I'm curious about your thoughts on how strong you like your body connection in standard. I've experienced quite a few different ideas on this. Here are a few thoughts: 1. You see many pro-am couples that do quite advanced patterns without even being in contact. I think this helps make sure the student is dancing on their own balance, and "can" be less work for a teacher that have many students. 2. I know some people who say that strength of the body contact should equal that of the hands. So for example the force of the man's right hand on the lady's back would equal that of the bodies at the connection point, and also equal that of the held hands. 3. Often I hear people say the more dynamic couples (or just moves) that more emphasize rotation have stronger body contact as a more leveraged balance comes into effect, rather than only personal balance. Thoughts? Oh, and do you think there are some steps where a heavier or lighter connection makes them work better?