Determined to keep their students interested and engaged, the instructors of Wine and Palette hold classes at myriad locations throughout the city. Each class focuses on a different art piece, be it a painting of a stained-glass window, a multihued owl, or an autumn farm scene. Additionally, each artist brings their own outlook and skills to the class, helping students learn specific brush strokes and how to touch up their daily driver so it looks just like the sheriff?s squad car.
Kid Co Theatre's teaching team of Ben and Lia Oldham draws from extensive teaching experience to lead young cast members in a collaboration to create their own pirate-themed play. Aspiring actors work together, bolstering communication skills as they rehearse the nuanced spectrum of pirate emotions and gain self-confidence with every mimicked parrot squawk. Fourth through 8th graders comprise the main cast, learning to collaborate as they pen the show's plot and play games of human Jenga. Junior cast members in 3rd and lower grades form a separate contingent to perfect their roles as a band of pirates marauding their way into the same show.
Bounce Town thrills adventurous youngsters with a safe, soft indoor wonderland. Colorful invitations alert up to 14 friends of the impending celebration, which can be upgraded to include additional friends ($5 per child). After a quick safety briefing, climbers are set loose in the inflatable playground where they can bound through the bounce maze, spelunk in colorful tunnels, launch down slides, and extol the tenets of worker uprising to the trampled-on ball pit. Tots convene afterward in the party room to feast on Bounce Town's bounty of creamy soft-serve ice cream.
The dance instructors at Academy of Dance Arts lead recreational and pre-professional classes in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop for students ages two and older. They also teach fitness classes for teens and adults including Zumba, Pilates, and yoga.