Champions Dancesport employs a team of professional dance instructors that lead upbeat group classes or personalized private dance lessons. Their focus is on ballroom styles, from sweeping Viennese waltzes to staccato sambas and energetic East and West Coast swing dances. The studios give off a posh vibe with gleaming dance floors and floor-to-ceiling mirrors, an elegant setting for dance practice parties or to National Hokey-Pokey Championships.
Dancing is a healthy way to express yourself. Let your body be taken up by the music at Dance Progressions in Aspen.
Overcome stage fright and put yourself out there with Dance Progressions' instructional dance classes.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
John Hand had a theory: for any problem a person might have, someone in their local community has a solution. To that end, he founded Colorado Free University, continuing a tradition that began with the Denver Free University of the 1970s and early '80s. Whereas the Denver Free University was created as a political move to make education more accessible, the Colorado incarnation sets its sights on simple personal betterment, becoming more of a learning network than a school. All of its teachers are independent contractors culled from the local community, and together they helm skill-based and enrichment classes for adults, spanning a range of artistic, humanitarian, and business disciplines.
Students can receive training in foreign languages or ASL, business or digital marketing, or acting, visual arts, or woodworking. The school's facilities also accommodate CompuSkills computer-training classes, which progress from basic sessions in computer operation to advanced sessions in photoshopping a ghost out of a family portrait. There are cooking classes, foreign language courses, and style classes, all of which turn out well-rounded pupils. The campus's 89-seat John Hand Theater, meanwhile, hosts intimate performances from local Firehouse Theater Company and Spotlight Theatre Company.
Every performer has a different goal. Recognizing this, the teaching staff at Academy of the Arts-Denver (each a professional in his or her respective field) designs all of their lesson plans around their students' individual goals. These highly personalized plans shape the approach to the school's age-specific, professional and recreational group acting and vocal classes. The teaching staff also uses their 75 years of accumulated experience to focus on talent development, whether students want to break into the business, or perform for the joy of it. Private lessons help build proficiency in guitar, bass, drums, and music production. Though lessons focus on specific technical training, the teachers encourage creative experimentation no matter the genre. Former students have established careers in TV, Broadway, Film, and Music. As they learn, Academy of the Arts-Denver's students are also encouraged to take part in rehearsals and performances.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Grafenberg teachers have a minimum of five years experience guaranteeing top level instruction, making every level an experience.
Every session ends with a performance so you can test out your new improv chops!
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Maybe a notebook if you want to take notes.
You'll probably need a pencil or pen too.
If you take notes differently, I would just bring that.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We want to set a standard in Sketch Comedy and Improv education. We also needed friends and thought this would be a cool way to meet some new people
What do you love most about your job?
All we do is laugh.
That's not a bad job in my book.