Did that get your attention? This is an interactive thing so I need for you to answer the poll question first...once you do that then read the full story. ============================== Ok, if you've made it this far, I'm trusting that you answered the poll question. The reason why I had you do that is because it proves a point. I will go down the list and give you my thoughts as to how this relates to salsa dancing (or any dance for that matter...) The first option in the poll was: "Because of the promise that was made..." When you read the headline, I made a promise to you that by mastering this 1 thing you can achieve greatness on the dance floor. So if you chose that option, that's what intersted you in reading further. Dancing is the same way. When you ask someone to dance, you are making a promise. You are saying to that person: "Just grab a hold of my hand because you are about to have the time of your life...I promise." That's why people dance, to have a good time, and it's up to you to keep that promise. In fact, not only do you have to keep that promise, you have to OVER-deliver on that promise. Once you've set the scene, you have to go above and beyond in order to make sure that you are having a good time for you and your partner. But how do you OVER-deliver? By simply doing your best to make sure that the next 3-5 minutes are great. You do this by having a good attitude, by feeding off of your partner, by giving and taking, by respecting your partner. The fastest way for you to not keep your promise is by trying to show off, keeping the attention on yourself, by dancing just for dancing and not really being into it. You see, when you OVER-deliver each and every single time you're out there, you start to build a reputation for yourself. Once you do that, then you'd fall into the second category. Some of you (hopefully for me :wink: ) chose the second option, which was: "Because I always read the posts you (salsarhythms) writes..." Now, if you chose that option, it's because I've always done my best to make sure that I always OVER-deliver in every post that I write. With that in mind, as you begin to OVER-deliver on your dancing experience, you will soon start to notice that more and more people will dance with you simply because they already know that you will deliver and OVER-deliver on your promise of a great dance. But in order for that to happen, you have to take the first group of people (the people that don't know you yet, but are expecting a great dance from you) and OVER-deliver on your promise. Then and only then, will they fall in the second category of people (Those that already know you and know that you will OVER-deliver on your promise of a great dance.) This does not mean that you must be flawless...I mean no one is without flaws (Except maybe Borikensalsero who seems to get better and better with each post... :wink: ) and no one expects you to be. You don't have to put a lot of pressure on yourself either, don't take this that way... All I'm saying is give it your all. Put your soul and heart into it, and believe me the rest will follow... And trust me, it's not that hard to OVER-deliver. All you have to do is make your partner feel like they are the only ones on the dance floor. This is done with the way you move, your attitude, your charisma, all of it. Just because you haven't danced for a long time, does not mean that you can't put your all into it. That's OVER-delivering...taking all of you, your soul and heart putting it out there and expressing it through your dance. If on a particular night you don't feel like you can do that, then make sure you dance with someone you know already and can say "Hey, I'm feeling kinda down right now, let's dance so that I can get past this...what do you think?" And once you get out on that dance floor, leave everything else behind. Trust me, do this 1 thing of OVER-delivering, and you will achieve greatness on the dance floor.