Just a few minutes outside downtown, Lifepath Center of the Healing Arts is an oasis of holistic living. Located inside a rehabbed church, the center channels the site's natural spirituality during its wellness services. These include hatha and restorative yoga classes, Swedish and Thai massages that relax and stretch the body, and tai chi—a healing art that combines meditation and yoga.
Though Kim Boardman was a flourishing musician who played in prestigious national orchestras, behind her tooting clarinet thumped the heart of a dancer. Kim spent 12 years of her childhood avidly studying dance at local studios and the respected Interlochen Arts Academy, but eventually put away her pointe shoes to pursue a career as a clarinetist. Unable to shake her passion for movement, however, Kim began taking dance classes as an adult, and earned certifications as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Though she continued to teach a variety of fitness classes, she found the most happiness in teaching dance.
Today, she draws from her professional understanding of music and movement to teach classes through Cardio Dance Party, which has received praise from Cincy Chic. Here, she is joined by a staff of seasoned instructors and fellow dance aficionados, leading students of all abilities through high-intensity dance moves as popular music sets bodies in motion. Much like a rollercoaster operated by your childhood babysitter, her dance classes are designed to be fun rather than frustrating, dull, and repetitive.
Neither instructor at Salsannati expected a career in dance. Ivana, a native of Croatia, only started dancing in 2004; Frederic, on the other hand, started when he was just 8 years old and spent his teenage years teaching others but never enlisted in any formal training. Their mutual passion is what fuels Salsannati, where they teach beginners and advanced dancers the art of salsa. Classes typically center around basic steps, turns, and footwork combinations as foundations for more advanced moves.
Dancing is a healthy way to express yourself. Let your body be taken up by the music at Kaleidoscope Dance Co. in Fort Thomas.
At Kaleidoscope Dance Co., dancers of all levels can experiment with movement and hone their skills through one of many heart-pumping classes.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are Cincinnati's newest and most authentic art education and entertainment studio.
We use traditional painting and drawing methods in our approach to teaching our students.
We offer paint & sip classes, birthday and private parties, kids classes, private painting and drawing lessons, and more!
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide a 16 x 20 canvas, easel, brushes, paints, and an apron.
You do not need to bring any art materials.
However, feel free to bring along your favorite beverage (adult beverages are allowed if you are 21 or over, although no hard liquor) and some light snacks to enjoy during class.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I.C.I. Studio's mission is to bring art education and entertainment to the community.
Everyone needs a creative outlet--make I.C.I. Studio yours!
What do you love most about your job?
We enjoy meeting, teaching, and entertaining people of all ages and of all levels of experience.
No art experience is required!
Go to ici-studio.com and click on the Calendar link to view our current classes.
Then call 513-888-7353 to make a reservation.