Founded in 1957, Kansas City Ballet holds rank amongst the top ballet institutions in the U.S. At its two locations—including one at the newly renovated Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity—the company divides its services between two divisions. On the Academy side, more than 20 instructors utilize their varied performing backgrounds to school aspiring professionals in dance, beginning with children ages 3 and up.
But you don’t have to yearn for the spotlight to tap into Kansas City Ballet’s wisdom. For recreational steppers, or those simply hoping to make trips to the grocery store more interesting by pirouetting down the aisles, the company also features a Studio division aimed at dancers of all ages and abilities. There, fitness and fun get blended into a schedule of classes that includes ballet, Zumba, yoga, jazz and more.
At Kempo Fitness, Glen Bartlett and his staff help students of all ages build confidence and lean muscle through martial arts. The studio's flagship program, Kempo karate, draws from nearly 500 years of tradition and focuses on a graceful combination of circular and linear movements. Other classes merely use martial arts as a jumping-off point. Cardio kickboxing, for example, distills the discipline's rapid-fire punches and kicks into a workout that's even more challenging than fitting boxing gloves on your feet.
Social Suppers Lenexa serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Prairie Village's Prairie Village district.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Ample parking is available in the area.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Social Suppers Lenexa has to offer.
You'll definitely want to reconsider going anywhere else when the food at Social Suppers Lenexa tastes like pure heaven!
Don't keep your tennis skills hidden! Show them off on the courts at Woodside Tennis and Health Club in Mission.
Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the gym.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this gym.
From front kicks to roundhouses, these kickboxing classes will teach you the fundamentals.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Martial arts at Shawnee Mission's Aikido School of Kansas City is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Sharpen your kickboxing and self-defense knowledge with a kickboxing class from Aikido School of Kansas City.
If you're looking to become an expert at MMA, check out these mixed martial arts classes.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Jump from one hole to another at Kansas City Country Club in Mission Hills as you hone in your golfing skills.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This course also has a fabulous restaurant.
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home at this course.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.