I certainly advocate dancers paying attention to the basics before they add the flourishes, but I'm still curious: to other flourishy dancers -- what makes a flourish easier or harder for you to lead? Is it the partner you attempt to pull the flourish on? Is it the other folks in the minor set? Is it the frequency of the call you're trying to pull a flourish on (e.g., most modern dances have partner swings; some have square-throughs, but I know at Glen Echo they're not done as often)? Is it something else? A combination?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!