We were fortunate enough to have a couple of lessons with Peter Eggleton recently, and had heard all kinds of stories about him having some unusual ways at getting you to do things. I also heard about people realizing what he meant years later. I'm sure some of you have had lessons with him, and I thought it would be great to share some stories about this living legend. On our first lesson we decided to show him our Waltz, and we got as far as preparation steps, and he said, "I wouldn't do it like that". Basically, he did not want to see any preparation steps before the Natural turn. The first step would be the man's right foot for step 1 of the Natural. No side steps. No prep step on the left foot. Just right into the Natural. And the same applied to the Feather in Foxtrot. I persisted that I had not seen any couples starting their dance this way, and he then asked me why I felt those steps were necessary. I said something about starting the swing and getting setup, and he asked me the same question. I really couldn't argue with him, but we certainly started our Naturals and Feathers with no preparation steps for the rest of the lessons. I'm still thinking on why he wanted us to do it that way. When were doing the Three Fallaways we were taking them toward diagonal center. He started by telling me not to turn as much. So we danced it a little bit more toward center. He said that was still too much so we danced it almost into the wall. He said that was still too much, and I said, "What are you trying to do? Run me into the wall?". He said, "Well, you don't want to take it to the center.". He went on to tell me that the Three Fallaways should not start in the corner and move toward the center. Instead, they should start more in the middle, and travel more toward the wall. It was an interesting way to make his point. I literally ran into the wall about the fourth time he asked me to turn less. Can anyone share your stories about something he told you on your lesson?