Men have by far the most difficult role to play as the leader. They have to look confident and lead their partners in an effortless and natural manner. It is quite a challenge for them. Leaders also need to understand the importance of the subtle impulses they need to give to their partners. These are gentle hand signals that indicate changes of direction or a particular figure. Men need to be confident and assertive on the dance floor as the direction of the dance depends on them. Their partners will be waiting for them to initiate the next movement. Teaching men is always a challenge. I teach the basic principles needed to make a partner’s movements look graceful, easy and light. Men have to be prepared to be patient and to practice, however the satisfaction they will feel when they get it right is immeasurable and much appreciated by their partners.