Biz Buzz:
Dance studio opens on GoG Road

       A 2,400-square-foot bamboo floor is a major feature of NVision, a new dance studio at 750 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 120.
       Owners Spencer Harger and Kristal Brandy, who have competed in “Dancing with the Stars,” give group or private instruction in all ballroom and Latin styles, as well as country, swing, salsa, hip-hop and others. Aerobics, yoga and pilates are also available. “Whatever you choose we guarantee you will get in shape, feel more confident, and have fun all at the same time,” the Nvision website states.
       The business is open Monday through Friday or by appointment. For more information, call 268-6828. The website is
       Simply Beautiful is a new floral design shop at 911 W. Cucharras St.
       Owner Keith Mathews apprenticed in Kansas for four years and graduated with a degree in floral design from Ashworth University.
       He does floral designs for weddings, funerals and special occasions (such as anniversaries, graduations or Mother's Day)
       Also available are theme fish globes and signature flower cakes.
       The shop is open Monday through Friday. The phone is 210-3070.
       A jewelry exhibit by internationally noted artist Saundra Messinger is on display at the Squash Blossom gallery, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., through July 26.
       For more information, call 632-1899.
       Openings of new shows at two Westside performing venues are scheduled later this month.
       On July 29, puppeteer David Simpich will begin dramatizations of “Pilgrim's Progress” at the Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave.
       The shows will be presented at regular times through Sept. 13. For ticket information, call 465-2492 or go to
       From July 31 to Aug. 2, comedian Jim Jackson will give five presentations of “My Silly Leftovers” at the Manitou Art Theatre, 1367 Pecan St.
       For ticket information, call 685-472 or go to

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