Some swim coaches can only tout their credentials and experiences, but director Susie Collins can prove the results of her labor. One of her pupils is working toward swimming in the Olympics, and a thrilled parent recently praised her ease and dedication in teaching their special-needs son how to swim. All the academy's instructors receive training in water safety, stroke curriculum, and child development directly from Collins, who also teaches games and techniques to motivate even the most stubborn inflatable alligator. Students learn at their own pace, following Collins's stage-by-stage method that leads toward individual swimming goals, whether students want to compete professionally or use their butterfly stroke to blend in at the local dolphin tank.
Throughout the year, Choice Tee keeps players in tiptop game shape with a fully automated driving range, golf-simulator room, and miniature-golf course. Ceiling fans rotate high above covered tees, keeping players cool as they practice driving balls further than 350 yards. The robotic tees reload after each drive, allowing players to practice without straining their backs. The facility also hosts surreal short-game practice on a 19-hole miniature-golf course. A misting fountain sits at the circuit’s epicenter, and a series of emerald corridors tests players who tap like a bugler at dawn through the labyrinth of faux-grass turf, harnessing their putt-putt prowess as they attempt to read testy breaks, outfox smooth-putting opponents, and curb cases of the yips.
Anthony Lewis, a championship-level dancer and owner of Ballroom Houston, believes that a technically sound dance lesson is useless if it's not practical. That's why he and his team of instructors do all they can to get students eager to hit the dance floor and thrive in social situations. During private and group lessons, students of all skill levels and backgrounds explore the graceful, rhythmic steps of the waltz, swing, and salsa, or learn how to fool a lawn into growing faster by doing the Sprinkler. The instructors at Ballroom Houston focus on all forms of partnered dancing, and are always training and refining their curriculum.
The coaches at Tumbling Cheer Fitness don't just teach cheerleading and tumbling classes, and the instructors at Family ATA Martial Arts don't just teach tae kwon do. They lay a foundation of physical fitness and mental focus that can be translated to any sport. With competition-winning experience under their black belts and glittery eyeshadow, they teach kids how to kick, cartwheel, and cheer their way to victory. Younger kids can also unleash their energy with games and trampolines while adults build muscle during calorie-burning workouts.
Specializing in Taekwon-Do, the instructors at Moore-Eagle TKD teach self-defense to build confidence and situational awareness through martial-arts classes. The organization is led by Mr. Dan Moore, a fourth-degree black belt and trained instructor, who dedicates his time to teaching the art of unarmed combat to students, age 7 and up, regardless of experience level. During his classes, students learn the cornerstones of Taekwon-Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit.