The instructors at L'Ru Studios—all of whom have undergone professional training or held careers in the dance industry—aren't afraid to mix things up. They lead a range of classes where fusion is key. For instance, in pole dancing and salsa, they combine cardio and strength-training exercises with sensual movements to create fun and unique fitness experiences. They even blend disciplines into entirely new styles—their vertical barre course mixes pole tricks with ballet techniques. For even more unconventional workouts, they lead circus and aerial yoga sessions that combine acrobatics with flexibility-boosting poses. In addition to offering private parties and lessons, they host workshops and class series designed to build a repertoire of dance or circus skills for use in full routines.
Though their curriculum is broad, their philosophy remains focused. They strive to cultivate a judgment-free area for guests of all fitness levels, builds, and ages. This ideology of accessibility and acceptance surfaces in their small class sizes and supportive attitudes.
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.
The academy's university-trained music teachers conduct private lessons for youngsters seeking to learn the guitar, study singing, or play the mandolin at a local battle of the medieval bands. Parents can sit in on the lesson or access complimentary wireless Internet as they relax in the spacious waiting area.
First years are often tough for small businesses, but when Funky Find Boutique’s first birthday rolled around, it wasn’t shakily toddling around and covered in frosting. Instead, the boutique store was strutting proudly, fresh off a big win in Denver A-List’s 2012 Best Women's Accessories category. Olde Town Arvada and Copper Mountain Village locations won the favor of Denverites with their eclectic sweaters, cardigans, and jackets. Although the selection rotates constantly, unique jewelry and sequined handbags always can make a wardrobe more colorful or a tall robot with glowing eyes less terrifying.
Martin Percival starred in the principal role for Michael Flatley's North America–touring Lord of the Dance and played the original Flatley role of "the lord." This knight in tights and his lovely team of jig-jumping instructors will lay down the law of rhythm and greens with beginner-level dances like the reel and light jig.
I specialize in wedding dance lessons and working with couples to create a memorable first dance that your guests will be talking about long after your wedding is over. Parents of the Bride/Groom and Wedding Parties welcome!
We also offer lessons for any couple looking to gain confidence on the dance floor.
Founders of the body barre, dancer Nadia Walker-Arnold and exercise instructor Jen Rehm, believe that working out doesn't have to be a chore. They strive to make their classes quite the opposite, in fact, with a lineup of dance-inspired sessions ranging from the high-intensity Body Barre to the flirty burlesque. The all-female staff—made up of experienced ballet dancers, certified personal trainers, and a professional burlesque dancer—encourage ladies of all sizes and experience levels to carve long, lean muscles with a blend of ballet, yoga, and boot-camp basics.
Though inspired by dance, most classes trade choreography for the exercises ballerinas use to shape and strengthen their bodies, pairing cardio intervals and strength training with stretches and barre-based isometric exercises. During the signature Body Barre workout, they lead gals in executing small, controlled movements that sculpt the entire body to fend off attacks from feral nutcrackers. To help moms incorporate exercise into their schedules, the studio offers childcare for kids aged 6 weeks to 12 years old. In addition to their heart-rate-elevating fitness classes, they also host private classes and happy hours, in which ladies sip champagne and learn to speed up onlookers' tickers with smoldering burlesque and chair-dancing routines.