At Dance Masters, Inc, Rock Foster and his skilled staff have an almost encyclopedic knowledge of more than 25 dance styles. Since 1987, they have specialized in the familiar, such as the tango and waltz, as well as more obscure styles such as shag swing dancing and bolero dancing. They work at each student’s individual pace, combining private lessons with group lessons and social dance parties to ensure each person finds their footwork.
At the Aqua-Tots in Richmond, experienced and encouraging instructors unlock aquatic territory for youth and adults while following a national curriculum recognized by the United States Swim School Association. They maintain a teacher to student ratio of 1:4 in their small group lessons, which last 30 minutes and sort pupils into eight swim levels, letting wee ones get used to splashing at their own pace and more experienced swimmers work on remembering which of an octopus’s tentacles to shake upon acquaintance. They also welcome special needs children into their Adaptive Aquatics Program and invite grown-ups in for adult lessons.
Aqua-Tots facilitates comfortable, safe learning with a modern facility whose pool contains 90-degree water even when the snow is falling. The center’s parent lounge lets progenitors watch lessons from behind a glass wall and browse the internet with free WiFi, and a play area entertains whippersnappers while their siblings are paddling.
The instructors at
Grandmaster Dong's Studio embrace the transformational effect that karate has on a person. Whether leading kids, adults, or families through classes, they impart not only physical benefits and self-defense skills, but also mental strength. Increased concentration, balance, and coordination result from the foundational forms, and, as students progress through the colored belt system, they learn self-discipline, self-confidence, and inner calm.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our camp is very affordable. Other camps charge up to $165 per week for one child and require children to bring their own lunch! With our camp, you pay only $75 per week per child and includes Breakfast, lunch & snack.
This is a great price... The cost of daycare without the added camp costs!
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
First time students will be successful when they enter camp with an open mind, willing to step outside of the norm and try new things. Kids open to new experiences and learning all forms of dance often have the most fun and they advance quickly to the next level.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The House of Diamonds is home to a majorette dance team. We have young ladies that have a strong passion for dance but no way to do what they love over the summer. Our Summer Dance Camp allows kids ages 6-16 the opportunity and place to go during the summer and keeps them active at the same time!
What do you love most about your job?
We love seeing dancers come in not knowing what to expect out of the class or from the team. After they get started, put their energy into the routines, bond with the other kids, coaches and instructors you see a different side begin to blossom. To see the progress kids make brings us joy.
Since 1988, Midlothian Athletic Club has dedicated its 70,000 square feet to myriad forms of achieving healthy living. Whether members want to hone tennis and racquetball skills, break a sweat in group exercise classes such as spinning and BodyPump, or relax in a sauna, they can do it at the MAC. The staff troll a stock of cardio and strength-training equipment, including FreeMotion Elite weight machines, Life Fitness treadmills and ellipticals, and Precor machines, ready to dole out technique pointers. At the indoor pool, swimmers can get a workout on the lap lanes, slip down water slides, or pretend to be toddlers in the kiddie pool. The club also has six indoor lanes, where instructors lead water-aerobics classes that are gentler on joints than moon aerobics.
To help guests recover after a hard workout, the Midlothian Athletic Club hosts many means of relaxation. The massage therapists calibrate their fingers to several styles of kneading, including deep-tissue, Swedish, and myofascial release massage. At the MAC Cafe, chefs sear turkey burgers, bake lime-chili parmesan fries, and blend protein shakes to order for nutritious refueling.