Hugob00m and Phil,
If you can walk, you can dance. And really, social dancing is all about the clearly delineated roles of lead and follow (with good leads leaving space for the lead to "play" with the music at times) which is appealing to me personally on levels way beyond dancing. However, I will admit, it is much easier to follow than to lead anyday....I can lead a little--I learned for teaching purposes--and it is not easy. Follows just go where their lead directs them to go and we only run into trouble, or maybe its just me who does this, when we try to predict what the lead wants or try to backlead.
Hugob00m, I wish I could play guitar. I tried taking lessons and had a guitar with such nice action, but each time I got frustrated with, I think it was the F chord. My hands just aren't strong enough to get all those strings down with my pinky. Perhaps I gave up too soon. And I can't read music to save my life, I have to learn it all from memory and hear it in my head to play it or sing it.
Re: 60's surf music....There's a Pit Bull song out called "Back in Time" that does a fun job of combining a little bit of hip hop/rap/with old 60's (at least I think its 60's) and I will now have an interesting visual in my head when I am driving home from work, so thanks for that!