I have been thinking a lot on this issue. This wouldn’t work for me. :shock: I needed some basic patterns to work with. To play with. The music was at the very best ok, but at least better than the mainstream pop played other places. I didn’t understand the lyric. I didn’t understand the complexity of the music. Just hearing/hitting the one or the five could be a challenge. Talk about flava and connecting with my inner dancer and the music and you would have seen me sneaking out the backdoor and never return. But now I’m hooked. I enjoy the music. Got enough mambo patterns working, so I don’t bore the experienced followers. Got Cuban patters, so I can dance with a girl who’s into the circular style. Been trying a little on2 to be prepared for this, and to know what it is. I got enough moves on the spine, to start playing with them. I got my own style by taking the best from the different teachers, and blend it to my own. But I never mix the different dance styles. But there’s definitely a lot to work with, and a lot to add on. Sometimes I feel very old. Very stiff in the junction and the spine. Very white. But on the other hand, I don’t like everything regarding salsa that have Cuba or New York as origin. Anyway, like many other dancers in my environment, I now have some energy and interest in the roots, the flava, the connection to the music. The history. Hope I will be able to go to Cuba, to NY and to SD to feel the dance floors and the party’s. But for me it was patterns/leading/rhythm first, then connection/flava/playing. And note the most important word for me was and still is FUN.