Sure, it's always easier to dance with a higher level person. Pehaps someday someone will say that about you! Perhaps as you get better, YOU will provide the 'ease' that the better dancer (your paid teacher) gives you, and then you may attract the better amateurs to dance with you. Guess what? Some day, you will HAVE to learn how to do all that PLUS 'worry' about your 'partner'... or you are doomed to be the 'am' payee.... The harder path in this case will ultimately be the most rewarding.