Things To Do In Irving

New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving at Irving Arts Center on Select Dates, October 5–May 17 (Up to 53% Off)

New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving

Irving Arts Center

$18 $9

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The symphony fills Sunday afternoons throughout the year with dynamic compositions from Prokofiev, Dvorák, Schubert, and many others

$65 for Two VIP Fast-Pass Tickets to Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus ($100 Value)

Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus

Irving Mall Shopping Center

$100 $65

A series of haunted trailers comprises this sinister circus, run by murderous clowns and horrifying freaks

Four-Week Boot Camp with Up to 20 Classes for One or Two at Jay Johnson's Boot Camp Fitness (70% Off)

Jay Johnson's Boot Camp Fitness

Multiple Locations

$195 $59

Elite athletes lead fitness obstacle courses and games during high-intensity boot-camp workouts favored by professional cheerleaders

90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

All-Day Admission for Two or Four to the National Scouting Museum (Up to 50% Off)

National Scouting Museum

Las Colinas

$16 $9

Official museum of the Boy Scouts of America houses more than 600,000 unique items

$35 for $100 Worth of Golf Lessons — Metroplex Golf Instruction

Metroplex Golf Instruction

Irving

$100 $35

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Six-Week Gut Buster Boot Camp with a Personal-Training Session for One or Two at Private Workout (Up to 88% Off)

Private Workout

Multiple Locations

$149 $19

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Six-week program of structured cardio resistance-training workouts increases metabolism and muscle mass and burns fat

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Boxing or Boot-Camp Classes at S.W.E.A.T. Wellness & Nutrition ($99 Value)

S.W.E.A.T. Wellness & Nutrition

Irving

$99 $39

Boot camps can be customized to center on clients' athletic interests; five-time Golden Gloves champ Hector Vazquez leads boxing classes

BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Pintapaint (51% Off)

Pintapaint

Las Colinas

$35 $17

Instructors provide step-by-step guidance as students combine brushstrokes with their favorite wines and snacks

Five Weeks of Dance Lessons for Two or Four from SalsaDallas.com (57% Off)

SalsaDallas.com

Multiple Locations

$113 $49

Salsa-dance lessons held in various locations

Martial Arts Fitness Classes or Fat Loss at West Park American Tae Kwon Do and Family Fitness (Up to 57% Off)

West Park American Tae Kwon Do and Family Fitness

Grande Center

$50 $25

Burn fat and tone muscle while learning martial arts techniques; trainer tailors weight-loss regiment for 21-day weight-loss program

One or Two Months of Classes at Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment & Academy (Up to 56% Off)

Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment & Academy

Irving

$85 $35

Students pick up basics & nuances of authentic belly dancing while torching calories & toning muscles in studio dedicated to the sultry art

One or Two Three-Hour Painting Classes for an Adult or a Child That Paint Class (Up to 54% Off)

That Paint Class

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

An artist guides both children and adults through a featured painting by giving them step-by-step instructions and providing all supplies

Three Laps in a Ferrari or Lamborghini in Dallas from LCA (51% Off). Four Dates Available.

LCA

Lone Star Park

$200 $99

Round a close cone course or an auto-cross course in a luxury Ferrari F430 or Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

$50 for a Two-Night Campsite Rental with a Four-Hour Canoe or Kayak Rental and Vehicle Fee ($100 Value)

Grand Prairie Parks & Rec

Loyd Park

$100 $50

When not paddling on Joe Pool Lake, campers cook on a charcoal grill, build fires, and use the site's electrical outlet and water hook-up

Concealed-Handgun-License Course for One or Two at Shoot Smart (Up to 62% Off)

Shoot Smart

Multiple Locations

$99 $50

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Following a safety briefing, students undergo live-fire exercises and attend onsite classes to help them qualify for a CHL application

One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Bushido Martial Arts (Up to 60% Off)

Bushido Martial Arts

Grand Prairie

$125 $55

Sensei draws on more than 25 years of experience to instill self-defense skills based in disciplines such as judo, Jiu Jitsu, and kickboxing

One, Two, or Four 60-Minute Personal Yoga Sessions at Diana's School of Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Diana's School of Yoga

Grand Prairie

$120 $39

During private yoga sessions, instructors lead customers through a yoga session tailored to their own needs and at their own pace

One-Hour Private Introductory Class and One or Five Beginner Classes at RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 83% Off)

RCJ Machado Jiu-jitsu

Multiple Locations

$60 $10

Instructors teach students of all ages self-defense techniques, such as take-downs and submissions, that also boost strength and flexibility

$27 for 25 Zumba Classes at Zumba Rocks! ($200 Value)

Zumba Rocks!

