I attend two different venues - one is a dance studio with a huge open floor, the other is a local salsa club, same amount of people, 1/5th the space. I would like to go to the club more, but I find it difficult to dance in a crowded space. Questions: 1. I understand that one (perhaps the fastest) way to get better at dancing in the crowd (DITC) is to dance in the crowd. However, I hope there are skills that can be practiced in a more comfortable setting. Am I right? Any advice on how/what to practice? 2. Is crowded space like driving on the road - no matter how good you are, there are always people you have no control over? Is there a point at which DITC becomes effortless?