Under the tutelage of Energy Dance Center's skilled instructors, groovers and twirlers ages 1–18 can actively engage in the art of dance. Tots and toddlers in the Rising Stars Summer Sessions I and II can work on coordination and basic motor skills during the Creative Movement class ($50) or try ballet and tap ($55). Young gents ages 4 and up can perfect moves at the Boys-Only Hip-Hop class ($55). Session I's Ballet, Jazz, and Tap classes for ages 5–7, 7–9, and 9–11 (all $68) use positive reinforcement to build graceful boogying skills, while Session II's Recreational Hip-Hop classes for 5- to 8-year-olds ($55), 9- to 12-year-olds ($55), and kids 13 and up ($55) inspire students to break out into spontaneous pop-and-lock routines during family road trips.
Cinema Grill captures all angles of entertainment in its three show rooms, from newer movie releases and live sporting events blasting on giant screens to a rotating cast of comedians lobbing laugh bombs as crowds feast on fare from the full-service restaurant and bar. While actors work their best angles on the screen, patrons can translate their dialogue into Esperanto or order from the menu, which is laden with entrees and suds from the local brewmasters at Surly. The theater converts into a satellite stadium when it broadcasts live sporting events, which gain lifelike clarity on its giant 30-foot high-definition screen.
Jam Hops Gymnastics, Dance and Cheer was formed when The Gymnastics Factory of Ham Lake joined forces with Jam Hops of Mound View in 1997. At first, they focused only on recreational and competitive gymnastics. As the talent, energy, and location expanded, however, so too did the program—they began to include dance. The inertia then became harder to contain, leading to Jam Hops' cheer program, the "leap-n-learn" academic preschool program, and even birthday parties and day camps that have further integrated Jam Hops into the community. In 2013 alone, Jam Hops scored the "Reader's Choice Award" from the Anoka County Shopper and the "Family Choice Award" from Macaroni Kid
Despite expansions in locations and classes, Jam Hops maintains its original mission: to turn children into champions of life. Nurturing young talent, the enthusiastic staff—many of whom are CPR and First Aid Certified—boost the confidence of students in recreational and competitive gymnastics programs. They work with boys and girls ranging from preschool age to 12th grade, and have even shepherded teams to the Junior Olympics nationals. Instructors in the dance programs, meanwhile, teach adults, teens, and tykes as young as two the ins-and-outs of jazz, tap, hip-hop, and ballet styles. It's not all about gymnastics or dance, though—the staffers in charge of academic preschool classes instill physical fitness and learning excellence in kids ages 3–5.
Little did Arthur Murray know when he opened the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in 1912 that it would play an integral part in history. It was a dance studio that helped revolutionize direct mail advertising and led Murray to be the first person in the world to broadcast live dance music on the radio. By the 1930s, he had his instructors teaching new dances including “The Big Apple,” followed by the “Teeny Banana” on first-class steamship cruises. His instructors moved from steamships to big screens, teaching actors dance moves and starring in such films as Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever. By then, the studio had inspired the hit song “Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry” by Betty Hutton and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Today, the studio’s name appears on the pages of Vogue, Martha Stewart Wedding, and Sports Illustrated.
Aside from remaining a presence in media and cities around the world, the Arthur Murray Dance Studio gets feet moving by teaching popular dances that include the cha-cha, fox trot, salsa, samba, and swing. The studio instructs on a variety of dances that help people look cool at bar mitzvahs, nightclubs, crosswalks, and anywhere dance is popular.:m]]
Bryant-Lake Bowl serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Minneapolis' Lyn-Lake district. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Bryant-Lake Bowl. Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Bryant-Lake Bowl, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Bryant-Lake Bowl is a great summer destination. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
Take it nice and easy at Bryant-Lake Bowl, where casual dress is the rule of the day. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers.
Meals at Bryant-Lake Bowl are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person. The menu at Bryant-Lake Bowl includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
The Twin Cities Auto Show has been drawing hundreds of thousands of auto enthusiasts for more than 40 years. However, there's nothing middle-aged about the auto technology visitors see there?the event celebrates, not the auto industry's past, but its future. Visitors can check out the latest models from over 30 trusted brands such as Ford, Lexus, and Maserati on the massive exhibit floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center, as well as in themed rooms. These include the Green Room?home to the latest eco-friendly technology?and Luxury Lane?which comes stocked with more than $1 million in luxury vehicles. When they're not checking out automobiles, visitors can get free car-seat safety checks, stop by food trucks for snacks, or visit entertainment and celebrity exhibits.