Though flat and polished to a brilliant gleam, the floor at Miami Beach Ballroom is as much a springboard as it is a dancing surface. Students from the school have taken the steps learned in the ballroom and gone on to compete on some of the biggest stages possible, from the US Grand National finals to the sets of So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. Instructors take students step-by-step through the tango, rhumba, salsa, and other popular styles.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Globe's CubaLibre Block Party electrifies the streets with Cuban flair as attendees savor creative cocktails, exotic street food, hand-rolled cigars, and plenty of dancing. From the main stage of the festival, Cuban-born, Miami-raised trio Los 3 de la Habana headlines, playing music for the crowds. The band plays rousing tunes such as the sweeping power ballad “Donde esta el Amor” and the thumping “No te pases de la Raya.” Edwin Bonilla y Su Son will also perform to create more traditional, though no less danceable, melodies. Elsewhere, partiers can take in a salsa lesson and demo, or watch a special tribute to Cuban piano legend Bebo Valdes.
Certified personal trainer Les Bradley has fitness in his blood. In school, he participated in virtually every sport available. He ran track, jumped hurdles, and played the full triple crown of team sports: football, baseball, and basketball. Today he harnesses that boundless physical energy and can-do spirit to help clients in tailored personal fitness programs or through boot camps that torch calories with metabolic resistance exercises.
At El Car Wash's two soft cloth locations, you can drive your car into a series of sprayers and dryers to get it clean from bumper-to-bumper. At the end, clients can use the free vacuums onsite to get rid of dirt and debris on the inside. Staff members are on hand to assist drivers when ordering their service, and for the premium service, they hand-dry cars.
Whether teeth are in need of a simple cleaning or in need of serious help, patients turn to Dr. Rolando Velasco. He specializes in fixing chipped, broken, and rotted teeth. He also covers unsightly chompers with veneers crafted from porcelain or papier mâché, and fills in smile gaps with dental implants.
Elite Art Studio encourages its students to express themselves through various media. During acting classes, teens and adults follow the Stanislavski method, which teaches actors how to bring believable emotions into their performances without relying on zapping their leg with the Taser secreted away in their pocket. Latin dance lessons teach students the basics and promote physical fitness, whereas music lessons promote creativity through singing or instruments such as the piano, drums, and guitar. The studio's instructors have extensive résumés featuring appearances in Spanish and English productions for stage and television.