Entries by Pat Hardin

FAIL FASTER

Allow yourself to fail faster. This is a concept introduced to me by my friend Miyuki.  It’s advice she received from her father and it makes so much sense. If you don’t take chances because you’re afraid to fail, you don’t avoid failure, you only delay it.  Unless you never take any risks at all–and […]

CLASSES ARE THE GOAL

Here’s the thing about dance classes. If you think you dance too well to need them, you’re probably wrong. Dance classes smooth out your basics, improve your transitions, point out your problem areas so you can improve them, keep you humble, & give you the opportunity to bring new people into your dance world. Yes, […]

WHAT TO WEAR TO DANCE FORRO

There are no special requirements for dancing Forro, but relaxed Brazilian style is a good guideline.  You should wear cool, comfortable clothing that you can easily move in.  Breathable materials are best.  Flowing skirts will show off hip movements for women. The only tricky part is shoes for the forrozeiras (girls who dance forró). Since […]

FREE NEW YEAR OPEN HOUSE • SAT, JAN 7 & SUN, JAN 8

  Join us to find out what Sam’s Dance is all about! Saturday, January 7, 2017 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm & Sunday, January 8, 2017 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm BOTH NIGHTS FREE!! We are a dance school with a different concept.  We are inclusive, welcoming, friendly, & we want to show you how […]

THE DANCE TRAINING PROJECT

According to The Dance Training Project, dancers don’t listen to their bodies. “Call it suffering for your art, or whatever you want, but if you don’t listen to the messages your body is sending you, there will come a time, when you won’t have a functional body to create your art with. These messages are […]

15 DANCE NO-NOs

Dancing NO-NOs • A Fresh Look & Straight Talk: Bright Ideas, Gentle Reminders, & Good Suggestions for Building a Community Dancing is great for your brain, great for your body, a fun, safe social activity, and an energizing pastime. With a few simple tips, you can make it the best it can be—for you, for […]