Callas Beauty Institute grooms future future aestheticians, nail technicians, make-up artists, and cosmetologists with hands-on classes led by seasoned stylists. To practice new techniques and give mannequin hair time to regrow, hair-academy students snip and style guests? locks, transforming 'dos into newly colored coifs or delicately permed curls. The skincare academy?s practitioners pamper faces with noninvasive beautifying treatments, sloughing away unwanted skin during a microdermabrasion or enhancing giraffe costumes with bat-able eyelash extensions. A knowledgeable student at the nail academy buffs and trims cuticles before coating nail beds in brilliant hues and turtle-shell-like duvets. The salon?s interior showcases hardwood flooring, elegant rugs, sky-blue hues, and tall windows in the front that permit scores of natural light during the day.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
The artsy and artistically challenged both find inspiration at Cheers to Canvas classes, where instructors take their pupils on a step-by-step journey to masterpieces. To create hot air balloons or sunflowers, Cheers to Canvas supplies the 16”x20” canvases, acrylic paints, and brushes, and students merely supply the strokes. For an additional fee, teachers also will pass out food and drinks to budding artists. After class, students leave with their finished works of art.
At Edythe Glass Art, experienced art instructor Edythe Lewis teaches visitors to create their own fused-glass works of art. Students learn to melt two to six layers of glass together at temperatures up to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, discovering the history of fusing and dichroic glass in the process. In addition to her work with fusing, Lewis teaches classes in precious metal clay art and has work on display in galleries throughout the nation.
Body & Brain aims to help guests tap into their reserves of energy through holistic yoga routines developed by South Korean trainer Ilchi Lee. Based on the philosophies of an ancient Korean practice, Body & Brain’s classes incorporate fluid stretching, breathing exercises, and meditation to invigorate the body by unblocking the movement of chi energy. The committed instructors also introduce students to DahnMuDo, a noncombative martial art, and full-body vibration, which releases stagnant energy.