Nestled in the shadows of Spokane's towering pine trees, the open terrain of Pine Acres helps golfers groom their short games with a nine-hole, par 3 course, expansive driving range, and large practice green. With an average tee-to-green distance of 84 yards, Pine Acres' pins are eminently reachable for players of all stripes, making holes-in-one a feasible goal for aces or those playing with remote-control golf balls. Players can traverse the course in roughly one hour, freeing up time to cool off swings in the shade of one of the range's covered hitting stalls or dig for misplaced time capsules in Pine Acres' practice bunker.
Mystik Dream Dance Company, one of the only studios in the state devoted solely to belly dancing, provides curious students with an in-depth exploration of the artful, physical, and cultural benefits of performing upbeat Egyptian cabaret, also known as Oriental dance or raks sharki (dance of the east). During classes, the studio's enthusiastic instructors, many of whom grew up attached at the hip to their abdominal art form, gyrate through basic movements, rhythms, and improvisational tips. Then, the flowing experts lead newly learned abdominals through the rigors of body core strength, performance posture, and how to make a Sharpied-on belly-face look like it's laughing.
Spokane Dance Company provides instruction for a variety of styles of ballroom, Latin, and swing dancing to students of skill levels ranging from rank amateur to doubly right-footed pros in classes taught by the same instructors who have trained some of the luminaries of TV shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars. Students can choose classes from a bevy of 18 different dance styles including cha-cha, swing, salsa, tango, rumba, and the Peanuts gang bump-n-grind. Group classes are designed to teach students fundamental dance patterns over the course of each 40-minute session. Private lessons cater to individual students or couples who are seeking to gussy their gallop for specific events like weddings and competitions, as well as scrappy, ideological youths preparing for rec center-saving dance-offs, or just looking for a way to gussy their gallop.
We are a community based martial arts gym that focuses on 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. We offer training and Classes dedicated to those that are beginners or advanced, in shape or out of shape. We offer a versatile training program and are the only certified Eddie Bravo Jiu Jitsu affiliate in Eastern Washington.
With over 32 years' experience in the restaurant business, including a role as Executive Chef at Disneyland, owners Walt and Victoria MacDuff apply their culinary expertise to comforting Italian pastas, pizzas, and proteins. Chicken picatta ($12.95) comes bathed in white wine and lemon, sauteed with capers, and draped across a chaise lounge of fresh linguine, while freshly made pizzas and their introverted cousins, calzones ($8.95-$22.45), come served piping hot, with an array of toppings. Ensure your tongue and digits are on intimate terms, as the Wednesday night 12-ounce prime rib special ($16.95, with starter salad, potato and vegetable) demands excessive finger-licking. In the midst of such paisan provisions, a breakfast menu of French toast, eggs, and pancakes is as unexpectedly welcome as a rogue onion ring in a basket of fries.
Teaching professional David Fern gives stance and swing pointers in an effort to make the game easier for his students. Situated on the Spokane River, the nearly century-old Downriver Golf Course welcomes golfers with a practice facility where Fern can identify their swing issues, while videotaping lessons for easy review later. To get an immersive learning experience, players can opt for a playing lesson, during which time the coach and student will play a round of golf. Along the way, Fern will cover the finer points of shot selection and course management, as well as how to determine if a bunker is filled with quicksand.