Attitude Dance Company's students let their confidence shine through, whether they're performing in a studio recital or battling for first place at a dance competition. Instructors lead lessons in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and contemporary; they also show recreational dancers how to torch calories in cardio-centric Zumba classes. During the summer, they welcome students for weeklong dance camps as well.
Deep within the Appalachian Mountains, the forest's leaves flutter as a blurry figure speeds by. But the creature high above the treetops isn't a bird, a plane, or a sports mascot recently released back into the wild. It's a person strapped into one of Black Mountain Thunder Zipline’s 11 ziplines, which take customers some 400 feet above the ground and at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. Spread over 1.5 miles, the ziplines wind through canopies and down mountain slopes on trips that last roughly two hours. Expert guides tag along on every tour to ensure safety and instruct adventurers on equipment.
DriveTech Racing School fulfills childhood dreams of being a bona fide racecar driver by buckling grown-up gear heads into a variety of acceleratory vehicles for blistering journeys around Newport Motor Speedway. Those yearning for a gravel-treading solo excursion will revel in DriveTech's entry-level Shootout! package, which allows fledgling speed demons to seize control of a professional stock car. After strapping into the vehicular classroom for a 60-minute driver's meeting, thrill seekers take the wheel for a 15-lap orbit around the straightaways, bends, and metaphorical road forks of Newport Motor Speedway's road course. Pavement pilots ride solo with the instructor's voice coaching them around the course and urging them to drive fast even when playing Foghat's "Slow Ride" on the stereo.
herman Oaks Camping and Events Resort is located conveniently minutes outside of historic downtown Dandridge, Tennessee and 3/10 of a mile from interstate 1-81 and 1-40. Set at the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains, Sherman Oak’s offers guests more than breath-taking views.
Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine?s 2012 Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. As the shop?s reputation grew, so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include Snickerdoodle, Peanut Butter with M&Ms, and Chewy Pecan Supreme, as well as freshly baked Fudge and Cheesecake Brownies, and Cookie Sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real show-stoppers, however, are the Giant Chocolate-Chip Cookie Cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.