Located in 19 cities nationwide, Wine and Canvas commissions accomplished artists to spread the joy of painting during informal painting classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines available for purchase. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
Sing N' Sprout sessions combine elements of music, movement, and non-denominational Bible study to create a fun and energetic playtime experience for children. Traditional and original Christian songs make up the soundtrack for each of these meetings, during which kids participate in various activities that incorporate musical instruments, props, and body movements. Sing N' Sprout's mommy and me classes let parents join the spiritual party as well as meet other moms who might not always wear their "I'm a mom" shirt.
Inside Amari Studios, students of all ages pick up guitars not just to learn music, but to enrich their minds and lives. There, new students begin lessons with Jordan, a young and proficient instructor. Pupils of all levels are taught on both acoustic and electric guitar, working together to reach realistic goals of shredding Metallica riffs during comprehensive private or group lessons.
With its sights set on community health, Avera McKennan Fitness Center hosts an array of workout classes and houses a mélange of exercise space and equipment for all conditioning capacities. Teamworkers delight in the center's daily fettle-finessing sessions, such as yoga, Zumba, and boot camp, which take place beneath the aerobic room's vaulted ceilings and atmospherically oriented windows. Further phalanx forming takes place in the atrium, complete with basketball hoops for pickup games or aerial canine-agility competitions.
The Ballroom is the dancing brain baby of Denise Aamlid, who graduated with a dance minor in 1981 and has been helping folks two-step their way through life ever since. Friday-night open dances include 20 minutes of instruction on the dance style of the week, anything from swing and the cha-cha to the tango and waltz. Following the introductory lesson, you and your partner will dance to handpicked tunes for an hour and a half, providing a full night of lively dancing fun. Partners don't change at Friday-night open dances, so you won't have to worry about wrapping your arms around the neighborhood garbage can filled with baby raccoons. The card you'll get with this Groupon can be used by more than one person; it allows both you and a partner to get in for the reduced rate. Check the schedule to find a date that works for you.
The fluorescent bulbs at Bodyworks never sleep, their reliable glow guiding members toward healthier living 24 hours a day. The gym’s trainers oversee weight machines and cardio equipment, teaching exercisers proper form during one-on-one personal-training sessions. They also lead group fitness classes. Members who wish to relax can soak up some rays in Bodyworks’ tanning salon, a 24-hour facility that shames the sun with its work ethic.