To a little girl, nothing is more exciting than playing dress-up. Unless, of course, she gets to meet her favorite princess while playing dress-up. And with the party packages at A Fairytale Come True, little ones can do just that. Princesses such as Rapunzel, Ariel, Belle, and Snow White play with guests, snap photos, lead the day's activities, and bring a small present for the birthday girl. Each package includes different activities that suits a girl's personality, whether she likes elegant tea parties, makeovers, or games such as musical chairs. No matter what the package, the princess leads groups in song and reads her own story to the rapt guests.
The professional hip shakers at Cheeky Bellydancer teach and perform belly-dancing maneuvers culled from Turkey and Egypt. Some jewel-clad shimmiers set swords aflame while dancing, and others incorporate moves honed on Egyptian movie sets. When they aren't adding a colorful spectacle to weddings and other events, the belly dancers help newcomers learn the ropes with lessons.
Being able to manipulate the mood of a party can make you feel very powerful, whether it is to bring dancers to the floor or happy tears to eyes. Nobody really wants to do that at their own party, though, and that's where JD from Peterson's Parties comes in. He relies on experience from performing at venues such as Speakeasy Lounge, and he consults with customers in advance to make sure that he's playing the right music for their event. The company also dispatches photographers and other workers who can complete a party or make it seem like you're wearing a wedding dress for a normal reason.
The Grammy-winning rockers of Kings of Leon meld a chameleon-like ability to shift styles and genres with a musically trained chameleon's virtuosic instrument-wielding. Lead vocalist Caleb Followill's earnest, ethereal singing finds backup on drums and bass from his brothers Nathan and Jared, and their cousin Matthew cows errant sound waves into complacency with air-shredding guitar. Backing its most recent album, Come Around Sundown, the band can draw on nearly 10 years of chart-climbing ear pleasers including "Use Somebody" and "Radioactive" in its quest for audience enjoyment. Opening act Band of Horses whets aural appetites with a delectable mélange of southern and alt rock. The open-air Cruzan Amphitheatre provides fitting enclosure for euphonic evenings, mingling ear-pleasing notes with cool night air and the distant cries of nocturnal vigilantes.
Equipment: Ballroom and Latin dance lessons
Students should bring: Dance shoes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Enjoy dancing.
Most everyone agrees that art is a great way for kids to develop their creativity. But why should the kids have all the fun? At Green Art Studio, kids unleash their imaginations at weekend art classes and after-school programs, while grownups can sign up for Mommy & Me classes and BYOB painting nights.
Founder Diana Egocheaga has just as much a handle on children's academic development as she does on their artistic aptitude. Born in Peru, she can work with kids in either English or Spanish, and she's experienced in tutoring students with learning difficulties such as ADHD or autism-spectrum conditions. During after-school programs, art is offered as a reward?students need to complete their homework and do some reading before they break out the glitter or start building a sculpture symbolizing the oppressive nature of nap time.