During each private 45-minute lesson, Dance Magic Studio's head fancy-footer, Nick Felix, and his nimble squad can teach mildly experienced and advanced movers traditional ballroom dancing, including samba, waltz and tango, and Latin and swing dancing—efficiently exorcising demons from proms past or failed devil dance-offs. Nick has choreographed dozens of television dance programs; taught his magical moves to stars such as Robert Duvall, Lee Majors, Frankie Avalon, Mickey Rooney, and Tess Harper; and recently had his journey featured in the documentary show Gallery on the OETA network. He'll happily plan lessons around your schedule, giving personal attention and custom tips to individuals or couples. Ten thousand square feet of floor space frees eager shufflers and shakers to liberate stiff legs and attempt complex maneuvers without accidentally stepping on any nearby feet or Bigfeet.
There's no shortage of action at Dodge City Paintball. Ten fields host uproarious battles, whether those are with with traditional paintball markers or high-tech outdoor laser-tag units. The terrain ranges from natural grass and brush in the woodsfield to artificial turf and inflated obstacles in the speedball fields. Kids aged 5 and older get in on the action as well, facing off with unlimited paintballs with a much lighter touch. Spectators can bring lawn chairs to rest their bones. In addition, barbecue grills are available so guests can bring food to cook or solid T-shirts to stripe.
For 27 years, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park has entertained patrons of al fresco drama with works by the Bard and other noted playwrights. This year's summer season returns to the newly renovated Myriad Botanical Gardens' Water Stage with two productions by William Shakespeare and one by Anton Chekhov. Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor kicks off the season with a jovial love triangle set in Elizabethan middle-class society (June 16–July 9). Written in 1895, Chekhov's The Seagull inundates audiences with the romantic and artistic conflicts of four diverse main characters conveyed through melodramatic subtext and semaphore arm movements (July 14–30). A Midsummer Night's Dream closes out the season with the classic comedic tale that intertwines the lives of mischievous fairies, stern parents, and young couples in love (August 4–September 3).
Water erupts in twin geysers from the tail end of riders' wakeboards as they're pulled around a lake holding a fast-moving cable. In the open water, these riders would be pulled by boats. But here, a complex series of cables runs from the hands of riders to a motor on a steel apparatus above, which drags them on high-speed rides around the lake’s circumference. Onlookers at adjacent picnic benches applaud the spectacular tricks or particularly powerful wipeouts they see, after which the dunked party swims back to shore to hop back in line for the next available cable.
Many days, visitors can find the park’s team of professional cable boarders pushing the envelope and developing new air-defying stunts off semi-submerged ramps and grind rails. The staff sets aside Mondays and Tuesdays exclusively for beginners, reserving all seven cable tows for newbies to practice gliding on the water's surface.
Spokesperson Ty Pennington calls it "the best place to find all the basics, plus all the hot new products—all in one place." At venues across North America, shows presented by Marketplace Events connect homeowners and designers with trusted brands, independent businesses, innovators of new products, and local artisans. The vibrant and inspirational presentations showcase new aesthetic trends and functional designs in the realms of home decor, gardening, energy conservation, and living-space management. In addition to showcasing a range of products and concepts, the event hosts special-guest speakers, who educate audiences on home-remodeling projects from painting walls to adding a fourth dimension to a cramped kitchen.
More than 100 years ago, Stockyards City was a public livestock market and packing district. Today, many of its original buildings remain—but what was once an industrial area is a hub of dining and cowboy culture. On the main street, Western apparel stores, restaurants ranging from a steakhouse to a taqueria, and the historic Rodeo Opry country-music venue bring American heritage to life. Regular events include private tours and street festivals.