I've been thinking a lot about this lately, because I have a salsa instructor whose presence I can hardly feel, an approach I don't like. When I give more energy looking for him to "match" me, he calls it "tension", but that's not what it is. Am pretty sure he's a member of the "negative pressure" dance connection club, whereas in both my Latin & my Standard training, I've been consistently taught with the "positive pressure" approach. I want to feel my partner and where he is. When I can't feel him because he has drawn away or moved, I know it's time for me to move...or to "give" more. Interestingly, the last salsa class I took in this group, one of the leaders said to me, "I like dancing with you. I can *feel* you." That's what I'm after. ETA: I'm wondering if, amongst the other Latin & Standard dancers here, there are those who dance using the negative pressure approach.