The experienced instructors at Beyond Dancing guide students through an array of styles, including tango, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, Irish, Latin, ballroom, and modern dance. Private and group classes are held in a spacious studio.
Siesta Key Watersports specializes in a variety of aquatic pastimes, each of which utilizes a Coast Guard–certified captain. The two-hour parasailing expedition allows flight enthusiasts and H2O lovers alike a chance to take in sweeping views of Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota Beach, Lido Key, and Longboat Key from a sky perch. The airborne adventure begins after being gently lifted upward in a high-quality parachute from the back deck of the boat until reaching heights of up to 1,200 feet above the sea level. Up to three people (depending on weight; each Groupon covers one person) can parasail at once, giving friends some airtime to gossip about the very noticeable bald spot on every dolphin's head before descending gently back to solid boatland.
At Evie’s Golf Center’s mini-golf course, putter-wielding patrons embark on an 18-hole, par 40 odyssey through treacherously sloped, emerald-turf corridors kissed by the gentle mist of hole-side waterfalls. Outduel old rivals with a smooth and dependable putting stroke, or use the round as practice to fine-tune new techniques such as using your own double-gripped putter or intimidating finicky orbs until they take cover in each hole.
Myakka Wildlife Tours offers relaxing, approximately one-hour rides on a smoothly gliding air-powered boat throughout Myakka River State Park’s 58 square miles. The boat’s flat bottom allows it to approach grassy, shallow areas inaccessible to traditional vessels, giving passengers close-up photo ops of saw-toothed alligators, lanky sandhill cranes, and other native critters inhabiting Upper Myakka Lake’s shores. After disembarking, intrepid adventurers can continue their explorations on foot through the park's 39 miles of hiking trails or take to its elevated canopy walkway for a Tikbalang’s-eye view of prairies, wetlands, and pinelands.
In its first year, the Suncoast Fair lures entertainment-seekers of all ages with an amusement-packed lineup of eats, games, carnival attractions, and performances. Equipped with wristbands and a thirst for excitement, visitors are free to harvest views of the festival aboard a variety of rides. After prospecting the fair's layout, follow smoke signals and the giggles of ticklish CPR dummies over to the firefighter show, where professionals hose down audiences with streams of potentially lifesaving knowledge. Magician Al Belmont beguiles eyes with magic tricks, illusions, and elaborate costumes, and Elmo's Teeny Weeny Circus dispenses family fun with animal acts, clowning, and uproarious spectacles. Finally, the Pork Chop Revue shifts the spotlight onto four-legged performers, as pigs and hogs coax applause by jumping hurdles, singing, and delivering an informative PowerPoint presentation about the housing market.
GolfTEC has four convenient locations in the Tampa area, all staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the Three Laws of golfing robotics. Motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor your swing and break down your form on a high-definition video display. GolfTEC’s PGA specialists point out your flaws, strengths, and coach you on how to permanently improve your game, from tee to green. Sensors chirp with approval when you’ve executed a perfect stroke or cracked an especially witty golfing joke.