Lead & Follow Roles in Salsa & bachata dancing

In Bachata, and partner dancing in general, the lead is traditionally male and the follow is traditionally female. But do you ever switch roles when you dance?

Here in Russia it is not common, but I like to practice my leading skills and have been taking classes as a lead and asking girls to dance at every party. Most look scared or surprised when asked, and I have even been rejected just to see the same girl say yes to a