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Masacote Entertainment is an internationally renowned Latin Music & Dance company with a specialty in Salsa. The company is comprised of 3 entities: Masacote Latin Dance Company; The Masacote Dance School, and the Ritmo Masacote Orchestra. Masacote offers instruction, performances, concerts, events, travel, and more.
215 First Street
Cambridge,
MA
US
The low thrum of an electric bass. The clean jangle of an electric piano. At School of Groove, owner Christopher Vuk presides over instructors as they fill the space with music and help students through scales, rhythms, and eventually full pieces on a wide range of instruments. The teachers have played music alongside musicians including Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, and Paul Simon, and guest rock musicians occasionally lead sessions to impart their skills or explain why they think every smashable guitar is full of candy. In private lessons and group sessions, hands-on practice illuminates the processes of improvising, writing, and recording music. Students at the school can also join a band, where they'll write their own music, build teamwork skills, and perform at venues such as Hard Rock Cafe and Ryles Jazz Club.
535 Cambridge Street
Cambridge,
MA
US
With a history of nautical scholarship that dates back to the mid 1930s, Community Boating Inc. has graduated thousands of students from its hands-on sailing school and into the ranks of skipperdom. Seasoned instructors lead classes for all ages, with separate youth, adult, and universal-access programs to ensure that the sweeping vistas, invigorating mists, and albatross necklaces of seafaring can be enjoyed by all. Certified students and members can take jaunts across the Charles River atop a kayak or Mercury sailboat borrowed from Community Boating Inc.?s 100-strong fleet of windblown and man-powered vessels.
21 David G Mugar Way
Boston,
MA
US
Travelmasters' Academy founder Boris Mordkovich spent years learning first hand how to navigate the rules and policies of frequent flyer programs. He was successful in accumulating more than 500,000 frequent flyer miles per year, and often traveled to distant locales for free. Today, Mordkovich instructs seasoned and occasional air commuters in the secrets of flying for free, showing students how to legitimately earn thousands of miles without stepping foot into a plane. The academy prides itself on its "one free ticket or your money back" guarantee. Mordkovich promises students that they can use the classes' knowledge to earn at least 25,000 miles, good for at least one roundtrip ticket in the US, or they will receive a full refund and a pair of "I'm Sorry" wings.
1 Broadway
Cambridge,
MA
US
As a ballroom-dance teacher, Monica had already mastered the dance floor when she found out she was pregnant. Though the news meant she had to give up some of her larger responsibilities, she kept teaching up until a week before she gave birth and came back just eight weeks after, driven by her love of dance. But her months of working during pregnancy had taught her something: dancing was social and active, which was “keeping her sane.” Not only did it improve her mood, the stimulation of dancing helped keep her child, Oscar, calm both in the womb and in his carrier. Spurred by her new experiences, Monica founded Mama Ballroom to share the joy of dancing with other expecting and brand-new moms. Monica’s one-hour classes impart basic steps and patterns in a variety of ballroom styles, allowing moms of any experience level to move to the music and ensure their baby’s popularity at kindergarten cocktail hours. Mama Ballroom incorporates elements of classical, Latin, and tango to teach students to sway to the sultry sounds of Sinatra, salsa, and merengue.
314 Main St.
Charlestown,
MA
US
Whether they're learning to snorkel before going on vacation or aiming to be diving instructors, United Divers is the place for snorkeling and scuba-diving students. The folks at United Divers work with all ages and experience levels, giving everyone the opportunity to experience the vastness of the ocean in a safe, fun way. New divers can test the waters during discover SCUBA courses, getting hands-on experience during dives in a heated indoor pool. They also have a retail shop, where customers can pick up a variety of authorized equipment, get their tanks filled, or see which mask really brings out the color of their eyes.
59 Washington St.
Somerville,
MA
US
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