After seven years of teaching dance at others' studios, JesAnn Nail realized it was time for her to strike out on her own. In 2012, the Texas native opened Art in Motion Dance Co. in the heart of Midtown, where she brings her years of experience to classrooms filled with curious and passionate students of dance. Specializing in swing, salsa, ballroom, and dance-fitness classes, JesAnn gathers groups for four-week sessions to teach dancers of all levels graceful movement. Each 55-minute class imparts personal attention and training, whether clients are looking to impress guests on their wedding day or to show up everyone on the playground with a wild swing routine.
Anyone has the potential to become an artist, once provided with the right resources and motivation. With this philosophy in mind, the instructors at Art Station provide the tools as long as you'll bring the motivation??and the booze. During classes, guests can sip their BYOB beverage of choice while learning painting skills such as texturing and shading. Crafts creations are available for adults as well as kids in plaster, wood, canvas, jewelry making, and mosaics. In addition to being a party location for kids and adults and a perfect place to create one-of-a-kind gifts, Art Station is also a retail store, offering art supplies and custom framing services.
In print and online, Back Stage aims to organize a flood of information on casting calls, audition advice, and breaking industry news into a resource both aspiring and working actors can turn to daily. Tips on snagging representation, choosing headshots, and managing on-set frustration all help subscribers make the most of thousands of entertainment job listings for roles in commercials, films, and major state senates. In major cities around the country, Actorfest delivers its advice and opportunities in the flesh via intensive workshops, casting calls, and meetings with industry pros.
Artist and teacher Debra Stelnik teaches groups of friends to discover their artistic voices while enjoying each other?s company over a few drinks. During intimate workshops, Stelnik provides participants with a pre-sketched canvas, paint, and brushes, and guides them through painting step-by-step incorporating tips on the color wheel and techniques such as blending. Stelnik also takes her show on the road, bringing the gift of art to events ranging from bachelorette parties and birthday celebrations to singles events and corporate team-building retreats.
Showcasing their tonal talents from the Washington D.C. area to their latest Houston-area locale, the staff of Just Rock Enterprises helps guests live their musical dreams by offering private lessons in voice, piano, stage choreography, and songwriting. Instructors customize lessons to fit each student?s needs, offering unique ways of imparting knowledge such as conducting lessons via Skype or by corralling several interested parties into small-group summer camps.
Signature service: Acting/Drama Classes for Kids Ages 6?12
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Pro Tip: All classes taught by actors that have either been or are currently on Broadway, National Tours, and/or TV.