Here's a topic for you ballroom philosophers and scholars. LOL! I was just browsing the web, looking for new and interesting ballroom topics, when I came across many, many references to ballroom dance in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, etc. And what struck me is that, particularly in the UK and Australia, ballroom dance seems to be much more in the mainstream consciousness of society -- everybody seems to be doing it, or at least aware of and accepting of it. In the US, although ballroom is gaining popularity in schools and universities, I still largely see it as an avocation of the elite, perhaps for financial reaons. Are you seeing what I'm seeing? Does ballroom dance have a different place in US society than in societies around the rest of the world? If so, why? Can/should it change? How?