Expressions Dance turns pointed toes and graceful arms into a form of self-expression with dance classes catered to kids aged 18 months and older. Starting as toddlers, dancers can move with their parents to music, eventually progressing to more complicated styles including ballet, jazz, tumbling, and hip hop.
High Velocity Aviation's experienced pilots lift hearts and bodies skyward with 30-minute tours that showcase the natural splendor of the Salt Lake area. After scheduling a tour, upward-bound voyagers depart from Skypark Airport in a shining Enstrom 280FX Shark named after the winged hammerheads that once roamed freely throughout the Utah plains. Flyers can choose to explore aerial views of the magnificent craggy recesses of the Salt Lake Valley or the majestic mountains of Park City, and aviation aces are happy to cater to special tour requests from passengers who wish to customize a route past sun-kissed lakes and famed landmarks, or those looking to sweep past home to make sure the garage door is closed.
Bountiful Flight opens up new worlds to students of all ages with accessible introductory lessons in piloting private aircraft. Pupils can get a feel for an airplane's controls with simulator sessions and grounded lessons before sitting behind the yoke of a Cessna Skyhawk 172. During introductory flights, a seasoned instructor supports novice pilots as they glide over the Salt Lake CIty skyline. After landing, students can take home a high-definition film of the flight, captured from three cameras mounted on the airplane and operated by wing-walking gremlins.
Jennifer Groberg has always loved a challenge. A math wiz, she worked at Wells Fargo before leaving to help her brothers start their business. She acted as their chief financial offer as the company grew from their parents' garage to employing more than 20 people. It was this experience that inspired her to branch out on her own, when she founded BookSmarts Accounting.
At BookSmarts, Jennifer not only provides a variety of accounting services but also helps her clients learn to handle their businesses on their own via QuickBooks seminars. She has gathered an extensive list of institutional clients, ranging from the University of Utah to small local businesses.
The University of Utah considers the blooms of spring flowers, the colors of fall leaves, and the greenery of winter pines to be public resources. With that in mind, the university oversees the Red Butte Garden, a community funded, non-profit outdoor attraction. Across its hundreds of miles, visitors find opportunities to view seasonal foliage or simply relax outside with a good book.
Size: more than 100 acres, with miles of hiking trails, walking paths, and display gardens
Eye Catcher: the garden's springtime display of approximately 350,000 bulbs in full bloom
Don't Miss: the wide variety of roses that bloom along the Floral Walk and in the Rose Garden during summer
Ways to Explore: private and public tram tours and hikes during warmer months; snowshoe expeditions during the winter
Special Programs and Entertainment: events for kids; plant sales; gardening classes; film screenings; live shows in the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Pro Tip: complimentary WiFi suffuses the grounds, making the garden a scenic place to get some work done or play virtual farming games
In crowded classrooms, it's easy for the needs of individual children to be overlooked. Despite the best efforts on the parts of teachers and students alike, all children learn at different rates and in different ways. Sylvan Learning Center's nationwide network of tutors and resources seeks to fill in educational gaps and keep flagging students from elementary to high school up to speed.
Whether children struggle with reading, writing, or solving the complex logarithms necessary to get their jetpacks airborne, Sylvan's learning gurus help them chart a course through learning roadblocks. Initial skills assessments determine where students fit into the Sylvan tutoring regimen with a series of tests, diagnostic tools, and interviews. With a greater understanding of the needs of each student, tutors create custom approaches to keep students engaged and in command of the fundamentals.