Welcome to the club, it's all part of being a teacher and we have
all been there. The only constant is that if you plan to do a
number of four or five couple dances then you will be one person
short (including yourself, the lame, the halt and the beginner you
were going to suggest just watched this next dance).
And there is always something new. Last Thursday for the first
time - for me at any event - I had nineteen dancers including myself
- 8 women and 11 men and not a four couple dance on the plan! I had
always wanted to do the allemande in The Byron Strathspey as a
from the contrary-side anyway :)
PS this started out as a private reply but I realised all of the
teachers on the list can probably relate to it.