At Kindermusik with Yulia, the staff knows that to a young, developing mind, learning an instrument means much more than exploring a new hobby. The creative playing helps the brain to create important connections and stimulate the ability to make creative decisions. Listening to music increases a child's sound discrimination, and moving develops body awareness and spatial relationships. Music lessons for children aged 0–7 help develop the brain the child will grow into. The expert music instructor creates age-appropriate lessons around different themes such as "family" or "colors and shapes of the farm."
The father-son duo behind Tinsley's Dry Cleaners presents a full menu of dry-cleaning and alterations services. A decade in the stain-solving business has lent their skills a professional touch, which they use to handle fabrics ranging from dress clothes and wedding gowns to Persian rugs and curtains. The drive-thru window at each of the two locations ensures a quick and easy drop-off without forcing clients to leave the car or install a washing machine in their back seat.
For more than 20 years, Photo Innovations' David Rosen has immortalized prewedded lovey-doveys, babies, kids, and close-knit clans, capturing life’s singular milestones with delicate natural light, natural poses, and color-saturated backdrops. After a preportrait consultation establishes the clients' preferred aesthetics and fondness for dramatic leaps through skylights, David arranges groups and baroque barbershop sextets into flattering frames. For the next 60 minutes, he coaxes them to stay loose and interact with their surroundings and each other.
The YMCA of Greater High Point operates to impart better health on bodies and minds with myriad programs aimed at adults, youngsters, and senior citizens alike. Both the Hartley Drive YMCA and the Grubb YMCA house fitness centers are packed with ample exercise machinery, from Cybex strength-training equipment to PreCor ellipticals and treadmills, helping patrons aged 12 and older to seize a healthy physique without the hassle of hugging a bodybuilder. For camaraderie-based fitness, Grubb and Hartley host group exercise classes that corral clients of all stripes or cater specifically to kids or seniors. The Hartley gym's facilities further nurture fitness endeavors with an indoor track, two gymnasiums, four racquetball courts, and an indoor 25-meter swimming pool. After a solo or relative-supported workout, guests can hit the on-site locker rooms to freshen up or scoop too-little ones and thumb-sucking spouses from the Child Watch childcare center.
Evolution Fight Academy's schedule of classes gives adults and children 5 years and older plenty of chances to sample Mixed Martial Arts' simmering stew of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, tae kwon do, Greco-Roman wrestling, boxing, and kickboxing. Novices and callused fists alike will find classes devoted to their skill level, as well as more specialized courses in grappling, striking, wrestling, and deflecting body blows with an insouciant bon mot. Martial-art mixologists can take an unlimited amount of classes during their month-long membership and may brag about their newly acquired strength and confidence up to six times before friends become irritated.
Under the tutelage of former Tar Heel and Dean Smith acolyte Scott Cherry, the High Point Panthers men’s basketball squad looks to wreak havoc in the Big South Conference inside the recently-renovated Millis Center. Set adrift in a sea of white and purple, Panther-backers join the charge as junior guard Shay Shine busts up hoops while freshman forward Du'Vaughn Maxwell racks up rebounds and blocks. Groupon-holders can opt for games against NC Central, Big South foes Winthrop or Presbyterian, or the ESPN BracketBusters mystery team, with possible opponents ranging from a mid-major powerhouse to a painful-to-guard collection of five saguaro cactuses.