In my years as a dancer, I've heard some pretty silly things come out of people's mouths. Last night, a woman came to my ballroom studio to take a couple lessons in preparation for her daughter's wedding. There were people practicing and taking lessons on the main floor--competitors and people who just like to dance. This woman looked at them and asked, "What's wrong with them? Why are they dancing like that?" I was a bit flabbergasted and, frankly, a little insulted at her implication that there was something wrong with people who, yanno, want to learn to dance well. I replied, "They just want to learn to dance well. It's like any hobby you want to do well that you work at." "Are they in a show?" she asked. I responded that they could be, or they could be getting ready for competition, or maybe they just want to learn to dance well. "Surely they're not all going to weddings to dance like that!" Oy. Really? Your'e old enough to have a daughter in her 20s, and you are completely unaware that ballroom dancing is something people do outside of weddings? Have you never seen even a commercial for Dancing with the Stars or SYTYCD? A few years ago, I had another woman who came in for lessons, again for her daughter's wedding, and saw some latin dancers practicing. She was all upset that the girl was going to break a hip dancing like that! What silly things have you heard non-dancers say?