Hi! All I can do is shine! Expect for dancing with people from the same salsa class as I attend, then I can dance salsa connected as well. I have big problems to follow other people who want me to take steps and patterns that are unfamiliar for me :? . I can however follow the dance teacher and the coo teacher…so there must be some hope for me in the long run… :wink: Well back to the topic. Several years ago (being very young) I learnt the Hustle who is a stripped version of salsa (or vice versa ..salsa has probably taken inspiration from Hustle and evolved from it …I don’t know for sure). Therefore all my freestyle disco dance follows the basic pattern 1,2,3_5,6,7_ but it doesn’t look Latino at all. It’s more like a mess of classical, jazz, rock and African dance. I know I’m good at it. People have told me for all my life. But sometimes I tend to scare my partners; they don’t have a chance to follow me. So last years I’ve tried to “tune down” the amplitude of my expressions. Saving my bad legs (pronation) and not scaring the guys. Now for the big question Can I use my very personal body language in Shining? Or should I evolve it further to the Latino style, not scaring people and not being to extreme. How free am I to express what’s already in my body? Is it Ok to mix styles as long as I can count to 8? /Lucretia pst. Almost daily I take a “freestyle salsa” in the living room. It makes me feel good and its good exercise. Then it’s also a good time to figure out new shines and mix the shines from the salsa classes with your own personality. Why don't you try it!