In thinking about what I learned in a WCS workshop, I found myself thinking about the relationship between music and dance for specific people. For me, it was the music that brought me to dance, salsa, specifically. In the workshop I went to, there was a very strong emphasis on allowing the music to dictate the dance. It makes me think of freestyle dancing. When I was in college, you danced because the music was danceable, and the music dictated the style of the dance. That's what salsa feels like to me now, and that's what I see when I see westies dancing. Yet, when I watch a lot of ballroom dancers, it often feels like the music is a prop. As long as it has the right tempo and rhythm, the rest is just decoration. I also find that is more the case where I dance now, dancing international style, than when I was dancing american style in california. Don't get me wrong, I love dancing international style to good standard music (except maybe tango, someday we need to learn AT). I really am not trying to say there's a right or wrong here. I don't expect everyone to enjoy their dancing in the same way that I do, I'm just curious as to how others here experience it.