In GolfTec's climate-controlled private bays, certified golfing gurus employ video technology to help students break down and improve every component of their swing. A high-tech combination of motion sensors, biofeedback tones, launch monitor tones, and unerring cameras helps student and coach pinpoint the moment each swing goes astray, as well as where it succeeds and whether the golfer's gear is part of the problem. Along with these tips, the coach furnishes clients with lesson plans they can take with them to the driving range or course. Like the caterpillars of the future, all GolfTec lessons metamorphose into digital archives of themselves in the form of a web lesson where students can independently review images, audio, suggested drills, and notes from the session.
Burgeoning artists in their junior and senior years of high school spend four days immersed in the topics of their choice, picking from disciplines such as interior design, game arts, and photography. Sketching, filming, and whisking meringue by day, the students work hard before shopping, dining, pool partying, or beret adjusting at night. Pupils who opt for lodging rest up for back-to-back, intensive courses in the local Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, in between a packed agenda designed to proffer a taste of art school life.
Soon-to-be guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocal heroes will use professional-quality instruments and equipment to learn to croon, lay down killer bass lines, and discover David Lee Roth's pole-vaulting theatrics. Students will study the tricks of the wall-shaking trade with School of Rock's entire down-to-earth, guitar-shredding staff. Enrollment is rolling and based on seasons, with each season ending in a student-designed rockstravaganza of immortal proportions.
Now in its 21st year, the Performing Arts Series brings internationally recognized acts to dazzle Kansas City–based eyes and ears in the relatively intimate space of Yardley Hall. As one of Hawaii's premier musical groups, The Makaha Sons paint a soundscape of swaying palm trees, white sand beaches, and paddle-surfing schnauzers with their rich, traditional harmonies. The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet crafts delicate chords as it ushers through an eclectic catalog of Stravinsky, Bach, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane. Under the direction of internationally recognized conductor Philippe Entremont, the Munich Symphony will tackle Mozart's Requiem K. 626 on November 6, with the aid of the chorus Gloriae Dei Cantores, and November 12 marks the arrival of journeyman drummer Max Weinberg, resident beat-keeper for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and former leader of the house bands on The Tonight Show and Late Night, both hosted by Conan O'Brien. All Performing Arts Series shows take place at Yardley Hall, a medium-size theater known for its excellent acoustics, tasty concessions (not included in today's deal), and absence of dive-bombing pelicans. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The thousands of unpainted pottery pieces that line Walls Of Clay’s walls are each blank canvases for painters’ creative designs. Pottery in shapes like plates, heart-shaped tiles, and animal figurines wait for the studio's provided brushes and paints to bring them to life. Once decorated, the pottery pieces spend time in the studio’s kiln, where under the watchful eye of Walls Of Clay staffers, their paint jobs become permanent, like a dishwasher-safe tattoo.
Sand castles may crumble, ice sculptures may melt, and beloved child actors will inevitably get old and weird looking, but artwork is forever. Learn how to immortalize your creativity in a less transient form with today's Groupon. For $45, you'll get $150 worth of summertime art instruction at Kansas City Art Institute. The Groupon is good for either the storied, tree-lined main campus or KCAI's Northland Campus for Special Programs in Riverside. Subscribers may purchase up to two Groupons for their own use, or more as gifts. Prices and supply lists vary per class, but most tuition averages $100 to $299 per course.
Founded by a husband-and-wife duo made up of a WBFF Pro Fitness model and a ACE/AFAA/FPI-certified personal trainer, the Hitch Fit training regimen transforms students' physiques and overall well-being. The complete in-studio or online program runs 12–16 weeks and focuses not only on exercise but also helps patrons to draft custom diets and eliminate negative lifestyle influences, such as guzzling milkshakes with a band of rebellious teens at the soda shop.
The workout portion of each private visit involves 60 minutes split into aerobic routines and anaerobic weightlifting. Trainers customize each program to accommodate personal goals such as weight loss, muscle building, or shaping up following a pregnancy. Meal plans are customizable as well and account for dietary concerns such as food allergies and a crippling fear of pineapples.