Happy New Year everyone! Question for all the experts: I'm having a discussion with a fellow dancer. We're both ballroom dancers and relative novices (a few years for me) when it comes to WCS. I say "all" WCS steps can (should) be lead and if he has to give his partner a verbal heads up about what he's going to lead next, he's missing something in class. Meaning, he's being taught the foot pattern but not how to lead it. I've danced with partners who give verbal directions while on the floor and I find it distracting--I can't hear them over the music for one thing. And what if I might not know the "hammerlock with headloop roll out" by name? He disagrees, and says he has to give advance verbal warning on a lot of steps or the women "don't do it". Then we go in circles: they're not following, you're not leading, everything can be lead, no not everything, etc. And then a thought occurred to me: maybe... I'm... wrong...??