Dustin Adams merges formal knowledge and on-stage experience into lessons that rock and roll students into a variety of instrument lessons. After a free consultation, lessons will be designed to harmonize with each student’s experience and abilities, allowing both novices and veterans to progress in rhythm with their own internal metronomes. Piano, drum, and guitar lessons emphasize fluency in the language of music, with students learning to read, write, and translate tunes into Esperanto. Other aspects vary by instrument: percussionists practice drumstick dexterity to tap out beats and skewer sushi; pianists perform scale and chord exercises and study the art of improvisation; and guitarists make strings croon with picking and finger-style techniques. Lessons take place in Adams’ home studio or can be conducted over the Internet via web cam.
At Kim's USA Taekwondo and Gymnastics (Lewisville) and Kim's Taekwondo Institute (Amarillo), students hone their technique in martial arts and soccer with the help of experienced instructors and supportive class environments. Students who attend Kim's Lewisville location can also hone their gymnastics skills. Afterschool martial-arts camps are not only physically beneficial and fun for kids, but they're also convenient for parents—kids are picked up from their elementary school and transported via van or magic carpet to Kim's studio for camps. Themed birthday parties round out the menu of offerings at this 25,000-square-foot facility.
Multiple outdoor ranges accommodate Patriot Outdoors' firearms classes, which are designed for all skill levels. They also sell bows, firearms, and gear and accessories. The facility's open skies and desert landscapes also serve as the backdrop for paintball fields, including two speedball fields and one 4-acre field with various obstacles. For something different, an indoor rock-climbing gym presents members with areas designated for top-rope climbing and bouldering. Different routes challenge beginner, intermediate, and advanced climbers.
Owners Jeff and Michelle Dow met at the University of Iowa on athletic scholarships for gymnastics. After decorated careers that included spots on the U.S. Nationals team, the duo moved to Lubbock and founded Tega Kid's Superplex in 1995. Assisted by a skilled staff, they entertain and educate kids in teamwork and the athletic arts during sports programs, camps, and events. Though planted in gymnastics classes and fertilized with hand-grip chalk, the 18,000-square-foot facility has blossomed into a diverse space that teaches noncompetitive dance, cheerleading, tumbling, and swimming lessons that follow the USAG Junior Olympic Program's curriculum. The facility also houses a preschool, afterschool activities, and summer events and is a licensed provider of Motion Evolution, an interactive fitness program for kids.
Expert horse wranglers lead riders of all levels through trail rides in the sprawling, dusty desert just outside Lubbock. Riders climb on top of horses appropriate for all levels, and absolute beginners can profit from a 10- to 15-minute orientation before their ride.
Smooth wood floors and smooth-moved instructors offer support at Just Dancing, where beginners can hone the basics and intermediates can continue to grow. Warm and welcoming, the studio’s dance-savvy instructors boast years of experience and a slew of certifications in ballroom and other dancing disciplines. In class, students will spin, step, and dip their way through an active, applicable style that’s handy for post-wedding boogies and pre-commute sock hops. Sign up with a special partner to prepare for an upcoming unsanctioned cameo on Dancing with the Stars. Solo dancers are more than welcome to come in for some socializing and culturalizing by way of fancy footwork and energetic moves.