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    Beginner Waltz

    Are you a man or a woman out of time? Perhaps you like to imagine yourself in another era -- the roaring 20's, say -- when the world was simpler, when the trends and fads were more in line with your interests. Well, friend, you may be interested to know that Austin Uptown Dance offers a class covering the Waltz. You'll cover the basics of this dance -- and to be honest, that's pretty much all there is to it: the basics. Easy to pick up, so everyone can participate! Get ready to wow them all with your graceful moves at the next party!
    Beginner Waltz

    8868 Research Blvd, Austin

    • Learn the basics of the Waltz, from a trained expert professional who will work with you and answer any questions
    • Have a great time and feel incredibly classy while practicing these awesome throwback dances
    • Get in a great workout while learning a new skill and having fun!
    • Meet new friends in a warm and welcoming environment
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    Triple Two Step

    Just when you think you've got the Two Step down, they times it by three. But have no fear, Austin Uptown Dance is here to teach you everything you need to know about this old favorite. "But Vimbly", you say. "Isn't the Texas Two-Step the old favorite, and the Triple Two Step an off-shoot?" Actually, the Triple Two Step is very similar to the classic Texas Two Step of the 1970's (the glory days of the dance), What we think of as the Texas Two Step now is actually further from the original than this supposed "off-shoot." So by dancing the Triple Two Step, you're really getting at the heart of southern dance hall culture. You'll practice the basic steps in isolation, then work on putting them to music. By the end of the session, you'll be cutting a rug with the best of them!
    Triple Two Step

    8868 Research Blvd, Austin

    • Learn the basics of the Triple Two Step, a traditional southern dance with long roots
    • Receive assistance from an expert instructor, who will teach you the basic steps in isolation and then help you set them to music
    • Partner up and cut a rug, moseying around like a true Texan
    • Have fun while dancing with your friends and meeting new people!
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    Grappling

    Got an appointment with a muscle-bound goon in a cage? Get the leverage you need by learning submission grappling! Within competitive mixed martial arts circles, the art of grappling is generally considered one of the most effective combat styles. Grappling consists of maneuvers and counters designed to gain tactical advantages in position and leverage, including moves that lock an opponent into submission. This class will introduce you to some of the best submission grappling techniques from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a martial art form born in the MMA ring. These moves will help you solidify your endgame if you're looking to fight competitively, and make effective self-defence techniques in the real world. Can you handle it?
    Grappling

    4327 S 1st St, Austin

    • Master the fundamentals of some of the most effective martial arts grappling techniques
    • Learn to overcome opponents with smart positioning, takedowns, and submission techniques
    • Develop second nature combat reflexes through drills and sparring
    • Gain the mental and physical health benefits that come from studying self-defense
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    Wednesday Improv Jam

    Questions Only....ready, annnddd go! Doesn't this class sound fun? Can you imagine a better way to spend your day? How can this be free? Why haven't you already reserved a spot? The Wednesday Jam at Hideout Theatre is an opportunity for ANYONE (that means you) to add some play and fun into their lives. You'll start with 45 minutes of warm-up games (bippity bippity bop, bad rap, etc.) and exercises (hat game, what comes next?, etc.), then have 75 minutes of mock show (games and scenes in front of the group). The Jam is just for improvisers; no tickets, no audience, no pressure! This isn't a class or workshop - it's just a fun and easy opportunity for you to play without feedback or criticism. Your session will be facilitated by upper level Hideout students who will show up with a couple of ideas for activities, and then ask YOU what you would be excited to do (so bring ideas about what you want to try out). Isn't learning new skills fun? Don't you want to get on some giggles? What are you waiting for?
    Wednesday Improv Jam

    617 Congress Ave, Austin

    • Enjoy two hours of relaxed improvising with Hideout students, improvisors, and newbies!
    • Warm up with some fun exercises and then participate in a mock show
    • Bring your own ideas to propose for games and exercises
    • Practice your improv skills and make new friends
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    Bats and Ghosts 5k Haunted Night Tour

    Hey, it's a bat...man. Several hundred thousand, in fact. True to the slogan "Keep Austin Weird," bat-watching is a thing to do in Texas's capital city, and there's no place better to do that Downtown's Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, which serves as home to between 750,000 to one million bats that emerge like a black cloud every night at sunset. Lucky for you -- you'll get to witness this incredible event for yourself during a casual, 5k run that will take you through downtown and over the bridge! Your guide on this flight of fancy will also introduce you to some of the other popular landmarks in the area, including a few of its "haunted" attractions. Bats are friendly, right?
    Bats and Ghosts 5k Haunted Night Tour

    Downtown Austin, Austin

    • Explore historic Downtown Austin as it lights up for the evening during a 5k social run
    • Get to know the city layout while checking out some of its popular attractions
    • Watch a world-famous horde of bats emerge from beneath the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue bridge
    • Treat yourself to a unique tour that lets you learn, have fun, and workout at the same time
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    Fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu

