Combining the full-body workouts of surfing with the saltwater-free setting of solid land, NJ Surf Fitness provides visitors of all ages and fitness levels with a creative, engaging exercise regimen. Classes use stationary equipment that mimics the feel of a surfboard on the water. Maintaining balance atop the slightly unstable boards strengthens core muscles while improving coordination and spatial awareness. The instructors incorporate exercises based on actual surfing techniques such as springing up from a board to a standing position and lassoing nearby dolphins, although planks and other traditional exercises round out the classes, too. To ensure that NJ Surf Fitness caters to students of all ages and fitness levels, the studio offers sessions that introduce visitors to the equipment while developing balance, providing a cardio workout, and building muscle tone.
If you want to become a successful actor, you could watch your favorite stars in movies or read up on various techniques. Or you could study under Luigina Vecchione Curran, the Artistic Director at DennyLoo Studios. The actress, director, and acting coach brings her on-camera and on-stage experiences—as well as her stint at Playhouse West with Jeff Goldblum, Robert Carnegie, and Bill Esper of Esper Studios —to her students during interactive classes and workshops. Once here, she delves into scene studies, improv, and monologues about monologues to help her students boost confidence and build a wide range of skills that will assist them in getting auditions and landing acting jobs.
Bar Academy 101?s co-owners Robert and Nicki have more than 15 years of experience in the bartending business between them. They emphasize hands-on learning during courses at a 24/7 model bar, where students can spend unlimited hours practicing the two main skills of bartending: mixing drinks and pouring them into patrons? outstretched hands. Robert and Nicki share the skills they?ve learned in the field at the school?s glossy wooden bar stations, which feature tools and bottles much like those found in typical watering holes. This hands-on learning ensures that pupils are prepared for job placement at the end of courses. The dedicated team meets one-on-one with graduates, matching them with openings in local bars and restaurants.
Hanky Panky follows the antics of a Jewish family in 1950s Brooklyn as they navigate a plot filled with humor and song. With her son's wedding approaching, the Zuckerman family's matriarch decides to learn English so she can communicate with the most attendees. Known for his PBS-broadcasted comedy shows Too Jewish? and Too Jewish, Too! as well as numerous regional acting and directorial credits, Avi Hoffman takes on the role of the family's uncle, a former theater star now working as a waiter at his wife's restaurant.
Sharron Miller has devoted her life to dance. She attended the Juilliard School and worked with the director of the Garden State Ballet. After completing her training, she danced as a soloist for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and appeared in seven Broadway shows. Sharron also taught at Renaissance Middle School for 13 years, where her dance and drama program for youth was praised by the State of New Jersey. Today, as the founder of Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts, she shares the skills she acquired throughout a lifetime in the arts with students from all walks of life.
SMAPA is a not-for-profit organization that provides classes in jazz, ballet, tap, and modern dancing for students of all ages. SMAPA's skilled faculty members teach hundreds of students every year and conduct outreach to the community, engaging youth in the arts through school programs and impromptu performances in the daydreams of teenagers.
There may be a lot of playtime at The Language Workshop for Children, but don't think the students aren't learning; during classes, instructors use songs, games, toys, and more to teach children the basics of tongues such as French, Spanish, and Chinese.
The Language Workshop is the brainchild of François Thibaut, who created the school in 1973 after years of observing how children learned languages. In the same vein, instructors understand that even infants can pick up a second language, and they teach anyone from 6 months to 9 years old in group classes, with private lessons available for older students in certain locations.