Personal Development in Old Town North

$545 for $990 Worth of Makeup Classes — Spectrum Beauty Academy

Spectrum Beauty Academy

Alexandria

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$990 $545

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Four Piano or Singing Lessons at Melody Sons Music Studio (Up to 51% Off)

Melody Sons Music Studio

Penrose Square

Supportive and encouraging teacher for kids and adults in piano and vocal techniques at all skill levels

$120 $59

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Master Basic Camera Functions with a Photography Maven

Two-Hour DSLR Basics Photography Class

Washington Mall

Rachel Lincoln demystifies aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, then shows you how to play with these concepts during a jaunt through the area

$60 $60

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$199 for an Online SAT Prep Course from The College Review ($399 Value)

The College Review

Online Deal

Experts help high schoolers prepare for their college-entrance exams in an online SAT course

$399 $199

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$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

$3,295 $99

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$39 for $70 Worth of Language Classes — SCETA

Sceta

Redeem from Home

Learn basic Japanese to visit Japan or understand animes

$70 $39

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$45 for $75 Worth of Test-Prep Classes — Five Star Learning

Five Star Learning

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$75 $45

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$45 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Turn 2 Notes

Turn 2 Notes

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$80 $45

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Two or Four 60-Minute Guitar Lessons from Planetary Music (Up to 54% Off)

Planetary Music

Redeem from Home

Professional guitar instructors arrive at students' homes to teach them how to play one of the most popular instruments in modern music

$140 $69

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$19.99 for an Online Traffic-School Course from BESTtrafficschool.com ($39.95 Value)

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

DMV-approved online traffic course may lower insurance rates; satisfies court point or fine-reduction requirements for VA citations

$39.95 $19.99

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$95 for Online Personal-Training Certification from American Fitness Institute ($299 Value)

American Fitness Institute

Online Deal

Online materials allow students to set their own pace over a four-week period before testing to be certified as a personal trainer

$299 $95

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$59 for an Online Website Building Class from Express Website Course ($197 Value)

Express Website Course

Online Deal

Video course teaches students the ins and outs of creating a website and working with the WordPress platform

$197 $59

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Three-Hour Beginner Photography Workshop for One or Two from Remember Forever (Up to 60% Off)

Remember Forever

On Location

Beginner workshops help you learn the ins and outs of your camera's functions and how to take great pictures in specific conditions

$95 $39

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$39 for 1-Hour Music Lesson $70 — Love Music Lessons

Love Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$70 $39

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$25 for $50 Toward Translation Services — Language Innovations, LLC

Language Innovations LLC

Farragut Square

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$50 $25

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Four or Eight Salsa-Dancing Lessons at Saboreate Dance Company (Up to 51% Off)

Saboreate Dance Company

Washington

Students learn sensual salsa moves during 60-minute lessons

$60 $30

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Exterior Detailing for Small, Mid-Size, Full-Size, or Truck-Size Vehicles at We Care Autobody (Up to 79% Off)

We Care Autobody

Alexandria

ASE-certified techs perform a full exterior detailing service for small, mid-size, and large vehicles

$280 $59

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$36 for $60 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Simon Studies Educational Services, LLC

Simon Studies Educational Services, Llc

U Street - Cardozo

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$60 $36

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One Month of Reading or Math In-Center Tutoring at A Plus Success Quality Tutoring (Up to 61% Off)

A Plus Success Quality Tutoring

Alexandria

Instructors work with K–12 students twice weekly to improve their reading or math skills

$250 $99

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Lifeguard or CPR/AED Training for One or Two from National Lifesaving & Aquatics (Up to 57% Off). Six Options.

