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Max 10 stocks a bevy of discounted brand-name apparel for men, women, and children. Frugal fashionistas can rummage through designer collections from Lee, Apple Bottoms, Levi's, Fubu, and more to find stylish swaddlings for any season. Shoppers can snag wardrobe basics from myriad $10 clothing items, or opt for the higher-end ensemble pieces ranging from $12.99–$19.99 without sacrificing any innocent Bills from their wallets.

1904 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

The Corner, which is housed in a former 19th-century homestead, has been delighting patrons for more than a century with a time-tested menu of ribs, burgers, and beer. Plunge a tusk into a solo rack of ribs ($11.95) or pair an edible xylophone with a portion of steak ($14.95), shrimp ($13.95), or chicken ($12.95). Diners can take on the Great burger ($4.25) or enter the C3 burger contest ($16.95), in which gorging gladiators are given half an hour to thwart a two-pound burger, a one-pound basket of fries, and a welterweight game hen trained in jujitsu. A variety of beers, from the hoppy Arcadia IPA ($3) to the dark and bittersweet Edmund Fitzgerald porter ($4), are available to ferry vanquished burgers to the underworld. Night hours bring melodious pageantry to The Corner in the form of concerts and karaoke.

1030 E Vine St
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

Experienced instructors strive to introduce students of all ages to the joy and freedom of dancing. They've shared the love of their art before diverse audiences and with students, performing and teaching in festivals, nursing homes, and colleges. In group classes, students learn self-expression, gain confidence, and learn basic maneuvers in styles such as waltz, cha-cha, merengue, and salsa. During private lessons, an instructor hones in on a solo dancer’s specific goals or coaches duos or groups through choreographed dances for weddings, parties, or airport security lines.

1249 Portage Street
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

During the final edit of Slumdog Millionaire, a movie some Americans consider very Indian, director Danny Boyle struggled to find an appropriate way to capture the joy of the film's conclusion. Just as he was about to scrap the entire project, Boyle had a moment of inspiration: create a brand-new dance style for the cast to perform during the closing credits. He envisioned the barefoot dancers with ornate, flowing costumes incorporating a heavy dose of jazz hands. After spending weeks honing the moves in front of his personal assistant, he knew that his dance form, which he called Bhangra, was the perfect ending to what the Academy deemed a perfect film.

1249 Portage Road
Kalamazoo,
Michigan
US

At City Dance Studios, classes are tailored for students with various levels of experience to ensure everyone can enjoy the art of self-expression through movement. Lessons introduce students to a diverse array of dance styles ranging from classical ballet and jazz, to contemporary hip hop and exotic Bollywood, and West African. Each of the five spacious studios (they range from 900 to 2,400 square feet) are equipped with sprung hardwood or Marley floors and are surrounded by mirrors, so budding dancers can keep an eye on their form and keep pet parakeets occupied until the class has ended.

1249 Portage Road
Kalamazoo,
Michigan
US

As a child, Pia Hamilton danced as Min on the children’s TV show Barney and Friends. Nowadays, she continues to showcase her love of dance at Intrigue Dance and Performing Arts Center, an all-ages studio she co-owns with her husband, actor Dustin Hamilton. The camera-seasoned duo has opened a spacious new facility that houses three dance studios, offering classes such as ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. They also host musical-theater classes that impart genre-specific dance tips, such as never to dance directly in front of Annie. They accommodate multiple skill levels, introducing both kids and adults to the world of dance.

1249 Portage Rd.
Kalamazoo,
Michigan
US