I am quite new to Dancing. I've only taken salsa for 1 month and have never really danced. I'm also quite stiff and awkward in general. Because of my relative inexpereince or maybe my natural lack of talent, I'm finding it difficult to identify the count in salsa music. I can generally pickup the beat in pop music, but salsa music seems a little too fast and too complicated for me. I can pick up 1 sometimes when its obvious, but generally im kinda lost. I try to keep count when i'm dancing in class, but dancing leading doing spins and keeping count is a little difficult all at once so i lose the count after a while and for there on i'm lost. a more experience friend of mine keeps telling me dance in public all the time but i a little apprehensive about screwing up in public, especially when i'm sober. So, I'd like to know if there are any effective techniques or exercises to help me keep count better, which dont involve dancing in public (Dancing in class is fine)?