The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or cha-cha. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur fire walking.
Children and teens engage their imaginations during dynamic adventures set in a fantastical time filled with dashing knights questing in the name of good. Groups of four to seven young heroes must overcome challenging puzzles and duel with foam swords as they work together to complete tasks such as saving their village, solving a mystery, or developing the technique of crop rotation. While swinging a Swasher sword, children learn how to compete and act fairly according to the rules of swordplay. The interactive play teaches kids creative problem solving and conflict-resolution skills that incorporate negotiation and compromises to solve complex disputes.
The knowledgeable links-loving staff at MetaGolf takes a three-step mind, body, and swing approach to mold bogey-prone walk spoilers into fundamentally sound golfers. With today's Groupon you can opt for a private one-hour lesson in which a golfing professional will evaluate your game and help to develop routines and techniques that will assist you on the driving range and the fairway known as life. An assessment of physical strength and flexibility addresses any limitations that could affect athletic performance, and a videotaped analysis helps identify problems with your swing and reminds you how good you look on film.
Pro Martial Arts of Englewood's experienced and certified instructors teach a variety of martial-arts and fitness classes for adults and children alike. In adult classes, students gain fitness, weight control, confidence, and self-defense skills, whereas children's classes emphasize confidence, self-esteem, and discipline. Fitness classes include yoga, Pilates, and fitness kickboxing.
Imperial Combat Arts is unique among martial-arts studios in that the techniques it specializes in are directly descended from military combat methods. These techniques exist in their original, fight-oriented forms and have not been adapted to the world of competitive sport. Instead of showy routines and tournament-specific moves, instructors impart techniques such as "hand toughening, ripping and gouging, paralyzing pinches, nerve attacks, ground fighting, bone breaking, joint manipulation, and controlling tactics," along with weapon use.