Photographers Paul and Sheri Bartoszek have a knack for capturing images at exactly the right moment, whether they’re snapping shots of a newly wedded couple slowly waltzing across the dance floor or shooting film of a musician as his fingers fly up and down a guitar amid thousands of screaming fans. No matter if they’re in the Serendipity Studio or the brand-new downtown Nashville studio, the photographers strive to take pictures worthy of placement among their other works, many of which hang in galleries across the United States and Canada. They then develop prints, which can framed or pinned proudly to clothes, and supply clients with high-resolution digital images.
In addition to snapping their own shots, the shutterbugs teach photography classes. Students learn how to operate point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras and how to get the most out of natural or artificial lighting in various indoor and outdoor locations, such as the square in Murfreesboro or a doghouse.
At more than 900 learning centers across the world, Sylvan offers kids a leg up through personalized, one-on-one programs prescribed by an in-depth skills assessment. Students build on past lessons to learn progressively, and sessions may hone in on different disciplines, granting kids the confidence to interpret literature and the rhetorical skills needed to negotiate a later bedtime. The positive mindset of personable, invested instructors helps to inspire kids to greater academic feats, as does a prize program that rewards hard work with CDs and gift cards.
Across The Crag’s 6,500 square foot indoor climbing surface, more than 65 routes and 50 bouldering problems direct climbers of all skill levels up to the facility’s lofty ceiling. On the padded floor below, a team of experienced climbing instructors draw from a variety of backgrounds to oversee the action while sharing their passion for climbing.
Founded and directed by esteemed actor and film producer Alan Dysert, best known as Sean Cudahy from All My Children, The Actor's School instructs trained thespians and prospective talent alike in the art of on-camera performance and navigating the entertainment industry. During the two-hour course, students learn to get comfortable in front of a camera, cultivating characters in a variety of mediums, such as films, soap operas, sitcoms, commercials, music videos, and stunt-double work for a Supreme Court justice. The small, unintimidating class size allows timid trainees to break out of their shells as they run lines from real TV scripts with friends, or improvise post-apocalyptic love scenes with strangers. The experienced instructors will share essential tips and tricks on how to find work in the industry. Peruse The Actor's School's alumni success stories to see where a newly honed craft may land you.
During the course of the three-hour Modeling 101 workshop, Advantage founder Nise Davies will bestow her protégés of prettiness with 22 years' worth of wisdom on how to walk, talk, and carry oneself with the effortless confidence and honed haughtiness of a professional model. After practicing poses and training your eyes to smile, you'll go in front of the camera for a professional photo shoot, after which you'll receive an 8"x10" headshot to use for future auditions or first dates. Reservations are required, so call ahead to reserve your spot.
The center's skilled nutritionists empower dieters to rid themselves of unwanted heft utilizing a two-visit treatment plan. During the first step of their shrinking sojourn, calorie-shedders undergo a full-body checkup at the hands of the center's expert staff, which includes physicians and nutritional educators. After surveying the dieter's medical history and hormone balance, nutritionists draft a personalized food plan that may include prescriptions for supplements or a new kitten to inspire increased frolicking. A bioimpedance measurement comparing body fat with nonfat is taken, along with overall body measurements. Following this first visit, it's up to the dieter to follow their new regimen, which imbues corporeal forms with health-building nutrients that will gradually help shed weight while teaching healthier dietary habits. On the second visit, staff specialists ensure that lean muscle mass is being built using a second bioimpedance analysis to scope out the body's fat content. Like a wizened history teacher who’s heard every excuse in the book, the bioimpedance analysis assesses actual fat loss versus bone density you left on the bus, or lean muscle mass you traded for a pudding pack.