Renowned dance coach Anthony Lewis, who’s mentored many nationally ranked clients, boasts several competition titles, as well as a fourth-place win at the World's Championships himself. His teaching experience spans the country, having overseen studios in Kentucky and California, and his staff of instructors emulates his star quality with their devotion and skill. Yet, for all of their impressive credentials, the teachers at Nashville Ballroom specialize in training adult beginners, deriving fulfillment from transforming two left feet into comfortable twirling tools.
As Nashville Ballroom’s students sashay through the studio's three-step schooling approach—composed of private lessons, group classes, and social practice—they can choose from more than 20 dance styles. Instructors stress that their setting is "not your grandma's ballroom," culling modern steps from Latin, swing, and country-western choreography. Though they do tutor such classical styles as the waltz and foxtrot, lessons typically focus on the modern techniques needed for nightclub outings and wedding receptions in the year 4012.
Calico Jacks Boat & RV Rentals supplies pontoons that skitter across Old Hickory Lake as well as motorboats and RVs that up the entertainment and convenience ante of outdoor getaways. The stable of land and water vehicles, available to rent or to buy, suits day trippers and serious boaters combing the water’s depths for first-edition copies of Moby Dick. After collaring a seaworthy boat, customers can venture out with a professional fishing guide to find an ideal angling spot.
Life is full of hard choices; avoid making one of them with today’s Groupon, which gets you admission to both the Music Valley Wax Museum and Cars and Stars Museum for $7 (a $15 combined value). Conveniently separated by a parking lot, these star-filled museums are engaged in an epic staring contest and occasional after-hours volley of Roman candles. Find out which waxen crooner or gritty grill will blink or giggle first as you trek across feet of concrete on a quest for commemorative kitsch. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Basics and Beyond is a personal training program with a certified roster of trainers, nutritionists, and rehab specialists headlined by director and fitness expert Dan DeFigio, who has been featured on Dr. Phil. During a personal training session (a $65 value per hour), exercise routines will exorcise soft bodies, resulting in the mass exodus of malicious fat cells to unveil a slimmer, toner soul satchel. Through nutritional analysis, a personal trainer advises clients on which items in their cabinets are their allies, and which items are gateways to higher-caloric meals.
The fleet-footed instructors of National Dance Clubs shepherd students of all skill levels through a variety of dance styles and techniques. Aspiring hip-swivelers can acquire the moves necessary to woo passersby into impromptu swing sessions with an introductory dance package, which includes two private 50-minute lessons to get the dance ball rhythmically rolling. Solo dancers—who will be paired with an instructor—and cha-chaing couples take to the 2,000-square-foot dance floor, learning the steps, dips, and secret handshakes of American, international, and social dance disciplines, including bolero, fox trot, rumba, waltz, and tango.
Deemed by The New York Times as "…a gloriously tacky send-up of a washed-up country duo," The Doyle and Debbie Show is a parody of country music's iconic twosomes, poking fun at their internal squabbling and the musical numbers that ensue. With a cast as well rounded as a billiard ball with a liberal arts degree, leading performers Bruce Arnston (Doyle) and Jenny Littleton (Debbie) have voices that sound like they were plucked out of a dusty transistor radio, and acting skills comparable to Broadway's mainstays. With side-splitting songs written and produced by Kirby Shelstad and Bruce Arnston, attendees can expect such lyrical hilarity as "I'm GOP to your DNC/That's NFL not PBS on my HDTV," from the song "ABC's of Love." With a well-built script, The Doyle and Debbie Show has garnered a cult following through its tremendous re-watch value, like a YouTube video of a baby koala sneezing and falling into a vat of flour.
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