When the rooms of The Sutton Studio for the Performing Arts aren’t resonating with piano chords, dance music, monologues, or melodies, they’re filled with insightful declamations from the highly experienced staff. Artistic director Jamie Lynn Gilliam leads the talented troupe, bringing more than 25 years of musical-theater experience that include dancing in professional productions and convincing Robert De Niro’s family that she was Robert De Niro. Her lieutenants include Kathy Todd Chaney, formerly of Kathy Todd Dance Studio, and several of the studio’s graduates, who teach tap, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop steps. Piano instructor Lynnette Jones has been playing piano for 27 years and acting teacher Josh Gilliam has performed in several professional productions since he graduated from Otterbein University’s musical-theater program. All this expertise fills The Sutton Studio’s two locations and unfolds during an array of classes, performances, and even private birthday parties.
Velocity Sports Performance offers a variety of programs that are taught by exercise physiologists, tailored to an athlete's individual needs, and held in a small group setting. Although each program is different, all primarily focus on improving speed, power, and agility. For active adults looking to be challenged, try five adult sessions ($125). Ages 12 and up can opt for the developmental program ($250/month), which includes two sessions per week. Youth-centric training ($175), which focuses on honing correct skills (running technique, coordination), works to establish a proper fitness foundation. Like babies, no two sessions are the same. After time, participants reduce injury risk, boost flexibility and power coordination, and whittle down fat. Determine your perfect program from Velocity's full catalog of courses.
Prepare for a pivotal business trip abroad or avoid order mix-ups at the local carniceria that result in lugging a case of Ecto Cooler home. The experienced instructors at Los Monitos will help customers tap their inner linguist to expand their communication skills and help cross over language and cultural barriers. Ten-week courses start at different experience levels and include 1.5 hours of class time each week in Spanish, English (ESL), French, German, Italian, and Portuguese. Check the Louisville and Prospect schedules for class times. Customers will make great strides in achieving language proficiency over that period, or develop their own hybrid language that’s useful for chatting with plants at home. Classes are capped at 10 students per course, ensuring efficient learning and decreasing back-of-the-room giggling.
Linda the Bra Lady, featured on The Nate Berkus Show, outfits women with bras, underwear, and other garments carefully designed to provide proper support to specific upper-body types. A wide selection of sizes, styles, and detachable compasses allow women to bolster their breasts with bras such as the Elila Jacquard soft-cup bra ($38), padded with triple-ply straps to ease shoulder pain, and the Le Mystère Soiree strapless bra ($74) to sport under elegant dresses. Harboring popular brands such as Spanx, Hanky Panky, Wacoal, Olga, and Mary Green, Linda equips bottoms with an eclectic collection of underwear ($8+) ranging from comfy basics to boyshorts and thongs. Bra-sized swimwear and bra accessories supplement the intimate selection, and all customers receive a complimentary fitting to make sure they're wearing the correct bra size and not a loose quilt of fig leaves.
Popcorn Media gives kids the chance to experience strutting down the red carpet during their Movie Star workshops and weeklong camps. Attendees soak up the secrets of screen acting from a director who works with Disney and Nickelodeon studios while producing their own unique work. They oversee each production element that goes into a film's creation, from lighting and filming to rehearsing and giving their parents an autograph. At the end of each camp, kids attend a red-carpet premier of their work amid the applause of friends and family.
As a boy, Brandon Morton indulged his fascination with airplanes and flying by going to every aviation show he could. Today, with more 5,000 hours of flight time—including more than 2,300 hours of flight instruction—he shares his passion for flying at NexGen Aviation where he works alongside co-owner and accomplished jet pilot Dale Gillispie, who has more than 25 years of flying experience.
From Bluegrass Field Airport, Brandon and Dale maintain a fleet of one Diamond DA-20 and two Piper Warrior planes for single-engine training and a Diamond DA-42 Twin Star for multi-engine training—each highly engineered aircrafts that boast solid safety statistics. It is also here that the owners and their fellow instructors teach students through a blend of theoretical classroom work and hands-on scenario training. Through these courses, they prepare aspiring pilots to apply for their private, commercial, or professional pilot license. Further services range from sightseeing flights and aircraft sales and management to tutorials on how to properly fold a paper airplane.