The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or cha-cha. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
At Loggerhead’s Beach Grill, merrymakers gaze out at the Atlantic Ocean while forking into broiled, fried, and steamed seafood. A wooden deck blooming with yellow-and-white umbrellas sets the stage for local shrimp, flounder, and crab to gossip about Poseidon’s sloppy backstroke, and the indoor bar’s palm-frond awning and colorful lights maintain a beachside atmosphere even while landlubbers bite into terra-based half-pound burgers. Flat-screen televisions glow as live reggae or acoustic jams bombard lucky cochleae, inspiring stuffed patrons to lean back, unbutton their top bellybutton, and admire colorful signs hanging from the eatery's peaked ceiling.
The Flowertown Players, Inc. produce and present quality community theater, encourage and promote educational and literary performing arts projects for all segments of the tri-county population, and provide a venue for thespians, artists, technicians, and other creative people to practice their craft.