Things To Do In Charlotte

Up to 82% Off Ferrari or Lamborghini Experience

The Motorsport lab North Carolina

The Park and Expo Conference Center

$549 $99

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Drivers get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini or Ferrari with an instructor for three or six laps around an autocross agility course

Up to 52% Off Concealed-Carry Course

Security Guard Exchange

Steele Creek

$130 $65

Course prepares students to apply for the North Carolina concealed-carry-handgun permit

Up to 51% Off a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill

Charlotte, EpiCentre

$10.25 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

Up to 77% Off Capoeira or Brazilian-Dance Classes

The International Capoeira School

Plaza Midwood

$150 $35

The Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira combines acrobatics, music, and dance; Brazilian Rhythms teaches traditional dancing

Up to 66% Off Recording-Studio Time

Unanimous Music Group

Charlotte

$100 $39

A staff with industry experience records tracks during two- or four-hour studio sessions

Half Off at Barefoot Archery

Barefoot Archery

Charlotte

$50 $25

Archers hone their aim on multicolored targets in a clean, well-maintained indoor archery range

Up to 47% Off Super Hero Bar Crawl from Carolina Nightlife

Super Hero Bar Crawl

First Ward

$15 $8

Revelers outfit themselves as their favorite superhero or villain and enjoy drink specials and costume contest

46% Off BYOB Painting Class

Wine and Design

Dilworth

$35 $19

Local artists lead wine-sipping guests brushstroke by brushstroke through creation of their own paintings

43% Off Painting Parties from The Createry

The Createry

On Location

$35 $20

Hosts help participants create works of art during painting parties held at local bars and restaurants such as Sip and Kickstand

42% Off Pontoon Rental

Lake Wylie Boat Rental

Charlotte

$325 $189

22' Verdanda boats can hold up to 11 adults and come equipped with life jackets, bumpers, ropes, and emergency equipment

34% Off Charlotte-Cincinnati Flight from Ultimate Air Shuttle

Ultimate Air Shuttle

Wilson Air Center

$595 $395

Skip airport hassles and enjoy the VIP treatment during charter flights that offer complimentary snacks and drinks

Up to 57% Off Hair Expo Tickets

Hair TV Networks

John C. Smith University

$30 $15

Hair TV Networks founder Antonio Thompson educates expo guests on how to care for healthy, natural hair

Up to 51% Off Kids' Activities at BounceU 

BounceU

Charlotte

$8.99 $4.50

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Kids bounce in inflatable houses, slip down slides, and traverse obstacle courses

Up to 66% Off at CORE Wrestling

CORE Wrestling

Charlotte

$100 $39

Wrestling memberships and camps help train wrestlers in the core values of respect and integrity and skills like positioning

47% Off BYOB Painting Class at Cajun Canvas

Cajun Canvas

Charlotte

$70 $38

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Students bring their favorite wine to enjoy as they paint along with step-by-step instruction provided by a professional artist

Up to 71% Off CrossFit Classes

CrossFit Surgo

Plaza Midwood

$120 $39

Classes combine functional movements, high-intensity exercise and strength training to build powerful, lean bodies

83% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Trophy Wife Fitness

Trophy Wife Fitness

$60 $10

Groups build lean muscle and burn calories during classes such as ChickBoxing and Hot Seat chair-dancing

Up to 75% Off Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes

FTF Fitness and Self Defense

Southeast Charlotte

$75 $19

Students learn moves in krav maga, jujitsu, & kickboxing classes or torch calories with heavy bags and interval workouts in fitness classes

50% Off Group Fitness Classes

Noxcuses Fitness - Charlotte

Carole Hoefner Recreation Center

$50 $25

Body builder David Roberts leads groups through total body conditioning workouts and exercises that build core strength

