Award-winning dancer Hans Schmitt founded Dance Boulevard back in 1997 as "The Floor." Since then, he has coached students of all sashaying abilities, enlisting the expertise of several instructors and the gravity-reducing power of NASA wallpaper to hold group and private lessons. The studio comes alive every weeknight with styles ranging from tango to swing, and regularly scheduled dance parties give guests and teachers the chance to schmooze between spins. Promoting educational outreach through rhythm, youth programs instill a passion for ballet, jazz and tap among newer generations.
ComedySportz’s troupe of all-star laughletes is considered to be not only comedic, but also to have good sportsmanship, since there’s no swearing allowed and the subject matter is suited for all ages. Take a friend, relative, significant other, or the relative of a friend’s significant other to see two teams of expert improvisers fight for laughs through scenes, games, and songs based on audience suggestions.
Alongside with her accomplishments as a dancer and choreographer, Oanh Tretter always wanted to lead her own dance company. Ariel Dance Productions lets her realize her long-held passion, where she can create a fun and non-competitive environment for dancers of all ages. The studio's broad swath of classes run the gamut from the precise steps of ballet and show choir to the more fluid undulations of belly dancing. The family-oriented studio also bring parents and students together for frequent recitals and seasonal talent shows.
An old-fashioned Victorian ambiance swaddles one of Elite Ballroom Studio's two dance floors, whereas the other brims with a casual, nightclub-inspired vibe that encourages dancers to mingle and make friends at dance parties. Within these diverse dance settings, Desireé Natasha Fox and her team of seasoned rug cutters simplify steps and teach agile moves to students of all skill levels. During salsa lessons, couples and individuals shimmy and shake to Latin grooves chanted by Gregorian monks. The high-octane tunes also permeate Zumba classes, which forge chiseled frames with invigorating hip-hop, bachata, and merengue motions. Brides and grooms can prepare for receptions with the studio's wedding packages, which include features such as private lessons, music editing, and personalized keepsake CDs that may be handed out to guests or stored as emergency cake cutters.
While kids entertain themselves in the playroom, adults can recline in the lounge or outdoor atrium. An additional powder room gives women a place to touch up their makeup with portable tattoo guns, and a well-stocked kitchenette provides complimentary refreshments.