Somehow there does seem to be slightly more of an issue with this in the AT community's. Perhaps it is because of the tandas. And if so, then it is something that will always be encountered a little bit more in AT, and particularly in the smaller settings. However, doing away with all tandas could lose abit of the AT experience. Perhaps a balance of these things would be good :?: Hmmm ... maybe I'll try incorpating the following at one of the milongas I host some time soon. Maybe have some single songs for the first half hour, then proceed to two song tandas for the next half hour, and then provide the usual longer tandas for the remaining hours of the dance ... hmmm. Anyway, I like the idea of both leads and follows seeking out partners. I know there will be some resistence to this, and this is somehting I encounter in ballroom as well. Also, encouraging the experienced dancers to help with the newer one's is good, but like you say, those that come as couples are often having their nightout together for the week, and therefore it could be ok for the the singles to recognize this. Having free beginner lessons prior to milongas is a smart move, and saving the more intermediate to advanced stuff for the workshop events could be best. Thanks a bunch for sharing your views!