Out in a Limb Dance Company & School's professional instructors introduce kids and adults to styles as various as classical ballet, modern dance, acrobatics, and hip-hop. School performances let students show off what they've learned to family, friends, and Barbies whose legs refuse to plié, while summer intensives let young bundles of energy immerse themselves in the choreography of a full-scale musical production. Ballroom classes help casual students get comfortable for wedding-mandated whirls about the dance floor and nights out at salsa clubs. Teachers come from backgrounds including the sets of musical theater productions, the Moscow Ballet, and training with Paula Abdul, and all work to create a disciplined, distraction-free environment by asking that students adhere to a formal code of etiquette.
Staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s certified teaching professionals will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.
One-hundred thousand. That's how many students the instructors at Robichon's Inline Skate School have taught to inline skate. Teachers work with pupils of all levels, from athletes to kids and adults taking their first spins. Students are generally taught outside, the rollerblades' natural habitat, where lessons cover everything from outdoor skating fundamentals, learning how to stop anywhere at any time, to marathon skate training.
Armed with nothing more than a blank stage and their fellow performers, Jesters Comedy Improv's troupe seems to pluck jokes and sketches from the ether. While it might seem like magic, it's not. It's merely the work of veteran improvisers who make it look easy, bringing experience, skill, and the knowledge that a joke about ducks and pants will never, ever work to each performance. Shows begin with the performers collecting audience suggestions, which they then use as inspiration for a whirlwind of energetic games and scenes. Meanwhile, the crowd replaces calories burned from belly laughter by nursing margaritas and tucking in to the cantina's authentic Mexican cuisine.
When struck with a cheese craving, Whitney McChane used to turn her sights toward Wisconsin. It wasn’t until the budding cheese connoisseur began to explore co-ops and cheese shops across Minnesota that she came to appreciate the skill and diversity of cheese artisans in her own backyard. In Faribault, she sampled cheeses aged in sandstone caves and in Mankato, she shook hands with the Alemar Cheese Company’s organic, creamy camembert. “People love artisan cheeses but are shocked to learn we have a cheese-making community here producing world-class cheeses,” she says.
Now, Ms. McChane unites those artisanal cheese aficionados—makers and mongers alike—for one day of gustatory exploration. In addition to sampling a clattering of cheeses, visitors can glean inspiration from recipe demos, cheese-pairing workshops, and roundtable discussions with cartoon mice. Additionally, local food trucks will dole out cheese-inspired dishes. The festival even includes a cheese-wrapping competition, wherein competitors skillfully enfold morsels with flavor-preserving Formaticum cheese paper. Ultimately, Ms. McChane hopes the festival will raise awareness of local cheese culture. “We have so many thriving dairy farms here,” says Ms. McChane. "And where there’s great milk, there’s great cheese."
Sit back with a burger and fries at Granite City Food and Brewery, a relaxed spot serving American cuisine.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
Be sure to complete your meal at Granite City Food and Brewery with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Granite City Food and Brewery is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
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Come order a flavorful feast at Granite City Food and Brewery, and sit outside if it's nice!
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
Or, take your grub to go.
Free parking is available to Granite City Food and Brewery's diners that need it.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Granite City Food and Brewery.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.