Arthur Murray Dance Studios has been a leading name in social dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with certified instructors. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
Josh Stanton's passion for sharing fitness with others has led him to a variety of careers—he has worked as manager and lead personal trainer of a fitness studio, as a YMCA program director, and as a crisis-intervention counselor who helped at-risk teens via fitness. Today, he channels that passion into Generation Fitness, his own total-body training program that has earned a feature on the NBC 9 news and local accolades. He brings his tough, no-frills approach to exercise to Castle Rock and Parker, helming fun boot camps for students of all fitness levels looking to bolster their weight loss, strength, agility, and overall attractiveness in a muscle shirt. He blasts energetic music as he leads campers through boxing drills, weight exercises, and varied routines that he changes each session to keep things exciting and prevent muscle boredom.
The owners of Exclusive Tans keep their cell phone number printed on their office door. That way, any customer who wanders by has immediate access to the owners to ask questions or voice concerns. This displayed cell phone number not only demonstrates the owners' devotion to customer satisfaction, but it also speaks to the sense of community Exclusive Tans shares with the public. Family owned and operated for more than 10 years, the team welcome clients as friends and neighbors, taking care to maintain a standard of personalized hometown service.
The staff is eager to educate, analyze skin, and beautify bodies through four levels of UV tanning. The salon also offers infrared body wraps that simmer away calories and toxins, while the hydration station replenishes dry skin with steam and LED light. For those looking for UV-free color, sunless tanning bronzes bodies without the solar risks of tanning on the beach or summering on Mercury.
After achieving perhaps the pinnacle of success in the Irish dancing world?lead roles in Lord of the Dance?Aisling Toal Casey and Shaun Casey retired to Denver to open Celtic Steps School of Irish Dance to train the next generation of superb Irish step dancers. They've succeeded; the school's dancers have won awards from the All Ireland Championships, the North American Irish Dance Championships, and the Western Region Oireachtas. Aisling, Shaun, and fellow teacher Eimear Toal are all TCRG certified and instruct boys and girls aged 4?12, as well as adults, at locations throughout the area. They specialize in traditional Irish solo and ceili dancing and teach dancers important fundamentals, such as jig steps, dancing in unison, and how to dance without your wig of ringlets flying off. In addition to competing in championships, students also have performed on local television and in St. Patrick's Day parades.
Dancer, teacher, lawyer, salesperson. These were the titles held by Functional Strength Pilates’s staff before they ditched their day jobs to pursue their passion for the more-than-80-year-old practice. Out of two Denver–area locations they teach traditional Pilates, which shows students how to breathe mindfully while aligning their spines to strengthen their cores. Continued practice can help students to decompress their joints so they can move more fluidly than the Vitruvian man doing the backstroke. The exercise also integrates well with rehabilitation regimens, which explains why the staff works closely with area physical therapists, orthopedic doctors, and chiropractors and their patients. Each of the two studios bolsters the Pilates curriculum with different supplemental practices—personal training at the Lone Tree location and yoga classes in Castle Rock.
Three decades of rock music dominate the airwaves at Rockn' Hair, where stylists with nearly as much experience upgrade hairdos to match the hip and creative standards of famous musicians. Serving as an upbeat alternative to froufrou salons, Rockn' Hair spoils its clients with luxury shampoo bowls, European head dryers, and stylists who specialize in precision cuts and creative color. The edge comes from the soundtrack of rock 'n' roll that spans the '50s through the '80s, and the creative hairdressers who turn their chairs into backstage dressing rooms. The walls double as an inspiration gallery, displaying portraits of stars such as David Bowie, famed for his glossy, tousled locks, and Elvis, known for slicking his hair back with peanut butter and mashed bananas.