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At the Colorado Academy of Music and Dance, experienced instructors cultivate students' passion for the performing arts. Kids aged 2–4 hone their coordination, balance, and rhythm skills in group dance classes that include tap, jazz, and ballet programs, and adults burn calories in adult-only sessions. Students of any age can build their endurance and flexibility with high-energy Brazilian capoeira—a mix of martial arts, dance, and acrobatics—sessions that also include instruction on speaking basic Portuguese and playing Afro-Brazilian instruments. The facility's sprung floors with professional marley surfaces help prevent injury and protect joins by absorbing dancers' impact.
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Signature service: Archery lessons
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Mathews Bows, Hoyt, PSE, Rinehart Targets
Pro Tip: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, such as tennis shoes.
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
Colorado Archery Co has worked with non-profit groups to help children from broken homes connect with the outdoors. During several weekend camps, we helped over three hundred youth find a mentor and learn archery. It was a true success.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
Please be sure to wear tennis shoes and minimize any large jewelry, as it can get caught in a bowstring. We recommended that you bring sunscreen, as well.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I became passionate about archery at an early age, and I learned to bow hunt while spending time outdoors. By the age of 15, I took up competitive archery. I also started training for the U.S. Archery Team and for the Olympics in 2008 and 2012. After successfully winning a spot on the U.S. Archery Team, as well as All-American Status, I competed in the Olympic trials. I have traveled overseas to Korea, England, and South America for archery.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.