The certified dance instructors at Arthur Murray Dance Studio teach beginner-level ballroom, Latin, swing, and social-partnership dance classes in group settings, and also offer private lessons to singles, couples, and singles perched on the shoulders of couples. Instructors emphasize technique, style, and variation of dance patterns during 45-minute group lessons. Group classes also give the opportunity to dance with a variety of partners, develop good dancing habits, and meet other students in the studio. The size of group lessons varies from as few as four students to as many as 20, enabling rhythmic upgrades for both small families and aspiring battalions. Classes take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
“It's the totality, the greatness of the entire package that mesmerizes here,” Road & Track wrote of the Ferrari F430 F1 after extensive test-driving. The $180,000 vehicle is known for all-around excellence, from its sculpted bodywork to an engine that revs to 8,500 rpm. Drive 4 Fun gives customers the chance to see the world speeding by from behind the supercar’s wheel—or from its passenger seat.
Whether clients opt to drive or ride along, they traverse a set Miami route. The engine’s sultry purr rises in a crescendo as the car accelerates, drawing attention from passersby. If desired, the company’s staff can record a video of the drive for clients to share with friends and inquisitive pet guinea pigs at home.
Signature service: Community Authors Private Writing Class
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Bring a laptop, tablet, or pen and paper to your one on one writing class so you can jot down notes.
Loyalty to digital cameras’ factory settings can hinder photographers shooting in unusual venues. Photographer Paulo Jordao teaches his students to manually adjust their settings to suit their surroundings during hands-on workshops, whose curricula also emphasize lighting, composition, and post-shoot editing. Open to all skill levels, the workshops can expand semi-professionals’ skill sets or aid parents trying to document their tots’ childhoods without adding extensive footnotes to their height chart.
When he’s not teaching workshops, Jordao, along with his wife, Peggy, who is also a photographer, can be found snapping photos of newly engaged couples, capturing sultry boudoir shoots, and shooting videos for special events.
Elsa Victorios speaks three languages—Spanish, English, and Art. The Colombian-born artist taps into her extensive education and more than 30-years painting experience to create pieces that speak to the viewer through various textures, colors, and symbolic images. In addition to displaying her work in an online gallery, she offers up examples of her canvased projects, including gorgeous landscapes and abstract images of bicycles suspended on ladder-like bridges, for students to replicate during hands-on painting parties and classes.