The Willow stretches limbs and centers chakras in a serene studio swathed in aura-inspired colors. The studio offers a bevy of body-bending classes, including basic and advanced Pilates, hot Vinyasa yoga, and belly dancing. During group classes, guests can stretch out their body blankets as experienced instructors provide comprehensive, step-by-step guidance. With a month of unlimited dips, students can try their abs and minds in one or many formats, hunting for the regimen that suits their sweat beads best.
Center for the Arts produces unique music, dance, and comedy performances from the campus of the College of Staten Island. Its children's series brings light-hearted whimsy to that most somber of life stages. Center for the Arts' upcoming kid-friendly offerings include the musical Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, featuring the talent of the ArtsPower National Touring Theatre. The play brings Judy Blume's novel to life as 10-year-old Sheila Tubman deals with hilarious coming-of-age struggles when she moves to Tarrytown, N.Y., for the summer. Black Violin melds together classical music and hip-hop, as two violinists and a DJ fuse the two sonic genres in a way unheard since Beethoven's Symphony No. 12: Mo' Measures, Mo' Problems. Rainbow Fish, also presented by the ArtsPower National Touring Theatre, emphasizes the importance of friendship and generosity in a far more effective fashion than last season's production of Rumble Fish.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Free street parking
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Pro Tip: Always dress in warmer layers, as you can take clothes off.
Across a 100-foot main deck, passengers cast their lures into Sheepshead Bay from the wide aisles, benches, and extended pulpit of the Ranger VI. With the help of three 650-horsepower John Deere engines, Captain Joe steers the fishing boat out onto the salty waters for half- and full-day fishing trips. He also captains overnight and offshore specialty charters for up to 20.
Inside the boat, his passengers take advantage of restrooms with running water and purchase refreshments at the galley before seating themselves at tables and booths. Plus, they can head up to the second-floor sun deck in order to better search for marine life and befriend seagulls.
The coaches at Premier United Soccer Camp teach every aspect of sports, from technical skills to psychology. They aim to produce confident, well-rounded young athletes, relying on the European Olympic Developmental System to held guide them. Kids may play soccer, tennis, baseball, and other team competitive sports, but they focus on learning tactics and physical training techniques here. Also essential to the program are sport-specific skills and creating the mindset of a good sportsman, which involves starting every sentence with "Nice job!"
At the helm of L.A. Dance School of the Arts is director Angela Paolino Thompson, a graduate of NYU’s dance program. Certified by the Dance Educators of America, she leads a team that instills the grace and technique needed for recreational, competitive, and professional dancing success. Their twinkle-toed repertoire includes at least 10 modalities of dance at any time, such as tap, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet. They also incorporate acting, vocal, and fitness classes into their repertoire, and offer more traditional boot-camp workouts as well.
Equipment: No particular brands-- yoga and Pilates training equipment.
Students should bring: Water, yoga mat, clothes they can move in.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Pro Tip: Be ready to move and try something new.