Professional dancer Tiffany Russell's early career saw her gliding across some of the world's most prestigious stages, winning applause with her nimble footwork in productions of My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, and The Wizard of Oz. When Tiffany and her family settled in Lansing, she had trouble finding a dance studio with the scheduling flexibility she needed as a parent and the challenge she craved as an artist who trained with the Russian Ballet Academy and the Broadway Dance Center.
She subsequently founded Spartan dance and Fit Center in 2010, where adults with hectic work schedules can shimmy in anytime for drop-in ballroom classes, and kids can find plenty of opportunity to study pirouettes and greco-roman swan wrestling in after-school ballet classes. The center's esteemed chorus line of dance teachers is well-versed in a multitude of performance styles, enabling wide-ranging instruction in dance varieties that include hip-hop, contemporary, and lyrical.
Founded by two wilderness guides in 1992, Moosejaw has merged an Everest-sized variety of top-flight outdoor goods with thoughtful, friendly service, leading CityVoters to name the retailer the Best Outdoor Apparel store for two years running. Beloved brands such as The North Face, Patagonia, Mountain Hard Wear, Marmot, and Arc'teryx decorate the walls, and Moosejaw's own product line has fanatics worldwide. Outfit a summer surfing trip with some funky boardshorts ($19.99–$59) and some Hyperflex Mesh gloves ($23.95) to ensure maximum tread when open-face slapping disorderly waves. There's an extensive array of footwear to pacify and protect your lower paws. Lace haters and hip Dutch tulip farmers can slip on the snug Merrell clogs ($70). Moosejaw's glut of gear covers a wide range of activities, from snowboarding and rock climbing to indoor sunglassing and extreme strollering.
As nationally accredited, TIGI creative school, Prot?g? Academy immerses its student-stylists in the artistry of cutting and coloring hair. Here, they learn both classic techniques and the latest trends while working in a state-of-the-art studio with renowned TIGI products that boost hair volume, shine, and texture. Some students even get a chance to hone their skills during travel abroad programs at the TIGI Academy in London.
Happily for the general public, students apply what they've learned during services that include haircuts, deep conditioning treatments, highlights, and updos. And they aren't just fluent in hair. They also perform waxing services, hot oil pedicures, and makeup applications for nights out on the town or nights spent gazing at pictures of the town.
Dr. Brian Ruster carries the memories of two decades’ worth of cavities, chipped teeth, and yellowing. A member of six dental associations and a former faculty member of the University of Rochester, Dr. Ruster attacks his job with exuberance and expertise. He specializes in the full range of dentistry, from recommending a new toothbrush to replacing missing teeth with dental implants to showing where to dig for missing teeth with an old toothbrush. He keeps his professorial mentality with him at all times, educating patients on all their options, such as the differences between composite fillers versus metal amalgams. He also has a support staff of four dental hygienists, who help him manage the wood accented, carpeted office, which looks as modern as a brand-new airport.
Though visitors to Tamaki will find sushi chefs deftly carving up tuna nigiri and tucking california rolls, customers are also invited into the mix with a separate menu designed for willing into existence custom maki and wraps. Visitors envelop their choice of smoked eel, roasted mushroom, bulgogi steak, and tuna in seaweed and soy, garnished with more than 20 different fresh veggies and cheeses. Korean barbecue wraps unite mouthfuls of crab and sriracha into tasty handheld packages, and rice bowls bring together any combination of seafood, seaweed, kimchi, and sauces into elegant boat-shaped receptacles.