Classes in Bellaire

10 or 20 Boot-Camp Classes at Focus Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

Focus Fitness

Houston

$150 $59

Boot-camp classes help clients lose weight, gain muscle, and feel more confident

5 or 10 LeanFIT Fitness Classes for Women at All Day Crossfit (Up to 53% Off)

All Day Crossfit

Greater Heights

$95 $45

High-intensity classes aim to challenge and motivate all students while working with their varying goals and needs

5 or 10 High-Intensity Fitness Training Classes at FiTMiX Yoga & Latin Fitness Studio (Up to 60% Off)

FiTMiX Yoga & Latin Fitness Studio

Houston

$50 $25

Bilingual instructors help students build muscle, improve flexibility, and have fun during high-intensity fitness classes

6-Hour Texas Concealed-Handgun Licensing Course for One or Two at ISI Training Center(50% Off)

ISI Training Center

Gulfton

$149.95 $75

Licensed instructor teaches Texas gun laws and handgun proficiency before a final written test during 6-hour concealed-handgun course

One-Hour Intro to Tea Tasting Class for One or Two, plus $15 Tea Credit Each at The Path of Tea (Up to 50% Off)

The Path of Tea

Greenway - Upper Kirby

$35 $18

(112)

Sip samples of white, green, oolong, black and rooibos teas while learning about each, as well as best practices for brewing a perfect cup

Educational Classes or Parties for Kids or Adults at Language and Art Centers (Up to 62% Off). Six Options Available.

Language and Art Centers

Multiple Locations

$250 $99

Students of all ages receive art instruction, and kids can learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin; Spanish pre-k immerses tots in the language

$250 for a Basics of Modeling and Acting Course at BB Productions and Studios ($1,500 Value)

BB Productions and Studios

Houston

$1,500 $250

Twice-weekly course covers basics such as modeling stances, acting methodologies, union structures, and the audition process

Concealed Handgun License & Shooting Courses for One or Two at Sheepdog Tactical Training, LLC (Up to 56% Off)

Sheepdog Tactical Training

Bailey's House of Guns

$75 $45

NRA-certified instructors cover Texas gun laws and firearm fundamentals in CHL classes; free gun rental is available upon request

Painting Class for Two, Four, or Up to Eight at Art Worthy Houston (Up to 51% Off)

Art Worthy Houston

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Bilingual instructors give couples and groups step-by-step instructions on how to make their own works of art

One or Two Months of Preschool at Raising Stars (Up to 57% Off)

Raising Stars

Clear Lake

$1,000 $499

Both options include the field-trip cost, registration fee, and supply cost

1, 3, 6, or 12 Cupcakes and Painting Classes at 3Hues (Up to 50%% Off)

3Hues

Zanzibar

$70 $35

Artists guide pupils through the brushwork of an existing painting during classes held at Zanzibar Houston; includes locally baked cupcakes

120-Minute Paint Party Social and 2 Hand Painted Wine Glasses from Maya Imani Watson [Arts Driven] (45% Off)

Maya Imani Watson [arts Driven]

MacGregor

$65 $36

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

CHL Course with Optional Beginner's Class for One or Two at Impact Security Training Center (Up to 63% Off)

Impact Security Training Center

Ponderosa Forest

$145 $59

Students complete the required classroom and range time necessary to qualify to apply for a concealed-handgun license

One Month of Art Classes for One or Two Kids or an Art Party for Up to 10 Kids (Up to 55% Off)

Splash Kids

Greater Hobby Area

$66 $33

Art classes designed for kids let anyone express themselves through paint and brushes

Dance Lessons at Beginners Only Social Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio (Up to 83% Off). Three Options Available.

Beginners Only Social Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio

Galleria Area

$150 $26

Individual dancers or couples learn how to cha-cha, waltz, swing, or rumba in a private setting from an experienced instructor

$50 for $99 Worth of Dance Lessons — Faith Dance Studio

Faith Dance Studio

Green Trails Crossing

$99 $50

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

$29.95 for Three Months of Webcast 3-D Drawing Lessons from Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom ($99 Value)

Mark Kistler's Imagination Station

Online Deal

$99 $29.95

Students of all ages learn techniques in live, online classes led by Emmy-winning artist Mark Kistler

In-Home Cooking Class for Two, Four, or Six from Culinary with Carol (Up to 42% Off)

Culinary with Carol

Redeem from Home

$345 $205

A skilled chef with a published cookbook teaches groups to craft dishes such as mosaic onion tarts, succulent salmon, and crème brûlée

Three-Hour BYOB Body-Painting Party for One, Two, or Four at ABC Bodyart (Up to 55% Off)

ABC Bodyart

Houston

$100 $50

Beverages and paint flow while partygoers paint models

Select Local Merchants

What began as a small studio with five enthusiastic dance students has transformed into a full-fledged company that's educated thousands and won multiple awards along the way—including a Certificate of Congressional Recognition. Today, Strictly Street Salsa has a whole team of instructors that has danced its way across the likes of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Spain, and Rome and is ready to introduce students to new cultures through the art of dance. The studio offers classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers in both salsa and tango and hosts dance workshops that blend Latin dance with various cultural elements, including African movement, gypsy music, and good old-fashioned American screaming.

