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.
Helmed by professor and capoeira expert Muito Tempo, Capoeira Batuque Pasadena fills with the rhythms that drive the fast-paced sport. In group classes, instructors introduce the fundamentals of capoeira, which fuses the moves of martial arts, the rhythmic and collaborative elements of dance, and the circular formation of Duck, Duck, Goose into a vibrant and aerobic form of exercise. Classes consist of two participants dancing around each other in the middle of the circle, exchanging movements of attack and defense in a frenzied but controlled flow. The classes maintain their lively pace by fueling the acrobatic movements with music heavy in complex, quick polyrhythms played on a range of traditional percussion instruments.
From the emerald valley of Brookside Golf Club's practice facility, Fore Kids Golf Academy’s staff of aces teaches youngsters the very basics of on-course conquests in a fun and positive environment. The golf gurus strive to imbue kids with a sound understanding of golf’s pendulous swing while also teaching them how to set and meet goals of any nature, such as growing up to be a contributing member of society or scientifically proving that all golf balls are descendants of the moon. The academy offers one-week camps throughout the summer, Saturday clinics, and private lessons. Most clinics involve both range practice and on-course play, as well as video swing analysis, which provides students with a visual aid to help them understand swing advice and identify their sand wedge’s bad side.
Founded by Dancing with the Stars choreographer Christian Perry, Havin’ a Ball Studios strives to fuse fun, health, and the culture of dance with lessons and social events. With studios in Arcadia, Pasadena, and Valencia, Christian and his squad of instructors imbue students with the rhythms and motions of the waltz, swing, salsa, tango, and more. They also host dance competitions and mixers such as '50s-themed dance parties. Dance fitness classes, including Ballroom Burn, present fitness enthusiasts with an alternative to standard workouts.