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Five-Hour Beginners' Digital-Photography Course for One or Two from McKay Photography Academy (Up to 88% Off)

McKay Photography Academy

Norris Conference Centers - Austin

$399 $59

Award-winning instructors teach the basics of digital-camera settings and photo composition during a five-hour course

Two or Four 30- or 60-Minute Guitar Lessons at RockStar Guitar (Up to 61% Off)

RockStar Guitar

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Veteran instructor customizes lessons to students' skill levels and desired playing styles; guitars available upon request

32-Hour Spanish Beginner Class at Rapid Spanish (57% Off)

Rapid Spanish

Austin

$695 $299

Four-hour Spanish language classes incorporate snacks, games, music, and kinesthetic learning instead of textbook-style learning

$46 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Classical Guitar Lessons

Classical Guitar Lessons

Brentwood

$80 $46

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$38 for $75 Mommy and Me Pre-K Music Group Class — New School of Music

New School Of Music

West Austin

$75 $38

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Eight-Course Online Photography Course from Capturing True Emotion ($250 Value)

Capturing True Emotion

Online Deal

$250 $49

Through online videos and coursework, a professional photographer imparts how to have complete control of a digital camera

$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

$79 for an Online Oracle Database Administration Course from e-Careers ($840 Value)

e-Careers

Online Deal

$840 $79

Online course covers skills needed to install and maintain Oracle databases; earn an Oracle-certified professional certificate at the end

One, Three, or Seven Half-Hour Virtual Music Lessons from Peace of Mind Music Lessons (Up to 61% Off)

Peace of Mind Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$20 $10

Communicating via Skype, instructors work with students during music classes that focus on subjects such as vocals, guitar, and theory

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

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

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

$549 for $999 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Austin College Prep Consulting

Austin College Prep Consulting

Redeem from Home

$999 $549

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$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

$29 for 12-Month Access to Microsoft Library Online Training from Total Training ($209.99 Value)

Total Training

Online Deal

$209.99 $29

Online courses cover a variety of topics such as the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook, as well as Windows 8

90-Minute Introductory or Advanced DJ Classes at Dub Academy (65% Off)

Dub Academy

East Cesar Chavez

$110 $39

Classes teach students how to use TRAKTOR or Serato DJ software, which allows DJs to put their own spin on a favorite song

$28 for a One-Hour Class ($50 Value) — French Classes Austin

French Classes Austin

Austin

$50 $28

Local French teacher from Paris located in Austin; available for French lessons for students of all levels

$81 for $180 Worth of Music Lessons — Harp by Melody

Harp By Melody

Northeast San Antonio

$180 $81

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Driver-Education Program for a Teen or Young Adult at Rhodes Driving School (Up to 52% Off)

Rhodes Driving School

Multiple Locations

$125 $69

Experienced teachers lead state-certified programs for teens and young adults seeking their permits or licenses

$36 for $60 Worth of Singing Lessons — Cantabile School of Music - San Antonio

Cantabile School Of Music

Northeast San Antonio

$60 $36

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$60 for $120 Seven Polite Preschoolers Classes (Ages 3-5) — Renaissance Ranch

Renaissance Ranch

Oak Park / Northwood

$120 $60

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Four Spanish-Class Sessions for One or Two Months at New World Spanish (Up to 61% Off)

New World Spanish

San Antonio

$475 $235

Experienced, supportive native Spanish speakers walk kids through the fundamentals of Spanish with interactive games and lessons

$39 for Lifetime Access to an Online 18-Module On-Demand Course from iPhotography ($849 Value)

iPhotography

Online Deal

$849 $39

The 18 modules hone students' skills with an array of learning tools, including real-world assignments, video tutorials, and simulations

$75 for a Three-Hour On-Location Photography Class from Huntsman Portraits ($150 Value)

Huntsman Portraits

On Location

$150 $75

At an outdoor location, students learn how to pose their subjects for portraits and how to capture scenic landscape shots

$550 for $1,000 Worth of Truck Driving Services at Mackaronie Limited

Mackaronie Limited

San Antonio

$1,000 $550

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Two or Four Guitar Lessons at San Antonio Music Academy (Up to 64% Off)

San Antonio Music Academy

Northwest Side

$79.50 $29

Formally educated instructors teach students to coax tunes from guitar strings

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An intensive four-week exercise regimen crafted by certified personal trainer Ally Davidson guarantees speedy results and sweat-addled brows for campers across the fitness spectrum. Ally’s local boot-camp staff sends muscles on a brisk march toward a firmer condition six days a week, helming total-body workouts that include interval training, plyometrics, and an abs-twisting assortment of timed strength and agility drills. The staff regularly switches up workout regimens to ensure that muscles don't become as bored as nihilists in a bounce house. Aware that not all recruits have the same motives for joining their flab-busting brigade, trainers customize their workouts to squeeze the best results from bodies of all ages and fitness abilities. The camp schedule varies based on location, with four early-morning camps to awaken muscles stuck on snooze and a pair of evening sessions to end the day on a note of high endorphins.

