Arthur Murray's experienced instructors and owners, including some who have worked with shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars, stand ready and waiting to teach students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner to your two private lessons or fly solo and dance with your instructor. In either case, you'll leave with a greater understanding of the dance style of your choosing. These lessons are ideal for a betrothed pair prepping for the big wedding dance or a fledgling fitness seeker looking for a fun new way to get in shipshape. Stick to a stately waltz, spicy up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few swing steps in your personal repertoire. Whether you're an experienced dancer hoping to brush up on certain techniques or you have two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, private lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio offer bountiful, dance-based benefits. This Groupon also allows dancers to stop in for two group classes to put their newly acquired skills to the test.
Twenty seconds of laughter gives the heart the same workout as three minutes of hard rowing. Today’s Groupon gets you all the benefits of a bumps race without pelting you with verbal harassment through the Cox Box. For $10, you’ll get two tickets to a Friday Night Family Improv show at Third Coast Theater, a $20 value. (Note: Value applies to regular adult tickets only; student and child tickets are regularly $5.)To avoid this common improv pitfall, print out this handy list of suggestions by clicking Print, located under the File menu in most browsers.
Three times each year, the mediums of paint, print, fashion, and music collide inside the Stereo Live concert venue for the SCOPE: Fashion & Art Expo. Sprawling across two floors, the event invites all ages to meet face-to-face with artists standing alongside their photography, fine art, or jewelry at each booth. When particular pieces speak to them, visitors can acquire them and know that all of the proceeds go directly to the artists. Meanwhile, amid all the oohing and ahhing, three stages host live performances throughout the duration of the event.
Pinot's Palette combines wine and art to create an enjoyable night out with friends or a date. The painting sessions encourage adults' inner artists whether they have any painting experience or not, encouraging light-hearted conversation, fun, and good cheer while painting and sipping BYOB beverages. Each session's painting of the night may feature anything from landscapes and wine-inspired art to known classics such as Van Gogh's Starry Night, and each painter tackles from their own artistic angle under the guidance of an experienced instructor. At the end of the night, painters can take their painting home with them and ring a "Gong of Awesomeness" on their way out to signify a good time.
Off the Wall Gallery adorns walls and protects artworks with high-quality, customized frames and vends an assortment of creative creations concocted by premier artists. Bring in a piece you seek to frame, be it a family portrait, a secondhand watercolor landscape, or a particularly flattering police sketch, and Off the Wall Gallery's experienced staff can deck it out in a sophisticated frame with mat and glass. Frames vary in size and type, but a typical black poster frame with mat and glass can be had in dimensions including 11"x14" ($114), 16"x20" ($151.50), and 24"x30" ($187). Art lovers can also opt to stock up on the aesthetifeats of artists represented in Off the Wall Gallery’s eclectic gallery selection, including a cast-resin sculpture devised by Mackenzie Thorpe ($1,995) and an original 22"x28" canvas painted by avant pop artist Peter Mars ($2,750).
At Soundbox Studios, the human body is the preferred artistic medium. Owners and brothers Andrew and Duy Nguyen, along with Calvin Eata, have created an encouraging space that supports the Houston dance community. Skilled instructors oversee hip-hop classes for all levels, teaching basic moves and rhythm patterns that students will later modify and make their own as they progress through the curriculum. The Soundbox also sports their own sharply dressed crop of performance teams, including The Lady Rascals, Riot Squad, and Lunchbox, a preadolescent crew capable of breakdancing their ABCs.