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Funmazing Playcentre stocks its indoor playground with interactive equipment and arcade-style games promoting physical, social, and emotional development in children ages 1–12. After strapping on mandatory pairs of socks, tykes skate down a winding green-and-yellow tunnel slide, race friends down three blue plastic slides, or hug car-track corners while manning the wheel of a plasma car. A sport court boasts basketball hoops for pickup games or rounds of Horse, and a pinata pit permits candy-craving youngsters to whack defenseless replicas of Mickey Mouse, Spongebob Squarepants, or multiplication tables. As skee balls launch up lanes into numbered holes, pucks glide speedily across air hockey tables into opponent goals. Funmazing Playcentre grants adults free entry with kids, sequestering grown-ups in seated areas where they can relax with cups of coffee or tea, check e-mail on free WiFi, or propel paper airplanes marked with basketball strategies toward their children.

785 Imperial Rd N
Guelph,
ON
CA

Instructors at the Everybuddy Ballroom Dance Studios believe that stiff, stilted dancing isn't a result of too little talent—it's a result of too much information. Dancing comes naturally to most people, they profess, and harnessing that nature is simply a matter of simplifying the process. When teachers bombard pupils with dance patterns and technical details, the students' brains take over their bodies, leading to awkward steps and uncomfortable performances. At Everybuddy Ballroom Dance Studios, teachers instead introduce students to a few easy steps they can use over many styles of music. Once they feel like second nature, steps are gradually differentiated until every dancer can execute Latin and ballroom moves in a flowing manner. They've dubbed this the SNAP teaching method, and though slow-going at first, it often helps students learn to dance even faster than with detail-heavy or battery-powered dance-shoe methods.

155 Suffolk St W
Guelph,
ON
CA