I am so close to giving up on dancing. The only reason I may might be that when I go out and try and dance, at least I can kid myself that I'm at least not sitting at home alone. Yet another evening at a dance party was spent sitting down. This has been going on in varying degrees for months. First we got the confidence issue. That's always there. Dancing is supposed to help in social situations. In my case, if often just makes it worse. However, right now, the overwhelming feeling is one of frustration. I was watching the dance board tonight. Samba... nope don't know that beyond a basic. Viennese waltz, nope... don't know that either... rumba... yawn, boring. West Coast Swing... meh.. I just don't get that dance, it seems made up to me, and so on. The place I go to for my group classes, Cheryl Burke Dance, in Mountain View is making life difficult. They keep canceling classes. Tango was going alone fine and got cancelled at about Beginner Level 4. Rumba never got started, and the first beginner class was cancelled... I was the only one that signed up. Hustle was cancelled a few months ago. There was a cha-cha class but it has disappeared from the schedule as well. There's an east-coast swing, but I missed the earlier classes and I don't want to pick it up half way through. I've never seen them even offer a Viennese Waltz class. They don't have west coast swing series classes at all I don't think. To be interested in the parties, I need to be learning stuff in group classes. I've stuck with the foxtrot and waltz classes since the beginning, which are now up to Intermediate 4. However, by the time I've sat out the party up to the point where a waltz or foxtrot comes up, I'm a mess of lack of confidence and frustration. If I do dance a foxtrot or a waltz, there's a good chance the follower won't even know what I'm doing, and I'm back to doing basic steps again. Not fun. For me, if there isn't a new step or something to try out, I really don't have an interest in the dance. I'm way past being interested in dancing rumba boxes. I want more than that. I tried their Saturday night hustle beginner class but I just couldn't keep up. He puts everyone in a circle around him which makes it impossible to copy his steps. If I can't do it, I can't lead it, and I drop out. As for their drop in classes, they are either FBO or intermediate. How about something in between? The point of dancing to me is to continually be learning new things, and be able to apply those at parties. When there are no series group classes, I'm not learning new things, and therefore my interest bottoms out. Social dancing, ie doing basics over and over holds no interest for me. Really not sure what to do here. Doug.