Greg Tearney's Martial Arts & Kickboxing uses martial-arts classes to sculpt black-belt leaders who demonstrate discipline, respect, and internal drive in and out of the dojo. Its classes include karate for both kids and adults, Krav Maga, and Thai kickboxing.
DMB Dance Productions owner-director Danae Bader has been a professional dancer since the age of 12. As a performer, she's appeared at Aloha Stadium for the 2003 Pro Bowl and on the stage of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance. As a teacher, she's directed an inner-city arts program and served as a judge and instructor for a major dance competition. Danae and her staff at DMB train dancers of all ages and abilities, whether they're just starting out or preparing to compete.
Though they operate more than 200 locations in upwards of 30 states, the team behind U.S. Baseball Academy aims to make each young athlete's experience a personal one. Their four- or six-week camps are taught by local instructors who are current or former coaches at the high school or college level, and typically offer a 6:1 or better player-to-teacher ratio for intense, professional-style training. The Academy's proven itinerary of hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning drills was developed by an advisory board of college coaches and Major League players, including Cy Young Award–winner and ace pitcher Brandon Webb.
Veteran fitness instructor and eminently certified Zumba coach Kat Bombard understands that sometimes, exercise is only as effective as it is entertaining. That’s why she and Dancing Kats’ tight-knit team of instructors lead pupils through Zumba’s core-boosting aerobic dance moves, which gain extra excitement thanks to the workout system’s signature infectious Latin rhythms and beats. In addition to sweating away excess calories and maintaining healthy hearts with Zumba dancing, students also build targeted muscle groups with body tone classes or work midsections into rippling washboards with express abs courses.
At Karate John's Martial Arts Center, "karate is not about fighting." Instead, it's about self-discipline, respect, and perseverance. Cultivating these qualities is at the core of every class, whether it's for kids' karate or adult MMA or kickboxing. Instructors help them build up these characteristics, while teaching them proper technique. But the center also knows how to have fun—it hosts birthday parties with obstacle courses, Nerf darts, glow-in-the-dark dodgeball, and Samurai sword cake-cutting just like at Grandma's house.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio is a franchise cofounded by the iconic Fred Astaire himself. The experienced dance instructors at this studio are trained to patiently teach students the basics of many different dance styles, from swing to salsa to waltz. During each private session, clients will learn the steps to the dance of their choice, learning to move with personalized attention. Each group session helps clients learn to dance with new partners and pick up new steps.