SwinginBoo, it's been two years for me. I went to my first dance alone when my b/f was out of town about a year ago. I had a great time too but I was a little scared at first and felt like blending into the wall. But once I started dancing, I had a great time and I got asked to dance a lot. I still get sort of shy at dance conventions when there are tons of new people, but I'm trying really hard to ask guys to dance. I've got to do it when I'm still on the dance floor, or I lose my courage.