My opinion is "no"... that having a sense of rhythm either comes naturally or it doesn't. There's a guy that I first learned salsa with, and while he has learned alot of technical stuff re: partner work, he has no sense of rhythm. When I dance with him, I can see him counting in his head the steps. He even told me he bought a CD that teaches you how to hear the rhythm in salsa songs, so you can dance to it properly. And yet every time I dance with him, it feels like I'm dancing with a robot. I also recently took a beginner tango class. There was one guy in the class who was so painful to dance with. He just had no sense of rhythm, no ability to understand what was being taught him. Everytime I had to partner with him, it was a complete standstill. He just froze. So I basically had to tell him what to do. And even then, he just jumbled all the moves. I encountered this same guy in a beginner Hustle class, and had the exact same experience. He was really bad. And I thought to myself "how can someone not realize that they have no aptitude... that maybe they should just give it up?" And I don't think it had anything to do with his being a beginner in either class. We were all beginners. But you know how you can just sense if someone understands basic dance concepts and/or has a sense of rhythm? Anyway, I know I will probably come off as a dance snob/witch, but I really have no patience for people in dance class or at a club/social, who imo shouldn't even be there in the first place. It's one thing if you're at the type of dance class/social where everybody is a bumbling dancer, but if you are at a school/social where pretty much everybody has basic dance skills/rhythm, why make everyone who dances with you suffer? I just don't think you can "buy" an aptitude for dance or rhythm. I think most people fall into one of two camps: those who can have all the dance lessons in the world, and they'll always be bad dancers with no sense of rhythm, and those who, even with limited lessons, can easily pick up the basics or develop their own attractive dance style, and who always have rhythm no matter what the type of music playing.