The sound of little limbs cutting into clear water with increasing confidence fills Quality Swimming's facilities, where instructors keep class sizes small in order to give individual attention and encouragement to each student. All instructors bear Red Cross certifications in CPR, standard first aid, and general lifeguard skills, and some hold additional honors such as degrees in infant teaching from the United States Swim School or certifications in instruction for developmentally disabled students. The trainers also undergo extensive training in Quality Swimming's in-house program, which includes observational sessions, seminars, and shadowing with senior teachers. Despite this intensive program, they continue to hone their skills year-round with local and national workshops, regular in-house refresher training, and international Marco Polo tournaments.
Students of all experience levels slowly grow to revel in the dreamlike effortlessness of movement through water in outdoor pools at three locations. Instructors pass on basic water-safety skills and more advanced swimming techniques, always with the principal aim of teaching students to exist comfortably within water and respect the pool noodle's natural ecosystem.
New York Comedy Club showcases both upcoming and established comedians during its weekend night performances. Entertain your senses while guffawing at humor dazzlers; as there is a minimum two beverage or food item requirement, parch your thirst nodules in advance and partake of comforting American fare and adult beverages. Featured performers have played the joker in a variety of mediums, from Late Show with David Letterman to closing argument courtroom jester. Chosen as one of the top five for Best Comedy Club in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast vicinity, New York Comedy Club strives to bring riotous showpersons to laughter enthusiasts.
Meatball Room's kitchen serves seven different meatball varieties everyday, either eaten on their own, nestled in pasta, or served up on a sub roll. The meatballs range from the traditional (classic, spicy Sicilian) to the inventive (beef brisket, sweet n' sour), to the utterly unexpected (taco, Asian pork). With three separate dining areas, Meatball Room lets visitors customize their entire eating experience. A family-style dining area in the main room lets diners glimpse into the open kitchen, where Chef Louie and his team are busy stirring sauce and slipping dough into the oven. In the lounge, meanwhile, revelers dance and mingle, sipping cocktails that teem with the fog of liquid nitrogen sourced from local bogs. Outside, live music complements the sound of a waterfall as fire pits roar. With this mix of dining and drinking options, it's little wonder Meatball Room has attracted positive reviews and features.
Within the storied walls of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino waits Passion Nightclub, a two-level oasis of bright neon lights and hot DJs. In the seven years since the club first opened its doors, it's hosted such musical acts as Lady Gaga, DJ Pauly D, LMFAO, and at least three New Guinea singing dogs?not to mention the three DJs who keep the crowds dancing at all times, spinning EDM music.
Each of the club's five rooms boasts its own independent sound system and VIP bottle section, which offers top-shelf vodka, tequila, cognac, and champagne bottles.
It's 1980-something. Glen, a young boy, dons a pair of glasses with one blue lens and one red, excited by this new technology that's supposed to make things on the screen pop out at you. During the next two hours, Glen ducks swooping avians during the revival of Alfred Hitchcock's ¬The Birds in 3-D, terrified, yet thrilled. This is one of Glen Gray's earliest memories about the theater his father built more than 30 years ago. Today, Glen lives out those moments each day as the proprietor of Movies of Delray, where the projectors roll a medley of Hollywood features, and foreign, art-house, and independent films.
Gold walls and burgundy curtains lend to the lobby’s art-deco air, and a large chandelier illuminates more than 60 pencil drawings of movie icons of yore, such as John Wayne, Elvis, and Marilyn Monroe. This old-fashioned lobby disguises the updates within: brand-new bathrooms, granite countertops at the concession stand, and in the theaters themselves, digital surround sound and updated seating. Rows of black leather seats cushion moviegoers with high backs and wide benches so cozy that Glen claims guests have fallen asleep in them, only waking up at the end of the picture or when Bruce Willis turns out to have been a metaphor all along.
In celebration of film, professor Shelly Isaacs graces the theater with screenings of obscure Oscar-winning or Oscar-nominated foreign films. After each screening, he discusses the film with audiences, dissecting and analyzing the cinematography, characters, and plot.
The Boca Raton Symphonia infuses South Florida's arts and culture community with spirited classical-music performances, escorting listeners through the works of some of history's most revered composers. As the first installment of a two-part mini series, the January 14 concert spotlights guest conductor Arthur Fagen alongside piano soloist Alex Cobrin, who employs masterful keystrokes to caress open ears like a grizzled groundskeeper caresses his glass eyeball during a time of quiet reflection. Throughout the program, the ensemble's vacillating scales will reverberate during the premiere of Turkin's Five Brief Essays on One Theme before shifting to a pair of fiery pieces, including Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 4 and Mendelssohn's Symphony no. 3. From seats in section A, attendees enjoy up-close views of the stage while basking in tightly spun measures or the company of their mannequin dates.