A supporter of creative activity for children, the Academy of Performing Arts Home of Lone Star Jazz hosts a robust dance program, music lessons, and tutoring in areas such as math, English, and SAT prep. The dance program teaches children as young as 3 years old techniques relevant to their age and abilities, giving students opportunities to perform in competitions as a team or in solo, duet, and trio configurations. The academy's music program ranges from lessons in voice, guitar, and piano.
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.
“In victory, be humble. In defeat, be strong. In all things be fair.” This quote from Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee serves as the philosophy of Family ATA Martial Arts, where students of all ages learn Songahm Taekwondo. The martial arts form focuses on building strength of body and character through personal development based on Lee's teachings. At the center of his teachings: the Songahm star, a symbol of the circle of life and of finding balance in each day. The inclusive, family-friendly classes for youngsters as well as adults blend these teachings with Taekwondo techniques such as kicks and strikes, creating a workout that exercises the mind, body, and spirit more effectively than running a marathon while reading the work of classic philosophers.
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.
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.