Classes in Long Beach

$54 for $120 Worth of Music Lessons — Ronnie Ciago Drum Lessons

Ronnie Ciago Drum Lessons

Long Beach

$120 $54

From the merchant: Beginners to advanced drummers will learn technique, grooves, and reading; they will play all styles by Ronnie Ciago.

$18 for $60 Worth of Dance Lessons — Breezy Knees

Breezy Knees

Long Beach

$60 $18

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

5 or 10 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Yoga World Studio (Up to 68% Off)

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

Wheel-Thrown Ceramics Class for One or Five at Clay in Long Beach (Up to 57% Off)

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.

Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Painting & Vino - Los Angeles (Up to 51% Off)

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

5 or 10 Barre, Dancing, or Pilates Classes at En Pointe Dance & Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

En Pointe Dance & Fitness

Eastside

$85 $24

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

10 or 20 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at FreeSpirit Yoga (Up to 74% Off)

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

20 CrossFit Group Workout Classes from Crossfit Radius (65% Off)

Crossfit Radius

Long Beach

$175 $61

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Four- or Eight-Week Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes and Fat Flush Program at Live In Fit (Up to 72% Off)

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

$39 for Ten Barre Exercise Classes at Barre Relevé ($160 Value)

Barre Relevé

Long Beach

$160 $39

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

5, 10, or 20 Indoor Rowing, Bootcamp, and Yoga Classes at Roworx (Up to 74% Off)

Roworx

Long Beach

$95 $25

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

10 Dance Classes with Costume or 5 Classes for Two with Costume at Hallie's Dance Co (Up to 54% Off)

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

10- or 20-Class Fit Camp Pass from Recreation Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

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.

5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes or One Month of Indoor Cycling at Five Starr Pilates & Fitness (Up to 65% Off)

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

One-Month Gym Membership or Three Personal-Training Sessions at Metroflex Gym (69% Off)

Metroflex Gym

Long Beach

$75 $26

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Award-winning gym eschews the conventions of big-box chains with professional-grade equipment and a supportive member community

$39 for Two Private Dance Lessons for One Person or Couple at Arthur Murray Dance Studio ($165 Value)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Park Estates

$165 $39

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

$88 for $250 Worth of Dance Lessons — StaigePresence Dance Studio

Staige Presence Dance Studio

Long Beach

$250 $88

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Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga at Naples Wellness Center And Spa (Up to 68% Off)

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

10 Fitness Classes from Joy Fitness (64% Off)

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.

2025 E. 4th Street
Long Beach,
CA
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GO-FAME Youth Theatre Company started as a means of transporting children to another world. Its first production, Alice in Wonderland, taught 60 students at Minnie Gant Elementary School how to travel down the rabbit hole while providing them with an expressive outlet. With their newfound skills, that cast of first through fifth graders performed for full audiences at the University Theater at CSULB in October 2005.

Since then, GO-FAME has expanded into a theatre program for all youth in the community, but its mission remains the same: to encourage youth to explore the arts and expand their skills. When they walk out on stage, students leave behind their old selves and step into the role of performers, and GO-FAME teaches them how. Several weeks of acting lessons and rehearsals preempt annual productions for friends and family. Past performances have included Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Dear Edwina, and The Paper Bag Bandit.

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5848 East Fairbrook Street
Long Beach,
CA
US

Gabriel Hall, owner of Yoga World Studios, discovered yoga at the age of 19 while pursuing his degree in philosophy. Dr. Allen Arnette—already the clinical director of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Department—began studying yoga as a way of researching the role mental well-being plays in healing physical ailments. Katherine Ostrout studied dance science at Cal State Long Beach and turned to Pilates after a ballet injury laid her low. These three weave their diverse backgrounds into the rich tapestry of talent made up by Yoga World’s team of yogis.

Having studied extensively in particular schools of yoga, instructors bring their individual training into the studio, focusing on disciplines that range from the physically challenging to mentally reflective, and include Iyengar, Ashtanga, Viniyoga, and Anusara. In addition to their regular yoga lessons, the Yoga World team also leads mat-Pilates classes, workshops, and private instruction. They use the art of yoga for healing in one-on-one sessions of Thai yoga therapy, which blends shiatsu massage with acupressure, or they coordinate beachside retreats full of yoga, surfing, and yoga-surfing.

5508 E Britton Dr
Long Beach,
CA
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One way to get an exceptionally close look at picturesque Alamitos Bay is to ride atop its churning surf on one of Long Beach Hydrobikes's stable, pedal-powered water cycles. The company ensures that renters catch the bay's most noteworthy sights, providing them with a map detailing the location of a bird sanctuary as well as a cove where jellyfish delicately billow in certain months. Avid pedalers generally cruise at speeds of up to 7 miles per hour, exercising bodies with a workout that takes advantage of water resistance to jettison excess calories out to sea. As there is virtually no risk of capsizing, riders may wear anything from a bathing suit to a water-soluble prom dress. The hydrobikes come equipped with storage compartments, drink holders, and a wealth of extra space to invite pets along for the ride, free of charge.

5542 E 2nd St
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