Multiple Locations

$200 $27

Certified instructor helps guests achieve fitness goals via international dance moves set to high-energy tunes

Roller Skating with Skate Rentals and Large Drinks for Two or Four People at Forum Roller World (Up to 57% Off)

Forum Roller World

Grand Prairie

$22 $10

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Roller skating with skate rentals and drinks for two or four in a large open facility with pumping music and festive lighting

10 or 20 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Diana's School of Yoga (Up to 80% Off)

Diana's School of Yoga

Grand Prairie

$125 $29

Variety of yoga and fitness classes—from hot yoga to Pilates—held within a brightly lit studio

$60 for $200 Worth of Fitness and Conditioning classes — Victorias's Sports Performance

Victorias's Sports Performance

Grand Prairie

$200 $60

Unlimited Zumba and fitness classes for one month

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

BYOB Build-A-Bag Purse-Making Party for One, Two, or Six with Materials Credit from Jacque M 528 (Up to 71% Off)

Jacque M 528

Euless Village

$200 $75

Go solo or gather with friends to design a clutch, tote, or messenger bag from scratch that will be professionally sewn for you

1-, 2-, or 3-Month Unlimited Membership with Uniform at Grapevine Martial Arts and H-E-B Martial Arts (Up to 85% Off)

Grapevine Martial Arts and H-E-B Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$189 $29

The martial-arts schools' owners trained under the founder of the Youn Wha Ryu martial-arts style; a uniform is included with membership

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

Boot Camp with Detox and Fat-Destruction Diets for One or Two from Get Fit! Bootcamp (Up to 91% Off)

Get Fit! Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$238 $35

Personal trainer Raven Aultman leads groups through four weeks of intense cardio and resistance training combined with a 21-day diet plan

Flight Simulation for One, Two, or Four at Fly-A-Sim (Up to 52% Off)

Fly-A-Sim

DFW Airport

$399 $199

A jet simulator emits realistic sounds and images as pilots practice basic virtual maneuvers such as takeoffs, approaches, and landings

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to The Great Texas Food Truck Rally (Up to 52% Off)

The Great Texas Food Truck Rally

Dallas - Reverchon Park

$20 $11

Guests chow down on food trucks' bites while listening to Beatles and '80s cover bands

$8.99 for One-Day Admission for Two to the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show on October 25 or 26 ($20 Value)

Dallas Travel & Adventure Show

Dallas Convention Center

$20 $8.99

Travel gurus and a who's who of television personalities gather with exhibitors to help attendees travel around the world on a budget

Le Theatre de Marionette Presents "Hansel and Gretel" at Geppetto's Theater & Workshop (Up to 56% Off)

Le Theatre de Marionette: "Hansel & Gretel" or Friday Pajama Party

Geppetto's Theater & Workshop

$16 $7

Puppeteers bring Hansel and Gretel to life with hand-crafted marionettes, and introduce new characters such as Willy the pet goat

Brew-HaHa Comedy Series Package with Brewery Tour and Beers, September 18–November 20 (Up to 26% Off)

Brew-HaHa Comedy Series

Multiple Locations

$21.69 $16

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Comedy and craft beer pair up during Thursday-night standup showcases at local breweries

One or Two Months of Gymnastics Classes at ASI Gymnastics (Up to 65% Off). Eight Locations Available.

ASI Gymnastics

Multiple Locations

$109 $39

Gymnastics instructors teach age-appropriate skills that develop strength and coordination in addition to confidence and mental toughness

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight at House of Blues Dallas on November 5 at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight

House of Blues Dallas

$50.33 $25

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Members of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys debut a new collaborative album on a tour full of harmonies and choreography

Yoga Hike for One or Up to 15 People from Hiking Yoga (Up to Half Off)

Hiking Yoga

Reverchon Rec Center

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

Haunted House Entry for Two or Four at Slaughterhouse (Up to 59% Off)

Slaughterhouse

Deep Ellum

$48.92 $20

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Revelers get their scares at a haunted house with over 16,000 sq. ft. of horror

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Dallas

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

90-Minute Wine Experience Education Class for One, Two, or Four from Wineaux Guy and Great Tastes (Up to 60% Off)

Wine Experience from Great Tastes

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Groups gain knowledge to aid future wine purchases, learning the history, terroir, and climates of wines like chardonnay and malbec

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery and T-shirts for Two Through November 29 (Up to 43% Off)

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery

Crowne Plaza

$173.90 $99

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Guests dig into appetizers and three-course meal while trying to solve interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among diners

