This is in part a shameless plug, in part a rant, and in part a call for help/advice/suggestions. Shameless plug: I'm searching far and wide for a pro smooth partner. Here's the problem with it: im a follow, there is almost no one. My other problem is that people who are potentially available aren't willing to give tryouts, and I understand why asking well established pros would be fruitless in getting a tryout but newer pros really have nothing to lose but 2 hours. Ive spoken to coaches to be on the lookout, ive spoken to people well connected in the dance world and so far no dice. Ive been taking lessons on my own to continue to improve while im on the dancing hiatus but I feel like my progress is starting to slow down with how much I can do on my own. My boss even kindly practiced with me for the most recent competition we had and danced with me to help get me seen, and ended up winning, which is great, but part of me feels like that intimidated some people. I just wonder if you guys have any suggestions/know anyone/could recommend me to someone etc.