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The "LT" in LT Dance Studio stands for "live to," "love to," and "learn to," hinting at the studio's welcoming attitude for dancers of all ages and skill levels—whether they're just starting out on the dance floor or seasoned steppers looking to hone their skill. The faculty of seasoned instructors draws from a wide range of backgrounds in dance, from contemporary modern, jazz and hip hop, to ballet and pointe. Students as young as 2 years study the mystifying movements of tap, ballet, jazz and hip-hop and adults of any age build strong, flexible bodies by mastering these styles along with contemporary and lyrical dance.
2744 E Shawnigan Lake Rd
Shawnigan Lake,
BC
CA
Established: 2013 Reservations/Appointments: Required Staff Size: 2?10 people Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours Pro Tip: We offer a complementary resource for new drivers to practice driving skills on car simulators
5755 Number 3 Road
Richmond,
BC
CA
It's a fairly common image from the Middle Ages and from fairy tales: an armoured knight on horseback, riding triumphantly into battle wielding a sword. Today, of course, such a sight would have shocked witnesses almost immediately—unless they're at Academie Duello. A centre for European swordplay and Western martial arts, Academie Duello has revived centuries-old scenes similar to the one above. It teaches students ancient battle techniques, but does not re-enact epic duels or the well-documented silly-string wars that ensued when swords broke. The 5,000-square-foot facility extracts skills and weapon information from authentic combat manuals and primary-source texts. Its instructors turn that knowledge into an in-depth curriculum, which today provides both adult and children's programs. Most of those programs also help students stay fit, as they replace weights and treadmills with longswords, shields, and rapiers. To immerse themselves further into knighthood, students can check out Academie Duello's museum, which preserves an ever-growing collection of weapons of war, armour, and fight books.
12320 Number 2 Road
Richmond,
BC
CA
At Harbour Dance Centre, aspiring hoofers trip the light fantastic under the tutelage of a world-renowned faculty that helped make the facility the Best Dance Studio in Vancouver in 2010, according to the readers of Georgia Straight. The studio's schedule abounds with more than 95 drop-in classes, separated into seven different levels so no neophytes need feel uncomfortable or overbust their moves. Students can strike picturesque poses in ballet, throw down serve-worthy hip-hop moves, and express their inner happiness and hunger pangs via modern and contemporary movements. Untraditional dance styles such as funky street jazz and sultry burlesque belly dancing provide a fun retreat from the common kick-ball-change, and yoga classes keep dancing bodies in tip-top form.
927 Granville Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA
While other kids were laughing at the funny pages, John Seville was thumbing through the business section. Exposed to the market at a young age, the entrepreneur and CEO of Acorn Wealth Corporation has spent more than a decade honing his trading techniques and lets his students in on his secrets in online and in-person stock-trading classes, and was recently featured on CNN's "Money for Lunch" radio show. Specializing in swing and short-term trading, the instructors focus largely on timing: when to buy, when to sell, when to walk away, when to run, and when to quote “The Gambler.” Many courses are designed for small groups, and others take a personalized approach in one-on-one sessions.
1281 W Georgia St.
Vancouver,
BC
CA
Equipped with varied experience and an in-depth knowledge of alcohol and service regulations, the instructors at Fine Art Bartending School guide their students toward mixology mastery or job placement in the bartending industry during intensive five-day courses. While many schools focus solely on the craft, Fine Art's instructors also hone customer service skills through a guest bartending program at local bars and clubs?teaching students tip-enhancing approaches and how to graciously deflect customer's attempts at Bryan Adams sing-alongs. They also hold individual classes targeted at everyday drinkers, divulging industry-style instructions for blending specific drinks, performing difficult mixes, or pouring the perfect beer.
432 Pender St W
Vancouver,
BC
CA
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