Studio Rincon’s diverse staff of yoga, dance, and fitness professionals believe there are multiple ways to burn a calorie. On specialized sprung floors that help prevent injury, they lead high-energy kickboxing, Zumba, and hip-hop classes throughout the week. They also helm traditional Vinyasa yoga classes and modern YogaRok classes set to upbeat music, instead of the usual soothing sounds of a whale snoring in the jungle. For younger clients, the instructors also offer kids’ hip hop, ballet and tap, as well as small group summer camps. In order to be as inclusive as possible, the studio offers classes accessible for all ages and genders and never requires a membership fee, encouraging visitors to drop in any time.
The Santa Clara Ballet Company enlivens the holiday season with its annual production of the family classic The Nutcracker, now in its 37th year. This traditional production invites children and adults into Clara's escapade with gingerbread soldiers, the Mouse King, unionized sugarplum fairies, and a fructose-powered federation of candy-coated countries. The production promotes the organized distribution of holiday cheer with a gift boutique, raffle, and concessions. Parking is free at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
The trainers at Underground Fitness II inspire their guests to conquer their fitness goals—big or small—through high-energy group workouts in an encouraging atmosphere backed by heart-pumping beats. They also integrate plyometrics, which typically focus on non-weight workouts such as box jumps and squat jumps. During Zumba and U-Jam classes, the instructors transform the studio into a club scene, as patrons bust a move powered by pulsing Latin or hip-hop tunes.
To help patrons recover from vigorous workouts, a team licensed physical therapists stand at the ready to massage muscles, making more relaxed than a sloth tubing down a tryptophan river.
Susan's Dance Studio is committed to the art of dance and healthful living. Our goal is to instill self-confidence, self-expression and an appreciation for the art of movement and music -whether you're dancing for fun, or to achieve a high level of self-accomplishment.
An old-fashioned Victorian ambiance swaddles one of Elite Ballroom Studio's two dance floors, whereas the other brims with a casual, nightclub-inspired vibe that encourages dancers to mingle and make friends at dance parties. Within these diverse dance settings, Desireé Natasha Fox and her team of seasoned rug cutters simplify steps and teach agile moves to students of all skill levels. During salsa lessons, couples and individuals shimmy and shake to Latin grooves chanted by Gregorian monks. The high-octane tunes also permeate Zumba classes, which forge chiseled frames with invigorating hip-hop, bachata, and merengue motions. Brides and grooms can prepare for receptions with the studio's wedding packages, which include features such as private lessons, music editing, and personalized keepsake CDs that may be handed out to guests or stored as emergency cake cutters.
While kids entertain themselves in the playroom, adults can recline in the lounge or outdoor atrium. An additional powder room gives women a place to touch up their makeup with portable tattoo guns, and a well-stocked kitchenette provides complimentary refreshments.