Put on a performance at Clovis' La Bella Dance Co., where dancing is second nature.
If you're a dancer of all trades, come join the fun and varied classes La Bella Dance Co. has to offer.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise.
Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.
In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers 4 months old–12 years old with gymnastics, dance, and parent and child activities.
Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.
Pick a spot, invite your friends, and enjoy some drinks while a Champaint instructor helps you create your own personal masterpiece. Champaint curates painting parties onsite—they'll show up to a bar, birthday party, or corporate event and wrestle creativity out of each participant one brushstroke at a time. They offer parties open to the public as well and every event has its own theme—a painting that the group will replicate.
A Champaint instructor will provide canvases, brushes, paints, and easels, as well as the knowledge on the fundamentals of painting as they guide students through recreating the painting. At the end of the night, each attendee will have produced their own 16"x20" masterpiece, which they can take home and hang on their wall or give to their cat as a token of love. Though the class will recreate one single painting, each student's work turns out a unique rendering expressing that student's own personal design motif, technique, and aesthetic vision.
After Teresa Mathias earned her bachelor of fine arts degree, she pursued a career as a special-education teacher, which led to her becoming a school administrator. Although she enjoyed working in education, she would eventually leave it behind to open The Artist In Me, where she could share her passion for art with the entire community. During Teresa's classes, she gives students of all ages and artistic abilities the canvases, paints, and instruction needed to create ready-to-hang paintings, which may include recreations of famous works by Monet and Van Gogh. Students can also sample complimentary wines and doll up canvases during special wine-tasting art classes for adults, or they can gather their friends for a painting party.