First question: when you read the title of this post, what comes to your mind? Maybe dancing without a partner, and training yourself? That was my first thought. I imagined maybe rehearsing the steps by myself, or watching videos. But that was not the intent (in hindsight, it should be obvious) on the Arthur Murray blog. http://www.arthurmurraylive.com/blog/5-advantages-to-learning-how-to-dance-on-your-own It seems to focus on taking one on one private lessons, on your own rather than bringing a partner. So what is your takeaway here?