Things To Do In St. Catharines

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Within DanceFit 455’s air-conditioned, hardwood-floored facility, instructors guide dancers of all ages and experience levels through steps in jazz, tap, ballet, salsa, ballroom, and belly dancing for a fun way to get hearts pumping. Four types of Zumba classes are geared toward beginners, advanced, baby boomers, and kids respectively, and musical-theater and tap sessions prep clients for the stage.

455 Merritt St.
St. Catharines,
ON
CA

Reading, writing, and mathematics don't come easily for everyone. At Canadian Learning Centre, dedicated staff members harness their own expertise to connect with adults and kids and guide them toward mastering their areas of difficulty. A phonics-based curriculum familiarizes students with vowels and consonants and helps them easily distinguish between silent letters and the ones that shout out loud. In writing sessions, pupils learn to apply grammatical rules and proper punctuation as they write stylish paragraphs. During mathematics sessions, students cover the basics, including addition and measurements, as well as more advanced skills such as calculus, geometry, and trigonometry.

286 Bunting Rd
St Catharines,
ON
CA

The Greens at Brock's par 58 executive course packs 18 holes of diverse obstacles into a dynamic, 3,000-yard layout. Alongside the course rests an expansive driving range with covered and open-air stalls and hitting areas blanketed with natural grass, turf, and retro shag carpet. After fine-tuning tee shots, golfers can stroll over to the facility's tiki bar festooned with sand beaches, a waterfall, and vegetation including tropical plants, palm trees, and cacti that also line the course.

2795 Merrittville Highway
Thorold,
ON
CA

Dan's Dive Shop, a venerable PADI five-star diving facility, can equip would-be aquatic adventurers with all the gear and training they need to explore the watery depths. In Dan's 90-minute Discover Scuba Diving class, expert instructors acquaint up to 10 curious underwater novices with basic scuba-diving equipment, provided on-site and prepped beforehand by the shop's knowledgeable staff. After getting a feel for the gear, students can take their first underwater puffs, experiencing firsthand a thrill usually reserved for sturgeon and superpowered aquamen. Though this course doesn't qualify toward scuba certification, the basic skills and safety rules students pick up here can serve them well should they decide to pursue further instruction. Those who have completed the Discover Scuba Diving class receive a rebate off tuition fees for Dan's Dive Shop's full-certification courses and are automatically qualified to practice nautical law.

329 Welland Ave
St Catharines,
ON
CA

Under the direction of master winemaker David Johnson, the team behind Rootstocks celebrates wine by leading clients through vine-to-bottle experiences at its pesticide-free vineyard. Members participate as much or as little as they like in producing their own wine, joining any part of the year-long process that includes barrel sampling in the winter and crop thinning in the summer. Located on 10 acres in Niagara wine country, the red clay soil nourishes grapes such as cabernet franc, chardonnay, and pinot noir, all of which Rootstocks’ team helps visitors turn into their signature blends. After the grapes have been harvested by hand, processed, aged in barrels, and assigned astrological signs, an in-house graphic designer helps clients create their own custom labels.

4101 King Street
Lincoln,
ON
CA

Defensive Arts Training Centre offers four class types: kickboxing, mixed martial arts, Brazilian jujitsu, and kids' martial arts. In mixed-martial-arts classes, masters teach a combination of moves from various disciplines, such as karate, judo, and muay thai. Meanwhile, youth aged 4–18 progress between belts by grappling and self-defense in kids classes. Brazilian jujitsu instructors impart a foundation for practical defense that involves submission holds and shadow-puppet decoys, while kickboxing participants build strength as they work up a full-body sweat.

103 Lakeshore Rd
St Catharines,
ON
CA