From bounce houses and jumpers to inflatable slides and moonwalks, Jumpin' Jax Bounce & Party Center's humming air blowers are a siren call to kids and adults for safe family fun. A mecca for parties and leisurely afternoons, the bouncy playplace lets kids roam free while under the supervision of both parents and employees, and parties are augmented with pizzas and a private room. The facility also hosts a summer-camp program with field trips to the zoo, forest, and museums, and emphasis is always placed on keeping kids active and afraid of cubicles.
Champion Sport Karate embraces the five character-boosting tenets of tae kwon do—courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit—to effectively imbue their students with martial-arts know-how. Guests absorb combative techniques in the 10,000-square-foot facility during kickboxing, tae kwon do, sport karate, and afterschool programs. Youngsters aged 3–7 can spar safely at Little Dragons and Kicking Tigers classes, which sharpen motor skills as well as discipline, confidence, and the ability to cut their own sandwiches in half with a hand chop. All sessions weave fitness elements into their routines, coordinating jabs and jumps that tone muscle while fending off surplus calories.
Amid the lime-green and burnt-orange walls of Creation Station, an encouraging staff inspires visitors to follow their artistic impulses as they use pottery as their canvas. Seven days a week, experienced and casual artists alike can plunge their brushes into a rainbow of paints and let loose on a variety of mugs, figurines, and dishes. Once colorized to the artist’s content, finished bisque pieces visit a fiery kiln, where colors become more vibrant and snowmen melt into carrot-and-coal soup. Revelers can also gather at Creation Station to celebrate special occasions, such as birthdays, or make Christmas ornaments during the winter season.
With a focus on martial arts, the staff at Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts and Fitness aids its clients in losing weight, honing self-defense skills, and increasing endurance. Students of all ages learn the arts of Tae Kwon Do or challenge themselves during full-body boot camps. Onsite massage services soothe sore muscles after or before workouts.
Across three studios equipped with wooden dance-floors, Mary Lorraine's Dance Center's experienced instructors teach children and adults the intricate steps of a variety of dance styles. Classes include ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop, and the center also offers pom, stretch, and strengthen. And to accommodate both recreational and competitive students, the center offers two levels of courses: those that emphasize a fun environment and encourage dance-related knock knock jokes and those that are intensive and focus on career training and competitive elements.
Retrofitted from former city buses, Nebraska Party Bus's six-vehicle fleet conveys revelers about town in limo-like luxury. The air-conditioned transports include a luxuriously upholstered 35-footer with a private party area in the rear, encouraging between-bar tête-à-têtes, whereas a pair of 42-seaters are perfect for ferrying wedding guests to receptions or back to central casting's rent-a-wedding-guest unit. The buses serve Omaha, Lincoln, and Council Bluffs, offering patrons comfortable conveyance throughout the metro area.