At the last birthday party you threw, the rent-a-clown caused panic attacks, and the bounce house nearly landed you a lawsuit.
Step up your next bash with entertainment from Revelation Dance Studios. Send the troupe to its Plano space or stay at home; either way, choreographer Fenton Fulgham will spend an hour teaching up to twenty tiny hoofers (ages 5 and older) a short routine set to preteen tunes (think Miley and High School Musical).
After kids are in the groove, Fulgham will initiate dance contests and games before passing things off to parents for cake and gifts.
So everyone leaves footloose and fancy free.
Revelation Dance Studio, 2001 Coit Road, suite 210, Plano (972-596-1400 or revelationdancestudio.com).
Sci-Tech Holiday Camps
What: Make ice cream with liquid nitrogen, learn about digestion, and discover how airplanes fly at the science-based events.
Why: Space is evaporating.
When: Register now. Camps run Dec. 28-31, 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: 8000 Dallas Pkwy., Frisco (972-546-3050).
AdventureAsia Family Day at the Crow
What: Traditional Indian music, dancing, henna painting, and storytelling transport kids across the globe.
Why: It’s better than a magic carpet ride.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 2010 Flora St. (214-979-6430).
What: Magical-looking simulated outdoor snow showers are as exciting as the real thing.
Why: Warm up to Santa sightings and carriage rides.
When: Thru Dec. 26. Thurs.-Sun., 6, 7 & 8 p.m. Full event schedule at watters-creek.com.
Where: Watters Creek, 970 Garden Park Dr., Allen (972-747-8000).
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