Many dancers, especially beginners, tend to think that they need to learn more and more moves/steps.
But, instead, it’s really all about moving to music, along with the many techniques to accomplish this well.
Typically, when a beginner dancer is taking lessons – and, for beginners, this is almost always in group lessons – his/her goal is to learn as many dance moves as possible. This is often the case as a dancers progress through the intermediate level, whether this is in group classes or workshops. However, for advanced level (or more experienced), what I have observed is that they are more likely to want to study dance techniques, whether via private lessons and/or targeted workshops.
Therefore, I entreat all new/beginner dancers who read this post to consider sharing their concentration on learning moves/steps with learning to execute them – and general dance techniques – properly. This will serve you well as you dance with increasing numbers of different dance partners.