Hello, everyone! New to the forum, and I hate to create a new thread, but I couldn't find one that related to this topic specifically. I haven't been dancing for very long (altogether, my experience equals about a year), but I have been loving my experience at Fred Astaire, and am intent on possibly changing my career/life direction to give all of myself to ballroom. While my ballroom experience is not extensive by any means, I have been dancing ballet and pointe, as well as jazz and modern, throughout my life since I was 7; so musicality, rhythm, timing, etc. coming naturally to me. In addition to this, I have an BA from a liberal arts college, am young, have lots of energy, a maturity and professionalism beyond my years (others' words, not mine), and learn quickly. I have approached my studio and persisted in finding a studio that would let me trial with them as an instructor-in-training, and they have found me a studio (they don't currently have openings at my studio). My question is, has anyone had experience as training as an instructor with the Fred Astaire system, someone who hasn't come over from Europe having danced from when they were 6? Basically, is this too goo to be true/is my studio just humoring me? Even if so, I would be curious to hear about anyone's experience with Fred Astaire as an instructor. I have done lots of research on this, in addition to several in-depth discussions with studio owners. So, I have a really good idea of what I am getting into, but I would love to gain perspective with others who have experience with the franchise. Many thanks in advance!