I hope you all don't mind me continually using this personal thread for most my questions. I'm still a beginner. Only a month into this whole thing. So my current plan of 1 group and 1 private class a week is definitely working. Group is good especially since I haven't done half the other styles yet, but at what point will the group classes be something that isn't really pushing my growth anymore? It's definitely nice dancing with different people of varying skill levels though. After getting those group classes down and having more experience with various people, should I just stop group classes all together and focus primarily on private lessons? I'm interested in competing in the future. Sometimes the group classes show a variation that are probably meant more for social dancing (not totally sure on this, just something the instructor kind of mentioned). I also don't have a partner. Just been dancing with random people during group and my instructor during private lessons. So I'm not sure what a good plan will be in the future after having exhausted what I can learn from group classes. Not quite sure what the normal path is for getting into competition. I'm not really concerned about getting a partner for a while since I'm still very new, but in the future do I simply just rely on luck / posting on website classifieds / meeting people during group?? Do I have to let instructors know that I'm looking for a partner?? Is competing with a pro the way to go?? Does an instructor generally tell you when you're ready to compete and encourage it? Not in a rush to put all this into motion, but it would be nice to know a proper path and plan to follow in the future.