Maybe this just me, as I only get to go to one or two congresses per year, but it seems more and more people are declining to rotate during partnerwork classes at congress workshops. I'm not sure what the case is; maybe the couples are actual dance partners and they prefer to learn the pattern together, or they're w/ their SO, or maybe they think the other person is cute or such a good lead/follow that they don't want to change partners. I'm not knocking anyone, you do what you do, but personally I prefer to rotate because I just like meeting different people and making connections (ok, ok, it doesn't hurt if she's cute), it helps to try to lead the pattern w/ different levels of followers, and it makes it easier to get dances later on that night. Plus, partner rotation during any class already seems to be unnecessarily complicated when it shouldn't be, and the more people that decline to rotate, the more it seems like rocket science when it really should be as simple as basic math. So how do the rest of you feel? Do you prefer to change partners during a workshop, or do you like staying with the same person? Either way, why?