Classes in Connecticut

$80 for a Utah-Gun-Permit Class at CT Gun Permit ($160 Value)

CT Gun Permit

Monroe

$160 $80

Instructor Michael J. Capozziello qualifies students to apply for a Utah concealed-carry-weapons permit, which is valid in 33 states

$80 for a Utah-Gun-Permit Class at CT Gun Permit ($160 Value)

CT Gun Permit

Monroe

$160 $80

Instructor Michael J. Capozziello qualifies students to apply for a Utah concealed-carry-weapons permit, which is valid in 33 states

$89 for an NRA Basic Pistol Course from Fairfield County Basic Pistol Permit ($175 Value)

Fairfield County Basic Pistol Permit

Glenbrook

$175 $89

NRA-certified instructor leads eight-hour basic pistol course, which teaches pupils about pistol safety in the classroom and on the range

Glass-Blowing Class for One, Two, or Four at Hotspot Glass Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Hotspot Glass Studio

Fairfield

$125 $65

Expert instructors guide students through turning glass-blowing pipes and choosing colors inside studio

Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Abstract Art by LS (Up to 80% Off)

Abstract Art by LS

West End - West Side

$150 $39

In a small-group setting, students learn basic painting skills, including the use of color, texture, and composition

$60 for One Month of Cartoon, Drawing, and Airbrush Classes at Little Red School ($120 Value)

Little Red School

Stratford

$120 $60

Instructors take a holistic approach to art by teaching several different mediums in 90-minute classes limited to 12 students

Two or Four Private Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire (Up to 77% Off)

Fred Astaire

Brookfield

$132 $30

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

Two-Hour Introductory Sewing Class for One or Two at A Little Square (Up to 52% Off)

A Little Square

Fairfield

$60 $29

Get some hands-on crafting experience in classes that teach the basic techniques of sewing

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Dance Lessons at Ridgefield Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 77% Off)

Ridgefield Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Ridgefield

$132 $30

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Bikram-Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Danbury ($171 Value)

Bikram Yoga Danbury

Danbury

$171 $39

Yogis of all skill levels sweat their way through 26 positions during 90-minute Bikram-yoga sessions

One Month of Thrice-Weekly or Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Brookfield (52% Off)

CrossFit Brookfield

Brookfield

$125 $59.99

Daily changing workouts can include weightlifting, cardio drills, and box jumping

$25 for $45 Worth of Dance Lessons — STUDIO860

Studio-8-sixty

Parkville

$45 $25

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BYOB Canvas Painting Class for One or Two from Art Plus Studio (Up to 46% Off)

Art Plus Studio

South Norwalk

$45 $25

Experienced working artists share their passion for painting with beginners in a casual environment

Beer- or Wine-Making Course with Take-Home Bottles at Brew and Wine Hobby (50% Off)

Brew and Wine Hobby

East Hartford

$50 $25

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In laid-back classes, hobbyists learn flavor theory before getting their hands dirty brewing their own beer and wine

10 Boot-Camp Classes at Freestyle Fitness (45% Off)

Freestyle Fitness

Westport

$200 $110

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One or Three Private Ballroom-Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio Southbury (Up to 76% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Southbury

Southbury

$95 $29

During private lessons, instructors teach students ballroom dance in a one-on-one setting

BYOB Painting Party for One, Two, or Four at Camp Simon Art Center (Up to 53% Off)

Camp Simon Art Center

East Windsor

$50 $25

Groups get together and learn to complete paintings, with subjects such as martini glasses, shoes, or recreations works by van Gogh or Monet

Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Elite Strength and Performance (Up to 67% Off)

Elite Strength and Performance

Thomaston

$99 $39

High-energy classes include intense 45-minute workouts that use tires, gymnastics rings, and weightlifting to strengthen the entire body

Six Training Sessions from Head To Toe Chiropractic, LLC (50% Off)

Head-to-toe Chiropractic, Llc

Springdale

$500 $250

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Alisa Bowens can teach the newest of newbies how to salsa—just watch her episode of MTV’s Made for proof. On it, she taught teenage sisters with no dance experience how to salsa, and she does the same for students at her studio, Alisa’s House of Salsa. She teaches the spicy Latin dance to groups, as well as in private lessons, during which she is able to provide even more technique notes and feedback. She also hosts salsa nights at local restaurants and lounges so that her students can practice in a real-life environment.

817 Chapel St
New Haven,
CT
US

Tom Bacha’s fist and feet are like a force field made of whip-quick cobras. The martial artist holds a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do, an Expert Series instructor certification from Krav Maga Worldwide, and a Brazilian jujitsu teaching certification from Best Way Jiu-Jitsu. At Connecticut Krav Maga, he and five other certified instructors draw on their kick-punching prowess to pass on Imi Lichtenfeld’s legendary martial art, krav maga, used by the Israeli Defense Force and the US Marines. Designed around the instinctual ways people defend themselves, the method gets quick-learned into students’ muscle memory, teaching students to fend off surprise attacks or disarm opponents carrying knives, guns, or prosthetic limbs.

48 Union St
Stamford,
CT
US

At Fleur de Lis Academy, instructors don't just nurture the inner dancer in students as young as 2; they also emphasize the importance of how one carries oneself in the world—with good posture and great manners. In addition to ballet, yoga, and dance classes, they also educate students on contemporary etiquette, accomplishing this through fun sessions such as Princess Tea Time. Led by a mother of four, Fleur de Lis Academy's lessons offer a nurturing, supportive environment for its students. The curriculum also branches out to include adult yoga and fitness classes.

Across the two floor facility, European-styled studios are equipped with high-tech sound systems, and an on-site dance boutique equips students with accessories and dancing attire.

27 Danbury Rd
Wilton,
CT
US

TryKickboxingNow.com's self-defense classes are more than just kickboxing sessions. Their courses blend traditional kickboxing, muay thai, boxing, karate, and interval training to burn fat and build muscle. In order to make it easy for exercisers to learn the kicks and punches of the sport, sessions take place at affiliate gyms across the country.

65 Front Street
Patterson,
NY
US

The experts at Yarnover help knitters of all skill levels learn basic and advanced techniques in knitting classes, as well as help those comfortable enough to knit by themselves navigate the shop and secure buttons, needle cases, and colorful royal alpaca, mulberry silk, or baby llama yarn. During the hands-on classes, students progress at their own pace as they take in wisdom and pointers from experienced teachers and broaden the knowledge of their hands and muscle memory. Guests can also stop by to sharpen their skills and talk trash about crocheters at a free knitting circle held every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

55 Wintonbury Mall
Bloomfield,
CT
US

At Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios, Grandmaster DeMasco and his staff of instructors illuminate students of all ages in the nuances of Martial Arts. Himself a vastly experienced practitioner of Martial Arts, DeMasco specializes in kung fu and teaches his pupils not only the fundamentals of the sport, but also the importance of self-respect, discipline, and not just learning from old kung fu movies. Each instructor here also brings their own high level of cred to their classes. As practitioners of Shaolin martial arts—the ancient predecessor of all martial arts—they're all internationally certified by the Shaolin Temple in China.

2189 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield,
CT
US