Troy Dance Factory instructors Nadine Medina and Renee J. Taliana tap into years of practice in Pilates, yoga, and barre to lead one-hour classes scheduled weekly. Appropriate for students with or without dance experience, barre fusion synthesizes vertical ballet techniques with the floor work of Pilates for sessions focused on toning through muscle isolation and scrimmages with Swan Queens. Power yoga bends intermediate-level yoga students through an intense Vinyasa session for optimal body pliability. Both classes occur in Troy Dance Factory's 1,200-square-foot studio, lined with glossy wood floors, dual mirror walls, and ballet barres for fine-tuning balance-beam routines during downtime.
A panel of certified instructors at Arthur Murray Latham Dance Studio is ready and waiting to instruct students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner to your three lessons or fly solo and dance with your instructor during your private lessons and mingle with your fellow dancers during your group class. In either case, you'll leave with a greater understanding of the dance style of your choice. These lessons are ideal for a betrothed pair prepping for the big wedding dance or a fledgling fitness-seeker looking for a fun new way to get in shipshape. Stick to a stately waltz, spicy up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few swing steps in your personal repertoire. The lessons at Arthur Murray offer bountiful, dance-based benefits for both experienced dancers hoping to brush up on certain techniques and those with two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands.
More than 14,000 square feet of climbing walls tower 40 feet into the air in The Edge Halfmoon to draw in climbers eager to escape gravity's clutches. 50 plus top ropes allow climbers to find unique routes along handholds bolted to the textured, angular terrain. Nearby, the freestanding boulder sports several top-out ready climbs, allowing climbers to attack the feature from any angle and still reach the peak. Basic, leading, and multi-pitch classes help beginners and advanced climbers learn new skills to scale indoor and outdoor rock walls, and the gym's competitive climbing team tests its climbing and bouldering prowess against rival crews bent on carving their crest into synthetic rock faces.
The instructors at Nataraja Center for Movement Arts specialize in niche, hard-to-find dance styles. Along with common fitness classes such as yoga and Pilates, they lead sessions in disciplines such as flamenco dance and tribal-fusion belly dance—an exotic blend of serpentine movements, athleticism, and three-dimensionality. Besides developing rhythm and coordination, classes can also help students improve their strength, muscle tone, and flexibility.