The shelves at Color Me Mine’s studios teem with whimsical bisque-pottery pieces—pony and princess figurines, piggy banks, and kitty-cat mugs—each stark white and waiting for the brush strokes of a budding artist. That artist might be a birthday boy at a party with up to 50 of his friends, or a grown-up unwinding at a girls' night out. No previous experience is required, as the studio staff dispenses plenty of painting tips, stencils, and artistic inspiration. Afterwards, the staff will fire the resulting pieces, which can then be used as décor or dinnerware thanks to Color Me Mine's lead-free, food-safe, paints.
In addition to open painting and private parties, the studio hosts after-school enrichment programs, field trips, and activities that inspire adults to design their own kitchenware or to turn that pile of rocks in the backyard into a pile of multicolored rocks.
The fleet-footed instructors at Vargo’s Dance impart ballroom-dancing skills to beginning or advanced students in custom private lessons and fun, social group classes. Whether students want to learn a variety of dance styles or just brush up their macarena, each lesson is customized to meet individual goals. Vargo's Dance also holds showcases at various different venues of students performing their routines while guests enjoy dinner and drinks.
Sunlight from floor-to-ceiling windows drenches the spacious studio as dancers sashay across pale hardwood floors. A long, high mirror allows students to check their form and ensure their tutus are on straight as instructors demonstrate techniques.
Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
Amazing Geneva theater awaits when you buy tickets for any of State Street Dance Studio's shows.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This theater also has a fabulous restaurant.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join in the fun at this theater.
At State Street Dance Studio, dancers of all levels can experiment with movement and hone their skills through one of many heart-pumping classes.
State Street Dance Studio's customers can make use of nearby parking lots.
At Saint Charles' Cyndirella's Academy, you can indulge in a full-service salon experience and leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Bring your skin back to life with a facial professionally done by this salon's expert aestheticians.
Treat yourself to a trendy hair makeover at this highly-rated salon.
Give your muscles a treatment of a lifetime with a massage from this salon.
With the beauty products selection at this establishment, you can keep your look on point.
If you need a last-minute beauty service, this salon accepts walk-ins.
Major credit cards are accepted, so you can save yourself a trip to the ATM.
Let your inner beauty shine through with a visit to Cyndirella's Academy.
Taking an all-inclusive approach to music instruction, American Music Institute offers group and private lessons for all ages, experience levels, and styles of music. College-educated teachers lead lessons for voice as well as instruments ranging from guitar and percussion to violin, oboe, and flute. Group classes are available for popular instruments—such as beginning violin and guitar—as well as music theory. Private lessons, meanwhile, provide weekly one-on-one instruction at the institute or in students' homes.