Founder Juan Carlos Polanco came up with JC Entertainment as a way to encourage the community to participate in engaging and unique Hispanic cultural events. Polanco and his staff bring people of all ethnicities together with an array of latin-dance classes, musical performances, and private parties. At regularly scheduled events around town, skilled dance instructors teach guests to tap their feet to salsa, cha-cha, and merengue rhythms while DJs spin latin tunes ranging from salsa hits to Ovid's lost reggaeton poems.
Biking is only a healthy alternative to driving a car if your pedal machine is prepared to receive the road. To avoid a discordant collision course, bicycles need a proper tuning that wipes the sleep crust from their eyes. B1 Bicycles' overhaul begins with a thorough frame inspection and cleaning to ensure a structurally sound and shiny ride for the season. Next, the skilled bicycle caretakers at B1 will clean and lubricate the cable and drive-chain to detoxify your bike's insides while wobbly wheels undergo a truing process to increase pedal-pumping efficiency and ease momentum retention. Finally, surgical adjustments are made to the tension of the brakes, ensuring riders can stop on a dime, pick it up, and buy a Chiclet without ever dismounting.
The Oriental Martial Arts College (OMAC), founded by Sr. Grand Master Joon P. Choi– a 10th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo– has been teaching the Moogong-Ryu system of martial arts since 1963. All of the dojang's instructors must know Korean martial arts in order to make classes accessible to as many people as possible. OMAC's classes range from Little Tigers (ages 3–6) classes for kids and youth (7+), taekwondo, hapkido, gumdo, fitness and healing arts like power tai chi, action yoga and kimoodo healing art, to advanced black belt training with Grandmaster Choi throughout their multiple Central Ohio locations. OMAC has more than 35 branches worldwide.
Though anchored in Columbus, the staff of Captain Rick's Diving Adventures often has Florida in their sights. Captain Rick and crew head to the Sunshine State from time to time for dives in the waters there, and they aim to produce a casual Key West environment in their facility and training. Inside the facility, Captain Rick's opens up subaquatic worlds to students through a number of different classes and programs. The facility offers certification courses, Discover Scuba courses, and even specialty skills courses, such as for underwater photography or search and recovery.
The instructors at The Dance help students master fancy footwork for special occasions, festive nights out, and afternoons mopping the floor. The studio's specialties––wedding dances and Argentine tango––inject romance into the very basic act of moving legs and arms. More than half a century of combined experience guides the teachers as they demonstrate and guide students through the basics of the foxtrot, samba, bolero, viennese waltz, and other dances. They also host dance parties where students can practice tango or salsa dancing at nightclubs or BYOB spots.
Carlos Rubio of Salsamante says they aim to give their students the “confidence and skills to dance the salsa anywhere, anytime, and with anyone.” And that’s what they instill when they teach the seductive and graceful moves of salsa—confidence. They do that during private and group lessons for couples and individuals. Classes are designed for complete novices as well as veterans looking to shake the rust from their dancing feet.