OT: Yep. (Heck, I've been double-taking at samina's since she changed hers!) Someone made fan art of my fan fic and did such a nice job I had to use it everywhere--works nicely with the DF color scheme!) I'm 32, I don't remember any hill yet...and I'd like to think anything I may have lost physically (which I'll admit is a bit--I break easier than I used to even if I worry about it less) I make up for with increased guile. I'm not quite sure how this rule is meant to address getting more men to dance. Ideally, it would allow men who ALREADY danced to make some of the money they've spent on it back. But since there aren't going to be that many women desperate enough to pay full price to dance pro-am with bronze and silver men (at that point, if they're no better than you, you SHOULD just switch to am/am and split the costs as the woman gains nothing but being out on the floor--I certainly wouldn't pay for a lead of my own ability level to dance with me for anything, let alone a competition.) To have any real chance of lasting at pro-am, the man needs to improve his own skills a LOT or have a stable of very low-level women. So I don't see how making a completely broad "you can call yourself an am and still be a pro-am teacher" is going to increase the number of men dancing.