Champion Ballroom is the brainchild of twinkly-toed owners Robert and Jennifer Foster, who, over their illustrious 25-year career, have garnered three U.S. ballroom dance titles and enraptured audiences internationally on NBC, ESPN, and PBS. Accompanied by their daughter Caitlin, the duo cycles through private and group dance lessons in ballroom, Latin, salsa, swing, and tango techniques for both competitive and casual events. The studio’s free consultations work to ascertain students’ goals while introducing them to the instructors’ individual teaching styles, which, unlike most dance studios, do not incorporate weirdly aggressive games of Twister. Special guests often lead one-night-only workshops atop Champion’s 40'x80' dance floor, and live performances from local bands allow hoofers to put new steps to the test without having to provoke local dance crews into impromptu competitions.
Just beyond the milky-blue and raspberry hues of its flowerbox-adorned storefront, Sewtropolis nurtures constant creativity with sewing workshops and do-it-yourself sewing stations. A self-taught sewist, owner Nikol Gianopoulos often teaches stitching techniques and threading essentials while her students assemble their own skirts, blouses, and quilts. Instructors Laura, Raina, and Annie also share their personal styles with children and adults while transforming elaborate fabrics and yarns into functional artwork. For personal projects, the shop carries sewing and quilting patterns from Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Colette Patterns, and Tula Pink. A series of sewing machines, sergers, and cutting spaces are available for rent by the hour, and stacks of colorful bolts inspire creativity along with the shop dog Skilos, whose trusting gaze often convinces sewists to craft elaborate doggie mansions.
Sometimes you love a garment so much you have to set it free. The open armed and stylish folks at Turn Style Consignment Stores know a gently used gem when they see one, and faithfully find a new home for them via 14 stores in the Twin City area and via the 5 stores in the Phoenix Valley. They consign second-hand garments, accessories, and home furnishings from casual sellers and convincing bridge trolls before lining their racks and shelves with the items. Many of their shoes and handbags hail from designer brands such as Gucci and Chanel, and their policy prohibits anything that's not from a designer, better department, or specialty story.
At Needlework Unlimited, shoppers can peruse an abundant selection of fibers and needlepoint supplies. The knitting experts at Needlework Unlimited know that, with autumn distracted by falling leaves and winter still busy stockpiling its arsenal of high-impact snowballs, now is the time to knit yourself warm. Shoppers can peruse an abundant selection of fibers and needlepoint supplies. Hand-painted needlepoint canvases, patterns, and knitting needles keep crafters' fingers occupied so they won't tie strangers' shoelaces together. The shop's experienced staff also helps visitors with knitting questions and helps to improve skills with group classes and mnemonic devices about needle storage.
In addition to gifts, home décor and live plants Garden Gate Flowers offers a delightful selection of cut stems. It’s not unusual to find organic locally grown offerings such as Persian Basil and Chocolate Cosmos amongst Australian Brezilla Pods and scarcely known varietals of roses. We always use only the freshest and hig
The House of Amore & Fede's brilliant yellow and red walls reflect a vivacious sense of style, with designer Miss Me jeans alongside stylish jewelry and accessories. Various shades of slenderizing camisoles and lacy blouses coordinate with chic cowboy hats and studded belts as glimmering jewelry awaits to adorn extremities or drab housecats. Dedicated to the cause of aiding local and international communities, the store holds special events to benefit organizations such as World Vision and Western Wishes.