Pro-Am Dance Studio trains students in the art of dance with 25 professional teachers, a wide range of styles, and classes for all ages and levels, all taught in a 5,200-square-foot dance studio. Children as young as 3 can immerse themselves in rhythm with one-hour classes that switch between tap, ballet, and acrobatics, preparing tots for futures performing onstage or leading plucky bands of Juilliard-trained street toughs. Older kids can opt to branch out into other body-moving disciplines such as jazz, hip-hop, and pointe. Adults can take advantage of ballet, yoga, tap, and hip-hop classes, whether they’ve only recently grown their first set of twinkle toes or have spent years honing their skills to distract their feet from the constant mockery of their hands. Classes are scheduled Monday–Saturday, and students can attend as many sessions as they like throughout the duration of their Groupon.
Within Art Connection's 45,000-square-foot factory, showroom, and production facility, patrons can sift through a vast collection of decorative prints and posters that include both classic and contemporary art. Enlist a 30"x24" print of Monet's Impression, Sunrise ($16.99) or Picasso's Violin and Guitar ($17.99) to teach dry wall about Impressionism, Cubism, and cultural elitism. A 35"x35" museum-quality print of Tuscan Summer ($60.99) can help to gussy up a drab cubicle, whereas a 22"x34" poster featuring The Office characters ($9.99) can bring workday doldrums into a painstakingly pleasant living room. Attract two-dimensional bees with a poster from Art Connection's extensive floral collection, then peruse the vast collection of frames for a portrait protector to keep it safe from roaming dust mites and ice-cream-wielding 4-year-olds.
Firearm dealer, basic pistol classes to qualify Florida residents to apply for their concealed weapons permit. Dixie Guns and Ammo is the main purchasing agent for the Florida Ammunition and Firearm Group Buy Club: groupbuybulkammo.com
Hop aboard Ocean Explorer Charters' flagship, the M/V Ocean Explorer, for a thrilling scuba diving cruise led by a knowledgeable, experienced crew of expert divers. The four-hour adventure allows aspiring sea floor explores to take two dives, delving into a shipwreck and a coral reef. In an effort to maintain a low crew to diver ratio so that each diver receives plenty of personal attention, groups will be kept to fewer than 20 certified divers, or two aquatically enthused elephants. Some equipment is available for rental; however, divers must supply their own buoyancy compensator, regulator, mask, fins, wetsuit, tank, weight belt, and cool nickname.
Sky High Parasailing’s father-son team of Randy and RJ Stanfa introduces landlocked legs to the freedom of air travel with 15-minute parasailing adventures along the coastline and above the cerulean waters of Pompano Beach. After double-checking customers' harnesses, chutes, cables, and favorite Doctor Who episodes, Captain RJ pilots his custom-designed Nordic watercraft into open water. The boat’s 350-horsepower MerCruiser motor gently transitions parasailers from seafarers to stewards of the sky, flying at the highest legal height over Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse and Pompano Pier. While human kites soar high above the boat, a photographer captures two memorable snapshots and saves them on a CD so visitors can later upload them on Facebook or print out copies to hand to doppelgangers. Rides conclude with a quick, refreshing dip in the ocean and a winch-assisted return to the boat’s deck for a soft landing.
With a newly renovated interior, Diamond Strike Lanes & Sports Bar offers a pristine bowling experience for customers looking for the latest ways to stylishly topple pins. For two hours, up to six bowlers can rack up the pins and smash personal strike records on one of the alley’s 32 slick-sliding lanes. Black lights illuminate the venue, and a video jukebox features more than 10,000 choices that can be displayed on one of eight huge screens above the lanes, or on other screens scattered throughout Diamond Strike. Shoes are included for all six bowlers, as is a pitcher of soda, which will infuse participants with the energy required to telekinetically guide the ball to its target without letting it fall into a bottomless gutter.
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