Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with an instructor as the teachers assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
The Mission Galleria Cafe & Hideaway serves savory sandwiches, soups, and salads from its post at Mission Galleria Antique Mall, nestled in downtown Riverside. Classic appetizers such as hot wings and jalapeño poppers give way to café food including a barbecue-chicken salad and a BLT or french dip sandwich. Sweet desserts such as lemon bars, brownies, and slices of blackout cake punctuate meals, reminding guests of a home-cooked meal without having to dance for their food like in their real homes. Evening-time guests can also enjoy a drink of beer or wine, served at the café counter.
Cean Orrett, an avid shutterbug since age 5, has captained a team of likeminded photographers at Cean One Photography Studios for more than 15 years. Rather than relying on the same setups and compositions for every shoot, Cean and his team customize their approach to the clients in question, whether they're newlyweds or high school seniors. Depending on their clients' preferences, they shoot sessions inside their San Diego studio or in the great outdoors throughout California, capturing candid images to suit each subject's personality. The same guiding principles fuel Cean One’s film subset, in which he documents milestone events such as parties, weddings, or baby's first doctoral thesis.
Dr. Charles Nguyen knows that losing weight is as much a mental process as it is a physical one. As a psychiatrist, he partners his clinic’s weight-loss programs with behavioral therapy, medication management, and motivational techniques. He and the rest of the center’s staff focus on real-world diet programs, eschewing fad diets in support of maintainable practices, such as limiting carbs or filing a restraining order against bacon. They build their programs with realistic parameters in order to produce long-term results.
A decade of practice has strengthened the skills of Joshua Stockton, the namesake therapist behind Rejuvenation Massage Therapy by Joshua. He customizes his Swedish and deep-tissue treatments to each client in packages that last 60, 70, or 90 minutes. To make the experience both restorative and pleasant, Joshua strives to make the setting for his massages as relaxing as a nap on a boat in the middle of Lake Tranquility.