I'm just starting to focus on improving my breathing in latin dancing. In standard, it was different. Waltz breathing seems intuitive and I'm too much of a rookie in the other std dances to worry much about it. My latin dances, on the other hand, seem to be suffering from improper breathing. Up until now, I've been a chest breather. To make things worse, I have a bad habit of holding my breath or purely exhaling during any high energy part or line. Obviously, this leaves me out of breath in no time. A friend recommended I try breathing through my diagram, but after about 30 minutes of attempting rumba with it, it's not working out. I think I read somewhere on the forum about breathing into my back, but I'm not sure if there's more to it. Whenever I try to breath and move, my chest feels very congested and I get tired about as fast as if I had been holding my breath. Any ideas or suggestions on approach or exercises would be greatly appreciated.