2020 Hermann Drive
Houston,
TX
US

Over his 25-year career in snapshottery, Jimmy Loyd has accumulated an impressive list of skills as freelance photojournalist for the Houston Chronicle, portraitist, and studio owner. An early adapter to the digital-camera revolution, he can capture digital or analog family portraits, professional headshots, and in-the-moment sports images with ease. Loyd also employs his expertise in intermittently scheduled classes and photo tours, which might occur on-location at the Houston Zoo or, for more candid shots, out in the wilderness where animals don't have access to stylists.

1111 Heights Boulevard
Houston,
TX
US

Referencing his 20 years of experience, skilled shutterbug Richard Maglievaz oversees digital-photography classes for artists of all experience levels. He ensures that whether they teach general classes for beginners or more specialized sessions covering lighting, aperture, or night photography, all instructors are field-tested and capable of being caught on film. Some classes venture out on field trips to such spots as the Houston Zoo, while others stay in the studio for technical lessons.

6001 Fannin Street
Houston,
TX
US

Preschoolers, professional dancers, and drill teams are rarely found under one roof. However, Karina’s School of Dance caters to all these demographics and more with an eclectic array of dance classes for all ages and skill levels. Instructors teach styles such as pointe, jazz, and hip-hop, focusing on both aesthetics and self-esteem. They also helm Zumba classes, which fuse dancing and calorie burning more effectively than doing the worm on a moving treadmill.

2301 Yorktown, Ste 205
Houston,
TX
US

Tell us about your business.

I am a licensed aesthetician that has specialized in makeup applications and lessons. I like to consult about an individual's lifestyle and wardrobe preferences before creating their look. In today's busy world, I teach techniques and recommend products that are versatile, easy to apply, and long-wearing. I have many, many years of brow-shaping experience. I am convinced that the appropriate brow shape is a key ingredient to looking your best.

What makes your business stand out?

I love what I do, so that comes across to my clients during their service. I try to make the service as fun as it is educational. The products I sell have been selected because they are skin-beneficial and of superior quality.

What inspired you to start this business?

I love working with color cosmetics to enhance the appearance of my clientele and keep them up to date with trends.

What is your most popular offering?

I see many of my clients on a monthly basis for brow services, waxing, and dying. Many of the women I worked with when applying their wedding makeup are now bringing in their daughters, too. Besides this, I see clients twice a year for new makeup update lessons in the spring and fall. No one should get stuck in a makeup rut.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?

One woman told me she left my chair feeling and looking so wonderful that she met her husband-to-be that very night. Another woman told me her husband took a look at her and said, "You look great, what did you do?" This was an extreme compliment, since he did not even notice her makeup—simply that she looked beautiful. That's what makeup should create for everyone when applied skillfully.

What’s your favorite part about your job?

The sparkle in someone's eyes when they look in the mirror and like what they see. Everyone loves the "reveal" or there would not be so many makeover shows on TV.

Business Basics

Most popular offering: Brow waxing

ProTip: Feel free to bring products you already love to incorporate into the lesson.

Established: 1986

Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: One person

Parking: Parking lot

2147 Westheimer Road
Houston,
TX
US

Tell us about your business.

I love to capture life in its purest moments. I enjoy photographing people from various backgrounds and learning more about their culture. I think photography is a universal language that we all understand. The key to great photos is to live in the moment. I like to photograph from artistic and unique perspectives. I love to provide my clients with memories that they will keep forever.

What's your background like?

I have been studying photography for over 12 years, and have almost 10 years of Professional experience. I have worked for various magazines, corporations, and private clients producing marketable and editorial images. I've shot everything from sports to weddings to babies. I just love to be a part of people's special moments.

Do you have a studio, do on-location photography, or both?

I currently have a studio in Indianapolis and I’m looking for studio space in Houston. I enjoy doing both indoor and outdoor photography. I do a lot of on-location shoots using natural and window light.

What photographers influenced you? In what ways do traces of their work show up in your work?

Gordon Parks has been a huge influence in my photographic aspirations. I loved his approach to photography and the controversial pieces he would create to get a reaction out of people. He's definitely a pioneer in this industry. I love how he showed the progression of people and America in a time where photography was his choice of weapon. Sometimes we can use art to shine light on sensitive subjects, when we're too deaf to hear the words. I'm also influenced by Ansel Adams photography. I love the landscape images and how he keeps it black and white. It shows tremendous appreciation for the view and quality of work. I'm very much into fine art and try to create it daily.

Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

I'm also inspired by Langston Hughes because I love to write. He had a lot of thought in his poetry and short stories. And with photography, a lot of thought goes into the process of creating a great photograph.

One interesting fact most people don't know about your business:

We do a lot of work in the community. Very much a part of mentoring our youth and making sure they have creative outlets.

6520 Almeda Road
Houston,
TX
US