The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, which was cofounded by the legendary dancer himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form using their expert eyes. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
Led by Dr. Arnold Rivera and PA-C Scott Callahan, Dolce Vida Medical Spa's skilled staff performs high-tech skin and body rejuvenations alongside relaxing spa treatments. Light-based body-sculpting sessions, IPL skincare, and injectable solutions such as Dysport and Radiesse help patrons remain youthful without wearing their senior-class photo as a mask. Drawing from an apothecary of high-end skincare products from Éminence, SkinTherapeutic, and Revision Skin Care, aestheticians nurture façades with specialized masks, and massage therapists ease tension from torsos with hot stones, lava shells, frozen oven mitts, or bare hands.
Tuff Girl’s boot-camp workouts mold mealy muscles into fit physiques through high-intensity exercises that increase endurance and build strength. In the company of an encouraging community of women, fitness fiends will sweat, lift weights, power slide, and jump across pits of snapping crocodiles. Boot camp summons the powers of interval training to banish predictability, and varied workouts create optimal energy use by switching between exercises designed to keep muscles as confused as an American renting a car in London.
The instructors at H2Owls orchestrate their fun and safe swim lessons in accordance with SwimAmerica, a 10-step curriculum that helps youngsters refine their swimming skills. After beginning with basic swimming fundamentals including leg kicks and arm strokes, instructors move on to more advanced techniques based on each student’s progress. To ensure that students receives their due attention and aren’t just tunas dressed to look like children, the swimming school keeps its class sizes small, with a max of five students per teacher in standard group lessons and a max of three students per teacher in the preschool program.
Atop the blue padded floors of Master Hwang's Martial Arts, adults and kids as young as four years old learn to focus their energies to execute challenging maneuvers. Leading the pack, expert instructors impart the secrets of judo, Hapkido, and tae kwon do disciplines to boost focus and tone fly-swatting muscles. The karate haven also hosts summer camps and birthday parties that strengthen juvenile bonds.
Dr. Howard Charney of Family & Esthetic Dentistry of Hamden is touted as one of the New Haven Advocate's 2010 Best Dentists, and he and Dr. Kenneth Fratarcangeli provide quality, comprehensive, and gentle dental care in a relaxed and nurturing environment. Emulate seasonal snowdrifts with wintry pale chompers, courtesy of a Zoom! whitening treatment from Dr. Charney, Dr. Fratarcangeli, and their talented team of cosmetic dental professionals. The procedure begins with a comprehensive exam followed by an application of Zoom!'s scientifically formulated whitening gel, which is activated under a specially designed light. The quick, virtually pain-free process takes place in-office, in under an hour, and provides immediate chroma-shifting results, whitening teeth by up to eight shades.