Okay, hopefully this thread will be exploratory and not inflammatory. I will speak from personal experience, and hopefully it won't upset too many people. My honest experience... Of all partner dances I have participated in, WC swing is by far the least enjoyable social dance experience for me. For whatever reason, there are leads who think it is their duty to immediately launch into criticism of my swing. Immediately as in the following scenario: walk walk, triple, triple<----- You need to coaster/You need to anchor/I don't like the way you are anchoring/You should anchor on your front foot/You should anchor on your back foot/You need to bend both knees there/I just went to a workshop where they.../ETC. I shift to whatever their preference is so they'll shut up and dance but no, that isn't the end of the fun. The real fun begins when they decide to "lead" me through some stupid trick or pattern that I miss because they didn't lead it, so now they're going to spend the rest of the dance "teaching" it to me. This behavior completely ruins the dance for me. What I seek to learn is why this happens, constantly, in WC Swing. I do not have to put up with this sort of mess in most other dances. Is this just a part of WC swing?