... when I'm dancing with really advanced followers. OK, maybe 'panic' is too strong a word here; it's more a feeling of anxiety, the strength of which is in direct proportion to my partner's dancing ability. If I'm dancing with an improver or intermediate level dancer, I feel really great and have a fantastic time, get loads of compliments on my lead etc. When I'm dancing with 'only just' advanced followers, I feel OK-ish, I may have a great dance, or I may start to feel a tiny bit anxious etc. I was dancing with an extremely advanced level follower at the weekend, and I just completely lost it (i.e. repeating the same 3 moves, with a few basics in-between). I have to say, even though my performance was crap, she was very complimentary, extremely gracious and encouraging. So why does this happen? Does this only happen to me? Why do I start to feel anxious with a really good follower? How can I stop it? How do I start to relax more and feel?