In New York-style salsa dancing, the break steps occur on the second and sixth beats, not on the first and fifth like most dances. Because of that, dancers refer to the style as "On2". Few know the unorthodox style of stepping better than the instructors at Salsa Fever On2 Dance Academy. Led by founder Mario B, they schedule classes for students of all experience levels, even those with two left feet or more than two left feet. Their beginner classes introduce inexperienced dancers to the fundamentals of spinning, twirling, shining, timing, and musicality, while advanced classes do the same but at a more frenzied pace.
At the ASA-certified True North Sailing School, students learn to safely navigate vessels through wind and water during 21-hour basic sailing courses. The program blends classroom time with training on the water, and along the way, students learn to steer, name the different parts of the boat, and measure the wind's direction. Other, complementary classes teach sailors about more advanced sailing skills and spring fashion's new lifejackets. And for those looking for a sailing adventure, the school leads group excursions to tropical locales like the Caribbean, where the water temperature is always 75 degrees.
Offshore Sailing exposes participants to Steve and Doris Colgate?s years of water-navigating, knot-tying experience. The couple actively participates in several national boards and committees and competes in numerous races. This year marks the school?s 46th year in business. Budding sailors will participate in a two-hour lesson with two to four other students, ensuring individual attention from knowledgeable instructors on a sleek, award-winning Colgate 26 sailboat. The lesson will provide novice seafarers with the basic skills to sail a boat up to 30 feet long with confidence, just like it has for more than 115,000 other graduates.
The live-fire portion of New Jersey Firearms Academy's training takes place at local indoor and outdoor ranges.
Depending on the course, instructors might supply firearms such as handguns, semi-automatics, and revolvers.
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NRA-certified instructor Lateif Dickerson gladly shares his firearms expertise for both the real and theoretical world, which led Michio Kaku to seek his insight for Discovery Channel's Sci Fi Science. When not contemplating the possibility of Star Wars-caliber firepower, Lateif leads classes in both armed and unarmed self-defense for beginner through advanced students at New Jersey Firearms Academy. He and his team also extend their courses to specialty topics, such as First Aid in the wilderness. Beyond civilian training, Lateif instructs law-enforcement and security personnel with programs such as SORA and K-9 training. The academy also houses a shop stocked with firearms gear.
USFCA Master and fencing Olympian Steve Kaplan was inducted into the New York University Athletics Hall of Fame for his feats as the captain of the 1971 national-championship team and his six-year stint as NYU's head coach, during which time he produced five national champions. Since founding Cobra Fencing in 2002, Kaplan and his team of dedicated duelists have taught kids, adults, and vengeance-seeking buccaneers the way of the sword. Whether fencing for fitness, pleasure, or competition, students proceed at their own pace through the intimate classes, starting with footwork essentials before learning the finer points—pun intended—of the sport's three unique blades.
The intricate webbing of a cracked iPhone screen is simultaneously beautiful and horrifying. For anyone who has experienced the despair of seeing a beloved screen shattered, the ability to get it fixed quickly is a welcome relief. That's where Yufixit steps in—the technicians pride themselves on their efficient phone and tablet repair services. They can make screens look good as new, whether they're mailed in or dropped off at the store. Sometimes, though, tech problems run deeper than the screen. So the team also puts its expertise to work for hardware issues and software malfunctions, repairing a variety of devices including video-game consoles, desktop computers, and Apple TVs.