and am very fond of it!