Since 2004, the first-aid- and CPR-trained crew at Port Sailing School has ferried passengers over Manhasset Bay for sailing lessons, charters, camps, and certification courses aboard the school's fleet. The outfit's nine noble vessels include such seafaring specimens as the J 24 keelboat, the two-cabin Beneteau 36, and the Sonar 23, designated as the fleet’s primary lesson boat for its roomy cockpit and no-mutinies record. Aboard the Sonar 23, students learn sailing skills and marine laws through instructional courses that range from private introductory sailing lessons to state safety certifications. Based on the course topic, lessons may focus on such boating aspects as docking, mooring pickup, anchoring, or advanced racing techniques, each dictated by the desires of the student and the daily attitude of the sea.:m]]
Smooth Street's instructors are all professional dancers, including Dmitry Chaplin, Karina Smirnoff, and guest instructors Heidi Groskreutz and Kevin Clifton. Personal lessons are available in Latin and ballroom dance in 18 styles—foxtrot, waltz, tango, quick step, Viennese waltz, Argentine tango, rumba, cha-cha, salsa, mambo, samba, merengue, bachata, hustle/disco, paso doble, cumbia, and swing (East Coast, West Coast, lindy, triple step, and single step). No matter which style you choose, the personal attention you'll receive guarantees you'll master sultry steps and move to the beat without wasting time wondering where your toes should go, if your posture is imperfect, or why it's hard to say the alphabet backward. All levels of dancethusiasts are welcome at Smooth Street.
When Long Island law-enforcement agencies want their troops to learn krav maga, they call on certified master trainer Tony Morrison at Top Gun Karate and Fitness. Tony boasts multiple levels of black belts in several disciplines, including kaizen karate, tae kwon do, and krav maga, and trains with John Whitman, the founder of the Krav Maga Alliance.
In addition to teaching police officers how to better protect and serve through krav maga’s self-defense techniques, Tony is equally passionate about teaching kids and adults the combat arts. His classes equip students with moves to defend themselves against armed and unarmed assailants alike. They cover responding to attacks such as punches, kicks, and chokes, and defending oneself from foes wielding firearms, edged weapons, and, though rare, cucumbers. He leads kids and teens in karate and krav maga, arming them with self-defense moves but also imparting values such as discipline, self-confidence, and respect. Also a personal trainer and fitness presenter, Tony hosts fitness classes, including cardio kickboxing and dumbbell and body-weight classes, to help students whip into fighting form.
A seasoned watersports enthusiast from Fort Lauderdale, J.M. Kostallas tranfers his wealth of aquatic knowledge to beachgoers along the temperate waters of Long Island. The certified lifeguard and safety instructor leads all inaugural paddleboarding lessons, which emphasize form, balance, and the art of seagull intimidation in a supportive environment with only a few students at a time. Students can put their newfound skills to use in an eco-tour of the surrounding area or give paddleboard yoga a try. Kostal Paddle leads yoga sessions in the open water and at a Jewish Community Center pool.
Ballroom Palace Dance Studio’s team of experienced dance instructors uses their international training to customize dancing regimens for all types of students. Their dancing services include programs for adult social dancing, kids' lessons, and classes geared toward learning a few moves for a wedding or other event.
At Katya's School of Dance we provide a nurturing environment for your dance education. We believe that learning to dance should be fun, but also impart a sense of discipline. We offer classes for children and adults in ballet, theatre dance, tap, ballroom, and creative movement/primary ballet for our youngest dancers.
World-renowned fighter Tiger Schulmann and his staff of certified instructors motivate jabs from knees, legs, and feet during calorie-blasting kickboxing classes. Schulmann crafted his style with techniques from mixed martial arts and street self-defense, concocting each kick to improve students' strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and the ability to fight back against vigilante soccer teams. The studio's martial-arts mavens also help novice kickers craft a customized diet plan during a nutrition consultation, and more modestly clothe naked fists in a pair of complimentary training gloves. Once students master beginning moves, they can advance to other martial-arts challenges, such as high-kicking their way out of a room made of Jello.