Learning in Lexington

$40 for an Introductory Digital Photography Class at Frank Nussbaum Visual Art ($90 Value)

Frank Nussbaum Visual Art

Louisville

Two-and-a-half hour digital photography class taught by a professional shutterbug with a background in the arts

$90 $40

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$50 for $90 towards Computer Intro or Practical Use Class — Practical Computer Use

Practical Computer Use

East Louisville

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

$90 $50

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Two or Four Private and Group Dance Lessons for an Individual or Couple at Dance with Grace (Up to 64% Off)

Dance with Grace

East Louisville

NDCA-certified dance instructors teach partnering techniques and skills that lay the groundwork for American and international styles

$90 $35

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$22 for $40 Worth of Singing Lessons — Vocal Strength Studio

Vocal Strength Studio

Louisville

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

$40 $22

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DSLR Photography Class for One or Two from Ernestography (Up to 69% Off)

Ernestography

Multiple Locations

Professional photographer offers tips and guidance for handling a DSLR camera to use in either indoor and outdoor photography

$79.99 $30

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Three Hour Digital-Photography Class for One or Two from Brian Jorg Outdoors (Up to 70% Off)

Brian Jorg Outdoors

Multiple Locations

Photographer Brian Jorg teaches basic camera skills during three-hour classes

$79 $25

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One or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Bass, or Drum Lessons at Fairfield Music Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Fairfield Music Academy

Fairfield Music Academy

Instructors with nearly 10 years of experience offer private lessons for students of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to pro

$25 $12

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DSLR Basic-Training Class, Semi-Private Intermediate Class, or Both at Michael Zero Photography (Up to 59% Off)

Michael Zero Photography

Kenwood Classroom

Classes led by a respected photographer who has spent more than 7,000 hours teaching 4,000-plus students

$120 $49

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Located at Blue Grass Airport, the Aviation Museum of Kentucky pays tribute to the Commonwealth’s rich history of aviation with its impressive squadron of rare and restored aircraft, aviation memorabilia, interactive educational displays, and active aviation restoration shop. Inside the museum, a flock of steel birds suspended on wires hangs from the hangar’s expansive ceiling. A replica of Matthew Sellers’ 1908 quadraplane—the first aircraft built and flown in Kentucky—headlines the museum collection, extending its majestic wings to shake the hands of awestruck visitors. Other exceptional designs include a Skyhawk once flown by the Navy’s Blue Angels, an F-14 Tomcat jet-fighter as seen in the film Top Gun, and a high-bypass turbofan used to propel modern jumbo jets.

Guided tours and interactive exhibits delve into the science and history of flight, while the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame honors the lives of those who have soared among the clouds, whether in planes or wrapped around the waist of Michael Jordan. Young ones, meanwhile, can learn more about the variety of aviation careers and set their sights on following the tailwinds of famous pilots and designers.

4029 Airport Rd
Lexington,
KY
US

Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

1801 Alexandria Dr
Lexington,
KY
US

More than 100 plant-populated acres unfold behind the stone-fence entrance to The Arboretum, showing off ever-changing seasonal landscapes to visitors 365 days a year. Passing breezes dance over grassy fields and stir up aromas of 1,500 rosebush varieties as visitors meander past the gazebo and fishpond en route to the 1.85-acre Kentucky Children’s Garden, a hands-on, educational environment for 2- to 10-year-old horticulturists. After exploring the wetlands and fountains or checking out art exhibitions, gardening seminars, and other special events, visitors can set out on the two-mile Walk Across Kentucky, a paved botanical excursion through the seven native regions of the state, including the Appalachian Plateau and wild fried-chicken habitats.

500 Alumni Drive
Lexington,
KY
US

Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.

430 W Vine St
Lexington,
KY
US

The Kentucky Ballet Theatre was founded in 1998 to give Lexington audiences their own local company of ballet dancers. The performances that have followed have included classics such as Prokofiev's Cinderella and new works such as Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. The dancers host their shows at the Lexington Opera House, a historical landmark which was built in 1887, was converted into a movie theater in the 1920s, and did a brief stint as a Rockette before returning to its classical roots in 1976.

300 N Broadway
Lexington,
KY
US

The Salsa Center brings Latin culture stateside with more than 14 styles of latin dances from Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, and beyond. Private or group dance lessons teach guests popular dances such as bachata, merengue, and samba, and dance-fitness classes such as salsa-fitness give visitors a chance to shed pounds to a soundtrack of upbeat rhythms.

743 Allendale Drive
Lexington,
KY
US