Sparkles Family Fun Centers' Hiram and Kennesaw locations both follow a simple recipe: take as many kid-pleasing activities as humanly possible and blend them all together. Black-light, 2 story, 3D laser tag, a spacious skate-floor dotted with brightly colored lights and an arcade stocked with the latest games attract kids and kids-at-heart alike. Meanwhile, free WiFi engages parents and tech-savvy little ones while other revelers bound through a multi-level playground with swings, slides and obstacle course. The nearby toddler play-zone?staffed with playground attendants who play along and chat with kids?also lets pint-sized patrons work off some energy. At the Couey cafe, guests sate appetites worked up by having so much fun.
With high-energy, dance-infused routines, Envision Dance Academy's Zumba classes whittle waistlines and blast away calories within a fun, aerobic setting. Marble-sculpted instructors craft a schedule of easy-to-follow Zumba routines, drawing on choreography from Latin dances, such as salsa and merengue, for a high-octane cardio workout that trounces exercise apathy and nullifies excuses for remaining seated at wedding receptions. Set to fast-paced Latin music, each 60-minute fitness fiesta (a $5/class value) welcomes exercisers of all ages, sizes, and skill levels to whirl around the studio floor like a highly caffeinated Taz.
Horseback riding lessons and horse training in the Hunter/Jumper discipline (English style). 2 locations for lessons, one in Atlanta and one in Powder Springs. Catering to all levels of riders, from first-timers to advanced competitors.
A rustic gateway to equine knowledge, SoPhar Ranch welcomes riders to its shady spot on Sweetwater Creek with services that range from lessons to boarding. Guests saddle up and explore 20 acres of onsite trails, or make their way through 80 acres of adjacent paths. A dedicated team of trainers conducts lessons in both Western and English riding styles on the ranch’s extensive facilities. Fledgling jockeys learn in a large outdoor arena, five large paddocks, or a lighted, covered arena that allows for nighttime riding while ensuring horses don't become jealous of the Pegasus constellation. Riders can also immerse themselves in equine instruction during camps for beginners as well as those focused on dressage, Western riding, and jumping on the ranch's full course.
Since its founding in 1962, Remember This Paint Studio hasn't just given visitors pieces of bisque pottery to paint. It has also produced those pieces. Today, the shop sculpts and fires up to 90% of the pottery displayed on its shelves in-house, ensuring a unique and artisanal selection. Because they don't want to keep all the fun to themselves, the staff offers up these pieces for painting in three party packages. Each is limited to between 8 and 16 people to allow enough space for each painter. Depending on the party, an array of whimsical animal figurines, trinket boxes, and plates are available for brushing and splattering with a cornucopia of acrylic colors. Once completed, pieces are fired in the onsite kiln and made available for pickup at a later date.
Honey Rockwell has seen her share of stardom. Having begun studying at the Bronx Academy of Dance at age 7, she has since toured nationally and internationally, danced on MTV and Vh1, and appeared in both television shows and feature films. Today, she runs Rockwell Dance Academy, where she teaches students of all ages how to move in the old- and new-school styles of hip-hop.