Things are constantly in motion here at The Market Common – especially for these three retailers on Deville Street that specialize in shaping you up and keeping you on the move.
From dancing to cycling to yoga, they’re here to add some health to your daily well-being. And we’re here to tell you all of the many reasons you’ll want to sign up for one of their classes and excursions.
Coastal Dance Centre, 3070 Deville St.
“We’re a dance school that is passionate, committed and dedicated to the training of outstanding dancers,” says Liza Mata, founder and artistic director at Coastal Dance Centre.
First opening in 2005 in Murrells Inlet (now closed) and in 2013 here at The Market Common, Coastal Dance Centre has spent more than a decade offering a high standard of training and performance programs for their students, which lends well to enhancing the community’s appreciation for the arts.
“I grew up immersed in the arts,” says Mata, who grew up in the Philippines before immigrating to the U.S. in 2002. “And teaching dance has been my passion for the last 40 years. As a teacher, I love to see students flourish at our dance school. It’s a great feeling to mold and see students transform, overcome their challenges and become competent and confident individuals.”
The dance studio offers ballet classes that start in preschool (ages 1 ½ to 5 years) through pre-professional. Coastal Dance Centre is affiliated with the Royal Academy of Dance in London, and students get to have more training and performing opportunities through the nonprofit performing company, Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre.
Additional dance classes available are jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, acro, musical theater and hip-hop. Students can choose the recreational track, for the fun and enjoyment of it, or a program for the more serious-minded students who are dedicated to giving more time to training pre-professionally. Plus, they offer adult ballet classes!
“And we’re continuing to grow!” says Mata. “There are many young families enrolled in our Murrells Inlet location that have also come to join us here in The Market Common.”
In fact, Coastal Dance Centre will be expanding soon into additional studio space on 3073 Howard Ave. (next to Sun Glass Hut and The Walking Company), with classes for children through adults
The studio is currently rehearsing for its holiday traditional production of “The Nutcracker,” which will be performed Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16 at the Wheelwright Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University. Catch a sneak preview of “The Nutcracker” at The Market Common Tree Lighting on Sat., Nov. 17.
For more information, visit www.coastaldancecentre.com or call 843-839-5678.
Pedego Electric Bikes, 3080 Deville St.
There’s bicycling … then there’s bicycling that’s electric. Pedego Electric Myrtle Beach offers fun, fitness and freedom – on another level.
“It’s exactly what those living and visiting The Market Common are after,” says Aaron Maynard, store manager. “And The Market Common District has great places to ride, plus the Myrtle Beach State Park is so close by.”
Pedego’s top-of-the-line electric bikes and accessories are not only available for purchase, but they also rent out their electric bikes seven days a week and offer tours on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Tours are $20 each, which includes an electric bike, entrance into the State Park and one of Pedego’s entertaining expert guides. If you choose to power-pedal on your own tour, rental rates are just $20 an hour. The entire family is covered; Pedego has tandem bikes, child trailers and pet trailer in its inventory.
“Riding an electric bike makes you feel like a kid again,” says Maynard. “There’s nothing else like it here on the Grand Strand.
Maynard says he fell in love with electric bikes while living in London. After retiring from the Air Force, he looked for post-retirement jobs and thought sharing his love of e-bikes with others would be a great thing to do.”
“As it turns out,” he says, “it is!”
Visit Pedego to find out about the fun of e-bikes for yourself or, for more information, visit www.pedegomb.com or call 843-602-6941.
Yoga In Common, 3062 Deville St.
The Market Common’s yoga studio rolled out its first yoga mats with a mission to have people from all walks of life meet up “in common” at one of its many classes. But they want it to go beyond the studio at The Market Common – it’s an awareness of yoga’s many benefits that stretches along the coast of Myrtle Beach from a practice rooted 5,000 years ago.
Yoga in Common offers classes and meditations for all levels and ages, including family yoga, nia and reiki, as well as community events, such as health and wellness mini-classes and homeopathic speakers. You’re in good hands with all of the studio’s yoga-certified instructors. It’s truly a safe space that’s energized by a sense of community for folks of all ages and experience. The studio also offers the ’Tique, its own shop selling earth-friendly gifts, jewelry and products crafted by local artists.
For more information on upcoming classes and events, visit www.yogaincommon.com or call 843-839-9636.
Blog written by Ashley Daniels.