Hello everyone. Have been lurking for a while and have really enjoyed the discussions. I'm now ready to jump in with one of my recent issues, to get everyone's opinion, views, experience, advice. Here's the issue: First off, I'm a middle-aged guy who's been dancing tango for about 18 months, so I'm still in the beginner's stage. I've taken many, many classes and many privates, but I am not a natural dancer, so what takes others a few times to learn takes me many, many, many times. Did I mention that it takes me many times to learn something new? I recently attended classes with a couple from Argentina. Very nice (and young) couple, who spend two classes teaching, for me, very complicated steps. I was borderline in over my head, but stuck with it for the two classes. I was not told that the classes were for "advanced" dancers, and there were some naturally talented beginners in attendance. But most of the others, especially the women, were ahead of me, so my poor partners just had to stand there over and over and see me struggle to learn the steps. Several times both of us just stood looking at the others, trying to figure out what the hell I was suppose to be doing. It felt pathetic and I left feeling not energized and excited, but sick to my stomach. So my question: should I have just given up the ghost and sat down and observed? I know it must be miserable for a female to stand there while a klutzy guy tries to learn three steps or more. That's my story-- any feedback welcomed. And thanks in advance.