ROAD TO SAM’S: STEP #14
An Idea is Born
My ZOUK teacher was a Brazilian. We talked about what we both wanted to be doing in a few years, what we saw for the future. He wanted to open his own dance school with a different teaching method than other Vancouver schools. I wanted to create a place like something I saw in Cuba, where people could engage in art and music and dance and conversation—a real arts community. I wanted a place that was so much more than people arriving, changing shoes, having a dance lesson, changing shoes, and leaving. I wanted to build a place people couldn’t wait to get to–to dance, to learn, to talk, to hang out, to spend time with friends, to meet new people. We thought we could combine our concepts. An idea was born.