Fred Astaire's highly experienced instructors instill clients with the subtle elegance of waltzes, fox trots, and tangos. Private introductory lessons teach a choice of over 20 styles during 40-minute sessions, as individuals or couples dance over the basics of ballroom dance, dance-floor etiquette. Group classes encourage amateur dancers to test out their skills with fellow frolickers during 40 minutes of sashaying and socializing. By the end of their introductory education, students whirl and waltz through the studio's spacious dancing environment with more confidence than the Lord of the Dance at an Irish nightclub.
The Pasadena Museum of California Art? located in the heart of Pasadena's historic Playhouse District? hosts both historical and contemporary exhibitions of art and design from all over the state and aims to explore cultural issues that are unique to California. The institution revels in 6,000 square feet of gallery space and even features Kenny Scharf's spray-painted murals as the Museum's permanent installation in the Kosmic Krylon parking garage.
Teeming with curios and game-changing treasures, The Folk Tree specializes in the one-of-a-kind work of artisans and craftspeople from Mexico and cultures around the world. Dress up desks, end tables, and museum-quality cinder blocks with wooden carvings, clay figurines, pottery, and other objects d'art made with expert craftsmanship and high-level sorcery. Memorialize beloved armadillos of your childhood with an elaborately painted carving from the family of Pedro Ramirez ($68.50 and up), or make conversations with your walls seem normal by decorating them with coconut masks ($16.50). Shadow boxes ($26.50 and up) integrate three-dimensional tableaus and written text to satirical effect, and black-clay lanterns (starting at $9.50) combine an alluring sheen with tamed fire. T-shirts are also available to help keep customers as artfully ornamented as their décor.
La Canada Flintridge's Penelope's Cafe Books and Gallery has tasty eats and creative beverages.
Penelope's Cafe Books and Gallery is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
Penelope's Cafe Books and Gallery is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Penelope's Cafe Books and Gallery.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Penelope's Cafe Books and Gallery is ultra casual.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Penelope's Cafe Books and Gallery's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Penelope's Cafe Books and Gallery.
Prices at Penelope's Cafe Books and Gallery typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Penelope's Cafe Books and Gallery's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: Bring your children's art work, such as drawings and paintings, when they attend their first class.
Q&A with Viki, Business Owner
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
To see my students enjoy art and learn to express themselves by drawing
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
We give little presents to kids such as birthday and Christmas gifts, Easter eggs, Halloween candies, and tickets that they can exchange in class for prizes.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We first opened our studio in a remodeled garage with only four students. After three years, we moved into a 1,000-square-foot facility and now have about 100 students. But what makes us most proud is that most of our students are referred to us by parents.