Part color-powder fight and part animal-themed 5K, the Jungle Fever 5K Colorful Run For Your Life Series brings runners of all ages together for a morning of relaxed and fun racing. Volunteer "animals" surprise runners with splashes of color as they leisurely make their way through an untimed 5K race. Outlandish outfits are encouraged—either wild animal-themed outfits or all-white clothing. The whole affair ends in a colorful splash as runners lob handfuls of colored powder at one another in a color fight.
What began as a small studio with five enthusiastic dance students has transformed into a full-fledged company that's educated thousands and won multiple awards along the way—including a Certificate of Congressional Recognition. Today, Strictly Street Salsa has a whole team of instructors that has danced its way across the likes of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Spain, and Rome and is ready to introduce students to new cultures through the art of dance. The studio offers classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers in both salsa and tango and hosts dance workshops that blend Latin dance with various cultural elements, including African movement, gypsy music, and good old-fashioned American screaming.
Stained Glass Learning Center's sand-melting experts demystify the art of custom glasswork during their array of classes, during which participants learn how to assemble their own glimmering kaleidoscopic masterpieces. The shop's beginners' classes enlighten glass-manipulating newbies with stained-glass basics, preparing them for the more challenging novice workshop, where they can embark on guided projects of their choosing.
In addition to stained-glass classes, the experts always host fused-glass sessions that sizzle with glass-heating tips and kids' mosaic classes that safely introduce children to glass art. Stained Glass Learning Center's schedule of class times varies based on location and Nostradamus's predictions.
As founder and lead trainer of Elite Sporthorse, Stephanie Tropia heads a decorated team that specializes in equestrian sales, breeding, boarding, and lessons. Horse and rider alike feel the wind in their manes while training in the 85'x200' lighted indoor arena or the 125'x225' outdoor arena, or while picking out dinner on the large, grass riding field. Trainers customize lessons to each individual rider no matter his or her level of expertise, and teach students to foster a trusting relationship with their horses. As a result of its pedagogical prowess, Elite Sporthorse has produced a number of accomplished riders who have competed in "AA" competitions and defeated police horses in staring competitions.
Capturing True Emotion is driven by a dynamic band of instructors who rove across the continent with cameras and teaching skills in hand. By fusing their narrative, tech-savvy minds together into one oversize head, the educators provide comprehensive guidance on both camera operation and creative visualization, giving participants complete control over all of their camera settings. During the hours spent in the company of other pupating shutterbugs, students convene at a tantalizing location to practice skills such as controlling depth of field by adjusting the aperture, composing a family portrait so there's not always a burning zeppelin in the background, using alternative angles to avoid red eye, and other techniques.
Merlot 2 Masterpiece's encouraging art instructors guide fledgling van Goghs in reproducing images on canvas with a flurry of colorful brushstrokes. Each of their painting classes escorts up to 30 students though the creation of a preselected composition, which ranges from landscapes and holiday themes to still lifes and blurry moving lifes. The studio provides all attendees with canvases, brushes, and paints, and welcomes students to bring their snacks and bottles of wine. Artistic expression chugs along to the beat of up-tempo music, easily muted to accommodate student solos. Merlot 2 Masterpiece regularly updates its locations' schedules with listings of dates, times, and featured paintings for each class.