Learned that when i'm struggling during a multi, the best thing for me and rhythm pro to do is NOT SPEAK AT ALL TO EACH OTHER. My brain fell out during the rhythm heats, and i spent the 10 seconds or so between each dance trying to refocus. since my pro gets snippy really quick, and then i lose my temper just as easily, it helped so much to just not even acknowledge that he existed until the next song started. Also learned that I have FINALLY learned how to recover quickly and hide my screwups. Rhythm was a little rocky, but a couple of people whose opinions I valued said that they didn't see the disaster that I felt (unlike previous disaster comps). And even my video was not as cringeworthy! amazing. Smooth was MUCH improved, finally. I think my brain fell out in rhythm because my legs and I were more tired after smooth than usual, and because i didn't walk through my routines fully by myself. I MUST DO THAT. also, i can enjoy west coast swing during a social when i'm dancing with the right person. otherwise, i hate it.