Which brings up another great subject for this thread....because pro-am is so expensive, many of us only do a few comps a year. And because a lot of pro-am lessons are centered on building our technique (and again, if you have limited resources, you have limited number of lessons), we don't dance as much as we'd like to get "practice" in with our pro i.e. "in rounds", and we are simply not as well prepared as we would like going out on the comp floor (and preparation is a huge key to confidence). How do you deal with this? So how do you other pro-am students prepare for having to be "spot on" almost right away on the comp floor with such little practice on the actual dancing with a partner? Many people will practice solo quite a bit to do as much as possible to have everything in body memory...but that has it's own pitfalls (trust me, I know - LOL!). What do you do physically and mentally to prepare? What has worked well for you?