Inspired by watching her sister turning and leaping in ballet class, Harley Atkinson began dancing at the age of 3. Throughout her life, she has gained a strong groundwork for dance, performing at the prestigious Makaroff School of Ballet and moving on to study contemporary and modern dance in college. Now a teacher at her own studio, she believes that everyone can learn to dance. She aims to free her students of their self-imposed limitations, motivating them to move their bodies to the music and gain confidence in their own styles. Following in a tradition she learned from her parents, Harley also offers reiki sessions for people who want to relax sans toe tapping.
The studio’s light and airy atmosphere contributes to the freedom of leaping as high as your body will allow. Upbeat music plays over the speaker system, a cushioned wooden floor prevents injuries, and floor-to-ceiling mirrors wrap around the walls to expose any tap-dancing shadow people.
Dance the day or night away at Inspirations Dance and Fitness in Appleton.
For composure, confidence, and comfort, take a dance class at Inspirations Dance and Fitness.
If you're trying to get to the next level of fitness but aren't quite sure how to get there, the gym also has personal trainers available to meet with you at any time.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Spend your happy hours at the barre at Inspirations Dance and Fitness in Appleton and discover the great benefits of dance workouts.
The night sky is a vast ocean of celestial objects such as the moon, the bright lights of our closest stars, and the warm glow of neighboring galaxies. Located at the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Barlow Planetarium helps uncover the vastness of the universe through a 3-D-capable Digistar projector, which—combined with 10,000 watts of digital sound and a 48-foot projection screen—transports guests into the deepest trenches of space. The facility's star shows include family programs that make astronomy easy to understand as well as feature shows that tickle the minds of more hardened astronomy buffs. Along with celestial exploration, the planetarium transforms with dancing lights and rich sounds during laser shows. These programs add visual touches to music from the likes of The Beatles or Isaac Newton's little-known punk band.
The planetarium also hosts academic programs for grade-school children. These include the Wisconsin Space Academy, in which students build and launch rockets, and the Wisconsin Astronomy Academy, which lets pupils peer through telescopes and discover vending machines floating through space.
Chef Peter Buck and team of gourmands at Black Tie Optional are like modern-day fairy godparents in the kitchen. They incorporate their slogan of "any menu, any venue" by doing the shopping, arrive at clients' doorsteps, craft attractive table settings and delicious meals, and clean up before disappearing into the night. Custom feasts range from expansive holiday-party banquets to intimate Valentine's Day dinners, and the cuisine is just as varied. Previous menu items include spicy bowls of gumbo, surf and turf plates served with grilled asparagus, and sweet desserts, such as cherries jubilee.