Hey, so I'll give you the full story so you're in the know! I'm a 21 year old student from England (this is an international site, right?) and for quite a few months I've had only what I can describe as a burning desire to learn dance... I'm a guy and not the kind of person most people would naturally assume would want to dance as I'm passionate about martial arts (But Jean Claude Van Damme studied Ballet & Bruce Lee was an accomplished dancer!). I train 7 days a week (if possible) in several arts and I'm driven to pursuing them as far as I can! Here is where I start to hit problems: I currently cannot afford dance classes or even fit them in my timetable (most classes in my city run in the evening, which is when I train etc). But this is not what I need your help on... Where I need some guidance is that I know absolutely NOTHING about dancing, so I don't know which style I would want to learn to start with! I've asked around friends, friends of friends and other places going to absurd lengths to try and find someone who will be willing to have an honest chat with me about dance, or even teach me in their spare time- but I've have zero luck on that. Most people don't think I'm serious and quite a lot of women think I'm just wanting to 'learn' so I can get in their pants, thus not giving me the time of day. The internet is difficult to find info on, or maybe I'm just terrible at finding the gold but it suddenly dawned on me that a forum like this could give me a little help. So, I'm asking members to please comment and try to point me in the right direction. I'd say the reason why I want to dance is to improve my fitness, flexibility, coordination etc and all other skills that will translate into other areas of my life, especially the martial arts. Other than that dancing looks fun, in fact more than fun it looks beautiful and magical! When I see people dancing it just makes me want do it myself, something about expressing the body with movement! What I'm looking for is to study a dance that can enrich my life, that sounds so cliche, something quite fast paced, energetic and lively that I can truly involve myself in. I'm feeling frustrated almost because I have this burning desire, seriously it's like a fire inside that's just screaming to be let out! The last time I had this feeling was when I discovered martial arts, since then I've never looked back! But now I'm almost looking inside myself and not wanting to just think about fighting a person all the time. I love everything about the arts I learn, but I'm starting to think there is maybe a more purer (right word?) way to express myself rather than doing so through movements intended for combat. So finally, after all that... could you please comment and suggest where I should start on this road, what styles I should look into etc? Long well written answers would be greatly appreciated and much obliged. I've taken the time to write all this fairly personal stuff and it would be great to hear from people passionate about dance who can offer their expertise and knowledge in good faith. Thanks.