Classes in Guttenberg

Newsboy-Cap Workshop or Infinity-Scarf-Making Course at Artikal Millinery (Half Off)

Artikal Millinery

East Village

$70 $35

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Workshops teach students how to craft colorful scarves or stylish newsboy caps

Four or 12 Hip Hop Dance Classes at DivaDance Company (Up to 45% Off)

DivaDance Company

NoHo

$60 $39

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Dance classes where you learn choreographed moves from top hip-hop and R & B music videos or get fit during high-energy dance routines

Two Private Dance Classes from Olympic Ballroom (65% Off)

Olympic Ballroom Dance Studio

New York

$150 $53

Flexible private lessons for ballroom, Latin, salsa, Argentine tango, wedding, and other dances; no partner required

Sharpen Knife Skills and Make Salsa at Taste Buds Kitchen

Knife-Skills Cooking Class

Taste Buds Kitchen

$75 $75

Taste Buds instructors teach proper cutting techniques as students prepare fresh salsa and sip BYO drinks in a 750 sq. ft. kitchen

One Month of Unlimited Tango Classes for One or Two at Jeni Breen Tango Academy (Up to 73% Off)

Jeni Breen Tango Academy

440 Studios

$185 $59

Two instructors with more than two decades of experience each teach students the classic Argentinian Tango during 55-minute classes

Custom Choreographed Wedding Dance for 2 or 15 at NYC Talent Project (46% Off)

NYC Talent Project

Clinton

$650 $350

A Broadway performer choreographs dance for wedding or special event, then teaches it during a rehearsal session lasting up to four hours

Cooking Class for One or Two at Conrad Gallagher Food (Up to 48% Off)

Conrad Gallagher Food

Clinton

$95 $55

Three-hour cooking classes taught by a Michelin-recognized chef focus on Italian dishes, gourmet cooking, or brunch, among other subjects

Make-Your-Own Gold, Palladium, or Platinum Rings at New York Wedding Ring (15% Off). Five Options Available.

New York Wedding Ring

Financial District

$2,425 $2,059

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Metal artist Sam Abbay guides couples through the process of making their engagement or wedding rings out of gold, palladium, or platinum

One or Two Months of Unlimited Dance Fitness Classes at Arthur Bodie Dance and Fitness Studio (Up to 92% Off)

Arthur Bodie Dance and Fitness Studio

Garment District

$300 $39

Instructor teaches small groups how to improve their strength, agility, power, and flexibility through focused dance movements

5 or 10 Dancehall Workshop Sessions from Blacka Di Danca (Up to 61% Off)

Blacka Di Danca

New York

$75 $35

Dancehall blends high-energy Caribbean dancing with Jamaican influences

$90 for Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation at Naturally Intense ($270 Value)

Naturally Intense

Flatiron District

$270 $90

Nutritional advice and 10-minute workouts support weight loss and muscle growth

$75 for $150 Toward Personal Training — The SYMple Method

the SYMple Method

Flatiron District

$150 $75

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

1 or 3 News-Broadcasting Classes or 4 Business Classes at New York Acting School for Film and Television (Up to 81% Off)

New York Acting School for Film and Television

Upper West Side

$150 $29

Aspiring journalists learn how to report and anchor TV news; The Business of Acting offers actors' the chance to meet an agent or manager

$5 for $10 Worth of Services at Dance For Gold Performing Arts Center

Dance for Gold

South Beach / Old Town

$10 $5

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$99 for Three Personal-Training Sessions from Roderic Rosado ($300 Value)

Roderic Rosado

NoHo

$300 $99

Certified personal trainer blends his different specialties, such as muay thai kickboxing and kettlebells, to create effective workouts

$440 for $800 Groupon — charlie the yogi

Charlie The Yogi

Chelsea

$800 $440

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

One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba Classes at Yoga and Pilates in Tribeca (Up to 70% Off)

Yoga and Pilates in Tribeca

Tribeca

$109 $39

Certified instructors lead robust seven-day schedule of yoga, Zumba & Pilates classes for all abilities in clean, colorful studio setting

$55 for $100 Groupon — Ryan Cantwell Music Coaching & Recording

Ryan Cantwell Music Coaching & Recording

New York

$100 $55

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

5 or 10 Monkey-Bar Sessions at Epic Gym (75% Off)

Epic Gym

Midtown

$175 $44

Increase overall strength with intense, fun exercise based on four basic functional movements: running, jumping, crawling, and climbing

