The instructors at Bilingual World of Houston immerse students of all levels in one of seven different languages, including Spanish, Russian, Arabic, and Chinese. They lead small group classes, comprised of no more than six students, and impart pronunciation and grammar with activities that transcend mere memorization. Devoted to the student's learning preferences, the team also meets pupils for private one-on-one sessions and hosts online classes students can attend from home.
Instead of arranging thousands of slides and photos into a presentable slide show or album, you could just take them all to M & M Video Systems. There, the staff transfers the images to DVDs, which can then be shared with family members. The experts also repair VHS and audio tapes, fixing cassette shells and exorcising demons from Black Sabbath 8-tracks.
Paola Martinez fell in love with dance at the age of 13. She has devoted her life to studying and teaching others about the art ever since, training extensively in flamenco, ballet, hip hop, jazz, and salsa. Her primary educational endeavor, Houston Salsa Dancers, instructs visitors in salsa steps to share Latin and Afro-Caribbean culture. Martinez also hosts classes teaching hip hop, ballet, and Mexican folklorico dance, as well as summer camps that keep kids from having to foxtrot with the television.
Tranquil Waters Spa combines the refreshing powers of a day spa with the healing prowess of a wellness center to create a haven of whole body well-being. Specialists keep exteriors shiny and new with aesthetic treatments that range from traditional facials and AHA chemical peels to aromatherapy and bath-salt treatments. Resident therapist Dr. Lew Huff flaunts holistic regimens focused on treating the root cause of ailments and not just their symptoms through painless acupuncture, chiropractic care, hypnotherapy, and nutritional counseling. A multidisciplinary assessment can also help determine the path to wellness as a slew of specialists—such as acupuncturists, structural therapists, and aromatherapists—heal from every angle like a Neosporin hot tub. Meanwhile, the Phoenix Massage Therapy School in Houston unleashes its students inside the spa to learn a range of massage modalities, as its interns—all of whom have completed at least half the hours required to become professional spa experts—bring their newly acquired skills to the treatment table.
Maximum Scuba's team of PADI-certified instructors caters to all levels of aquatic adventurer with a wide roster of name-brand equipment and all-inclusive classes. PADI open-water certification courses employ textbooks and at least four open-water dives to acquaint underwater neophytes with the joy of subaquatic breathing, enabling them to finally explore timeshare options in Atlantis. The PADI advanced open-water certification course sends previously certified divers on five adventure dives, plumbing watery depths to discover ocean-floor wrecks. Other specialty classes deepen underwater adventures and arm explorers with the know-how to defeat Blackbeard's ghost by teaching skills in spearfishing and technical or cave diving.
A&A Video Productions, Inc. tells stories. At special events, its staff take on the roles of filmmakers, capturing things in true cinematic fashion. They find the most visually striking angles and shots for each moment. For the complete story, they also help clients reenact key moments, such as the first time a couple met. The experts then edit everything together into a final product that would be right at home on a movie screen, complete with graphics and musical scores.