Would not accept this. Salsa and tango communities are very beginner friendly. There are no pure WCS crowds over here, but the swing communities I know also are really open for newbys. There is a simply reason for this: The percentage of competition-orientated couples is much lower in the said communities than it is in the ballroom world. For more than 20 years (as far as I can judge) social BR dancers were kind of alienated or treated as second-class citizens compared to competitors. So the social dance etiquette almost fell into oblivion.