I'm 16 and my parents (and myself) want me to really move up in my dancing and start competing possibly. Right now my dance teacher isn't really serious about his job and he has 2 other jobs he works and he only teaches just for the fun of it. I understand that I need to switch instructors if I want to compete seriously. My only other option as latin instructors go is one other guy who is a great dancer but he really tries to get you to spend as much $$$ as possible and he only likes you if you spend a lot of it. Also he is very aggressive when he dances with you. He squeezes your hand and jerks you around which is not my style especially if I spend a lot of money on a showcase I don't want to be scared or fall during the performance. So if I cross those two out my last option is to go with a standard instructor. He's ranked nationally and internationally VERY high. He is absolutely fantastic. My only concern is I really like latin and I'm scared I'll be bad at standard or not like it once I start. I tried a workshop with him and I was pretty bad compared to everybody else (and of course EVERYBODY else did have experience with standard) But i'm going to college soon and I know it would probably be better for me to do standard in college since lets be honest more guys dance standard than latin. I'm scared though I'm going to hate standard and/or stink. Sorry this is so long but i really dont have anybody else to ask for advice about this. What should I do?