Murals of forests and beaches greet students as they enter Oreste Dance & Fitness Studio, inspiring them to move their limbs like soaring branches and majestic ocean waves. Ballroom classes invite singles and couples to hone waltzes and rumbas, and Zumba cardio workouts pair Latin-inspired dance steps with rhythmic world music. Non-dance options such as Vinyasa yoga cultivate strength and flexibility with flowing stretches and poses.
A carefully curated collection of fitness equipment furthers toning outside of class with a treadmill, spin bike, elliptical machine, and strength-building equipment. Cable TV, WiFi, and cushy leather furniture help weary bodies and rhythm-addled brains recharge after class in the lounge—which, like the rest of the facilities, is open 24/7.
The professional instructors at The Dance Extension help students to discover their fancy feet, whether they are planted firmly on the ground for a tap performance or gracefully dangling midair from a trapeze. During the one-hour sessions, professional trapeze artists show aspiring air swingers how to fly upside down and perform a summersault or a birdcage, in addition to myriad other techniques and maneuvers.