Social dancing can tell quite interesting things about people.
Some guys never dance with beginners once they pass the stage themselves. Some, drags you to the floor unknowing of your level. And despite your wrong interpretations of his lead, off-beat footsteps, and all the embarrassment you think you have done, to your surprise, he comes back and asks you to dance with him again. You see him do the same to other beginners.
This latter kind, they might or might not know that not only on the dance floor they are your leaders, but they too, are leaders who help guide you along your way into salsa. Little by little, you gain confidence, you learn new steps from them, you are beginning to understand what “connection” is like. Dancing with them, all the fear is forgotten, you are starting to focus on the push and pull. You discover the challenge of how quick you will be in responding to their leads.
Or even after countless of dances, you still haven’t gone much anywhere–you are too slow, still you know that instead of just watching other people dance and have fun and wanting to dance some, you can always walk toward this kind of leaders, give them your hand saying “would you like to dance?”, and rest assured that certainly, they will dance with you.