My pro has pretty much always let me lead her, to the point where we've gotten positive comments about it at competitions. But the last several weeks, my pro has been trying to take that to the next level, where she's not only following, but not actively helping . If that makes any sense at all. Now, don't get me wrong - I'm not fooling myself into thinking she's *really* not helping at all above and beyond dancing her part, but there's been a noticeable conscious effort on her part to do less of it. It seems to be working too. While working on my tango pivots this weekend, we got a comment from one of the studio's open level dancers who I don't know along the lines of, "gosh, he's really doing those". I guess it's not entirely uncommon for female pros to kind of haul their students through those. You poor, poor female pros.