Two Hours of Trampoline Jumping, Games, and Activities for Two or Four at JumpStreet (Up to 57% Off)

JumpStreet

Multiple Locations

$42 $19.99

Trampolines, dodge ball, and arcade games supply kids with two hours of fun; fun-pass activities include a foam pit and mechanical bulls

Scuba Certification Class with Optional Checkout-Dive Gear Rental at Dive West (Up to 38% Off)

Dive West

Northeast Dallas - White Rock

$299.99 $199

Earn an SSI open-water certification card during scuba classes held in a heated indoor pool and a local scuba park

Historic Segway Tour in Austin, San Antonio, or Dallas from Segway Nation (Up to 46% Off

Segway Nation

Segway Nation

$69 $37

Pick a historic segway tour, such as the extended Executive tour, in one of three Texas cities

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129 for a 3-Course Prix Fixe Gourmet Dinner and a Scenic Flight for 2 at Delta Charlie’s ($275 Value)

Delta Charlie's

Dallas Executive Airport

$275 $129

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Salad; entrees of chicken, rib eye, tilapia, or pasta; and cake or sundaes precede a private skyline tour in a four-seater plane

Texas Concealed-Handgun License Course for One, Two, or Four at Elite Handgun Academy (Up to 65% Off)

Elite Handgun Academy

North Dallas

$140 $59

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Course covers subjects including gun safety and storage, the use of force, dispute resolution, and state laws

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp or Fitness Classes at Camp DaveFiT (Up to 69% Off)

Camp DaveFiT

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Exercisers of all fitness levels sweat their way through ever-changing workouts that engages the core and build strength and flexibility

Month of Unlimited Kickboxing, Tai Chi, or Kids' Martial Arts at CrossFit Odyssey and Odyssey Martial Arts (69%)

CrossFit Odyssey and Odyssey Martial Arts

University Park

$125 $39

Martial arts classes strengthen bodies while imbuing mental toughness

Two-Hour Unleash Your Inner Bombshell Workshop for One, Two, or Three at The Burlesque Experience (Up to 67% Off)

The Burlesque Experience

Dallas

$60 $25

Learn burlesque basics, flirtation techniques, and old-fashioned striptease skills

$55 for $100 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — Legacy Music Group

Legacy Music Group

Deep Ellum

$100 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$199 for Helicopter Tour for Two from Dallas Fort Worth Air Tours ($345 Value)

Dallas Fort Worth Air Tours

Dallas Convention Center

$345 $199

A flight over Dallas provides views of lakes, parks, and skyscrapers

$8 for $15 Groupon — FITNZ 360

Fitnz 360

Dallas

$15 $8

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 for $100 Worth of Boxing Lessons — Freddie Poole's Martial Arts

Freddie Poole Martial Arts

Dallas

$100 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

8, 12, or 16 Indoor Bounce Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 54% Off)

Pump It Up

South Dallas County

$48 $24

Kids bounce, bound, and slide on inflatable indoor playplaces, making new friends and getting exercise

One, Two, or Three Groupons, Each Good for a Hookah Session with Charcoal Refill at Kismet Hookah Lounge (Up to 60% Off)

Kismet Hookah Lounge

Dallas

$25 $12

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Hookahs with multiple flavor choices served inside a upscale lounge with full bar, cocktail and bottle service, dance floor, and DJs

Birthday Party for Up to 15 at Texas Archery Academy (44% Off)

Texas Archery Academy

Multiple Locations

$300 $169

Instructors lead drop-in sessions and parties centered on basic archery in a private 30,000-sq.-ft. facility; equipment included

Two Private Ballroom-Dance Lessons for One or Two at Ballroom Surge (Up to 72% Off)

Ballroom Surge Dance Studio

Dallas

$175 $49

Lessons can be tailored to all experience levels; the studio has its own step system that helps students to learn quickly

Museum Outing for Two or Four to the Frontiers of Flight Museum (Half Off)

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Northwest Dallas

$16 $8

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Collection of aeronautic artifacts houses the Apollo 7 command module, Hindenburg salvage, and more than 30 vintage aircraft

CrossFit Classes at North Dallas CrossFit (75% Off). Two Options Available.