National Lifesaving & Aquatics

Van Ness - Forest Hills

Learn life-saving techniques such as CPR, AED operation, first aid, and aquatic rescue

$279 $139

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$23 for $40 Toward 30 minute Individual Piano Lesson — Alla's Piano Studio

Alla's Piano Studio

Falls Church

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$40 $23

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Two or Four Music Lessons at Falls Church Music Conservatory (Up to 55% Off)

Falls Church Music Conservatory

Jefferson

Adults and children with a variety of skill levels are invited to learn instruments at this classically focused music school

$122 $55

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$243 for $485 Groupon — AliceBeauty LLC

Alice Beauty Llc

Bethesda

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$485 $243

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$49 for $98 Worth of Defensive-Driving Classes — Dexterity Driving School

Dexterity Driving School

Washington

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$98 $49

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Makeup-Application or Jewelry-Making Class for One or Two at V GLAM Institute of Art (Up to 54% Off)

V GLAM Institute of Art

Falls Church

Head to an accredited beauty, art, and fashion institution to learn the best tricks for applying makeup or how to make your own jewelry

$125 $60

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Eight-Week Course for One or Two at Coco Libre (Up to 51% Off)

Coco Libre

Hyattsville

Eight-week classes offer introductions to such diverse topics as Spanish, African dance, and meditation

$80 $39

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Four 30-Minute Private Singing Lessons at Solfedge Studio: Community Music School (45% Off)

Solfedge Studio: Community Music School

Silver Spring

Relax and let your inner artist break free

$119 $65

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for Ages 7 and Up at Bach To Rock (66% Off)

Bach To Rock

Multiple Locations

Students can choose from one of 14 instruments, including voice; instructors use a social approach to get kids motivated to practice

$88 $30

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One-Day Photography Course at Vickie Lewis Photography (45% Off)

Vickie Lewis Photography

Silver Spring

Not sure how to use that expensive digital camera? Take the mystery out of shooting on manual in a fun, hands-on class.

$149 $82

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Take Your Camera Off Program Mode! Workshop for One or Two at DSLR Workshops by Okello Dunkley (Up to 52% Off)

DSLR Workshops by Okello Dunkley

North Central

Workshops teach students to explore the manual settings of their digital cameras, including aperture, ISO, and white balance

$99 $50.99

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Four Weeks of Tutoring for One or Two Students at Bestbrains (Up to 69% Off)

Bestbrains

Multiple Locations

Certified teachers instruct students across four subjects, including abacus, math, English, and general knowledge for four weeks

$244 $79

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$1,648 for $2,997 Worth of Academic Classes — Hands On Dental Assistant Training

Hands On Dental Assistant Training

Rockville

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$2,997 $1,648

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$94 for $160 Worth of Singing Lessons — The A Cappella School

The A Cappella School

Rockville

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$160 $94

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Four or Eight 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Victory Tutoring (Up to 54% Off)

Victory Tutoring

Laurel

Professional tutors help students improve test scores in areas such as physics, social studies, and reading comprehension

$140 $69

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$99 for One Private Tutoring Package from Mathnasium ($209 Value)

Mathnasium

Reston

Expert math tutors help students ace tests and homework with assessment and two private teaching sessions

$209 $99

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Four or Six One-Hour Tutoring Sessions at Kidz-Tutoring (Up to 52% Off)

Kidz-Tutoring

Woodbridge

Instructors with a minimum of three years experience teach students in grades K–12 any subject ranging from algebra and writing to languages

$180 $89

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$65 for a Three-Hour Lesson on QuickBooks at ITS Integrated Technical Solutions ($135 Value)

ITS Integrated Technical Solutions

ITEC Training

Students learn the basics of QuickBooks, which helps small businesses do everything from invoicing to tracking sales and expenses

$135 $65

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$89 for a Discovery Flight from Washington International Flight Academy ($145 Value)

Washington International Flight Academy

Gaithersburg

After 30 minutes of ground instruction, students pilot and fly an aircraft with guidance from an FAA- certified flight instructor

$145 $89

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Eight-Week Spanish or French Language Course at Animated Child (Up to 51% Off). Six Options Available

Animated Child

Montclair

Classes introduce language skills through music and movement, puzzles and art projects, and multiple-intelligence teaching models

$235 $115

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SAT Verbal or Total Test-Prep Package with Practice Tests at Living Stone Academy (Up to 67% Off)

Living Stone Academy

Centreville

High-school students spend hours studying with a tutor and taking practice tests to prepare for the SATs

