Since 1993, Cirque Dreams' family-friendly variety extravaganzas have called upon a cast of acrobats, strongmen, and daredevils to wring the oohs and aahs out of audiences with tremendous feats of derring-do. During each themed production, more than 100 performers garbed in dazzling outfits twirl high in the air, contort their bodies into impossible shapes, and solve long division problems to earn uproarious applause from the crowd. At Dream Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida, hundreds of contracted artists from around the world develop their skills and prep for Cirque Dreams performances under the direction of Neil Goldberg and his team of choreographers, contortionists, and designers.
Dance Arts Studio ensconces students in a nurturing yet challenging environment; its instructors draw upon lifetimes of dance experience to impress spinning silhouettes with the expressive power of movement, line, and composition. One night a week for five consecutive weeks, students 12 years and older can gain a greater understanding of specific dance forms through physical training, mental preparation, and refrigerator poetry. Three styles of dance await ingénues and experts, from the abstract arabesques of a 60-minute modern-dance session to the hip-hop-anticipating syncopation of a 60-minute jazz-dance session. Seventy-five-minute Pilates/ballet combo classes cross-train muscles, sculpting cores capable of holding balance and sustaining pirouettes fast enough to reverse the Earth’s rotation.
The community-supporting Syracuse Shakespeare Festival has produced plays for more than 36,000 people since 2003, displaying thespian talent of all types. With this deal, you'll get two tickets to the Festival's take on Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, as part of its Shakespeare-Under-A-Roof series, an epic story of a conflict between love and duty. In Antony and Cleopatra, Mark Antony finds himself love struck by the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, and must balance his responsibilities with his desire for her. Director Jamie Bruno realizes Shakespeare's story, Dan Stevens produces, and mysterious masked figure Shillian Wakespeare handles the stage lighting.
At Guzmán's, owners Michael Guzmán and Jennifer Greene and their talented staff of experienced hoofers lead students of all ages through torso-twisting routines in weekly beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes. Hip-hop dance classes mine pulsating beats that spur bodies to pop, lock, and break, and beginning instruction in salsa teaches students the basic steps and vocabulary of the sultry dance. High-energy Latin sounds reverberate through frames in cardio-focused Zumba classes, which help tone cores and limbs with easy-to-copy moves. Test out musical-theater choreography and practice the motions dictated to you by the tiny dancer living in your cerebellum while gliding across the Stagestep dance floor in one of three separate studios.
Arthur Murray's studio comes equipped with a panel of certified instructors, ready and waiting to instruct students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner to your lessons or fly solo and dance with your instructor. In either case, you'll leave with a greater understanding of the dance style of your choosing. These lessons are ideal for a betrothed pair prepping for the big wedding dance or a fledgling fitness-seeker looking for a fun new way to get in ship shape. Stick to a stately waltz, spice up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few swing steps in your personal repertoire. Whether you're an experienced dancer hoping to brush up on certain techniques or you have two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, private lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio offer bountiful, dance-based benefits.
Not many establishments offer the chance to see a Steven Sondheim musical, catch a concert, take a theater workshop, and eat an organic salad in one place. But at Red House Arts Center, all of these things flourish. Founded and renovated by a group of local artists, the center beckons visitors to fully immerse themselves in the arts, whether they’re watching an experimental-theater performance, strolling the halls of the second-floor art gallery, or pouring a bucket of house paint on themselves in the lobby.