Hi all you Dancers! First - I have already become almost addicted to the forum on this site - what a great community you have! Next - I have loved to dance since forever and was considered a pretty good dancer in high school (AGES ago - graduated in 1971, if any of you want to do the math . . . ). My first marriage of 30 years was to a non-dancer, so my dancing opportunities were pretty much zilch. After divorcing, I said that dancers should never marry non-dancers. But I found the most absolutely 99.9% perfect man for me - except that he doesn't dance! He is an absolute angel, but was traumatized by a dance class in college. He is uber smart (truly a rocket scientist), an engineer who spent decades in hi-tech, and is waaaay too much in his head, who is also an introvert and very self conscious. But, he loves music, does have a sense of rhythm, and knows how important dancing is to me. He is willing to try to learn, but was again somewhat traumatized by a group class we took when dating. We also tried semi-private lessons with another couple, which went better, but it seemed like there were just too many different types of dances that the instructor was trying to teach us each week. I realize that this forum is way more advanced, and many (most?) of you are even into competitive dancing, but I decided you still might be a good community to turn to for help. What we would like to do is to just be able to move together on a dance floor - at a club, a party, a wedding, etc. I guess I don't feel like we need to have a whole arsenal of specific dances - we just need a few basic steps and a few basic turns that we can link together to feel as if we're dancing, as opposed to what we do now, which is to just hold unto each other, shuffle our feet and sway a little to the music (ala 7th grade, LOL)! Music styles are basic Top 40/Pop, Oldies (70's - current), love songs, etc. Any suggestions for what dance style would be most VERSATILE for us to learn? I have been reading a lot about "easiest dances for beginners", etc - but am still confused. Do we need to learn specific dances, or can we just learn to move with the music together? Any recommentdations?