North Dallas CrossFit

North Dallas

$200 $50

Coaches inspire groups to give their all, scaling routines to suit each participant during workouts featuring varying exercises

10 or 20 Gym, Group-Class, or Studio-Class Sessions at Downsize Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Downsize Fitness - Dallas

Multiple Locations

$228 $59

Certified staff lead group and studio classes; nutrition classes and body-composition assessments aid members in getting fit

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Ultimate Body ($99 Value)

Ultimate Body

Dallas

$99 $39

16-year health and fitness industry veteran leads groups through high-intensity boot-camp classes

Two, Four, or Eight Yoga Plus Run Classes at Yoga + PlusFit (Up to 63% Off)

Yoga + PlusFit

White Rock

$30 $15

Hike and run along a scenic trail while an instructor peppers your trek with hatha yoga sequences that build strength and flexibility

$40 for $80 Worth of Personal Training at Jay Training

Jay Training

Highlands North

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Two Months of Unlimited Group Training Classes at Skin Fitness Aesthetics (67% Off)

Skin Fitness Aesthetics

Carillon Towers

$149 $49

Group classes motivate participates to build their strength with weight-training and core-stabilizing exercises

One, Two, or Three Hookah Sessions for Two with Snacks at Pipe My Hookah (Up to 62% Off)

Pipe My Hookah

Dallas

$21 $10

BYOB hookah lounge invites guests to relax and enjoy a hookah in a variety of flavors

5 or 10 40-Minute Group Fitness Classes at Fusion 40 Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

Fusion 40 Fitness

Cole Park

$75 $29

For 40 minutes, trainers lead exercisers of all levels in workouts focused on weight loss, endurance, and overall physical and mental health

10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at The Yoga Movement (Up to 76% Off)

The Yoga Movement

Dallas

$135 $37.50

Fostering a sense of community as well as personal growth, instructors lead students during daily classes in various forms of yoga

One-Year Individual or Couples Membership to Dallas Contemporary (Up to 52% Off)

Dallas Contemporary

Design District

$60 $29

See the contemporary art museum's exhibits during members-only openings, which feature DJs and drinks, and get discounts at local businesses

$79 for One Month of Unlimited Women-Only Boot-Camp Classes with Meal Plan at Doug Rice's Boot Camp 90210 ($276 Value)

Doug Rice's Boot Camp 90210

Multiple Locations

$276 $79

Women-only boot camps incorporate cardio, agility, and strength-training exercises; wellness gets an extra boost with a customized meal plan

10 Classes or One Month of Classes at The Yoga Factory (Up to 78% Off)

The Yoga Factory

Dallas

$135 $30

Studio’s warm ambiance welcomes all yoga practitioners, including families

$19 for $35 Worth of Painting Classes — Canvas n Cocktails

Canvas N Cocktails

Dallas

$35 $19

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

10 Kickboxing Classes and Gloves for One or Two at My Dojo (Up to 88% Off)

My Dojo

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training

$68 for $135 Groupon — BQuick Jiu Jitsu Dallas East

Bquick Jiu Jitsu

Lowest Greenville

$135 $68

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$23 for $65 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Dabi Fitness

Dabi Fitness

Dallas

$65 $23

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$19 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps at TITLE Boxing Club ($45.49 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Far North Dallas

$45.49 $19

Trainers teach students how to land jabs, hooks, and roundhouse kicks using pads and heavy bags

One-Hour Wine Education Class with Food Pairing for 2, 6, or 10 at Stoney's Wine Lounge (Up to 67% Off)

Stoney's Wine Lounge

Lowest Greenville

$57 $25

Guests learn about different varietals as they sip on wines and taste different cheeses and charcuterie

10 or 20 Basic Capoeira Classes at Capoeira Senzala USA (Up to 85% Off)

Capoeira Senzala USA

Dallas

$200 $39

An expert instructor demonstrates the acrobatic, dance-like moves of capoeira, which are often performed to live music

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Cindy Gibson hears a lot of ecstatic exclamations from first-time jumpers—including gratuitous use of the words "awesome" and "amazing"—but one of the most memorable remarks she ever heard came from a woman celebrating her 81st birthday. After landing, Cindy asked her why she waited so long to try skydiving. The woman replied that her husband never let her. Then she cracked a sly smile and said, "But now he's dead."

Cindy certainly understands the lifelong desire to skydive. "I don't remember a time when I didn’t want to jump out of airplanes," she says. But growing up, she figured you had to be paratrooper to do it. Then as a waitress in college, she overheard some customers talking about going skydiving, and she convinced them to take her along. The more she went, the more ways she found to improve the experience. With this newfound love and knowledge of the skydiving business, she sought out a parcel of land and a passionate team and founded Texas Skydiving Center.

