Hi All, just wanted some advice. I'm at a stage with my dancing (Salsa on 1) that I'm getting comments I'm a really good dancer, which is really very flattering. Maybe I'm being tough on myself, but I don't really feel like a good dancer - something isn't feeling right at the moment. I have the timing and I can follow even soft leads (sometimes I preempt but I'm aware I do it and apologize when I do that ), I've got the posture/attitude thing happening and some moves for when I'm dancing solo. I'm really into technique and practice basic steps and spins on my own to different speeds of music. If I'm not at a class or club on a certain day I try to do an hours practice by myself. This said, I find I'm feeling off balance at times during my dancing (not just in spins, but during some other moves too). I'm trying to learn the 'proper' way to spin and now I can just do a single spin but often go off balance in a double. I used to be able to do triple spins and sometimes four, but now I'm lucky to get through one and a half. I don't have a regular practice partner (not through lack of trying, guys just don't want to practice) and rely on club dancing or a little bit of partner practice after class to improve. I'm finding this is zapping my confidence and I am now becoming reluctant to dance in clubs because I don't feel I will be able to execute the moves the guys want me to do because I will go off balance and get anxious. The other problem, which I imagine is fairly common is that I dance really well with guys who aren't quite at, or are at my level, but when I dance with someone who I know is far better than me (like an instructor for instance) I get so nervous that it becomes a very unpleasant experience (most likely for him too) - part of this is their fault I must say as they start leading me into complex arm and turn patterns that are probably above my level - I can follow them, just not well and that's when the anxiety starts. How do I get better if I can't dance with someone better than I am? I can't really pin point when the loss of balance and therefore confidence happened and I haven't let it stop me all together and I certainly won't. I'm kind of hoping its just a "stage" and eventually with solo practice and determination its all going to fall into place somehow. I've been taking classes since June this year and have moved pretty quick to an advanced level - I got a couple of private lessons which helped tremendously. I do two lessons a week (one advanced, one Int/Adv) and go to clubs about twice a week. I know I'm nowhere near what I'm capable of. Any comments, advice?