I have now seen my share of advanced WCS dancers -- or at least they look advanced to my novice eyes. The thing that strikes me the most is that almost none of them have the footwork that I am taught at every studio I take lessons at. Sometimes older guys don't move their feet at all but they seem to know how to lead younger women to do fancy spins and turns and all sorts of arm movements. The younger guys seem to know WCS arm movements and in addition they do all sorts of energetic footwork movements that look more like what I see at clubs where all the dancers are doing freestyle. Their feet are better than the old guys but I see almost none of them doing anything more than stepping on the beat. 1-2-3-4 One thing I never see anybody do after about half an hour after the group lesson time is step-step-triple-triple. The guys like me that are taught traditional footwork usually leave the open ballroom after awhile because the only music they play is techno-disco where the steps are all on the beat. The men seem to be doing what the women want -- which is to not bother with things like anchors or whatever. It would be so much easier to do this dance the way "advanced" dancers do it I'm not sure why all of us don't just step on the beat. So, all of this begs a question: Is there a new kind of WCS that doesn't require anything more than 4 steps on the beat. If I was into conspiracies I would be tempted to say that WCS studios teach us newbies the traditional footwork so that the dancers out their can identify us as newbies so that they can avoid dancing with us.