12400 Mellow Meadow Dr
Austin,
TX
US

Forged from the collective passion of its founders, Helios Kiln Glass Studio provides a home for artisans to learn, work, and stock up on glass-making supplies. Artists themselves, the founders outfitted the space with everything they would want in a personal studio, including professional-grade kilns that serves as the venue's red-hot heart. In addition to renting out workspace to practiced artists, they offer plenty of classes to help first-timers discover a new passion. To fuel all the glass-fusing fun, they maintain an on-site shop, whose shelves brim with sheet glass and specialized materials such as fusing supplies and colored glass.

10700 Anderson Mill Rd
Austin,
TX
US

Although Stewart Yaros has performed with numerous elite companies, including the Boston Ballet and the Basel Ballet in Switzerland, his true passion is teaching dance. Teaching allowed the University of Massachusetts and Martha Mahr School of Ballet alumnus to combine his finely honed dance expertise and his zeal for communicating with others via the "common language" of dance in particular and the arts in general.

That theme of unity and togetherness dates back to the early days of Dance International, circa 1991, when the now bustling center for dance tutoring consisted of three students, their devoted teacher, and an old player piano that played Chopsticks. Today, the organization has swelled into a hub for upbeat, accessible instruction from professional-level teachers and is well-known for organizing the Austin Ballroom Festival.

Part of the guiding vision for Dance International is a focus on community service, as well as promoting the arts by introducing music and visual forms into the dance milieu. True to its multidisciplinary ambitions, the Dance International empire recently achieved 501(c)3 national nonprofit status and will soon add art and music classes.

9905 Anderson Mill Road
Austin,
TX
US

Visit one of The Peddler Show Tour's events, and you'll likely see some smiling faces among the other shoppers in attendance. It seems like there's nearly always someone grinning widely, having just discovered a perfect gift. It might be a necklace from Nan's Precious Pearls, a bottle of lotion from Salve All Natural Skin Care, or a tin of indulgent sweets from The Caramel Candy Co. Or maybe it's all of the above.

The Peddler Show Tour has been connecting Texan shoppers with boutique gifts and housewares for well over three decades, but the show has never been stronger than it is today, with 26 events hosted annually across the state. Even frequent shoppers can find something new on each excursion, since hundreds of different merchants and boutiques apply to participate. While many come for the clothing, jewelry, and household items, others stop by to sample gourmet foods or purchase a bed frame made of fudge.

2100 Sunchase Blvd
Cedar Park,
TX
US

It’s sometimes incredible to fathom just how many people are behind one movie: you need a group to write a script, draw up storyboards, direct, act, hold the camera, do makeup...the list goes on. Casting all these roles is a familiar task to Suezean Matarazzo and Nicholle Walton-Durban, both veterans of the film industry. At Austin Film and Arts Academy, they teach elementary- through high school-aged students how to collaborate on a short movie of their own.

In the academy's main digital filmmaking course, students go from developing their ideas to shooting and lighting each scene on location. While they focus on the bigger picture, other participants refine more specialized skills, such as choreographing stunts, creating horror makeup, or keeping the crew away from craft service before lunch.

Classes stay small, so the academy's roster of instructors and guest speakers—such as casting agents and stuntmen—can grant each student personalized attention. Every session culminates in a final project, such as auditioning on camera or, in the case of digital filmmaking, receiving a DVD of your movie along with a customized poster.

700 Antelope Cove
Cedar Park,
TX
US

Summit Christian Academy prepares students for life as successful adults with pre-K, elementary, and secondary classes. The main school focuses on core subjects including science, engineering, and math with rigorous challenges in each. In the summer, youth camps stuff the warm days with field trips, crafts, and outdoor activities that operate on new themes every week, including weird science, underwater adventures, and treasure hunters.

2121 Cypress Creek Rd.
Cedar Park,
TX
US