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Founded in 2002, Brooklyn Ballet's mission is to create ballets flush with artistic excellence and innovation that delight audience members. With this goal in mind, the not-for-profit professional dance company works with writers, visual artists, and even hackers to design pieces that are reflective of Brooklyn's diverse communities. Before dancers hit the stage, they can get their reps in at the downtown state-of-the-art studio, which features a column-free dance space, wood-sprung floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows. And for those who just want to hone their skills without brining them on stage, the instructors lead recreational classes for adults and kids.
160 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn,
NY
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For almost three decades, the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra has harnessed the melodious power of strings, horns, woodwinds, and percussion to re-create classical pieces and vivify modern works. Shows speckle the schedule throughout the year, welcoming duos for “Date Night!” performances, delighting the senses with songs by local choirs, and celebrating snowmen’s birthdays with classic holiday tunes.
2537 Broadway
New York,
NY
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150 1st Ave
New York,
NY
US
Having survived two kidney transplants, Denise Perry is no stranger to poor health—or to promoting good health. In 1994 in the basement of a local church, she and her first three dance pupils planted the seeds for Millennium Dance Company, a business that embodies wellness. Today, Denise and her staff of international instructors spur more than 200 students—from 3-year-olds to adults—toward a lifetime of agility, fitness, and creativity in adult and youth dance classes. The classes cater to pupils seeking active fun or professional careers, as Millennium's three dance companies have dominated stages at the Apollo Theater, the Bronx Museum, and the Waldorf Astoria hotel. Adult classes range from the sensual swivels of pole dancing to the flowing poses of yoga. For kids, African dance fosters a sense of community as students move as one to the beat of a live drummer. Modern dance presents the opportunity for pupils to choreograph their own routines based on their innermost emotions or the emotions their mood rings recommend. At year's end, all dancers unite for a community recital that showcases each athlete's talent.
2542 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York,
NY
US
In 1931, a mysterious figure disembarked a British steamer in New York Harbor with the sophistication and wisdom of an owl wearing a tuxedo. Little did the people of New York know when they waved to him, that they were actually welcoming two new citizens, one a man and one a monster?Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Leaving a trail of unfortunate victims behind in London, the doctor hoped to find a cure for his peculiar ailment in a city of outcasts, and set about gathering a coterie of fellow scientists, philosophers, adventurers, and others interested in the unknown. At least, that's the story they tell at Jekyll & Hyde Restaurant and Bar, and if the strange sorts who still hang about are any indication, there's some truth to it. After entering through an innocuous-looking phone booth, guests find themselves greeted by dozens of grinning faces?all bereft of bodies. But the display case full of skulls is probably the least strange element of decor. Pushing further into the gloom reveals a skeletal band, a great elephant's head, and a mighty stone sphinx, which might just say hello. Elsewhere, a boney ventriloquist chats with his talkative dummy while a pair of twins share not only a chair but also a body. And those who time their visit just right might witness one of the resident doctors bringing a patchwork corpse back to life. Despite the animatronic decor, Jekyll & Hyde leans more toward the silly side of the macabre, with menus full of hearty fare keeping visitors firmly grounded in reality. The chicken paillard, prepared in an herb marinade, balances the 12-ounce New York strip steak, whereas the classic London fish and chips pays tribute to the founder's hometown.
216 West 44th Street
New York,
NY
US
Ilana Martin has toured with Barry White, Patti LaBelle, and Stevie Wonder, but she founded Vocal Workout Singing School to do something else: teach. Ilana guides groups, duos, and individuals at this elite and boutique vocal training studio for radio singers. Vocal Workout coaches aim for what Ilana terms a "'me singing' sound". The school's holistic philosophy incorporates awareness of one's mind, body, and spirit, revealing confident tones via a balanced, happy instrument. Forbes and Refinery 29 have each sent their own reporters to work with Ilana, resulting in lighthearted videos that showcase the deft way in which the renowned vocal coach puts nervous pupils at ease.
580 Broadway
Manhattan,
NY
US
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