I noticed the majority of clientele at most studios are around age 50+. The young competitors don't seem to go to group classes or ballroom social dances, presumably to avoid bad habits. Touch dancing for youth/young adults in clubs seems to have ended when disco faded around 1980. Before that there was swing & such that the kids liked. Now those generations make up the major student body in ballroom dance studios, because they grew up with it. Older generations also seem to be the main audience for dancing with the stars, it's often referred to as grandma's show, unlike so you think you can dance. Sure there's the lindy hop & west coast subcultures, but that's about it for many under 50 crowds. But that's a small niche compared to salsa, hip hop & general freestyle that most clubs are comprised of. I'm not trying to put anyone down & admittedly, some of this may be generalizing. Do you think there's a correlation between the current older generations interest? Or that lack of enthusiasm from the generations of the past 30 years & forward will lead to a repercussive & bleak future for ballroom studios. Looking at the big picture from a general outside perspective, not as enthusiasts ourselves within the "ballroom community".