Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sip and Paint is Super Fun @ Girls' Night Out!

Super fun times for the Leopard Ladies of Modern Steps and their newest girlfriends!  The fun started with dinner at one of favorite places, The Village Pub, in Venetian Village off ParkShore Drive in Naples.  Jennifer and Kent Schooley were our fabulous hosts at the newly remodeled restaurant, overlooking Naples Bay.  The lovely ladies enjoyed cocktails and fabulous selections from their new menu, including scrumptious mussels and refreshing pico de gallo and chips.
Tammy and Eden, with Deborah and Kate
enjoying the view at The Village Pub

Front, Left to right: Eden, Tammy, Deborah, Kate
Back: Jennifer and Brenda
Everyone is wearing their GNO corsages
that Tammy gifted us.
From The Village Pub, it was off to Estero to Pinot's Palette for a fun night of creativity and ...well, some good old-fashioned hootin' and hollarin' from these gals!  We sure know how to have a good time, and the artists at Pinot's Palette will surely remember the gals from the dance studio!  We all created our own masterpieces from the lesson on "Autumn Reflections" and each lady took home her own unique style of art.  Everyone was encouraged to explore a new type of art, but instead of dancing on the ballroom floor, we took our brushes and put them to the canvas.  What a night to remember!
Arrived at Pinot's Palette in Estero!
Let the good times roll!

We are already having a good time and the
fun hasn't even started!

Our fearless leader, Miss Tammy!
A Pinot's Palette virgin!

The artists in their workshop-
go for it, Deborah!

Eden is one of our new Leopard Ladies-
welcome to the party, Eden!

Our fabulous instructor!

Something for everyone!
A truly wonderful evening!
Backseat drivers on the way to the fun!
It's a miracle we got there

Special corsages from Tammy for everyone-
'cuz everyone is special at Modern Steps!
Each Girls' Night Out event is something special, that brings us all together to have some fun off the dance floor.  Our next event is November 16, 2016 at 4pm.  We'll be having a special English Tea Party at Brenda Griebahn's on Marco Island.  Come and join us for a lovely cuppa and maybe a special craft project too!  You don't want to miss the fun at GNO!

Eden Rocks at Modern Steps!

It was a fortunate day when Tammy went to a class at the Marco Island YMCA and met Eden Looney.  Eden is the "Barre-ista" of EdenRocks and has brought her own special fitness program to Modern Steps.  Working with some great, ultra cool, ultra hip and ultra fun music and a barre just like the one you see in a ballet class, Eden is teaching us how to train our bodies to be leaner, stronger, and longer.  Her focus in the class is working on posture and finding balance in your body position.  Imagine that!  Posture and balance while dancing!  There's a connection here for students of ballroom dance!  Eden's story combines her love of dance, tennis and the need to train using less brawn and more brain.  Each class is an hour long, and meets three days a week at Modern Steps (Tuesday and Thursday at 9am, and Saturdays at 10am.)  She combines elements of barre exercise and ballet movements, with yoga and pilates, and then she throws in some serious cardio and ab workouts. And at the same time, she makes this a class for all ages and all levels of student ability.  If you are looking for a new dimension in fitness, come to Modern Steps and try this amazing hour of exercise--you just might get hooked!
Eden Looney leading the Barre Class.
Check her out on

Students lining up at the barre for warm-ups

Posture and balance are at the center of the class philosophy

Increasing flexibility is one of the class objectives.
Flexibility has been shown to decrease the
effects of aging.

Working on abs, or your core, strengthens back muscles
and reduces risks of osteoporosis and its symptoms.

Each student is encouraged to work at their own comfort level
and the community that builds in the class is also
a key to reducing depression and improving mental health.
For more information about the class, call Modern Steps at 239-775-3445 or email questions to

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Girls' Night Out! It's A Hit!

Ladies!  If you haven't been coming to our Girls' Night Out events you must start!  Quickly becoming one of our favorite days of the month, we are pushing the envelope and trying to find out how much fun a group of gals can have!

Last month, we had a Fashion Show at Modern Steps.  Carla Bobka, a CAbi Style Consultant from Pennsylvania, brought her trunk of fabulous clothes to Naples, so that we could touch and feel and walk the runway!  What could be better than a little wine, some hors d'oerves and good friends going shopping?
Carla takes her CAbi Show on the road for
our Girls' Night Out

Pat V. models one of the great sweaters from the collection
We're all looking forward to a spring show in February--be sure to stay in touch for details.

Coming Up in October

Our October GNO event has a different twist--we'll be Sipping and Painting at Pinot's Palette, Coconut Point, 23050 Via Villagio #109, Estero, FL 33928 on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  Meet at Modern Steps at 5:30pm and we can caravan to the party that is from 7-9pm.  Then dinner at Angelina's Ristorante to make it a night out!  Sign up using the Pinot's Palette link and be prepared for a good time!