Teamwork and positive attitudes. Strong work ethics, good morals, and keen focus. They're all components of strong character, and they're all instrumental to the dance and cheer classes at Lisa's Dance Spot. Here, upbeat instructors lead lessons in styles from ballet and funk jazz to tumbling, hip-hop, and cheer. Working with kids as young as 2 years, they instill confidence early in tiny dancers, eliminating the phrase "I can't" from their vocabulary. For students interested in pursuing their passion for dance past simple lessons, they also organize dance groups and cheer squads that perform at community events throughout Metro Atlanta.
In Tennis founder Chris Peck conducts private, group, and team coaching geared toward the sport he played for four years during college at his four-court facility. Peck's credentials include USPTA certification as a tennis professional and the position of tennis director for the city of Smyrna. He initiates young people into the world of racquet sports by helming afterschool programs for children as young as 4. Once they have mastered backhands, forehands, and strategy through years of practice, high-school and college competitors can sign up for the In Tennis tournament academy, where students compete to earn state, regional, and national rankings.
Sprawling across expansive, velvety knolls that roll softly beneath soaring Georgia pines, Fox Creek Golf Club is a challenging par 62 course that serves golfers of all abilities on its freshly cut Champion Bermuda grass greens. Under the experienced instruction of PGA teaching professionals, a duet of 45-minute lessons ($65) fine-tunes all aspects of your short game and long game, including driving, putting, and parallel parking golf carts. Once you’ve honed your swing’s pendulous power and precision, you can show off your stroke during a rousing round of 18 holes with cart included, which spares you the hassle of traversing the course on foot and answering the riddles of its many bridge-dwelling trolls.
The sounds of whirring pottery wheels, tinkling piano keys, and clashing swords form a symphony of creative energy at Arts of Cobb, a local arts center guided by religious principles. Owner Lauren McBride, a.k.a. Miss Lala, divides the center's offerings into four main categories—artistry, rhythm and music, theater, and special offerings (which include fitness classes). The selection offers something for just about everybody. Parents can enroll young children in music and art lessons that combine creative projects with open play time, or attend yoga or fencing lessons themselves.
A rustic gateway to equine knowledge, SoPhar Ranch welcomes riders to its shady spot on Sweetwater Creek with services that range from lessons to boarding. Guests saddle up and explore 20 acres of onsite trails, or make their way through 80 acres of adjacent paths. A dedicated team of trainers conducts lessons in both Western and English riding styles on the ranch’s extensive facilities. Fledgling jockeys learn in a large outdoor arena, five large paddocks, or a lighted, covered arena that allows for nighttime riding while ensuring horses don't become jealous of the Pegasus constellation. Riders can also immerse themselves in equine instruction during camps for beginners as well as those focused on dressage, Western riding, and jumping on the ranch's full course.
At In Tune Fitness Studio, the array of options for getting and staying in shape may be slightly overwhelming. For equal parts low-impact exercise and relaxation, yoga fits the bill. Whereas its group fitness classes, such as cardio dance and strength and toning, rely on a higher level of intensity to quickly tone bodies. And its training programs—the Skinny Jean Challenge, boot camp, and Torch IT interval training, to name a few—take small groups on fitness journeys together.