Me four, Boriken! I seriously think I'm going to print out your posts and re-read them for inspiration before going dancing or practicing. :idea: And Jeni has a great question "What do you do to help people bring out their "inner dancer?" And I might add: what do you do to help people bring out their "inner dancer" in public? (I seem to be able to get in touch with mine occasionally while dancing by myself in the kitchen but with people around, I often "freeze") And a bit more "on-topic": for learning salsa basics vs. being born into salsa debate, I feel it may be somewhat similar with playing musical instruments - some people learn by ear, often as little kids, others learn later and have to start with basics, learn how to read sheet music etc., in both cases they can become great musicians.