The Miami branch of the Società Dante Alighieri was founded in 1997, more than a century after the society was founded in Rome. Its aim is to celebrate Italian culture and serve as a social hub for Italians. Working in tandem with its principle partner, the Consulate General of Italy in Miami, the society hosts language courses—including Italian, Portuguese, and Latin—and doles out PLIDA Italian proficiency exams and certificates. In addition, they offer cooking and wine classes that teach students how to concoct regional Italian specialties and appreciate the differences between Italian wine and tomato sauce served in wineglasses.
A true family business, Ella Bella Rozio's Institute of Fashion combines the talents of founder and 25-year fashion-industry veteran Rocio Sanchez with her daughter Gabriella Tello's fresh take on trends and her son Fernando Tello's marketing savvy. While Fernando handles business matters, the mother-daughter duo helm the school and its workshops, leading fledgling designers through courses in fashion history, window display, and wardrobe planning.
Students find inspiration for their own creations in the custom-made gowns of Rozio Couture. Though the designers focus much of their energy on bridal and red-carpet wear, they also nod to the needs of everyday fashion with creations such as the ella 1 dress, a simple black tube that attaches to swooping skirts, dramatic ruffles, or elegant flotation devices.
Within the stone walls of Rock Creek Spine and Rehabilitation Center, Doctors of Chiropractic Ryan and Melissa Groelz work to root out the fundamental causes of back pain, headaches, and other ailments. The chiropractic duo uses advanced computer systems to analyze each patient's nervous system and posture, then uses those findings to guide spinal adjustments, soft-tissue manipulation, and other treatments.
The Safer Driver Academy's team of instructors understands the fun of driving as well as its dangers—most of them are former racecar drivers. Accordingly, the school's program is designed to take students to their limits in safe, controlled environments. The hands-on classes cover practically every topic a driver might face, from emergency lane changes and accident-avoidance maneuvers to skidding when roads are wet or when you accidentally turn on your car's icemaker function.
With its home base in Bogotá, Colombia, the staff at United Languages and Media Group has made its way to Miami. Its international presence reinforces its mission of helping students advance their careers and enrich their lives by undertaking the study of a new language. To facilitate this process, they offer Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and English classes both online and in their classrooms.