The certified instructors at CrazyScuba.com keep underwater expeditions equipped and entertained with top-notch equipment, diving instruction, and exotic travel packages. They help fledgling divers to find their sea fins during classes that include basic and advanced open-water scuba certification and instruction in specialized areas such as night diving, wreck diving, and rescue diving. Guides also lead adventure dives to exotic worldly destinations, such as the Galapagos Islands, Cozumel, and Indonesia, organized and led by certified instructors who handle all reservations, bookings, and visa applications written in starfish. Whether exploring pools, lakes, or seas, divers stay safe and stylish with the shop’s selection of gear and equipment from trusted brands including Henderson, NeoSport, Mares, and ScubaPro.
The instructors at Promethean Studios know that every musician is different, and they tailor their teaching techniques to both beginners and lifelong learners of music. The teachers each boast at least 15 years of experience and hundreds of lessons taught, and typically get students making music or summoning the bird species of their choice in two to six months. Most music students start by learning how to play songs they choose, a tactic that introduces the fundamentals of rhythm, instrument technique, and music theory under the cover of fun.
By engaging children on their own level, the teachers at Kids R Kids childcare center and learning academy recognize their students for what they really are: developing brains trapped inside tiny, perfectly spherical heads. The programs hew to a philosophy of "Hug First, Then Teach," meaning they encourage a child's development on an emotional, intellectual, social, and physical level. Also essential to their teaching approach is family involvement—when new skills are introduced, the instructors make sure the parents know about the approach and aren't politically opposed to arithmetic.
They rely on their own curriculum, Brain Waves, which takes a neurologically based approach that combines educational lessons with good nutrition, regular sleep schedules, and secure relationships. Additionally, the Brain Waves curriculum helps develop brains with many forms of language (including sign language) and exposure to technology in a controlled environment.
When he was 7 years old, Mehrdad Valian ran into two school bullies and realized that he didn't know how to defend himself. That moment shaped the course of his life, inspiring him to train in Tehran and pushing him down a path of kung fu. In the four decades since, he has won first-place titles in martial-arts competitions across the world, tied on eighth-degree black belts in tae kwon do and kung fu, and transformed into Master Mehrdad Valian.
Fresh off wins in Iran and Russia, Master Valian settled in Texas and began his own tae kwon do studio in 1995, where trainees of all ages swear by a five-item oath. In the spacious facility, students of different ranks train together while observing the sport's tenets?including courtesy, integrity, and perseverance?and maintaining enough self-control to continue using doorknobs instead of kicking through every door they see.
Enchanted Faeries Studio seems less like a venue for family photos, and more like a portal to another world. During sessions, children don flowing dresses or fantasy woodland costumes, as well as shimmering wings. They pose for pictures by sitting atop giant toadstools, holding bright lanterns, or even puckering their lips at a hopeful frog figurine. The staff members touch up the images with ethereal effects—they can add flames to a brandished sword, or create a mirror-like pond to complete the forest environment. Parents can even wear wings of their own in a group portrait, and later purchase photo packages of prints and DVDs.