Standard continues to be a joy to work on. Every lesson I feel like I am making some progress - sometimes a little, sometimes more than a little. My Pro continues to have an infinite amount of patience showing me what amounts to the same correction over and over again, in different ways or with a different spin to it. But I can feel when I hit it right; it just remains hard to make those turns/angles/cuts exactly right each time. But it is definitely improving. We are at the point now of working on longer sections of each dance and, occasionally, doing complete rounds to see how everything is flowing together and where I'm really weak. Latin is, with the exception of rumba, doing better. The new choreo is starting to jell and we can start focusing more on technique again. I think I'm at the beginning of seeing some progress with technique and performance in jive and samba (fingers crossed). Rumba, though.... The choreography just isn't working, so we keep changing parts each week trying to find something that has a better overall flow. Pieces are definitely improved, but it's still not great. This is also the dance I struggle the most with character. With rumba, I tend to look like a bull in a China shop - nothing graceful, or sensual or languid. Or, for that matter, musical. Just muscling through or forcing my inflexible body into awkward shapes. As you can tell, not sure what to do with rumba. But the other 9 - they are going swimmingly heavenly, wonderfully right now.