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:
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.
Thousands of fashionistas flock to StyleFixx Premier Shopping Events to meet up-and-coming independent fashion designers and browse the latest styles. This year’s displays include the 2012 lines of Hivernage NYC, Bling Boutique, and Cimber Designs. In between shopping sprees, attendees may relax with complimentary beauty treatments such as hair services by Dellaria Salons, makeovers by Virginn Pure Mineral Makeup, and body wraps by good-natured mummies. Once pampered, refreshed guests mingle while sipping free cocktails and munching on samples from Finale Desserts and Haru Sushi, and each partygoer receives a StyleFixx Swag Bag loaded with product samples.
Colossal train engines once pulled hefty freight along the O&W Railway's main line. Today, where the rails lines formerly cut through glistening tree canopies, a 2-mile unpaved trail splices through six rural hamlets, just 90 miles from New York City. It's along this rails-to-trails path that Woodridge Segway Tours whisks its adventurers through beautiful mountain views, clean country air, and the sounds of fresh water trickling. With safety helmets securely atop their heads, tour takers steer the two-wheeled segway transporters with intuitive gestures: leaning forward to go ahead, leaning backward to reverse, and pulling on their ears to make the segways sing.
At Village Center for the Arts, director Sharon Kaufman and co-owner Jayson Roberts lead art classes that span the creative spectrum, layering in lessons that detail their respective specializations. Kaufman, a teacher for 19 years, uses the pottery wheel to shape most of her work, and Roberts excels in the art of wood building. To help maintain positive energy, the duo carefully selects teachers and staff members who can communicate artistic concepts in fun, engaging ways that don't require actual engagements or wedding DJ contracts.
The center's art classes, camps, and open studio hours put students in the same space as the painting and sculpting experts. And the studio itself—a large colonial house capped with a classical pediment—provides guests with the comforts of working in a home-like setting without home-like limitations of owning only one Bob Ross DVD or having plenty of face paint but only one grandmother.