INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: SAM MARSHALL

A self-proclaimed weirdo, Sam Marshall has got us all wanting to get a lil’ weird ourselves. This Minnesota transplant has got fierce tattoos, explosive energy, and an undying passion for dance. But what you may not know is that this kween loves Dirty Dancing and can’t go a day without her planner. When she’s not ((305))-ing, you can find her hittin' the city with her boo or gettin’ funky while mixing up drinks downtown. Keep reading for more on this bada$$ babe and sign up for her class here.

Haiii girl! Where are you from originally?

I moved to the city when I was in my early 20's from Minneapolis, MN.

Minnesota! What was it like growing up?

Ya guys, I’m an only child. My mom was a total bada$$. She blazed trails for females in athletics when she was a teen. She had a magnetic personality and was friends with like, everyone. My dad has the best sense of humor and is becoming quite adventurous now that he retired.

They sound incredible! Did you start dancin’ because of your mom?

My older cousin danced at a studio near my hometown, so of course my mom wanted me to follow suit (because seriously, who doesn't love a baby ballerina?!). Little did she know this would lead to countless hours in the studio, competitions around the country, conventions, and more bobby pins than I'd care to think about. Once I got to college, I began coaching dance teams and eventually stepped away from the spotlight.

TG for those dance classes! What put ((305)) on your radar?

Shoutout to Google for that one! I was a client way before I began training as an instructor. It had been a hot minute since I had taken any sort of dance class, and there was no way I was going to bust out the pink tights. ((305)) caught my eye, and I've been hooked since.

Aside from ((305)) and dancin’ your a$$ off all over the city, what else do you do to stay active?

I really do enjoy taking classes around the city, but scheduling can be difficult. Going out for a run, though neither groundbreaking or exciting, is my go-to. I also bike as much as possible (weather and/or outfit permitting 💁).

Alright, alright -- let’s get to the juicy stuff! Tell us about your boo!
Oh, he cute! He's actually one of my fav humans ever -- driven, extraordinarily talented, and so supportive.

#RelationshipGoals much? What’s your idea of a perfect date?
Our schedules can get hectic, so days off together are pretty special. We will typically hit the gym together in the morning, grab a long lunch, and bop around the city.

So, we know you’ve been sweatin’ it out in instructor training. What’s the hardest part?

Keeping true to my style. When you train with such amazing dancers, it’s easy to be like, “Oh, that's cute! I want to do it like that.” I have to continuously remind myself that there ain't nothin' wrong with being a little quirky.

Yaaaaaas! What can we expect from your classes?

High energy, explosive moves, and maybe a 'meow' or two 😻 . . . we're gonna work and things might get a little weird!

What advice would you give to a ((305)) newbie?
Leave your inhibitions at the door! These 55 minutes are all yours to forget the droll day-to-day, and go full the f*ck out.

Want more Sam?

Duh, of course you do! Junkies can peep her full schedule here. Trust us -- you’ll have the time of your life. 😉  You can also follow her on Insta at @yeahthatsright.

Sam's interview was edited for length and clarity.