I do see the merits of the floor-rental system, as all my training comes through there now. But if everyone were to do as you advise, would we be left with a world without dance studios? Without floating floors? Without comp regulation size floors? Without floors big enough for even a feather/reverse/three? Without even rectangular spaces? Instead, a world of exercise facilities and school gyms and...:gasp:...linoleum? :razz: I get to practice at some really nice studios - some quite beautiful, or modern, or with floors of just the right speed. I'm pretty sure they aren't paying their rent with my floor fee ($2 for the whole day). As much as I might feel aggrieved at students being charged $100/hour for lessons with a trainee, their fees are paying for the floor that I enjoy so very much.