Okay, I went back and read many of OP's other posts, and have come to the conclusion (like others) that it's not with how he's learned ballroom through his studio's curriculum, it's his perspective toward dancing, learning, and other people dancing in general. I don't want to say "attitude", but... He's getting so-so ballroom instruction that works for the time being, because anything else can't get around the wall he's put up. He needs social instruction. I, too, would sit down with him and kindly explain things, then give him a soft ultimatum with a few options. His behavior will eventually cause other people to leave when they see him coming, because nobody will want to dance with him, nor will they want to be the one who has to set him straight. On the other hand, someone someday WILL set him straight, without the finesse a teacher can ideally deliver, and then he'll come right back here and vent about it. People will always be kind and helpful at first- but when they start to find themselves repeating the same information, they'll wonder why it wasn't taken into account the first few times, and someone said recently "do what you've always done, get what you've always got(ten)". Review time, and homework: What made you start dancing? Why did you continue dancing? What about dancing now do you dislike? Why was this not an issue when you began? What would you like to continue doing with your dancing? Have any of your partners ever indicated to you that you have put them off? Have your instructors said anything to you about your learning (one has), behavior, etc.? I realize these may have already been answered, but I'm not going to hunt them up for the fact that I want to hear how they've changed since his last vent.