This multifaceted education center celebrates Bollywood culture with a variety of dance, music, and fitness classes. Bollywood Arts Performing Center allows clients to study the sounds of Bollywood with vocal training, drumming classes, and mandatory 24-hour Bollywood-movie-watching marathons. During kathak dance sessions, students learn the classical Indian steps featured in major Bollywood films, whereas krumping and popping and locking take center stage during hip-hop classes. The center also offers fitness programs, such as Zumba and yoga, which keep bodies primed for dancing and running competitive paper routes.
Even as a tyke, Jonathan Pharr couldn't be torn away from thrashing on his drum set. Later, he picked up guitar and bass, and from there it was off to the races. For him, teaching ranks pretty high on his ever-expanding list of musical passions. As owner and director of his eponymous music school, he oversees a staff of certified instructors, each of whom bring their own unique musical skills, experiences, and backstories to their teaching. The result is a welcoming environment where everyone from toddlers to toddlers who have aged significantly go wild on the drums, guitar, bass, piano, and violin or learn how to control their vocals and expand their singing range while reaping the lifelong benefits of exposure to music.
With an increasing library of more than 650 high-definition instructional videos, a video-sharing network, and an interactive scales and chords application, Dangerous Guitar?s website is well equipped to set students on the path to guitar virtuosity. Students can choose from monthly, quarterly, and yearly memberships, granting them unlimited access to the increasingly challenging video lessons, which they can progress through at their own pace. Other features include full transcriptions in either tablature or standard notation, jam tracks, DGTV, an online user community, and unlimited customer support through email.
With more than 30 years of professional piano experience behind him––including time spent sharing the stage with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Sinatra, Jr.––Mark Ripley is a master of the keys. Today, he shares his wealth of knowledge with students who want to tickle the ivories in the styles of jazz, rock and roll, country, new age, and classical music. In addition to teaching tunes, Mr. Ripley focuses on sight reading and how best to accompany other instruments, vocalists, and the mating calls of waterfowl.
Kidville is a colorful, fun, and educational stomping ground where children can expand their minds, get out their wiggles, and make new friends. A waived registration fee grants babies, toddlers, and children up to 6-years-old access to any three 45–60 minute class sessions that have been carefully designed by a team of childhood-development specialists and baby geniuses. Hundreds of stimulating choices await young munchkins' eager eyes and ears, such as the Little Maestros music course and the energetic Run, Wiggle, Paint & Giggle class. My Big Messy Art Class lets children Picasso to their hearts' content, and the fit-and-friendly gym classes, including Big Muscle Playtime, allow kids to romp amid a bevy of colorful and squishy play-mats.
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in Dallas, Plano, or Allen in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class.