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Angie Acosta, founder of Queen City DanceOut, has a simple motto for her students: "If you're moving, you're doing it right." This encouraging, low-pressure attitude attracts people of all ages to her dance-inspired fitness classes, which meet at 18 public locations. Angie and her instructors aim to make exercise feel like a celebration and a refreshing break rather than a dreaded routine. To this end, their classes incorporate intuitive dance moves and invigorating music. DanceOut, the signature course, blends genres as diverse as swing, hip-hop, and reggae into a workout, relying on repetition and basic choreography to keep everyone grooving. Other highlights of the curriculum include the Latin rhythms of Zumba; the Dance Impact class, which fuses dance and kickboxing; and JamStrong, a mixture of core-conditioning, dance, and fun.

Community is a central aspect of every DanceOut class. As pupils practice their twirls, they can follow both the teacher and the Jam Crew—a team of regulars who help make the steps easy to follow and can assist fellow dancers. In addition to group workouts, instructors host skill workshops such as Booty Bootcamp, where attendees learn rump-shaking techniques and how to turn any chair into a rocking chair. They also put on performances and lead private classes for special events and parties.

300 Hawthorne Ln
Charlotte,
NC
US

Kelly Wood started her career with nothing but a vision. That, and a handful of boas. Toting a traveling pole, the single mother of four began to conduct private pole-dancing parties within the living rooms of local Charlotte women before opening up her own private studio, Pole Dance Charlotte. Today, Kelly's studio bustles with both aspiring students and seasoned pole-dancing instructors during classes throughout the week.

Exposed brick walls surround the forest of chrome poles that spring up from the studio's 1,500 square feet of warehouse style floors, from which instructors lead classes in both pole technique and pole fitness. They even offer onsite private or semiprivate lessons, where they set up their traveling poles in the comfort of a student's own home or spot in a particularly lengthy airport security line.

2108 South Blvd
Charlotte,
NC
US

Children naturally believe that life is all about having fun. This requires the instructors at My Gym Children's Fitness Center to perform two seemingly incompatible tasks: helping kids lay a strong physical, emotional, and cognitive foundation and letting them laugh and play to their hearts' content. The staff welcomes the challenge. Grouping kids by age into nearly a dozen different classes, the instructors teach students aged 6 weeks through 13 years the importance and fun of socializing, exercising, and eating broccoli without using their taste buds. More advanced courses, meanwhile, teach proto-persons more specialized skills such as basic karate.

5110 Park Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

Raised by a mother who believed in each person's innate artistic abilities, accomplished brush master Tina Steele Penn harnesses that sentiment, a lifelong love of art, and a fascination with color to guide others toward their inner Monets. Within her two studios, she crafts a welcoming atmosphere where artists of all skill levels can tap into their imaginations and unleash creativity and imprisoned winged dragons. Her classes and workshops encourage students to delve into media such as acrylic, watercolor, and oil paints, whereas her private sessions guide pupils toward their individual goals through one-on-one guidance.

2320 North Davidson Street
Charlotte,
NC
US

Masters of kinetic self-expression, the instructors at Charlotte Latin Dance teach progressive-style salsa, cha cha, bachata, and merengue to dancers of all experience levels. Students should dress in a comfortable outfit, or at least a freshly oiled suit of armor when attending the regularly scheduled four-week courses (though sneakers are not recommended), and can indulge in a game of dress-up at the monthly events that end with a three-hour dance party. Sessions are open to anyone aged 14 or older and are conveniently set in studios all over Charlotte.

5007 Providence Road
Charlotte,
NC
US

In a handful of studios scattered between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Springfield, Missouri, kids express their artistic creativity under the friendly supervision of Noah’s Art instructors. Classes cover a wide variety of topics—from painting and clay sculpture to vocals-based Song Art—and are arranged by age group, allowing children to interact with peers of a similar developmental stage while engaging in philosophical musings on the meaning of parent-enforced time-outs. Instructors also teach basic art tools and techniques, such as how to properly hold a paintbrush or sculpt clay using only your mind.

5110 Park Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US