...........the newbies are still struggling with timing/finding the beat? This thought occured to me last Thursday, as I arrived at one of the clubs too early so we ended up watching the class. These were absolute beginners. I don't think half of them knew how to work with the music, or how to dance with a partner....... Yet, they were all counting while learning 101 moves completed with *very* dramatic styling (think sychronised swimming). Everyone with serious facial expressions, from the concertration of memorising the 'routine'......... Out of boredom/curiosity, Rico & I each danced with one. He said that his newbie did not know how to move with him, while mine 'parked' us in the middle of the dancefloor & proceeded to teach me the moves :shock: ........ ..........I really feel for the students, as I don't believe it's their fault :cry: . What's your take, guys....? Is it a common situation where you are? Can the classes be conducted more effectively....? How does one give such information to teachers? Are they indeed awarer at all?