On a slightly different note, I may take some privates. What would you recommend to a relative newbie (1 yr). Moving in close embrace is hard for me without stepping on toes or would working on some open style basics be better. I only have $300 to spend so need to max out on it.
If, however, you move confidently and lead from your chest (don't just go sticking a foot out there and then step onto it) it will actually be harder to step on her. (Caveat: she's got to know how to move in response, too.) Also, think of walking "through" her, not "around" her.
I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but it works.