Classes in Long Beach

70% Off Dance Lessons

Breezy Knees

Long Beach

$60 $18

World-class instructors teach you how to swing dance. No experience or partner necessary.

Up to 68% Off Classes at Yoga World Studio

Yoga World Studios

Los Altos

$75 $35

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Menagerie of yoga styles suits all comers with classes that range from kids yoga and gentle flow for beginners to Ashtanga for devotees

Up to 74% Off at FreeSpirit Yoga

FreeSpirit Yoga

Cal Heights - Bixby Knolls - Los Cerritos

$110 $29

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Teachers demonstrate union of breath and movement during classes ranging from challenging flows to prenatal and kids' yoga

Up to 57% Off Ceramics Classes at Clay

Clay

Long Beach

$60 $30

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Classes of no more than seven students learn the basics of building ceramic forms via wheel in a welcoming, colorful studio.

Up to 51% Off at Painting & Vino - Los Angeles

Painting & Vino (LA)

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

Professional artists give step-by-step instructions that teach guests how to recreate works of art while enjoying wine and cocktails

Up to 69% Off Barre, Dancing, or Pilates Classes

En Pointe Dance & Fitness

Eastside

$85 $30

Using a ballet barre, students balance and perform isolated muscle contractions, Pilates-inspired exercises, and light-weight training

Up to 68% Off Yoga at Naples Wellness Center And Spa

Naples Wellness Center And Spa

Belmont Shore & Naples

$75 $30

Hatha, therapeutic, and senior yoga classes for beginning and advanced students to promote increased relaxation, flexibility, and health

76% Off Classes at Barre Relevé

Barre Relevé

Long Beach

$160 $39

Ballet based, high-intensity, low-impact, full-body workout set to professionally mixed dance music

Up to 74% Off Fitness Classes

Roworx

Long Beach

$95 $25

One-hour rowing classes usually incorporate strength training to burn calories more efficiently

Up to 54% Off Dance Classes with Costume

Hallie's Dance Co

Long Beach Steel Drum School

$90 $45

Students learn a variety of dance styles, such as classical ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, and modern

76% Off at Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Park Estates

$165 $39

Highly trained dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private lessons

65% Off Dance Lessons

Staige Presence Dance Studio

Long Beach

$250 $88

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Gold's Gym – Up to 65% Off Membership

Gold's Gym

Multiple Locations

$139 $49

Guests pedal and punch in famous gym's group fitness classes; advanced cardio and strength-training equipment fortifies physiques

Up to 72% Off Boot-Camp Packages at Live In Fit

Live In Fit

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

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Instructors lead positive, fun boot camps that burn fat and build muscle; meal plan and recipes encourage healthier diet

Up to 80% Off from Recreation Fitness

Recreation Fitness

Los Altos - Long Beach

$170 $39

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Outdoor classes are tailored to all fitness levels and include activities such as games, partner relays, and dedicated core training.

Up to 65% Off Pilates Reformer and Indoor Cycling Classes

Five Starr Pilates & Fitness

Long Beach

$140 $49

On Pilates reformer machines and stationary bikes, exercisers challenge themselves with workouts that change up and stay fun

Up to 64% Off Fitness Classes at Koshi

Koshi

Multiple Locations

$179.95 $69

Three locations offer a wide variety of ways to get fit with classes in jiu jitsu, mat Pilates, yoga, and other disciplines

64% Off Zumba

Joy Fitness

Long Beach

$50 $18

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Improv Comedy: Making it Up as They Go Along

You never know what you're going to see at an improv comedy show—and that's the beauty of it. Read on to see what you should expect at a show or class and to learn just how it is that actors can put their scenes together so fast.

Even when their characters are arguing, improv comics are working from a philosophy of trust and agreement—necessary ingredients for acting together with no script. Improv comedy encompasses a broad array of styles, with the major division between short form—quick, self-contained games—and long form—a series of multiple, interconnected scenes featuring distinct beats. Accordingly, a given performance might resemble a one-act play, a Saturday Night Live–style sketch scene, or a high-energy game show. Most rely on audience suggestions to spark the flow of fresh ideas, however, and some even weave brave audience members into the action.

Perhaps the most famous long-form style is the Harold, in which performers build continuous scenes that develop and intermingle in surprising ways. The unusual name arises from a joke, according to developer Del Close's biography, The Funniest One in the Room. As Close asked his collaborators what to call the new form, someone sarcastically yelled, "Well, Harold's a nice name." Appropriately for a form devoted to spontaneous absurdity, the name stuck.

This comic form also has roots in one of America's darkest eras: the Great Depression. While working for the Works Progress Administration, Viola Spolin needed a way to teach basic theater precepts to unschooled actors of various ages and backgrounds, so she created a series of theater games that focused on the playfulness at the heart of acting. In the 1950s, her son, Paul Sills, applied her principles at the short-lived but influential Compass Players on Chicago's South Side, and, later, at The Second City—one of the most prominent comedy companies of the 20th century, with alumni including John Belushi, Tina Fey, and Steve Carell.

2800 N Studebaker Rd.
Long Beach,
California
US

Parental supervision is required for both options; for parties, at least one parent must be present for every four children.

3908 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach,
CA
US

From 18 studios scattered around Los Angeles, Lori Moran Music Studios’ armada of instructors offers all-ages voice, piano, guitar, violin, and composition classes. With teachers who have worked on films such as Dreamgirls and Dance Flick, world-touring operatic productions, and Grammy-nominated choral CDs, the school can cater to virtually every musical taste—from classical to jazz to pop. Students choose the emphasis of their lessons, whether they want to work on their public performance skills, write their own songs, sight-read scores, or simply be able to play musical chairs during a power outage. Many will also get the chance to show off in recitals, concerts, and showcases.

1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach,
CA
US

Tucked away in a refurbished 1940s barbershop, Studio DeLucca founder Khobe DeLucca and her team of jewelers festoon baubles of recycled silver and gold with gems sourced from artisans and fair-labor suppliers. Collections of stackable jewelry, such as amethyst bracelets and turquoise-drop necklaces, add a subtle sparkle to wrists and décolletages. Cocktail rings decorate favorite fingers with stones such as ocean jasper and green chrysoprase, and diamond-paved cigar-band rings exhibit old-world craftsmanship that hearkens back to the sparkling sidewalks of ancient Rome. A workshop series teaches novice lapidaries basic techniques to craft their own necklaces, earrings, and enamel jewelry.

5403 E Village Rd
Long Beach,
CA
US

The Infinite is a unique yoga and movement center in Downtown Long Beach, CA that helps people prepare their bodies, minds and spirits for living a conscious, healthy lifestyle in these times.

We Are Non-Profit 501(c)3 Yoga & Healing Arts Studio

517 Pine Ave
Long Beach,
CA
US

Southern California Helicopters’ meticulous introductory flight-training program prepares students for supplemental instruction using classroom materials and hands-on experience. Neophyte pilots begin aviation explorations with 30 minutes of ground instruction, where a knowledgeable instructor imparts lessons on navigating the instrument console and understanding right-of-way at a four-way stop. With book smarts cemented, students climb into one of the school’s helicopters and ascend into the open skies, one-on-one with a pilot, for a 30-minute flight. At a safe altitude, instructors shift control to the pupils, giving them the opportunity to experience a thrill usually enjoyed only by weather balloons and mice that have stowed aboard a radio-controlled zeppelin.

2801 E Spring St
Long Beach,
CA
US