Learning in Independence


Introductory Scuba Course for One or Two at Divers Equipment and Repair Service Inc. (Up to 51% Off)

Divers Equipment and Repair Service Inc.

Hickman Mills

SSI-licensed instructor teaches safety procedures and techniques before suiting up first-time students in scuba gear in a heated pool

$40 $20

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One Month of Tumbling, Cheer, or Gymnastics Classes at All American Cheer & Stunt/MPG Gymnastics (50% Off)

All American Cheer & Stunt/MPG Gymnastics

Kansas City

Tumbling classes teach kids cartwheels and somersaults, while cheer and gymnastics classes focus on more advanced moves like tucks

$60 $30

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Online ACT/SAT Prep Course or Prep Group Class with Practice Test at Sylvan Learning Center (Up to 50% Off)

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

In-person classes and online seminars leave students well prepared for important college-entrance exams

$199 $99

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$59 for a Photo 101 Class with Photo Shoot at Freeland Photography ($450 Value)

Freeland Photography

Downtown Lee's Summit

Classes educate students on fundamentals of camera functions from f-stop to shutter speeds; pupils exercise new skills during photo shoots

$450 $59

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$60 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Village Music Academy ($120 Value)

Village Music Academy

formerly the Toon Shop

Local musical experts with backgrounds in jazz, classical, rock, & country lead students through 30-minute sessions on choice of instruments

$120 $60

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$44 for a Two-Hour Fire Starter Photography Workshop at Kevin Ashley Photography ($89 Value)

Kevin Ashley Photography

Overland Park

Basic photography skills taught by experienced wedding and lifestyle photographer Kevin Keith

$89 $44

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Discover Scuba Class or Open-Water Scuba Certification at Big Joe Scuba (Up to 54% Off)

Big Joe Scuba

Big Joe Scuba

Courses lead novices through basic skills; experienced students are certified after classroom work, pool training, and dives at Beaver Lake

$50 $25

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Select Local Merchants

  • Sams Skin n Scuba
    First-time scuba divers will learn from professional, certified trainers during Skin-n-Scuba’s Discover Scuba training session. The training course includes all necessary diving gear and is conducted in the facility’s 26’x52’ indoor saltwater pool, featuring salt, water, and two sunken Spanish Armada galleons. Individual class enrollment is capped at 15 in order to maintain a reasonable instructor-to-student ratio and leave room in the pool for the dolphins enrolled in backstroke. The two-hour classes for Groupon buyers are offered Fridays (starting at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.), Saturdays (9 a.m. and 11 a.m.), Sundays (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.) and Mondays (10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.).
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    9300 East 35th Street South
    Independence, MO US
  • Sports Lodge
    Boost Sports Performance provides physical therapy, performance training in speed, agility, endurance, running mechanics, vertical jump, combine, and boot camps. Also we offer personal training for those wanting to tone up.
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    19310 E 50th Ter S
    Independence, MO US
  • First Chair Fiddlers
    First Chair Fiddlers' founder, Rachel Gaither, leads a team of professional musicians and songwriters who teach students of all ages how to make beautiful music using pianos, guitars, violins, and the sound of their own voice. The team's collective r?sum? includes gigs playing in Celtic folk bands, opera performances across the country, and stints on New York City's singer-songwriter circuit. Under the team's guidance, kids and adults alike study the finer points of singing and playing various instruments, and later show off their newfound talents during summertime open-mic concerts, recitals, and impromptu 3 a.m. performances on their neighbors' front lawns. The teachers at First Chair Fiddlers also offer aspiring musicians advice on topics such as crafting a moving song or keeping a band together through lineup changes.
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    14304 E 39th Street South
    Independence, MO US
  • The Playground Dive Shop
    Scuba enthusiast Jennifer Feller's unconditional love for underwater sightseeing and pruney fingers constantly prompts her to explore the depths of aqueous avenues far and wide. As an IDC-trained PADI instructor and volunteer search-and-rescue diver, she teaches first responders the indispensable skills needed for effective public-safety diving. At The Playground Dive Shop, Feller's very own scuba emporium, her knowledgeable staff, which includes a retired Navy submariner, unveils a collection of the latest diving gear and repairs broken or faulty equipment. They also empower visitors to take their own watery plunges during a variety of scuba-diving courses, which teach participants the basics of underwater breathing, the techniques needed to earn an open-water certification, and underwater photography tips––such as making sure you snap multiple pictures, just in case a fish blinks.
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    514 N. 7 Hwy Ste C
    Blue Springs, MO US
  • House of Heavilin Beauty College
    George and Dorothy Heavilin established House of Heavilin Beauty College in 1953. Since then, the school has prided itself on graduating talented professionals who continually land in esteemed positions across the country. Instead of practicing on crash-test dummies, though, students perfect their craft while providing salon services for customers. Under the expert eyes of the college's educators, budding cosmetologists and aestheticians administer facials, apply makeup, cut and style hair, and conduct various waxing services.
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    2000 SW Rte. 7
    Blue Springs, MO US
  • Chimpsy
    At the tender age of 6, Mark Cafiero received his first camera. Though it was broken and filled with cartoons his father had drawn of Mark and his sisters, that camera sparked an early interest in photography. Since then, that spark has erupted into a full-fledged passion, leading Mark to become a professional photographer who has snapped photos for hundreds of clients, including celebrities and professional athletes. To share his spark with others, Mark founded Chimpsy, an resource that helps photographers of all experience levels calibrate their skills with casual in-person and online classes. Available in more than 30 cities across the nation, Chimpsy's two-hour crash course features a hands-on shooting session and campfire-style presentation on topics ranging from camera anatomy to photo composition. For home study, online classes help photographers—beginners and aspiring pros alike—get more from their pictures through two-hour video tutorials that cover photo-editing software, shooting tips and techniques, and steps on how to build a photography business. From the comfort of their bedrooms, students can watch these professional photographer-led tutorials live or replay previously recorded sessions. Along with instructional classes, Chimpsy offers shutterbugs a place to submit photos for contests with monthly prizes or for feedback from peers, pros, and sentient picture frames.
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    2301 Holmes Street
    Kansas City, MO US
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