The fifth floor of a fairly nondescript office building in Dallas’ swanky Turtle Creek neighborhood may not be the place you’d expect to find an incredible massage therapist, but that’s exactly what you’ll get with Balance Through Massage. Owner Christopher Anglin sets himself apart from the competition by tailoring his treatments to fit each client’s individual needs, whether you’re suffering from sports injuries, or simply want a relaxing rubdown. Cozy but well-appointed treatment rooms are outfitted in soothing neutrals, with soft lighting touches and warm bamboo, while the liberal use of aromatherapy and hot towels makes for a blissful experience that keeps loyal clients coming back, even if it is inside an office building.
Since 2004, SalsaDallas.com has organized salsa dancing events and performances. The company's dancers also teach salsa lessons held weekly at various locations. Beginners learn basic steps, and more advanced students practice complex footwork and techniques for standing out on the dance floor.
Oluremi Sano had one of her earliest dance experiences at Bryan Adams High School, performing as a Bryan Adams Belle. Since then, she has undergone extensive training and earned a graduate degree in higher education administration. Combining her skill sets, she founded Fihankra Dance & Fitness Studio to create a community that valued both dance and fitness. The studio’s motto is “per ankh seneb,” or health, wealth, and prosperity. They teach more than 14 styles of dance class in an aim to get people moving and help them achieve their fitness goals. Zumba, Bollywood, African dance, and yoga classes run seven days a week.
Within the Dallas School of Burlesque, instructors and students let down their defenses and embrace their sensuality. With a variety of classes, the instructors teach students to shake their hips in the burlesque dance classes, undulate their stomachs in belly dancing, touch their toes with the flexibility class, and emulate grace with feather fan dancing. Additional classes such as salsa, swing, gogo, adult ballet, yoga, and more are also available.
Both former professionally performing cirque artists, Kimberly Adele and Dylan Keith wanted to share the joys of flight and mastering the wide-ranging and eclectic cirque arts. To that end, they train aerial apprentices at CirqueFit, blending aspects of music, dance, and theater with soaring circus maneuvers. Kimberly and Keith emphasize proper safety throughout all their programs. Their class environment of trust and positivity makes for an engaging socializing forum and an upbeat venue for children—some as young as 3 years old—where they can develop their coordination, confidence, and ability to best any bear balancing atop a circus ball. Students of all ages can swoop and spin on the lyra or spiral down aerial silks during aerial cirque-arts classes or hone their balance skills in acro-yoga sessions, which rely on partner poses to form living sculptures. In addition to imparting high-flying skills, each class rewards students with fitness benefits, which tighten cores and tone physiques as guests hoist their own bodyweight above cushioned mats.