$420 $140

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Four Private Music Lessons from Sky Music Instruction LLC (41% Off)

Sky Music Instruction

Centreville

Offering comprehensive guitar and voice instruction; lessons include technique, theory, and ear training

$120 $71

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$66 for $120 4 Piano Lessons— Manassas Joe's Piano

Manassas Joe's Piano

Bull Run

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$120 $66

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Since opening its doors in 1998, Language Stars has introduced more than 30,000 children to foreign languages with small-group classes and full-immersion activities. Through a selective process, Language Stars recruits ambitious teachers from more than 20 countries who share a common goal of revolutionizing how and when American children learn foreign languages. Parents and Tots Classes are available for children between 1–3 years old, and Kids Only classes are available for children 3–5, 5–8 and 8–10 years old. Absorbent little minds soak up Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, or Arabic with the help of their FunImmersion approach, learning naturally through games, songs, activities and art projects to help kids finally understand their foreign-exchange imaginary friends.

318 Montgomery St.
Alexandria,
VA
US

At Forum Intensive English Center, learning is more than staring at a book or listening to a teacher's voice—it's an engaging process that requires participation. The school's instructors boost students' fluency in the English language through interactive exercises developed by European linguist Susanna McPhilomy. Active group conversations and role-playing exercises are a few of the techniques used during intensive English courses and test-preparation programs that prepare students for the TOEFL, IELTS, and other exams. Students can also opt for classes designed to help them communicate in a professional setting.

801 North Pitt Street
Alexandria,
VA
US

The Metropolitan School of the Arts - formerly the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center - was founded more than 14 years ago. This multidisciplinary performing-arts organization takes a holistic approach to teaching and encouraging performance-arts skills, creating performance opportunities in dance, music, and theater for a diverse population of students of all ages and abilities. Its students have gone to perform on Broadway, at The Juilliard School, and in highly esteemed companies, such as the Mark Morris Dance Company, The Washington Ballet, and Ford's Theater and Signature Theater. Youth programs include year-round programs in dance, theater, music, music-theater, and acting, as well as a performing-arts program in the summer, all for children as young as 2. Adult classes range from basic to advanced, including ballet, jazz, and tap lessons, plus yoga and ballet-barre fitness workouts.

201 Prince St
Alexandria,
VA
US

Today's side deal to Fitness on the Run gets you two personal training sessions for $55, up to a $160 value ($100 value for new clients). Many of Fitness on the Run's trainers come from busy careers in politics and government, so they know how difficult it is to make fitness a priority in the midst of a heavy workload and fast-paced career. Your trainer will provide the motivation and support, so all you need to do is pencil in your session. With a variety of specialties and approaches, your trainers will maximize your efficiency, for a workout that boasts better results with a decreased risk of injury from incorrect form or overworking. In an effort to help the procrastination-inclined, this Groupon expires on March 30, 2010.

109 S Alfred St
Alexandria,
VA
US

Hospitality Training Institute readies aspiring bartenders, casino dealers, and banquet servers to excel in both charming customers and plying their trade. Instructors guide their students through complete certification courses, which can last 20 to 150 hours, or through single-day workshops, in which students hone their skills to optimum employability. The institute maintains connections with the Virginia Hotel and Lodging Association and the National Restaurant Association, a close association that helps pupils find paid work upon completion of their training. Safety certifications demonstrate how to handle food and alcohol properly, so that confused waiters don’t fire all meals from a cannon.

1432 Duke Street
Alexandria,
VA
US

You'll be led in the ways of matching and loving under director Ron "Ald" McDonald, aka Tennis the Menace, aka the Count of Volley Cristo—a US Professional Tennis Association–certified coach and 35-year veteran of successful tennis-knowledge transmission. You'll be grouped with a handful of swingers at your own skill level, allowing you to reap the benefits of group training and assign each other catchy nicknames. Through fun drills and lightly competitive scrimmaging, you'll build on fundamentals and incorporate new flourishes into your victory dance.

400 Fontaine St
Alexandria,
VA
US