Hey salsa people, Im new to this forum. I'm from Spain (Tenerife), origanlly latino and I have been dancing latin music for 8 years. Where I live there's a pretty big dance scene, lots of latin dance schools, latin clubs, competitions, etc. Anyways, dancing is a pretty important hobby which I really enjoy and I do almost everyday. My styles are cuban salsa, en linea, bachata, sensual bachata, merengue, kizomba (which is getting pretty popular, since the region i live in is closer to africa than europe). I consider myself to be a pretty good dancer, since Im latino and I grew up with that music, the ladies' styling comes pretty natural to me. I know that I wont ever get to be in "so you think you can dance", but I can hold my own. However, whenever I go to social events that my school hosts, or I go to the latin clubs, I often find myself in a corner waiting to get asked to dance and I hardly ever do, so I have to do 80% of the asking. I see that girls that aren't even half as good as me, get asked out more. Girls that don't even have what cubans call the "tumbao", the rythm, or the soul that I put into dancing. Most people tell me is because I dont belong to a clique, so since guys don't know me personally, thats why they dont ask me to dance. I think most cliques are just like high school, they often break up and leave dancing alltogether, so i usually avoid being part of one, too much drama. I have even asked guys in my class to dance and they shoot me down, even when we're in the same class, so they pretty much know how i dance. Anyways, one guy told me that even though I dance and I move with all this latin soul in my blood, my looks maybe getting in the way, since Im not attractive. Particularly, my body, Im not stick thin like other girls and thats why guys maybe me put off. I dont go to dancing to get laid or to pick up guys, i go because its my passion and i get a work out as well. Do you think its true? that only hot girls get asked to dance even if they cant move. A question for the guys: when you go to dance clubs or social dance gatherings, do you notice women based on their looks or on the way they dance? I personally put my hooking up gear mode on stand-by, since I go with other expectations.