it's easy to do this, and i do - but only when dancing with a reasonably good follower who makes occasional misakes. this technique only serves to make the whole dance feel like a stop-go-stop-stop-go session with chronic offenders. so in the interest of keeping awkwardness to low levels, I would cheat, skip a beat or just use a bit more power to keep things in order. I understand (and mostly agree with) this. There are things that can't be taught non-verbally, and there are people who can't be taught at all because they are dunces. But you are evading my question. Answer me this using any one of the scenarios I listed before - how would I critizie appropriately on the floor? It seems that you are, by not answering it, implying that there is no circumstance under which criticisms or 'teaching' is allowed or would be considered appropriate. right?