Creative energy fills every nook and cranny of Creative Corner. It's an oasis for artistic expression, where instructors encourage students of all ages to explore everything from music and art to tai chi. Local artists and musicians teach classes for both adults and kids—art classes include painting and drawing, and music lessons focus on the guitar, piano, ukulele, and a whole host of other instruments.
Creative Corner is also a go-to party space, hosting both private painting nights and kids' craft-themed birthday parties. And the space boasts a fully equipped rehearsal area for bands, complete with a full back line, house drum set, mic stands, and lounge area.
Dance like no one's watching at Alex Ray Studios Inc. in Hempstead.
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When you're ready to have some fun (and get a great workout), join a class at Hempstead's Alex Ray Studios Inc. and get to dancing.
As an adolescent, Beth Levine wrestled with body image issues—a battle that turned dangerous when she developed bulimia. But today, Beth is not only a registered nurse, she’s also a healthy athlete, avid dancer, and owner of The Dance Treatment Rx. Here, she offers a healthy way to stay fit without the pressure of competition. Zumba and Pilates classes naturally foster wellness in a fun, laid-back environment. Beth also teaches Fitness in a Chair classes, using her certifications as a Health Fitness Professional and Cancer Exercise trainer to provide work outs for those with conditions such as arthritis or obesity, or other conditions that make standing difficult.
Though it doesn’t have its own zip code, yet, Kidville is a sought-after destination for youngsters. The bustling children’s center pulsates with activities designed to cultivate youngsters’ social and developmental skills, such as classes in music, dance, and cooking. Art classes foster creativity and self-expression, and a play space helps children unleash pent-up energy more effectively than journaling on the living room wall in permanent marker. The fun zone also hosts birthday parties in various themes—including railroad, racecar, fairy princess, and superhero—in which the staff takes care of the details, setup, and cleanup, allowing parents to join in on the fun.
Amid the ample restaurants and shopping of Roosevelt Field mall sits The Cactus Academy- A Paul Mitchell Partner School, an over 20,000-square-foot cosmetology mecca where experienced cosmetology instructors help students perfect their skills. Guests to the academy's student salon can seek out the talents of fledgling stylists for a haircut, blowout, or multidimensional color, all performed under the watchful eyes of helpful mentors. The academy also gives back to the community through its annual fundraising campaign, which benefits multiple local and national charities.
Gotham Dream Cars lets drivers grip the throttle of exotic speed machines such as the Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, and Bentley Continental GT for personal rental or specialized thrill experiences. During the Dream Car Sprint, auto enthusiasts slip into a Ferrari or Lamborghini on a closed course and whip their more than 500-horsepower drive three times around the autocross track, learning how to tame their power with the aid of an instructor before coming out of the third lap on a straightaway to open the engine up to its full potential. Drivers conduct an orchestra of firing pistons and camshafts for three laps before crossing the finish line and parking to the pianissimo of the softly purring V8 engine. Gotham Dream Cars snaps pictures of the sprint, so drivers are sent home with hands they will never wash and a CD of images to parade before jealous coworkers and humbled shopping carts.