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At Elegance in Motion, friendly and talented dance instructors encourage movers and shakers of all ages to step into the limelight during a range of dance lessons. From within the spacious 2,400-square-foot studio, teachers guide singles, couples, and groups through ballroom, rhythmic, and social dances, such as the waltz, samba, and lindy hop. Once a week, the studio opens its door to social gatherings, allowing currently enrolled students to strut their stuff with teachers, students, or their own shadows.

3771 S Baldwin Rd
Lake Orion,
MI
US

Hall of Famer Dino Ciccarelli spent 19 years in the NHL. Four of those years—including 1992–1993, one of the best seasons of his career—were as part of the Detroit Red Wings. Though he's no longer schooling goalies, Dino still thrills sports fans across the city with his trio of family-friendly restaurants. Inside each, HD projection screens and more than 40 big-screen TVs team up to deliver the action from all the big games. While cheering on their teams, visitors dive into Angus prime beef burgers, slabs of ribs, and the signature sauce-slathered chicken tenders known as stingers. Like Dino when he's on the ice or putting a quarter in a toy-vending machine, these lightly floured morsels are ready for anything—you can order them on their own, or have them stuffed them into tacos or a wrap for easy transportation.

3880 Lapeer Rd.
Auburn Hills,
MI
US

From dinosaurs to demons and zombies, humans have conjured nightmares from plenty of terrifying monsters across the centuries. Within the four-story Erebus—the haunted house that doubles as mad scientist Dr. J Colbert's deadly time machine—all those frightening sights lurk beneath one roof. Setting "a high bar for Halloween entertainment," raves The Huffington Post, the former Guinness record holder for largest walk-through haunted attraction now encompasses a trail more than half a mile long.

The house's ghoulish inhabitants don't keep to themselves—mutant gorillas grab legs, corpses fly from caskets, and creatures infest a muddy swamp that visitors must trudge through. For Erebus' highpoint of horror, more than 10,000 objects cover unlucky guests who step inside the aptly named Buried Alive room. As The Macomb Daily reports, the house's 48 "time slice" cameras simultaneously snap 180-degree pictures of patrons' terrified reactions, as well as creepy clowns photobombing from every angle.

18 South Perry Street
Pontiac,
MI
US

The clattering symphony of fallen pins plays on Sylvan Lanes Bowling Center’s 12 gleaming lanes, where competitors hurl resin-based orbs. Here, strike forces assemble for 10-frame mayhem, one-upping one another with stunning spare pickups and graceful pirouettes enabled by their supple-soled rental shoes. On their quest to roll the elusive 300, bowlers can sustain themselves with selections from the menu, such as burgers topped with blue cheese or pizzas adorned with barbecue sauce and chicken. Throughout the alley, plush leather sofas beckon bowlers, and a full-service bar lined with flat-screen TVs keeps guests abreast of contemporaneous sporting events.

Sylvan Lanes also has a private event room that holds over 100 people and can be used for just about any event including birthday parties, family reunions, and showers.

2355 Orchard Lake Rd.
Sylvan Lake,
Michigan
US

In 1995, Michigan Classic Ballet Company achieved honor status–the highest distinction granted–from Regional Dance America, a national association. The recognition was notable enough, but even more remarkably, the company was only six years old at the time. They took their newfound title to heart–since then, under the leadership of founder and artistic director Mary C. Geiger, Michigan Classic Ballet Company has produced lauded performances including The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf, and Swan Lake. From welcoming acclaimed choreographers who produce original works to founding outreach programs for youth, the company lives out its mission to promote an appreciation of ballet in the community.

782 Denison Ct
Bloomfield Hills,
MI
US

Always Above Average Entertainment, LLC invites ticketholders to open their minds and let loose belly laughs during a night of comedy and hypnosis from Dr. Richard Allen, C.M.H., P.h.D. As spectators sip cocktails from the Crystal Ballroom Theater's full-service bar, Richard hypnotizes eager participants into performing hilarious tricks, such as believing that they've won the lottery, imagining that their clothes have disappeared, or metamorphosing into a being of pure psychic energy. Through Dr. Allen's mastery of the power of suggestion, volunteers and audience members alike learn how to face down fears and unlock the hidden potential deep within their own brains or untapped spirit animals.

1 Lafayette Street
Pontiac,
MI
US