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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.

3498 East Lake Lansing Road
East Lansing,
MI
US

For six weeks, Spartan Fit Center's FitBody challenge plunges participants into group fitness classes focused on burning calories and building strength. The immersive program offers exercisers both nutritional guidance and accountability. Spartan Fit Center's instructors also teach drop-in fitness classes such as kickboxing.

4980 Northwind Dr
East Lansing,
MI
US

We offer expert instruction for ages 3.5 through senior citizens in Dance (ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, b-boy, stretch, zumba), Voice, Musical Theatre and Acting. This is our sixth year in business in the East Lansing area.

5015 Park Lake Rd
East Lansing,
MI
US

The Michigan State University College of Music hones the tonal talents of its charges before unleashing their melodic capabilities into the acoustically sound stratosphere of the Wharton Center. More than 150 musicians from the MSU Symphony Orchestra, University Chorale, State Singers, Choral Union, and soloists from the MSU voice faculty interpret Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem, a passionate piece known to enthusiasts for its examination of faith and the afterlife as well as for its lack of the synth-pop beats that dominated the 19th-century symphony scene. Vocal soloists Melanie Helton, Molly Fillmore, Richard Fracker, and Rod Nelman form a choral quadrangle that harmonizes disparate clefs into a prism of polyphony.

Bogue Street
East Lansing,
MI
US

Harlem Globetrotters Playing Three-on-Five

Since forming in the 1920s, the Harlem Globetrotters have continued to entertain millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a trademark blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship. For the team's 2014 tour, a rotating [roster](http://gr.pn/PHdb6w) of Globetrotter favorites?including three female players?takes to the hardwood each game. Spectators might spot veteran guard [TNT](http://gr.pn/rOe0P4) sharing a behind-the-back pass with dunker [Quake](http://gr.pn/QTIGVh), whose high jump once cleared 7 feet, cruelly dashing his dreams of working in a ceiling-fan store. The Globetrotters might also present a study in contrasts with 5-foot-2 [Too Tall](http://gr.pn/PHdmPh) and 7-foot-4 [Stretch](http://gr.pn/1dYrbUt), the team?s tallest member. During each Globetrotters game, youngsters laugh along and witness the jovial jocks performing classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti. To infuse their visits with an extra shot of unpredictability, the Globetrotters also let fans in each city vote on special rules for every game; past rules have included the use of a four-point shot and the installation of a penalty box. Over the years, similar antics have followed the Globetrotters around the world, including to 122 countries and territories and all six continents on which basketballs grow naturally. The Globetrotters? extensive travels haven?t gone unnoticed: they?re one of the few teams to earn a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as ambassadors of the sport.

1 Birch Road
East Lansing,
MI
US

After planting their tees in the carpet-like grass of the first tee box, players at Walnut Hills should align their aim down the left side of the fairway, where they stand to earn the most roll after carry. With that, they're off on an 18-hole course that winds across 210 parkland acres filled with ponds, greenside bunkers, and plenty of walnut trees. While much of the layout is the result of architect Joseph Roseman Sr.'s vision for the course in 1929, its distinctly modern feel is a result of an overhaul in 2004.

In addition to its championship golf course, Walnut Hills gives players the opportunity to improve strokes on a pair of 10,000-square-foot practice greens and practice bunkers. After finishing a round or practice session, players may find themselves going to Copper restaurant to refuel on modern, American cuisine.

2874 E Lake Lansing Rd.
East Lansing,
MI
US