I cannot define to myself what are the reasons of spending so much $$$ and time on dance lessons, other than addiction and the obsessive (unrealistic) idea to reach the level of professionals (okay, open amateur finalists)... well, at least getting to the point where I am ok with watching my own dancing. It all seems to result in less and less confidence, and more and more crying, despite continuous improving (I believe). I am very tempted to do pro/am competitions again, but I need to figure out WHY. So, I am wondering - what is the main thing and motivation for others? Especially, for the partnerless, lonely, middle-age women like me, he-he.