American Turners Circus' agile aerial coaches guide students through midair twirling exercises on five types of equipment in Intro to Mixed Aerial Apparatus workshops. Students bring along a friend to jointly extinguish gravity's hold during one-hour sessions, which begin by schooling students in basic stretching and conditioning to prepare for introductory aerial techniques. Twirl and fly on up to three types of aerial circus gear, including trapeze, hanging silks, coiled Spanish webs, lyras, and ladders without the avian road rage of traditional flight. Students rehearse midair acrobatics and prove their ability to think while hanging upside down under the vaulted steel-beam ceilings of the Turners' massive gymnasium. By studying the art of circus with the American Turners, visitors keep up a legacy that began in 1849 when their predecessors, the Louisville Turners, began their above-earth performances on Market Street in what would become the city's first gym.
The talented instructors at FlamencoTalk instruct students in the basic vocabulary, steps, and execution of flamenco, a passionate style of dance that originated in the Andalusia region of Spain. Experienced instructor and performer Mariya Tarakanova encourages all levels of leg-shakers to strap on a pair of sturdy shoes with chunky heels, a well-fitted shirt, and comfortable pants and pick a session of four classes for undulating in this relaxed, fun-spirited learning environment. No partner is necessary, opening up dancers to meet their future Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, or Gilbert Gottfried amid arm sweeps and foot stomps. The classes may be attended in non-sequential order, and the $25 registration fee is waived for Groupon users.
Having passed on their rug-cutting inclinations to local celebrities such as basketball coach Denny Crum, the sure-footed staff at Shall We Dance? continues to unleash an arsenal of graceful moves inside their two studios. Students of all skill levels step in time with the school's curriculum of Latin, nightclub, and American dance styles during private or group lessons, using their feet like metal detectors to scan the floor for long-lost grooves. Stately triple beats whirl waltzers across the floor, steamy struts abound in tango lessons, and fox-trot instructors bring students to their knees in classical hunting poses and many more dance styles. Neophytes can then show off their new steps during practice parties with whimsical themes.
Motion Studio is a fusion of movement disciplines, embracing dance, yoga, and Pilates under one roof. We provide instruction to children and adults. offering creative movement for todlers, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, yoga, Pilates, Flamenco, and Zumba.
Composed of seven par 3s and two par 4s each no longer than 265 yards, the nine holes of Cherry Valley Golf Course present both the beginning and seasoned golfer with low-stress opportunities for improvement. Players zip around the 1,584-yard stretch aboard 2006-model Club Car Precedent golf carts—a far cry from the options available when the course was built in 1932 and players had to rely on zeppelins for transport. Gerald Mason has served as the head professional since he bought the course in 2001, helping players overcome game hurdles through one-on-one lessons.
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