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Having survived two kidney transplants, Denise Perry is no stranger to poor health—or to promoting good health. In 1994 in the basement of a local church, she and her first three dance pupils planted the seeds for Millennium Dance Company, a business that embodies wellness. Today, Denise and her staff of international instructors spur more than 200 students—from 3-year-olds to adults—toward a lifetime of agility, fitness, and creativity in adult and youth dance classes. The classes cater to pupils seeking active fun or professional careers, as Millennium's three dance companies have dominated stages at the Apollo Theater, the Bronx Museum, and the Waldorf Astoria hotel. Adult classes range from the sensual swivels of pole dancing to the flowing poses of yoga. For kids, African dance fosters a sense of community as students move as one to the beat of a live drummer. Modern dance presents the opportunity for pupils to choreograph their own routines based on their innermost emotions or the emotions their mood rings recommend. At year's end, all dancers unite for a community recital that showcases each athlete's talent.

2542 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York,
NY
US

For many, being a professional singer is a distant and often unrealized dream. But for students of The Singing Experience, the reality gets more attainable, even if only for one night. That's because the program immerses performers in a singing workshop that teaches vocal techniques and helps them overcoms stage fright. At the end of the course, students sing a song in a live cabaret performance on the stage of The Triad.

All this was made possible by performer Linda Amiel Burns, who dreamed up The Singing Experience in 1977 as a way to help novice singers tackle their fears of performing and of sea witches stealing their voices. It's also become a valuable tool of expression. "You sing out anger, love, your problems," Burns told The New York Times in 2009. She knows what she's talking about—she founded the business after a divorce and has helped countless others since. She has also earned accolades along the way from CBS and Cabaret Scenes magazine. A member of SAG and AFTRA, Linda also lends her talents to various arts programs, and is a two-time winner of the MAC Award.

215 E 24th St
New York,
NY
US

Some couples write their own marriage vows, while others?well, others prefer a more fiery expression of their love and commitment. At New York Wedding Ring, metal artist Sam Abbay helps couples forge their own engagement and wedding rings from raw precious metals, coins, and existing jewelry. At a studio replete with all the necessary equipment, Abbay will guide you and your significant other as you choose your raw material?like palladium, gold, and platinum?and conceive a design for rings that can even include engravings and settings for gemstones.

The process, which can take as little as four hours or as long as a day, includes melting the metals, annealing, and shaping. All the while, Abbay is on hand to offer advice such as how thick wedding rings should be and how to keep them polished if there are no automatic car washes in your area to run through. He can also work with clients to design a custom ring of his own creation. The romantic experience culminates on a couple's big day, when they exchange their handmade and personally designed rings?a perfect symbol for the love they've nurtured.

11 Maiden Ln.
New York,
NY
US

Simon Herfray, a French native hailing from the Vend?e region, is a master's-degree-certified pastry chef and baker. He's whisked and sculpted fine treats for esteemed establishments in the London and New York culinary scenes?Aubaine and Bluebird in South Kensington, Falai and Caf? M Studio in Manhattan, and Bacchus Bistro and La D?fense Bistro in Brooklyn.

At French'Encas, Simon directs his world-class sweetmeat techniques toward kitchens full of apron-wearing students and in-disguise dentists. Whether it's their first or hundredth time gripping pastry bags and whisks, attendees handcraft their very own macarons, chocolate-lemon tarts, chocolate fondant, and full quiche lorraine meals. Some classes cater to advanced students, some cover basics, and others suit all skill levels. And when not instructing students, Simon and his team whip up treats for parties and other events.

59 Franklin St.
New York,
NY
US

Ilana Martin has toured with Barry White, Patti LaBelle, and Stevie Wonder, but she founded Vocal Workout Singing School to do something else: teach. Ilana guides groups, duos, and individuals at this elite and boutique vocal training studio for radio singers. Vocal Workout coaches aim for what Ilana terms a "'me singing' sound". The school's holistic philosophy incorporates awareness of one's mind, body, and spirit, revealing confident tones via a balanced, happy instrument. Forbes and Refinery 29 have each sent their own reporters to work with Ilana, resulting in lighthearted videos that showcase the deft way in which the renowned vocal coach puts nervous pupils at ease.

580 Broadway
Manhattan,
NY
US

After seven years of teaching dance at others' studios, JesAnn Nail realized it was time for her to strike out on her own. In 2012, the Texas native opened Art in Motion Dance Co. in the heart of Midtown, where she brings her years of experience to classrooms filled with curious and passionate students of dance. Specializing in swing, salsa, ballroom, and dance-fitness classes, JesAnn gathers groups for four-week sessions to teach dancers of all levels graceful movement. Each 55-minute class imparts personal attention and training, whether clients are looking to impress guests on their wedding day or to show up everyone on the playground with a wild swing routine.

520 8th Ave
New York,
NY
US