Art of the Catwalk, an AFAA-certified pole-dance and fitness studio, is a venue for all women to tap into their wild sides regardless of age or build. The team of experienced dancers and coaches lead a diverse lineup of classes designed to stretch, tone, and choreograph. The team compliments pole-dancing classes with Zumba, yoga, belly-dance, and boot-camp courses for every fitness level. They cap class attendance at 40 participants (or around 10 for pole-dancing classes) to ensure personalized attention and enough space for clients to wear razor-edged tutus if they wish.
Art of the Catwalk can also gussy up physiques outside of the fitness studio with an onsite nail salon and products for purchase. It also employs Catwalk Kittens from Pretty Kitty Productions, a promotion company bent on spicing up most any event, to infuse personal parties with gravity-defying dance moves and infectious DJ beats.
The Artist Series packs the stage with an array of world-renowned classical artists. Marvel at the dexterous digits and pedal-happy feet of acclaimed pianist Spencer Myer, graduate of Juilliard and first-prize winner of the 10th UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa. The recently renovated Opperman Music Hall provides an intimate environment for enjoying Myer's majestic solo recital, which covers the works of Galuppi, Schumann, Beethoven, Liszt, and Granados. Ample free parking ensures fuss-free entry to the elegant event.
Movies 8’s towering vertical sign flashes its red letters and pastel colors at passersby, enticing them to step inside and enjoy a night at the cinema. In the lobby, black-and-white checkered tiles, pink and orange walls, and neon signs hark back to the 1950s, when ladies often wore polka-dot dresses and gentlemen still slicked back their pompadours with crude motor oil. Before feasting their eyes on recently released blockbusters stretched across the silver screen, moviegoers line up at the snack counter, where an old-fashioned menu displays the theater’s bounty of popcorns, snacks, and drinks. Once movies let out, guests can test their button-mashing mettle in Movies 8’s arcade, which has its own separate nook.
The instructors at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts have set out to engineer the perfect martial-arts workout, and they think they’ve done it. The secret formula samples traditional ho-am tae kwon do, han mu do, and personal-safety techniques for a curriculum that emphasizes fitness and self-defense. Tiger-Rock's teachers are certified in CPR and first aid, and they work with everyone from young kids to adults.