Underneath blue skies, students geared up in masks, fins, and snorkels dive into an outdoor, heated training pool to learn how to breathe underwater. As students acclimate to the water, certified instructors lead them through courses of varying levels, such as the introductory Discover Scuba course, that teach breathing basics and safety techniques. After mastering the fundamentals, Scuba Schools of America can take water enthusiasts to the beach or out into the Pacific for open-water dives where they'll implement full dive-planning methods and artistic poses atop opened clamshells. For those seeking certification, Scuba Schools of America teaches intensive classes and specialty programs such as underwater photography and rescue diving.
Bowlium Lanes can host 32 simultaneous groups across 32 lanes, filling the spacious building with the thundering sound of strikes and celebration. Groups regularly convene at the alley for league nights, birthday parties, or spontaneous evenings of fun. For novice bowlers, the alley's staff can pad gutters with bumpers, leaves, and bird nests. During cosmic bowling on select nights, laser lights light up the alley while heart-pounding music soundtracks each match. In between games, guests can dive into a tower of nachos or get their fingers saucy with a plateful of wings from the on-site diner. In addition to bowling, the alley also hosts karaoke four nights a week, including more than 18,000 song choices for visitors to sing.
The clatter of toppling pins resounds through the walls of the 89 locations of Bowling Centers of Southern California, which are scattered across Southern California, Nevada, and Hawaii. Each alley abounds with modern lanes and equipment, and many boast concession stands, lounges, and game rooms. The family-friendly centers host regular public bowling sessions and league tournaments. Many of the centers also host private birthday parties, which science has proven to be more fun than birthday parties covered by the paparazzi.
Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with an instructor as the teachers assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
From the glowing pendant lamps to the delicate European pastries lined up inside glass cases, Dolce Gastropub & Bakery is the living, breathing vision of Alice Lee. Growing up in restaurants, Lee knew she wanted to start something of her own?but she wanted it to be unique. At Dolce, classic American gastropub cuisine is served alongside a variety of craft beers. Diners can enjoy sit-down service during breakfast, lunch, and dinner.