Think of the moments in life where being an excellent dancer could open doors for you. If you had the skills taught at The Ailey Extension, home of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, you could show them off in a variety of social contexts to your great benefit:
Under the bright lights of the world-famous Madison Square Garden arena, four of the best women’s college basketball teams in the country will tip off in the Maggie Dixon Classic. The first game pits Baylor against St. John’s before DePaul takes on Tennessee to guess the number of jellybeans hidden inside the basketball. The undefeated Baylor Bears, ranked No. 1 in the nation nine games into the season, follow the lead of junior slam-dunk machine Brittney Griner. Pumped up from her placement on the Naismith Trophy early-season watch list, St. John’s senior forward Da’Shena Stevens will induce frustrated growls from Baylor as she makes them work for their points. With 15 NCAA Tournament appearances in the last 23 years, DePaul’s squad enters the high-pressure match gracefully, and Tennessee confidently follows the lead of its celebrated coach, Pat Summitt, named Sports Illustrated’s Sportswoman of the Year for her more than 1,000 wins and ability to slam dunk while riding a unicycle.
Beethoven's father was supposedly so strict that little Ludwig often cried salty tears all over his sheet music. According to legend, trying to read the waterlogged notes made Beethoven deaf and blind in his old age when he composed the magnificent music you’ll hear with this Groupon. Hear three of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's five Carnegie Hall concerts at a deep discount. Click here to see the schedule. The lineup includes the principal oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra playing Strauss's Concerto for Oboe , one of the world's foremost Bach pianists performing Bach's Concerto for Piano & Strings as well as a new piece by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, and Beethoven's heartbreaking violin concerto in D major. You get seats in the parquet section (that's close to the orchestra on the ground floor); click here to see a seating chart.
re:AB is dedicated to preserving the methods and remains of Joseph Pilates through expert teaching and an in-house cryogenics facility. The studio's instructors undergo a minimum of 700 hours of training, observation, and apprenticeship before hitting the mats to help you strengthen your abs and back, reduce neck and shoulder tension, improve posture, increase flexibility, and enhance your ability to communicate with trapped animals.
Northeast Mountain Guiding's adventures take place everywhere from the lofty peaks of the Himalayas to the canyons of Arizona and the waters of upstate New York. Guided by outdoors experts that are trained by organizations such as the Professional Climbing Guides Institute, students and expedition groups tackle rocky inclines, mountainous trails, and swiftly flowing waters. Whether Northeast Mountain Guiding is organizing an overnight jaunt through the Adirondacks or a daylong introduction to ice climbing, the company ensures that every detail is considered, drawing on the local familiarity that each of its regional offices possesses to prepare for any possibility. In keeping with this meticulous approach, the professionals either provide any necessary gear for the journey or remind adventurers what they should bring, such as sunscreen or a pint-sized sleeping bag for their teddy bear.
Since 1978, Champion Day Camp has sated kids’ hunger for summertime adventure. During day camps, children are divided into small groups organized by age and supervised by staff members who are responsible for three to five campers each. In this nurturing environment, kids can make friends and learn new skills as they enjoy a range of activities such as the Ropes Adventure program—which includes climbing walls, ziplines, and a 52-foot “Humongous Tower”—or computer-, yoga-, and photography-based activities. Champion also stages traditional camp activities, such as swimming, soccer, and speculating on the ingredients of bug juice.