By the time Tannis Kobrinksy started reading, she was already learning ballet. By the time she had her driver?s license, she had become a professional dancer.
In her welcoming studio, filled with sunlight and tasteful paintings, she emphasizes communal learning. Each of her small-group lessons, which are often limited to just three or four students at a time, promote camaraderie. Joining Tannis is a team of instructors, each member drawing on a different area of expertise, including classic Pilates, ballet, tai chi, and belly dance.
Anyone who has been to an arena concert knows that it isn’t really the best place to see live music. This may be the only way to see more popular acts, but unless you can shell out top dollar for some decent seats, you’ll be squinting at ant-like figures on the stage, unable to see much of anything, or you'll just be watching it on a screen, which you could have done at home. For a more intimate experience, check out Echo Curio, located on Los Angeles’ famous Sunset Boulevard. This combination art gallery/concert hall is a small venue where the performers are at ground-level, so you’ll be right there with the musicians. The cover charge is cheap, and while there’s no bar, Echo Curio does allow you to bring your own alcohol. Come rock out at Echo Curio!