Frustrated with the often intimidating and unwelcoming atmosphere afforded to nonprofessional dancers in dance classes, Jane Stevens founded iDance. Jane designed her studio to be fitness-oriented and engage people from a variety of backgrounds. Five years later, Jane upholds her original goals of egalitarian dance both by employing a team of friendly and motivating instructors and by offering classes that cater to pupils of all abilities. Hints of Jane?s background as both a skilled dancer and dedicated group-fitness instructor can be found in the studio as instructors lead classes ranging from traditional movement methods such as ballet and jazz to classes that fuse fitness and dance including cardio salsa, yoga dance, and underwater hokey pokey.
Adventure Forever's certified mountain guides and first-aid responders enlighten beginning outdoorspeople and seasoned aficionados alike on the intricacies of ice climbing, rock climbing, and easy to difficult day hikes. During full-day treks and lessons, guides escort troupes of thrill seekers up frozen faces and climbing courses, plying their clientele with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle Mother Nature's vertical labyrinths. Each experienced guide carries years of wisdom, capably leading participants through regions stretching across Canada, the United States, and Middle Earth.
North Shore Ski and Board, a Vancouver business for more than 30 years, equips its customers with apparel and accessories for adults' and children's water and snow pursuits. Keep safe from the sun's rays by donning a "Kinda Shady" women's sun hat from Roxy ($30) or sunglasses from Ryders or Scin brands ($19.99–$29.99). Underneath sportsmanlike duds such as a Billabong Paris rash guard tee ($29.95), don a pair of flashy and comfortable undies from Björn Borg ($19.99–$34.99) that keep everything in its right place. Feet learn to breathe without the need for above-water snorkels in Havaianas classic flip-flops ($20), or jump into a pair of comfy Vans slip-on shoes ($39.99). During the winter months, patrons can ask their snowman butlers to bring their skis or snowboards in to North Shore Ski and Board for maintenance services.
Hours of activities come together under one roof at Laserdome Plus, where a 7,500-square-foot laser-tag arena, a rock-climbing wall, a 24-foot-tall Space Jungle, and an interactive LightSpace entertainment system make daylight seem frivolous. In the laser-tag arena, teams scurry up ramps through four levels of playing fields and ferret out opposing players hidden under the glow of violet LEDs and black lights. After honing teamwork, strength and stamina are tested at indoor rock-climbing walls equipped with 14 auto-belay ropes that make the wall scalable for all experience levels.
Kids aged 10 and younger explore Space Jungle, an elaborate jungle gym of rope bridges, lookout posts, web climbs, and a tunnel with a view into the laser-tag arena. For a challenge involving wits and motion in tandem, kids and adults pair up or challenge each other to games on the LightSpace interactive floor system. Its luminescent, pressure-sensitive tiles react to movement as participants play several types of motion-based or educational games. Vball, a velcro-based, no-mess version of paintball, rounds out the action-packed indoor offerings, each of which is available for drop-in or as part of a private party.
Ceroc Vancouver's casual blend of salsa, swing, and jive attracts crowds of dancers every week due to how easy it is to pick up. Focusing not on technique but on fun, Ceroc ushers guests onto the floor to experiment with the simple style that gained a following during its infancy in France. Every party starts with a beginner lesson, during which instructors show the crowd introductory steps; afterwards, a DJ spins music from many different eras to spark a freestyle dance session. Dance nights take place across the city, offering guests the chance to experience Vancouver's different hot spots while grooving with a partner.
Nestled a snowball’s throw from the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, Affinity Rentals’ Pan Pacific Mountainside location outfits guests with the gear they need to carve their way down the slopes in style. The alpine emporium offers equipment for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, and its expert staff can pair guests with the equipment they need to bounce through moguls, barrel through knee-deep powder, or speed away from possessed snowmobiles. Trusted brands such as Salomon, Volkl, and Rossignol headline their selection of skis, which share the floor with snowboards from top makers such as Nitro, Ride, and Option.