1. I had a beginning ballroom dancing course a couple months ago. Due to my schedule, I can't take any further formal training. However, I go to social dance events now and then. The problem is: I know very few basic steps. If you were in my shoes, would you: let your dance partner know ahead that you're not good? be confident and lead her with only a couple of basic steps that you know. Usually, there's a mini-workshop before each event but basically they can only teach what I already knew. Of course, I could dance with some other newbies but I had an interesting observation that those newbies can follow very well as long as their partner is a good dancer. 2. This reminds me of another question. When I dance with a woman at the same or higher level, except that I cannot perform complicated movements, I can lead her perfectly fine. So I think I can dance. When I dance with someone new, our dance usually becomes awkward, mostly on the girl part. This would sound consistent that it's her fault. However, when she dances with a more advanced dancer, she can follow him smoothly. I wonder what would be the problem here. Zer0ne P/S: I'm sure these are common problems for newbies and must have been asked on this forum already. However, I don't know what keywords to search.