The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper 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 and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. 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.
Henderson's ATA Martial Arts bolsters clients’ physical fitness, discipline, and self-confidence. Classes range from traditional taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu to weapons training. The Academy also hosts tournaments for students to showcase their best sparring, high kicking, and belt-tying skills.
Renee and Jeff Battenberg, a 7th-degree and 6th-degree tae kwon do black belt, respectively, head up the coaching team at Battenberg's Black Belt Academy. The academy teaches tae kwon do, and tai chi to kids, teens, and adults. Fitness kickboxing courses utilize workout bags and shadow boxing to provide a dynamic non-contact workout. Their women's self-defense seminar teaches effective combat techniques in only two hours.
Specializing in Taekwon-Do, the instructors at Moore-Eagle TKD teach self-defense to build confidence and situational awareness through martial-arts classes. The organization is led by Mr. Dan Moore, a fourth-degree black belt and trained instructor, who dedicates his time to teaching the art of unarmed combat to students, age 7 and up, regardless of experience level. During his classes, students learn the cornerstones of Taekwon-Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit.
Anthony Lewis, a championship-level dancer and owner of Ballroom Houston, believes that a technically sound dance lesson is useless if it's not practical. That's why he and his team of instructors do all they can to get students eager to hit the dance floor and thrive in social situations. During private and group lessons, students of all skill levels and backgrounds explore the graceful, rhythmic steps of the waltz, swing, and salsa, or learn how to fool a lawn into growing faster by doing the Sprinkler. The instructors at Ballroom Houston focus on all forms of partnered dancing, and are always training and refining their curriculum.
The coaches at Tumbling Cheer Fitness don't just teach cheerleading and tumbling classes, and the instructors at Family ATA Martial Arts don't just teach tae kwon do. They lay a foundation of physical fitness and mental focus that can be translated to any sport. With competition-winning experience under their black belts and glittery eyeshadow, they teach kids how to kick, cartwheel, and cheer their way to victory. Younger kids can also unleash their energy with games and trampolines while adults build muscle during calorie-burning workouts.