This is a very good point, particularly for the more flamboyant dancers. Many women do not make any efforts to prevent collisions and boleo injuries whilst they whirl around. Sadly spatial awareness outside the couple is not easy to acquire when what is going on inside the embrace is so complex. Also, some people apparently are not concerned about injuring others. Part of me wonders if "equality" in the dance is often a synonym for "doing whatever I want". On the topic of height, I have to say on average I found the native Argentine dancers to be quite short and I'm only 5'10". Yes there a few tall ones, but many were on the bottom range of my easy embrace. A tall visitor does not have much option but to hold out for the lanky few unless he has learned some height-compensating skills. Statistics are on my side, Argentines are typically an inch shorter than Brits. http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/height-chart.shtml If an 8-foot man can be comfortable dancing with a 4-woot woman, more power to them both! After all, the dance is about internal beauty as much as external appearances.