Julie Hackler has been immersed in the world of dance and performance for more than 25 years. The artist has choreographed for several theaters, and she has spent time on the stage as a dancer, singer, and actor. Ms. Hackler brings this talent and expertise out onto Reignfall Dance Company's sprung dance floors.
As owner and director of the studio, she leads a dance curriculum for adults and kids as young as 3 years old. Ms. Hackler and her team teach a variety of styles, including ballet, jazz, and hip-hop. They take an athletic approach to training, believing that the best dancers are also great athletes. To that end, the instructors also teach Pilates and conditioning classes.
Snow-capped peaks peer over Springs Ranch Golf Course, adding a scenic backdrop to a 7,107-yard layout that reflects the player-friendly design philosophy of course architect Richard M. Phelps. In a gesture of sympathy for golfers who crush seemingly perfect drives only to find their ball in the angry grip of a well-concealed bird watcher, Richard placed hazards in plainly visible locations with few to no blind spots. However, transparency doesn't always transfer to success on the course—Springs Ranch packs plenty of hazard-ridden holes that demand precise shots, including the 404-yard, par-4 third hole, where golfers must avoid a pond off of the tee and clear a waste bunker with their approach shot or a perfectly timed kick. Along with two ponds and a gauntlet of bunkers, tall grasses line the fairways, tempering aggressive play and adding an authentic, Scottish feel to the links-style layout.
Springs Ranch also offers a driving range, lessons, and clinics taught by resident aces. After a day at the links, golfers can revive muscles weary from bench-pressing golf carts with a burger, bratwurst, or platter of fish 'n' chips at the Springs Ranch Bar and Grill.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Length of 7,107 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 72.9 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 136 from the farthest tees * Five tee options * Scorecard
Between bowling, bumper cars, climbing walls, and video games, iT'Z Family Food & Fun has all the favorite indoor activities covered. Varied attractions keep kids and adults entertained all day long, and the bodacious all-you-can-eat buffet means never having to say you’re hungry.
There's strength in numbers at Colorado Springs Dentistry. For one, All Smiles Dental Group's team consists of general and cosmetic dentists, as well as four board-certified specialists. Woodland Park Dental Group boasts a dentist, orthodontist, endodontist, and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The Woodmen Dental Group has a team of cosmetic and general dentists, two orthodontists, and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. South Springs Dental Group hosts a general dentist, oral surgeon, and endodontist for complex work. Finally, Colorado Dental Group's team features three dentists and a host of hygienists with flexible hours.
Combined, these medical professionals can cover most areas of dental care. They administer regular exams, perform orthodontic and periodontal work, and make over smiles with cosmetic implants or ultrathin Lumineers. The dentists and specialists also work alongside several hygienists, many of whom are working during most business hours.
Fitwize 4 Kids fosters healthy habits in a kid-centric fitness environment geared toward humans ages 5–15. Each 45-minute program fuses age-appropriate resistance circuit training with health-inspiring nutrition tips, pumping up self-esteem, blazing trails to wellbeing, and engaging young minds with the socio-psychological concept of fun. To prepare children for lifetimes full of fitness and free of pulled deltoids, a CrossFit and CrossFit Kids instructor will highlight safe workout techniques and coach kids through exercises that rely on lighter weights and more reps than traditional bodybuilding regimens. Parents can sign up their offspring for activity-boosting sessions on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m..
At 6,531 feet above sea level, Security Service Field is the highest professional ballpark in the United States. It was built in 1988 on the edge of Colorado Springs, and, in August 2012, it welcomed its six millionth fan through the turnstiles. This feat of fandom was but a dream in 1903, though, when the Sky Sox—then the Sacramento Solons—became a charter member of the Pacific Coast League. In 1961, the Solons became the Islanders and relocated to Honolulu, where the franchise remained until 1988, the year it finally moved to Colorado, and the year Pikes Peak began mysteriously sprouting foul poles. Upon arriving in its new city, the franchise adopted the Sky Sox moniker—a tip of the cap to the Sky Sox of the 1950s, who played in the Western League as an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The modern-day Sky Sox have been the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies since 1993, and in 2011, the team earned the nod as Triple-A Organization of the Year courtesy of Baseball America.