Golfers across the handicap spectrum practice bogey-thwarting skills at Natick Golf Learning Center, where PGA- and LPGA-certified pros preside over a multifaceted outdoor practice facility. The center’s outdoor driving range offers 75 artificial and natural-grass hitting mats; two chipping greens, a putting green, and a practice bunker let players practice their finesse shots. During daily lessons, the pros enlist video analysis and other teaching aids to help pupils tackle new skills or correct recent on-course weaknesses.
As a ballroom-dance teacher, Monica had already mastered the dance floor when she found out she was pregnant. Though the news meant she had to give up some of her larger responsibilities, she kept teaching up until a week before she gave birth and came back just eight weeks after, driven by her love of dance.
But her months of working during pregnancy had taught her something: dancing was social and active, which was “keeping her sane.” Not only did it improve her mood, the stimulation of dancing helped keep her child, Oscar, calm both in the womb and in his carrier. Spurred by her new experiences, Monica founded Mama Ballroom to share the joy of dancing with other expecting and brand-new moms. Monica’s one-hour classes impart basic steps and patterns in a variety of ballroom styles, allowing moms of any experience level to move to the music and ensure their baby’s popularity at kindergarten cocktail hours. Mama Ballroom incorporates elements of classical, Latin, and tango to teach students to sway to the sultry sounds of Sinatra, salsa, and merengue.
House of Dance brings the city to the studio, offering an array of cutting-edge classes from hip hop and break dance to cheer fit and Zumba. Our unique approach will inspire you to move to the music! Our studios’ state of the art technology is unmatched in the area and provides the best sound and visual experience. Featurin
With over 15 million students trained since their founding in 1968, Villari's Martial Arts Centers continue to train pugnacious pugilists young and old using techniques crafted by Grandmaster Fred Villari. Developed as a fusion of classic Eastern fighting styles, Villari's exclusive Shaolin Kempo Karate combines the graceful energy of Shaolin, the quick, explosive blows of kempo and karate, and the grappling of Chin Na to provide combatants with a varied, effective self-defense system. Children gain strength and discipline in youth classes, while adult classes leave grown-ups ready to handle anything from dojo defense to tense lunchroom stand-offs over the day's last apple bran muffin.
When rhythmic gymnast Olga Kinnard injured herself while training in Saint Petersburg, Russia, it was a blessing in disguise. For without it, there would be no Dance Republic. After retiring from gymnastics, Kinnard planned to attend medical school, even graduating magna cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in biology and taking the MCAT. But she found dance to be so profoundly therapeutic, both emotionally and physically, that she decided to move to New York City for advanced training in Latin American dance and to fulfill her dream of tap dancing on the Chrysler Building’s needle. She went on to secure a laundry list of international titles and created Dance Republic to share her passion and expertise with others.
Kinnard originally founded the studio as a competition-only dance-sport facility dedicated to training future champions. She even appeared with some of her students on the TLC reality show Dancing Tweens. But over time, Kinnard and her team also began teaching more casual social-dance and dance-fitness classes, introducing clientele of all skill levels to the healing properties of fancy footwork.
Dance Republic recently relocated to a renovated, skylight-illuminated space with 18-foot-high ceilings and 3,000 square feet of dance floor. The new purple-and-yellow studio houses an inviting lounge area with an oversize suede ottoman and hosts events such as social dance parties and competitions.
The high-pitched thwacks of flush drives pierce the air from the elevated hitting bays that encompass Leo J. Martin Golf Course's driving range, inspiring clubbers of all abilities to perfect their pendulous swings. With more than 30 hitting stalls replete with new artificial mats, the expansive range facilitates practice shots with all clubs or overenthusiastic legs as guests soak in sweeping views of the tree-lined New England countryside. The range faces due east, so golfers won't have to reckon with the setting sun as they follow soaring shots through the stratosphere. A selection of new and used clubs anchors the facility's fully stocked pro shop, providing pristine wares to accompany swings fine-tuned at the range or during lessons. The practice area shares grounds with the Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course, a 6,320-yard course that opens its grassy passageways to all aspiring pin hunters.