It's Wednesday night. As workers across the city face the prospect of another hum-drum commute, a select few make their way to corner of Allen and Casa Grande. There, instead of enduring the scenes of gridlock, these students of movement immerse themselves in the sounds and steps of Latin America. They're met by Lumina Academy's seasoned instructors, who've created a salsa curriculum that leads small groups through basic steps to advanced, performance-ready moves, all with an emphasis on salsa as a social dance.
Whether they come with or without a partner, students of all experience levels gain familiarity and skill during small group sessions before showing off their newly acquired moves at parties. Classes emphasize lead-and-follow techniques, with instructors encouraging students to rotate partners so they can practice with various statures, skill levels, and numbers of feet.
In addition to salsa, the school specializes in other dance styles ranging from stately flamenco to hypnotic belly-dancing. To complement the grace and rhythm of their dance classes, instructors also offer exercise-based classes such as yoga and hip-hop boot camp, which combines sweat-inducing moves with invigorating music.
Ribet Academy college preparatory instructs students from preschool through 12th grade. We offer students an engaging curriculum, superior instruction and numerous opportunities to practice and apply learned concepts. At Ribet students are given the challenge and the chance to excel.
Brain Balance Achievement Centers' brain-based approach has helped thousands of children with ADHD, dyslexia, processing disorders, Aspberger's, and other non-medical disorders improve academically and socially. After an assessment of all areas of the child’s brain and body function, Brain Balance integrates physical and cognitive exercises with dietary change to help correct imbalances between the brain’s hemispheres, also called functional disconnection. Brain Balance also combines these treatments with exercises in reading, math, listening, spelling, and memory.
The instructors at LA Dance Central draw from diverse dance backgrounds. One instructor got his start break dancing in Russia at the age of 10, and another has toured the world as a principal ballet dancer and performed with the Pussycat Dolls. In two ballrooms—one in Los Angeles, one in Burbank—they share their expertise with students, guiding groups through West Coast swing, salsa, Argentine tango, and other dances. Students can also opt for private lessons for one-on-one attention.