With only 130 seats, Mosaic Theatre can justly claim that there’s not a bad seat in the house. Designed to be a maximally flexible space, the venue changes its seating for every performance to enhance the theatergoing experience for visitors or to clear way for the mid-play goat chorus line.
Fernando Nicolas "Nico" Clavijo knows a thing or two about soccer. The son of former USA World Cup player and National Soccer Hall of Famer Fernando Clavijo, Nico was exposed to world-class play from a very young age. He grew up to start a successful career of his own, playing for C.A. Atenas in Uruguay, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, and currently, a professional beach team that competes internationally in front of pods of vuvuzela-blowing whales.
Nico pools all of that experience into Clavijo Soccer Academy, where he dribbles wisdom into open ears during private and group lessons. He uses the facility to school young players, especially, in an effort to bolster the USA soccer presence amongst global powers such as Brazil, Spain, and Argentina.
Elsa Victorios speaks three languages—Spanish, English, and Art. The Colombian-born artist taps into her extensive education and more than 30-years painting experience to create pieces that speak to the viewer through various textures, colors, and symbolic images. In addition to displaying her work in an online gallery, she offers up examples of her canvased projects, including gorgeous landscapes and abstract images of bicycles suspended on ladder-like bridges, for students to replicate during hands-on painting parties and classes.
Teamwork, good sportsmanship, and fun—these are the most important elements Andi and David Saifman want to cultivate through their programs. The owners of South Florida Youth Athletics tap into their own sports backgrounds, which include coaching and working stints in the NFL, to help teach youngsters the positive benefits and superhuman powers that come from playing sports. They also tailor football and basketball programs to various skill levels of the players.
A teaching veteran of more than two decades, Barry Fitzpatrick oversees The Academy at Plantation Preserve Golf Course's PGA-certified instruction program that helps students hone every aspect of their game. During initial evaluations, golfers uncover subtle flaws in their technique, from poor footwork to debilitating hitches in their backswings and celebratory fist pumps. In private or in groups, students then work with Barry to improve their mechanics, covering the fundamentals of balance, grip, and posture while incorporating video analysis.
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