    If there's a Goliath in your life, hit 'em where it counts. During this free trial class you'll discover Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a martial art form in which proper technique, leverage, and ground positioning will beat size and strength in almost any fight. You'll focus on gaining the competitive advantage through the use of takedowns, joint-locks, and chokeholds. Sooner or later most fights end up on the ground, and this style will teach you to get there faster, and win with quick and efficient grappling moves. In addition to building your confidence and self-esteem, this class will provide you with a great workout, developing both your stamina and flexibility -- all for free!
    Fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu

    8868 Research Blvd, Austin

    • Participate in a free trial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class at a state-of-the-art facility
    • Learn the fundamentals of one of the most effective self-defense martial arts in practice today
    • Get a great cardiovascular workout that will also help you develop muscle and body tone
    • Enjoy discovering a new sport that will push you to your limits and develop your confidence
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    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    "Grappling" with your self-defense shortcomings? Then you'll "flip" for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! In this class, you'll enjoy learning from experienced professionals in the comfort of a supportive and collaborative learning environment. This support will motivate you to easily pick up the hold, throws, and strikes that are the trademarks of this style of combat. You'll work in stand-alone drills as well as in partner sparring to hone your fighting instincts and learn the techniques needed to overcome an opponent of any size that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu prides itself on. In addition to the benefits of learning self-defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also a great foundation for those looking to get into MMA fighting as well as a perfect supplement to any fitness routine! Plus, you get to wear a gi, the traditional uniform of this style. Who doesn't like a good gi!
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    11940 Manchaca Rd, Austin

    • Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, one of the most effective martial arts in practice today
    • Master a powerful self-defense style that will help you develop quick reaction time and strategic combat thinking
    • Get a great cardio workout that will also develop your muscles and tone your body
    • Discover a martial art that will develop your confidence by pushing you to your limits
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    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Kajukenbo MMA Combo

    Tired of all those "Pit Bull" type training facilities, who think that all you need to defend yourself is a lot of force? Then come on down to Yama-Kan Kajukenbo, where we know the difference between using force and being explosive. In this class, you'll learn explosive techniques that, if done correctly, should work with minimal force. You'll learn takedowns, pin escapes, sweep reversals, and so much more as you combine the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with the efficiency of Kajukenbo. It may be hard work, but you'll get a hardcore workout in a fun environment, and make friends with your training partners. And at the end of the day, you'll get the necessary tools to truly protect yourself in virtually any situation. Sign up today!
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Kajukenbo MMA Combo

    211 Alpine Rd E, Austin

    • Discover the extremely effective arts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kajukenbo
    • Learn explosive techniques designed to work with minimal force
    • Gain the necessary tools to protect yourself in virtually any situation
    • Get a hardcore workout in an incredibly fun environment
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    Salsa

    Ever wish you could set the dance floor on fire with your fancy footwork? Well, when it comes to ballroom dances, it doesn't get much more fiery than salsa... ...and this beginner-level class is the perfect chance to explore this sexy, expressive style of dance! You'll be learning in a fun, social environment, where you'll have the chance to master the basic techniques and attitudes of salsa by working with instructors who know the moves like the backs of their flourished hands! As an added bonus, since you'll be learning alongside fellow beginner dancers, you'll be able to pick up a few basic twists and turns at your own pace in a low-pressure and supportive environment. After this class, you're sure to feel and dance like fire!
    Salsa

    209 Pedernales, Austin

    • Learn the fundamental steps of salsa, one of the most popular styles of Latin dance, from an experienced dancer
    • Discover the basic turns and footwork of this exciting dance style as you learn to move your body to the beats of Latin music
    • Enjoy learning in an energetic and supportive environment in the company of fellow, eager students
    • Have fun in a one-time exciting experience or maybe even discover a new lifelong hobby
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    Improv Intro

    Questions Only....ready, annnddd go! Doesn't this class sound fun? Can you imagine a better way to spend your day? How can this be free? Why haven't you already reserved a spot? If you're curious about adult improv classes at the Hideout, but aren't quite ready to commit to six weeks or throw down some moolah, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Come check out a FREE sample of what improv has to offer! The Hideout Theatre will give you a low-pressure taste of the games, exercises and basic philosophies that they teach in our Level One Class (and a general overview of all six levels of our training program). Isn't learning new skills fun? Don't you want to get on some giggles? What are you waiting for?
    Improv Intro

    617 Congress Ave, Austin

    • Get a taste for improv during a free sample class at The Hideout Theatre
    • Join low-pressure improv games and exercises to loosen up and get comfortable
    • Learn basic philosophies taught in the Level One class and hear a general overview of all six levels of the site's improv training program
    • Practice your improv skills, make new friends, and have some laughs!
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