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.
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.
The one-hour golf lesson, which includes all course or practice-facility fees, requires golfers to bring their own clubs to have their golf needs assessed and addressed by a PGA-certified instructor. The private schooling may include tips on proper alignment, grip, posture, ball position, swing mechanics, and more. Cloud 9 has partnered with golfing professionals and tee-off locales all over the country, including six participating teachers and courses in the Miami area: Daniel Larkin at the Atlantis Country Club in Atlantis; Doug Feldman at The Club at Pelican Bay in Daytona Beach; Marty Maisa at Inverrary Country Club in Lauderhill; Lucas Cohen at Grand Palms Resort & Country Club in Pembroke Pines, multiple instructors at Palm-Aire Golf Academy in Pompano Beach, and Mark Arnold at Longboat Key Club & Resort in Longboat Key.
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