“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” - Oscar Wilde
Social dancing is doing this in partnership with another, the two of you moving as one. Actually you will not always be doing the same thing. It’s not about memorizing a bunch of steps and routines. And it should not require hours of choreography and practicing to perform. No one really practices, you just dance and the more you dance the better you get. Call it practice if you wish.
"Moon River" by Dinah Shore
It’s about learning the fundamentals that will enable you to dance with any lead or follow, even if you’ve never danced with them before. Fortunately, the ladies on Oahu are the greatest in the world for following. They just know what to do. Social dancing is about being able to partner dance with anyone to any song of just about any genre, even if you’ve never danced to it before... or even heard it before.
If you can learn the simple fundamentals it will make learning new moves easier and quicker. Go slow and everyone around is a potential teacher. Look and listen, you will be ready for social dancing with grace and confidence on the dance floor. Nothing fancy, just fun. You want faster and fancier, there are social dance clubs and the max is the Dance Studio. Your choice.