Henderson's ATA Martial Arts bolsters clients’ physical fitness, discipline, and self-confidence. Classes range from traditional taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu to weapons training. The Academy also hosts tournaments for students to showcase their best sparring, high kicking, and belt-tying skills.
The move-busting virtuosos at Define Dance & Arts Studio offer classes in an array of dance genres. Students can choose to develop ball-in-socket buoyancy in a hip-hop course, replace stuffed hamster slippers with ballet slippers, or opt to study in styles inspired by modern or jazz music. A packed schedule of offerings accommodates dancers of skill levels ranging from Uncle Ernest to advanced, and ages 3 to college level. The collective experience of Define instructors includes study at the university level, experience dancing and teaching in Europe, and a season dancing for Disney. Sessions typically last between 30 and 75 minutes depending on the course, ensuring ample time for feet to absorb thick knowledge syrup.
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
Designed to be challenging, yet accessible to guests of all ages and fitness levels, the CrossFit regimen uses high-intensity sequences of functional exercises to create new full-body workouts each day. These functional exercises are inspired by the sorts of movements that people may perform in everyday life, such as pushing, pulling, jumping, throwing, and giving piggyback rides to everyone on the block. By incorporating some elements of weightlifting, gymnastics, and track and field into each workout, CrossFit Haste's coaches help students develop greater strength and endurance over time. Attendees have complete control over their own workouts, which means that they can scale the load as well as the intensity of each exercise. Additionally, the coaches demonstrate proper technique and offer supportive guidance throughout each session, helping students challenge themselves while minimizing the risk of injury.
Known in the dance world as Salsa Eddy, Edmanuel Deynes, has been smooth-stepping since childhood and has showcased his toe-tapping talents in a slew of competitions, workshops, and performances. The professional hip- swiveler infuses novice appendages with his Latin-inspired tutelage during three levels of group classes—beginner, basic/intermediate, and intermediate/advanced. Body-swaying visitors can step into one of the hour-long sessions and move their limbs in tune with the salsa beat, creating an elegant dancing duo with themselves and their own or newly-paired partners (partners are not required). Classes meet once a week, allowing enough time to recover from newly discovered muscle soreness and to study the differences between salsa dancing and dancing while covered in salsa. See the website for specific coordination-enhancing class times and dates for each location.
Students of all experience levels can train at McCall Mixed Martial Arts, whether they're looking to compete or simply get in shape. Each of the studio's skilled senseis focus on techniques during classes that mix age, experience, body size, and telepathic strength. Students with today's Groupon can sign up for an unlimited number of McCall's classes for one month. Athletic apprentices can learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a self-defense system that subdues opponents employing ground moves including chokeholds, leglocks, and precision tickling. Conversely, muay Thai kickboxing relies on upright combat moves, a blend of punches, kicks, and elbows. Mixed martial arts combines ground and upright combat to form a complete system of self-defense useful in both cage and pillow fights.