Imagine the moment when a shy, introverted young girl steps in front of a room full of people for the first time and speaks with confidence and clarity. This is a regular occurrence at Drama Kids International, where experienced teachers use a unique, copyrighted curriculum to help shape and focus outgoing children or draw shy children out of their shells. Classes for kids as young as 3 refine speech techniques, dramatic movement, and imagination, giving them the confidence to perform in front of an audience or finally ask their parents to change their names to Thespis. For older kids, aged 12–18, Drama Kids International offers the DKI Acting Academy, where serious theater kids can expand their speaking, acting, and auditioning skills through exercises and performances.
At RNR Stables, team members employ the sport of horseback riding to foster riders confidence and encourage them to build relationships with horses. Under staff members supervision riders can learn about tack and private lessons. Skilled staff members provide basic riding instructions & tack procedure & then permit riders to practice these skills in the arena.
Big Boar Tactical doesn't train its clientele with typical stationary, paper targets. Instead, the trainers?each of whom has more than 12 years of professional armed-bodyguard experience?take beginners through drills that teach relevant skills. These might include learning to draw a gun, move, and shoot during the intro to handgun class or honing one-handed accuracy and using cover and concealment during the tactical combat handgun training course. These instructors can also help customers obtain concealed-handgun licenses or master the use of various other firearms.
At Paint with Flair, instructors kick down the barriers that traditionally stand between beginners and a paintbrush, starting by creating a comfortable environment. Couples on dates, coworkers looking to bond, or friends out on the town sip on BYOB drinks and snacks as they loosen up and get acquainted with the provided materials (classes for kids and non-drinkers are also available on the schedule). Teachers get groups chatting as they take them on a step-by-step walk through the brushstrokes, color selection, and witchcraft necessary to whip up their own fetching painting, whether it be a reproduction of Van Gogh’s Starry Night or an original design.
Four players enter. Two players leave. Then the other two players leave, but only because they've just lost a soccer match. The soccer cage is a condensed form of the sport developed in Europe to hone fundamentals in a confined arena. Matches are limited to three minutes apiece, and the smaller format emphasizes precision shots, ball control, and perfectly timed tackles. Besides this lightning-fast take on every sneaker's favorite game, Soccer Cage Sports also rents a larger cage called the Arena, a multifunctional cage called the Pit, and a 26-foot-tall climbing wall with an auto-belay system.
For more than 20 years, ladies from all over the world have gathered in Dallas to recharge their batteries, glean inspiration, and celebrate bein' a woman. Exhibitors vary year to year, but most expos have featured fashion and beauty experts, makeover artists, and chefs. Panels discuss important news in health and wellness and they also chat about new hairstyles and ways to spruce up a wardrobe without totally stripping and refinishing it. More kinetic fun may involve shopping and professional dance shows, which encourage audience participation. VISIONS even boasts a certified audit of attendance by the Exhibition and Events Industry Audit Commission.