Adults and kids alike can learn the traditional striking techniques of muay thai and the grappling of Brazilian jujitsu from experienced instructors at High Performance MMA. During martial-arts, boxing, and Fighting Fit courses, the studio caters to a wide range of clients, ranging from professional fighters looking to hone their techniques to casual exercisers just aiming to lose weight.
Whether they choose bass or banjo, keyboard or ukulele, students at Tonal Dimension Studio will learn how to play with ease. The studio’s staff strives to shape musicians who not only can perform live, but who can also write and record with other musicians. They lead group and private lessons, as well as classes in songwriting and music theory.
When Daniel Z. Smith Jr. enrolled in his first ballet class in 1998, he probably did so with some trepidation. The athlete had never danced before?his niche was practicing martial arts. But when fellow martial artists insisted dance would complement his main craft, Daniel took the plunge. Little did he know he would fall in love with dance. Today, Daniel is one of the passionate, experienced instructors at Art In Motion Academy of Dance. Each instructors boasts a unique history, and with it a talent for ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, or one of the other dance styles for both children and adults taught at the studio.
Since the age of 13, BJ McLeod has manipulated hundreds of rumbling horsepower, whipping racecars around tracks at roaring speeds. However, he knows that racecar driving is not easily accessible for everyone, so he started Pure Adrenaline Racing Experience to share the feeling of powering through bends and straightaways on professional-level tracks. It's his race packages that make the sport accessible. They put drivers behind the wheel of 600 horsepower super-late models for up to 20 laps after 40 minutes of orientation from the pros, or let them slip into the passenger seat for a ride-along to see exactly how the experts attack the course. It's the kind of experience that can create lifelong memories and build bonds with others, so BJ also customizes racing experiences for groups and corporate events that include professional instruction, catering, and jousting matches with checkered flags.
Power Fitness is a full-service fitness center dedicated to helping its clients get into the best shape of their lives. At the spacious studio, multiples of every cardio machine help cut down on wait times and group classes and strength training equipment give clients all the calorie-burning tools they need. The classes range from the dance-based Zumba and cardio kickboxing to boot camps that add an extra degree of difficulty. But the facility doesn't just cater to adults—programs such as Power Kids help young ones get in better shape, as do martial arts programs available for all ages.
The teachers at Wine and Canvas believe anyone can be artist. In fact, they draw out skills from people who have never even held a paintbrush before. To do this, they guide participants step-by-step through the process of replicating a painting during three-hour classes held at different restaurants and bars throughout the city. To keep each class fresh, they regularly change up the selected masterpieces, which can be anything from the Eiffel Tower at night to an abstract rendering of trees. No matter what and where they teach, though, they always supply students with all the necessary accoutrements, including paints, canvases, aprons, and pronunciation guides for realistic French-accents. The one thing they don't supply is wine, allowing guests to choose for themselves what to drink at the venues' full bars.
These nights on the town are for adults only, but they do host kid-friendly cookie and canvas nights for children wanting to discover or flex their artistic chops.