Coffee-shop owner, barista, and coffee consultant Tony DiCorpo and his fellow bean specialists acquaint curious coffee sippers with the art of crafting brews during hands-on tastings in the coffee roastery's full espresso bar. Geared toward everyone from home enthusiasts to professional baristas and coffee-shop owners, participants taste gourmet coffee samples as hosts explain their characteristics, such as their origin and flavor.
Children can explore the flavor profiles inspired by their inner chef through interactive kitchen education that bypasses 80-watt-light-bulb baking. Young Chefs Academy provides a fun, safe, and motivating environment for kids to become acquainted with the art of food and food presentation. Engaging chef instructors instill lessons of kitchen etiquette and safety in youngsters growing up in a world full of laser can-openers and sharp pasta rakes, giving children a capable handle on their surroundings as they journey into the land of food.
At North Royalton Dance Academy, students from three to 18 years perfect rug-cutting techniques under the trained eyes and expertly whirling appendages of experienced instructors, and weekly adult classes help grownups to stay in shape. More than 10 classes educate students on adroit move-making in multiple levels of modern and traditional dance genres. Ballet builds a solid, traditional foundation on which pupils can construct the rest of their dance education or a house of groove. Hip-hop teaches the vital skills of krumping, popping, locking, and tax-return filing, and Lyrical/Modern/Contemporary places an emphasis on individual expression. Tiny Dance gets the smallest feet moving, and grownups of all levels can test shimmying skill sets in jazz and tap classes for adults, which teach how to responsibly enjoy a fermented grapevine step and how to box-step while balancing a checkbook on one's head. The studio's sprung floors protect dancers' joints as they learn to boogie in time for the annual recital.