A sprawling mandala design covers the floor of Plaza de Anaya's main dance studio, welcoming dancers in with warmth and beauty. Amid that artistic setting, seasoned instructors teach dance styles from around the world that include belly dancing, barefoot flamenco, and anaya tribal dancing. Cultural gatherings are an important part of the school's community, which is why the studio also schedules an array of monthly events and workshops that might be dance-based or include henna tattoos that dance when you pinch them.
However you prefer to exercise, there's a good chance that Fitness Fusion has a class that fits the bill. In two colorful workout rooms, 30-year fitness veteran Jan Baker and her staff lead classes that range from gentle, flowing yoga to intense, cardio-heavy boot camps. Often the classes incorporate special equipment: Pilates classes deliver full-body workouts thanks to Reformer machines and the Gravity Training System, and barre-fusion classes rely on ballet barres, arc barrels, and other props. Those who prefer a more individualized approach can sign up for personal training or simply change their name to "Keep It Up" so it seems like the instructor is talking to them all the time.
Although La Vita E Bella Cafe is physically distant from its Italian roots, it preserves one of the most important parts of home: the coast. Seafood infuses its menu—from appetizers of garlic-marinated octopus to the Siciliana pizza, topped with tuna, onions, kalamata olives, and capers. The kitchen's emphasis on freshness persists beyond its sautéed prawns, though. Owner Giuseppe Forte heads out multiple times a week to purchase groceries for his chefs, ensuring that their bruschetta and pollo cacciatora contain crisp veggies and fresh herbs. Then there’s the crepes—three kinds enveloping such Old-World ingredients as champignon mushrooms and prosciutto di parma.
Yet it’s pizzas that form the base of the menu. More than 20 specialty-topping combinations include the salsiccia, which boasts sausage and broccoli, and the gorgonzola, which mixes its namesake cheese with walnuts. As diners match their slices to a selection from the sprawling wine list, they can tune in to the lilt of live accordion music, which evokes the ambiance of Italy's streets and keeps dates from trying to fill conversational pauses by reciting their favorite Matlock plotlines.
Led by experienced exotic dancer Nyla Farraz Pussycats Pole Dance leads flirty pole- and lap-dance classes to help women of all ages and fitness levels develop muscle while feeling sexy and embracing their womanhood. Nyla leads both women new to the moves as well as professionals through sexy moves around sturdy poles and chairs, teaching routines that develop core strength and control during weeks-long sessions. In addition to the long-term programs, Pussycats also offers party packages and drop-in classes such as pole stretch, cardio belly dancing, and exotic chair dancing.
Fitness Dynamics Studio owner KC Ackerman brings her passion for Pilates and fitness to a variety of group fitness classes. An NASM certified personal trainer, KC teaches with the goal of bringing balance to the bodies of her clients. Complementing KC are a team of instructors, who boast certifications ranging from STOTT rehabilitative Pilates to Zumba and turbo kickboxing. Together within the walls of the 4,300 square foot studio, they bring their skills and experience to high-energy fitness classes held six days a week, relegating all low-energy fitness classes, such as Power Napping, to Sunday afternoons.
We make learning to dance as easy as 1,2,3. Ballroom, Latin, country and western styles of partnership dancing are covered in our proprietary approach. All dance lessons are designed to cover key elements that make you a better dancer, avoid negative habits, and deliver what our dance students want.