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ROAD TO DANCE: STEP #18 • WHY A DANCE SCHOOL?

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The Road is Long

It’s hard. It’s frustrating. It’s a lot of work. It’s discouraging, sometimes. But sometimes, it’s fun. I’m still on my Road to Dance. Figuring it out along the way. Learning, changing, growing. Dancing for my life. Sometimes dancing badly, but that doesn’t matter. Nobody is watching. Or, if they are, who cares?

 

 

 

ROAD TO DANCE: STEP #16 • WHY A DANCE SCHOOL?

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Don’t Take No for an Answer

The idea was the fun part. Then came the frustrating part. Whatever we wanted to do, whomever we asked said NO. Over and over. It was always no, from everybody about everything. It didn’t matter if we wanted something small and insignificant or something big and important. The answer was no. We kept going: around and over and under and through all the NOs. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy.

 

 

 

ROAD TO DANCE: STEP #15 • WHY A DANCE SCHOOL?

GRIT

Never Give Up

We talked and talked. Then we talked some more. Was it doable? Could we do it together and combine our ideas? The big idea is only the first step. The rest is harder. We thought we could. So we did. But not easily. Licenses, insurance, paperwork, plans, research. Repeat. Several times. Learning, discovering, adjusting, adapting. Repeat. Finally, there was SAM’S DANCE.  To do something new and different, you gotta have grit!

 

 

 

Grand Opening Party

Sam’s officially opened our new concept dance school and social experiment to Vancouver and the world with three studios, each playing a different style of music, plus demonstrations of Zouk, Samba, and West Coast Swing.