Today, she and her team of instructors lead tandem jumps, static-line jumps, and solo free falls thousands of feet above their picturesque facility. Beyond using equipment and instructional methods that are compliant with the United States Parachute Association's standards, the instructors' claim their chief difference lies in the individual attention they give each client. Groups are kept small so that all are on a first-name basis, and the instructors ask each person what they hope to do in the air. A bunch of flips? Maybe a zen-like float? On the way down, they can even record the jumps with several filming options. An eco-friendly dropzone then awaits skydivers, where chattering guinea fowl snatch up insects, colorful songbirds flit through wildflowers, and a llama and alpaca knit their own wool into a commemorative scarf for each successful skydiver.

1055 Private Rd 7022
Lexington,
TX
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For the guests of Cowboy Fan Connection, a Dallas Cowboys game actually starts three hours before kickoff. For both home and away games, the company hosts all-inclusive tailgate parties?with or without tickets to the game itself?that keep revelers sustained with burgers, brats, drinks, and raffles for Cowboys merchandise. Customers can dress the part with apparel from the online store to show off their fandom or eerie resemblance to Troy Aikman to current and former players during private autograph sessions.

In addition to game-day events, Cowboy Fan Connection also hosts Saturday-night dinner parties where fans come together to break bread as sportswriter Mickey Spagnola and former Cowboy Nate Newton broadcast their weekly radio program, Radio Road Show. Stadium tours the day before or after a game enable fans to guide themselves throughout Cowboys Stadium, while off-season trips such as a weekend in the Bahamas give fans the chance to draw up defensive plays in the sand with current and former Cowboys.

221 East Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving,
TX
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Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment & Academy's staff of professional dancers pop up around Dallas, shimmering across the stages of restaurants, dazzling guests at private parties, and stealing the stony hearts of competition judges. During their weekend performances and special events, solitary dancers, partners, trios, and troupes perform traditional and Egyptian belly dance movements. They spice up routines with swords, candles, and fire while astounding audiences by manipulating their stomach muscles to pour shots or stop errant cannon balls.

Back at their headquarters on the hardwood studio floors of Dana's Dance Academy, the professional swirlers impart their art to aspiring dancers in beginner and advanced belly-dancing classes throughout the week. A social and enjoyable form of aerobic exercise—unlike sleep dancing, which is essentially solitary—the classes also aim to boost students' confidence, grace, and poise.

Academy students can take their skills to the public stage by performing at Harem Nites at Stratnos Greek Tavern, where, on the first Thursday of every month, professionals and first-timers alike dance together in front of a live audience of spectators, friends, and family.

414 North O'Connor Road
Irving,
TX
US

The leading ladies at The Girls Room, who believe that every woman has the right to be pretty, sexy, and strong, help their students build both physical and mental strength during fitness classes that combine alluring dance moves and hardcore workouts. They put their love of burlesque to use in pole-dancing classes and barre-based Barre-lesque sessions. The team also helms tamer, less sensual fitness classes such as yoga and Zumba. The girls' online shop stocks virtual shelves with accessories such as Mighty Grip gloves, which allow wearers to perform gravity-defying pole-dance moves or safely carry out celebratory cartwheels in bowling alleys. Their bachelorette parties eschew the concept of traditional bridal get-togethers for more unconventional gatherings, teaching brides-to-be and their entourage signature pole dances, lap dances, or burlesque techniques.

612 Valley Ranch Pkwy S
Irving,
TX
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Male and female competitors climb over rope walls, splash through mud pits, sneak under barbwire, and climb over oversized tires in a goodwill 5K and 10K race. Runners of all skill levels gather at the start dressed however they like, sprinting through the course shirtless or even in mesh smoking jackets. During the 10 a.m. wave, racers are encouraged to don their favorite patriotic garb. Everyone competes at their own pace, and all participants receive a Medal of Honor to hang round their neck upon completion.

Past events have attracted up to 2,100 racers, all of whom are treated to a post-race, beer-filled celebration with live music from local bands. Photographers document the entire event, capturing a portfolio of epic action shots and barbaric yawps. Water stations are peppered throughout the course, and a gear check allows racers to safely stow belongings with a watchful staff member.

2221 Texas 356
Irving,
TX
US

Players attempt to control shots down narrow, zigzagging fairways and carefully sidestep water hazards on 9 of 18 holes as they traverse the challenging layout of Twin Wells Golf Club. The 18-hole course guides play across several branches of a winding river and alongside an elongated lake on the par-5 13th hole, which hugs the edge of the fairway for most of the hole's length. From the time golfers tee off on the 1st hole until they hole out on the 18th, the Dallas skyline stands visible in the distance, stealing the spotlight from amphibious golf carts practicing belly flops.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Total length of 6,636 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 70.9 from the back tees * Course slope of 117 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole

2000 E Shady Grove Rd
Irving,
TX
US