Named the Best Place to Take a Dance Class in 2012 by Tucson Lifestyle magazine, Shall We Dance boasts experienced instructors that help instill dancing wisdom and undeniable rhythm in people looking to twirl and sidestep across the studio’s hardwood floor. Students pair up during group dance lessons or work one-on-one with instructors during private lessons as they are shown how to gracefully execute an arsenal of dance steps in styles such as salsa, Argentinean tango, swing, and waltz. The studio also offers weekly dance parties (held Friday nights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.), which provide a casual setting for students to practice with different dance partners, ready couples for weddings, or prep solo dancers for musical housecleaning sessions.
Ballet Virginia International provides aspiring toe-stretchers with professional instruction in several dances, satisfying those looking for a casual workout or a new artistic medium. This deal gives you five sessions of any of the following drop-in classes:
The soaring, off-Broadway musical sensation, based on the Gospel of Matthew, strings together a series of musical parables about the life and times of Jesus Christ. Set to Stephen Schwartz’s modern music with traditional hymnal lyrics, the rousing musical is directed by Regent University’s Department of Theatre chair Eric Harrell and features the dazzling dancing and singing of the university’s student performers.
Coached by Hall of Fame nominee Marty Schottenheimer—one of the winningest coaches in NFL history—the Virginia Destroyers look to rush, tackle, and pass their way to a UFL championship in their first year in Hampton Roads. Going into their third game with a 2–0 record, the Destroyers will take on the 0–2 Mountain Lions, hoping to rack up another win at home before bandaging their hands, washing their jerseys in neighbors’ pools, and travelling to California for a rematch in Sacramento. Fans can watch as star quarterback Chris Greisen tries to add to his 5–0 starting record in the UFL while he tosses touchdowns with laser-guided precision. The game will take place at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex, which features as many as 10,000 seats and can accommodate enough spectators to intimidate visiting teams and scare off wandering grizzly bears.
Boy-band juggernaut and Nickelodeon sensation Big Time Rush shines like the sun’s sons as its hotly anticipated Big Time Summer Tour enraptures flocks of fans with pop bliss. The fab foursome, known as BTR to fans and preteen stenographers, first snatched the hearts of millions with its eponymous TV show, which is the most-watched live-action series in Nickelodeon’s history. On the group's choreographed carnival of a tour, expert hoofer and crooner Kendall Schmidt leads the affable cast of personalities, which includes James (the ladies' man), Carlos (the joker), and Logan (the smarty warty), through hits from its gold debut, BTR. Chart-topping sophomore album, Elevate, also sees its anthemic tunes represented, such as “Music Sounds Better With U” and “All Over Again.” Expect elastic dance moves from the dapper quadratic and possible numbers from the just-released Big Time Movie, in which BTR covers tunes by obscure boy band The Beatles. Australian wunderkind Cody Simpson starts the show with peppy rallies and aural morality plays about how love can be tough and why stealing your dad’s head to sneak into R-rated movies isn’t cool.
An admission pass includes access to all live blues music shows, barbecue from local restaurants participating in the “Battle of the BBQ,” two drink tickets (does not include wine), and unlimited high fives at the petting zoo. Talented musical acts such as Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers, Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, and The Michael Clark Band will be jamming and jiving. All proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads and Natchel' Blues Network.