Pole Kraze helps women of all skill levels turn up the heat through a variety of flirtatious fitness classes. Pole-dancing incorporates core-strengthening, muscle-toning, and balance and coordination exercises to create an intense cardio workout, all on a pole that handily pulls double-duty at limbo after-parties. Firm your curves as you curve your body around the pole with the choreography class, or sign up for Pole Tricks to get a lesson in head-turning spirals and strength-building climbs. For those seeking additional athletic offerings, selections such as Pole-ga combine Ashtanga yoga and pole-dancing to create tighter outsides while striving toward more peaceful innards.
Cathy Rowley, the owner of TVCD Performing Arts, has grown the school from modest classes in her garage to a 7,500-square-foot facility complete with five dance studios and a soundproof music room. In these classrooms, students can nurture their love of the performing arts with dance, music, and theater classes taught by professional artists. The dance program offers styles that include ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, and lyrical. The music department offers instruction in a variety of instruments, including piano, voice, percussion, classical guitar, and electric guitar, as well as classes that cover music theory. The theater program readies students to grace the stage with a wide variety of classes that include beginning and advanced acting, musical theater, improvisation, and acting for TV and film.
Dancemeister David Vanderzell transforms his lifelong passion for ballroom dance into a living through both the lessons and facilities at D&D's Dance Center. He and his cast of instructors aid beginners and aspiring professionals in lightening their feet within one of the establishment's four ballrooms, the largest of which measures a whopping 2,500 square feet, the size of a three- to four-bedroom house or the cramped dorm room of a gray whale. This grand ballroom also boasts a DJ booth, a full light and sound system, and a stage for live bands. A dance-supply store inhabits one of the building's many chambers, dealing in everything from championship costume design to emergency pairs of shoes for sudden danceoffs to determine to the fate of the nations.
The mission of Glow Yoga Studio is for each class to feel relaxed and reflective, giving students a chance to clear their minds as they improve their flexibility and strength. This studio, tucked inside Riverside Jazzercise, has a small staff of three instructors, two of whom have backgrounds that include dance and a third who traveled to India to learn how to teach yoga. They lead all-levels classes in three practices: Hatha, deep-stretch, and a blend of Iyengar, Yin, and Anusara.