As the martial arts leader of Southwest Michigan it is the mission of Lightning Kicks Martial Arts and Fitness to provide a world-class training program for people of all ages. We strive for excellence in our teaching program to ensure Lightning Kicks students live by the following tenets: courtesy, integrity, perseverance,
Experienced instructors strive to introduce students of all ages to the joy and freedom of dancing. They've shared the love of their art before diverse audiences and with students, performing and teaching in festivals, nursing homes, and colleges. In group classes, students learn self-expression, gain confidence, and learn basic maneuvers in styles such as waltz, cha-cha, merengue, and salsa. During private lessons, an instructor hones in on a solo dancer’s specific goals or coaches duos or groups through choreographed dances for weddings, parties, or airport security lines.
Kalamazoo Salsa turns up the heat every weekend to marinate Kalamazoo’s Latin-loving community in energetic rhythms on the sizzling dance floor at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant. Miami Night Fridays transforms South Burdick Street into a sultry South Beach dance club with sexy salsa spectacles, a variety of groovy moves, Latin DJs spinning high-energy beats, and sunscreen-slathered tourists. VIP tickets seat onlookers in the exclusive balcony section overlooking the exquisite dance floor where a variety of moves and booty-shaking formations rule the night. Bar drinks and pizza served by wait staff are available to keep the joints loosened and well-fed until 1 a.m. Open dance ends at 2 a.m.
New students at Boheme Tribal Belly Dance are able to choose from three six-week classes with this Groupon—Pre-Tribal Beginning Belly Dance, Belly Dance for Fitness, and Children’s Belly Dance. Over the course of the six-week Pre-Tribal Beginning Belly Dance course, movers and shakers learn all the basic vocabulary of the American reinvention of the Middle Eastern art form. Taught by Sarah Schneider Koning—the artistic director and a belly dancer of 15 years—the class introduces students to the subtle nuances between the various styles of belly dance. It also teaches the delicate art of isolating individual muscles in the stomach, neck, and hips, giving dancers the opportunity to finally perfect their z-snap routines. Sarah’s students will also shimmy their way to understanding universal dance techniques, such as the basic traveling step, simple choreography, and the proper way to use jazz hands in a street dance-fight.
Grand Prairie Golf Course stretches across the rolling countryside with a nine-hole, 1,710-yard executive layout that features six par 3s and three short par 4s. The course's longest hole measures 287 yards with many shorter designs that cater to beginners and golfers trying to squeeze in a quick round before sunset, when golf carts turn back into pumpkins.
Golf instructor Ann Marie Roschek draws from 10 years of experience to help golfers lower scores in private lessons and group clinics, and the course pro shop keeps clubbers in the latest golf apparel and equipment from brands including Monterey Club, US Kids Golf, and Adams Golf.
Course at a Glance:
9-hole, par 30 executive course
Course rating of 27.4 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 80 from the farthest tees
Men's and ladies' tee options